My itinerary for an awesome girly weekend away with friends in Liverpool
If you’re thinking of arranging a girly weekend away with friends soon then Liverpool needs to be your destination of choice. From great shopping, endless amazing places to eat and drink, easy access from anywhere in the UK and some gorgeous places to stay. Keep reading to find out why Liverpool’s skyline should be the backdrop for your weekend.
Friday afternoon in Liverpool
Whether you have got the train, driven or flown into Liverpool John Lennon airport to get the weekend started. You need to head to your accommodation, dump the bags and get out for some drinks. If there is a big group of you I recommend staying in an apartment.
Liverpool has a huge range of apartments and hotels suited for large groups such as hen parties. If you’re looking for a newly opened and gorgeously renovated apartment then 44 Renshaw Street apartments is the place to stay. This insta-worthy accommodation will provide a gorgeous background for all pre-drink selfies. If you want to get some amazing photos then head to the roof terrace for some stunning photos with the city skyline as your backdrop.
Once you have dropped off your bags, I would head to Pins social club on Duke street. This is the perfect place to a get girly weekend away with friends off to a fun start with Pizza, cocktails and bowling.
If you time it right you might even get to enjoy some live music and have a boogie. If it’s sunny then head up to the rooftop bar and enjoy some amazing views and bevvies.
Friday Night in Liverpool
For your girly weekend away with friends, first things first; dinner!
If you’re staying at the gorgeous 44 Renshaw apartments then you are only 2 minutes away from Bold Street. This is a hot-spot for amazing independent restaurants and bars.
I would however recommend walking less than ten minutes to the beautiful Florist where you’ll find some delicious cocktails and beautiful décor. The food is incredible and they have some great bottomless brunch options. The floral walls and blossom trees only elevate this picturesque girly experience.
After a Lovely dinner and drinks at The Florist I would recommend heading to Mason’s for a Porn-star Martini trees and amazing music. They have singers, dances, sax players and live music on most nights and you will have an absolute ball.
If you fancy something a bit different head to the oracle, this hidden bar will have you enticed with its magical atmosphere and amazing tricks.
There is some amazing hidden in plain sight bar’s in Liverpool. If you do a little bit of homework you will be able to find some amazingly unique places. If you come across a red telephone box you may end up sipping cocktails out of a bathtub in no time.
Saturday Morning in Liverpool
This morning you might well be in need of something to perk you up on your girly weekend away with friends.
There are some great breakfast options on Bold Street. LEAF would be my go-to for a lovely breakfast, they have a fantastic breakfast/brunch menu so whether you want a full English or Shakshuka there is something for everyone. After breakfast why not take the time to do a little bit of retail therapy. The perfect hangover cure if you ask me.
Visit Liverpool ONE for an amazing array of shops. If you’re looking for something new to wear tonight or some new self-care treats you will find everything you need. If you want somebody to do all the hard work for you many of these also offer personal shopping services.
John Lewis has a list of personal shoppers who you can pre-book your slot with and the service is free of charge.
Saturday Afternoon in Liverpool
It’s time to rest your feet after all that shopping so why not head to Ma Boyles for some bottomless brunch. Perfect for a girly weekend away with friends
This cosy little location is the perfect place down a little side street where you can escape from the city for a bit. The food is amazing and I love their cocktails.
After brunch it is time to start planning tonight. If you want to really treat yourself head to the beauty bazaar located in Liverpool ONE for a pamper. They have an extensive list of services here so why not go and get your hair and makeup done ahead of going out tonight and save yourself a job.
Tonight you are in for a real treat. You need to start early so after your pamper head back to your apartment – it’s time to get ready as you have a very delicious dinner to attend.
Saturday night in Liverpool
Once you are all looking fabulous, you have had a pre-drink and taken all your pictures it’s time to book an Uber.
You’re going to want to head to the Baltic Triangle, where you will find an amazing array of indie bars and restaurants.
My recommendation is Lu Ban for some exceptional Chinese inspired dishes. Chef Dave Critchley, who recently appeared on the Great British menu is the executive chef and has created a special menu. I’ve heard the rainbow prawn crackers and caviar are excellent. Lu Ban has also been awarded the best restaurant in the Liverpool tourism awards. You are in for an extraordinary experience.
After that meal, it’s time to go over the road to Content for a game of… BONGOS BINGO. But this isn’t any ordinary game of bingo; with prizes including a space hopper, Motability scooter or maybe even a life size Bradley Walsh cut out. I will add that climbing up on benches repeatedly is essential so I wouldn’t bother with heels.
Get your bingo dabbers ready and don’t false call or you’ve had it. After bingo is finished the party continues with some great bars to carry on the night before stumbling back to your apartment.
Sunday Morning in Liverpool
If you did the previous night properly then I’m guessing you don’t have the best head, so head to Tempest for breakfast.
This restaurant has the most incredible vibe to start the day with loads of gorgeous plants and a calming interior. They have a great breakfast menu with something for everyone on a girly weekend away with friends.
After breakfast head to 30 St James street to visit their spa. It’s the perfect way to relax and recover from last night’s antics. Set inside this gorgeous hotel, the spa is impeccable – the perfect place to unwind. They aren’t currently offering spa treatments but for just £10 for up to 3 hours its ideal to go for a little swim and relax.
Sunday Afternoon in Liverpool
Before heading for the train home I highly recommend going and having a hair of the dog while enjoying a Sunday roast.
That way you don’t have to bother cooking when you get home. Duke Street market is the perfect food location if you are in a big group as you don’t all have to have the same thing. So if somebody wants a roast dinner and another wants a burrito then it is totally possible. There are six incredible food vendors based here. Barnacle is where you want to order from inside if you want a delicious Sunday lunch. They use only locally sourced produce to create their menu.
I hope you have an amazing girly weekend in Liverpool and if you do go and use any of my suggestions remember to tag #MakingMemoriesInLiverpool