When it comes to a great weekend or city break, Liverpool ticks all of the boxes – big name shops and bars, and smaller independent alternatives, plus plenty of things to see and do. You don’t have to dig too deep to realise there’s a real buzz about the place.
If it was good enough for the Beatles, it’s perfect for your Stag Party. Liverpool is famous for its musical roots, sports teams and ever popular nightclub scene - possibly the best in Europe. And tourists flock to the city to take it all in. The 2008 European Capital of Culture and other accolades are the fruits of Liverpool’s ascent from its scruffy working class underpinnings into a modern cosmopolitan megalopolis. Students and tourists mix with a diverse local population to make a Stag Party in Liverpool an excellent choice.
Walk around Liverpool’s city centre - it’s small enough. If that’s not your Stag Party’s style, grab a black cab, they’re plentiful. Or for those favoring public transportation, buses leave from the centre regularly from Paradise Street Interchange and Queen Square. Throughout the city, Liverpool’s train service is efficient and reliable.
Must See/Must Do:
• Supercar - Ferrari’s for self-drive hire. There’s really nothing more to be said.
• Catch a game - The home team Liverpool is one of the most famous football clubs in the world. Everton’s Football Club is no slouch either being the fifth most winning team in English history.
• World Museum Liverpool - An interesting array of British rocketry exhibits and the finest Egyptology section outside London.
• Mathew Street Festival - Six days of the best in popular music that draws visitors from around the world. If you’re having a Stag Party in Liverpool plan for the last week of August if you want in on the show.
Almost since its inception, Liverpool’s status as a port has had considerable influence in the city’s direction and makeup of its inhabitants. Liverpool is home to the oldest black African community in England and the oldest Chinese community in Europe. The borough of Liverpool was founded in 1207. The first commercial wet dock was constructed in 1715. Liverpool and Manchester became the first to have an inter-city rail link in 1830. During World War II there were 80 air raids and much of the city was destroyed. Liverpool burst into the world’s consciousness in the 1960s with the “Mercybeat” sound that is most associated with the Beatles and other Liverpudlian bands.
Friday and Saturday nights are the busiest in Liverpool and there’s something to fit every taste. Mathew Street, Concert Square and Wood Street are three to get familiar with - they’re front and center for much of Liverpool’s after-dark sensation. Society and Garlands are notable clubs - be sure to dress for it. They do scrutinize. The Cains Brewery calls Liverpool home and produces fine cask beers. The Canarvon Castle has been in operation for about 200 years; it’s the perfect place for a Stag Party in Liverpool to get down to it. The Railway Hotel is a Victorian-styled pub that is over 100 years old. Fine beers are served but it is the decor that is stupendous. Stained glass, ornate ceilings and an open fire place add to the charm.
City Centre and Lark Lane are the focal points of dining on a Stag Party in Liverpool. The Monro is a popular gastro-pub that serves a wide range of exotic meats including rabbit, boar and the local delicacy scouse. Go Negresco Sud is the place to go for French cuisine - find it in the Bohemian district of the city. Kimo’s has a strange but tasty mix of Western and Arabic food.