If there’s two things in this world I’m proud to say I’m passionate about it’s my love of Liverpool, my home town city and my expertise in budget travel. If you’re a frequent reader you’ll know that travelling on a budget is pretty much my thing and this entire blog is largely focused on budget and backpacker travel.
This has led me to explore Liverpool on a budget and specifically Bold Street, Liverpool. In 2014 there were over 600,000 overnight trips to Liverpool by inbound tourists in the area and that figure is growing by about 10% year on year.
With this in mind and the ever growing popularity of tourism in Liverpool the following post looks at budget travel to Liverpool City centre and the iconic Liverpool location that is Bold St. As a Liverpool local here’s a guide of tips for visiting the city of Liverpool for inbound tourists to the area with a focus on budget travel.
A BUDGET GUIDE TO BOLD STREET LIVERPOOL
BOLD STREET LIVERPOOL – A GUIDE TO VISITING LIVERPOOL
Whether you have three hours to explore Liverpool, three weeks or three days in the city it doesn’t matter. I can’t imagine a visit to Liverpool is complete without intentionally or unintentionally visiting Bold St. Here’s how to master the heart of Liverpool’s city centre as a budget traveller.
THE BOMBED OUT CHURCH – ST. LUKES, LIVERPOOL
First of all, whatever you decide to do during your time in Liverpool make sure you add The Bombed Out Church also known as St. Lukes to your list of things to see. Situated at the top of Bold Street, Liverpool and looking down over the tourists and shoppers The Bombed Out Church is a classic landmark in Liverpool and attracts a mass of tourists annually. Frequent and often free events also take place at St. Lukes, especially during the summer months – ideal to coordinate into a budget trip. Live music, arts and other select events can often be found on the official website of St. Lukes.
|The Bombed Out Church, Liverpool – The top of Bold St|
A locals guide to budget travel on Bold St – A guide to Bold Street, Liverpool
WHY BOLD STREET – A GUIDE TO BOLD ST, LIVERPOOL
As a budget traveller in the city of Liverpool Bold St is your friend, here’s how to eat drink and shop on a budget in Liverpool’s busy centre by a Liverpool local.
MAP OF BOLD STREET, LIVERPOOL
|Liverpool City Centre and Bold St – Source:Google Maps|
EATING ON BOLD STREET – A BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE TO BOLD ST
With every possible cuisine available on Bold Street in Liverpool, you’ll first want to ponder your many options. You can easily grab Peruvian for breakfast, Indian for lunch and Mexican for dinner. My advice for a budget eat on Bold Street is Bakchich. A Lebanese restaurant that makes cheap street food classy. With most portions in Bakchich bigger than your average size you can eat a wrap meal here for under £10 with a drink. For sharing plates think £15 for two people without drinks. For a quick snack on the go expect to pay £5-£7, with veggie options naturally being a bit cheaper. Budget tip – Drink tap water to save money. You can drink all tap water in the UK.
OTHER PLACES TO EAT ON BOLD STREET – BOLD STREET LIVERPOOL
Alternatively, try Ponchos Burritos for authentic Mexican style street food, healthy Mexican sized portions with all the expected flavour. For budget pizza head to the top of Bold Street for American Pizza Slice expect to pay under £5 for a slice. Check out any of the Indian Restaurants including a couple of the BYOB (Bring your own booze) ones, the ideal budget choice on Bold Street. For something a little different why not consider dining out at Kasbah Cafe a Moroccan themed restaurant where everything is for sale, even the furniture. For the ultimate Bold St experience head directly to Mowgli Street Food for authentic Indian street food with a twist, I hope you manage to get a table – it gets pretty busy especially on a weekend.
DRINKING ON BOLD ST – A BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE TO BOLD STREET, LIVERPOOL
VINTAGE SHOPPING ON BOLD STREET – A BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE TO BOLD STREET, LIVERPOOL
Liverpool embraces it’s shopping reputation well and the city has been famed over the last few for it’s popularity with girls for shopping trips and Christmas shopping. If you love vintage styles and bargains galore then add Resurrection Bold Street to your Liverpool shopping check list. Resurrection on Bold Street is a macth made for bargain hunters and budget loving travellers hoping to do a spot of shopping in the city. Think retro shirts, band tees and vintage Levi’s, Resurrection literally is the coolest when it comes to vintage buys. Speaking of vintage budget clothes shopping on Bold Street add the funky Pop Boutique to your hit list along with COW Vintage.
BOLD STREET, LIVERPOOL – A BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE
As a Liverpool local I’m completely biased but my love for the city of Liverpool is completely earned as someone who is not a native but moved into the city as an adult. Liverpool stole my heart and Bold Street for me, encompasses everything that is special and unique about the city of Liverpool. So if you have a week to explore the North West spend a few hours of your time in the great city of Liverpool and make sure Bold Street is your first stop.