Aside from Manchester, Liverpool is one of my favourite cities. Why? Because it's so friendly, it's open and full of culture. It's also pretty damn good for a spot of shopping and drinking and dining too. So if the sun comes your way and you're wanting to sip on a nice wine outside, here are a few spots to catch some rays...
Oh Me, Oh MyBlink and you'll miss this one. Goodness Gracious roof terrace is part of Oh Me, Oh My which is just behind the Liver building. Nestled in between Liverpool's gorgeous architecture, this quaint space gets full quickly so on a sunny day, get here quick. They sometimes host live music sessions and colouring pages to keep you entertained, if the view across Liverpool isn't enough!
The one with the all rounder
The ClubhouseRecently opened, this venue sits at the top of Liverpool 1 and has an electric atmosphere come nighttime. They have live music here every night so it's worth a visit if that's up your street.
The one with the music
Albert DocksAlbert Docks are a key Liverpool location and there's reasons for that. Grab a slice of culture, a killer view and a glass of wine by the water. What's Cookin's beer garden is a nice little sun trap too.
The one with the location
MatouI'd been coming to Liverpool for years and never knew about this beauty. Whilst I haven't dined there (it's a Pan Asian restaurant) - the venue has a vast rooftop seating area literally on the waterfront, providing unspoiled views of the River Mersey. You can sit out all year round but on windy days, bring a scarf to keep the chill at bay. Definitely one for Instagramming...
The one with the view
Exchange SquareThis quaint courtyard is home to many a venue with cute sofas and deckchairs making an appearance come summer. It's in the heart of the city and it's a perfect place to put up your feet in between shopping.
The one with the sun trap
Concert SquareCome nighttime, Concert Square comes alive a LOT. Even in the day, the music is pumping and I defy you to not want to go out after having a drink or two here. It's right near pop world for those fancying some cheesy music following...
The one with the atmosphere