It has been about 10 years since I’d been to Liverpool properly. When I enter the city I just love the imposing Liver building.
I did a quick Google to find out a bit more about the city to write this blog. Obviously I know about the most famous connection of the Beatles and being the city of culture in 2008, but didn’t realise how historic it was!
Just a few facts:
- It became a city in 1880
- It’s the “World Capital City of Pop” by Guinness World Records
- Liverpool was the site of Britain’s first provincial airport, operating from 1930.
- Frank Hornby who produced three of the most popular lines of toys in the 20th century: Meccano, Hornby Model Railways and Dinky Toys.
- Liverpool Shipowner Sir Alfred Lewis Jones introduced the banana to us in 1884.
After a bit a retail therapy in Liverpool one.
As it was a whistle stop visit decided to make the most of a nice day and go on the Liverpool eye. Was good value at £9 each http://www.freijwheels.com/our-wheels.php?city=Liverpool was slightly windy and certainly was rocking as we went round! It did however give a birds eye view of the city.
On the way home, I can never resist a trip to Crosby beach to see Anthony Gormleys men on the beach. They are fascinating and for me there is something very special about being on a beach, next to the sea with these strange sculptures.