Exploring Liverpool – The Pier Head

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Liverpool is a wonderful city to explore, and over recent years has become a popular destination for tourists.

From the stunning waterfront views, the home of The Beatles to the buzzing nightlife and vast shopping centre.

It’s no surprise that each year the masses of tourists visiting this great city increases by the thousands.

(Fun Fact)

Scousers are renowned for being some of the kindest and friendliest people in the whole wide world.

There are a vast amount of hotels in Liverpool  bars, restaurants, galleries, museums and activities to explore.

With Christmas just around the corner the *Liverpool Ice Festival has returned to the Pier Head, along with a festive market, German bars and a fair.

Exploring Liverpool - The Pier Head

The Pier Head is a vast space that is nestled between the Three Graces and the River Mersey, the area has been transformed into a festive wonderland

A stone throws away is the Albert Dock, were there are a number of galleries and museums you can wander around for free.

The Dockside Dining Club is located in between the Albert Dock and Pier Head, and is home to an array of independent street food brands.

It is open every day from 8am to 11pm, and the decor, interior and overall vibe is seriously on point.

(I will let the pictures do the talking).

As you can see the space is rustic, bright and airy.

It’s a beautiful, chilled area and there was a mixture of different people from tourists, families and couples.

We decided to visit as many stalls as we could and choose an array of different food and drinks, we spent a couple of hours there relaxing, eating and having a nose.

The Halloumi Fries from Dough were so tasty, and little legs devoured his chocolate waffle from Treat.

It’s the first time I have ever visited The Dockside Dining Club, and I highly recommend if you are in the Liverpool area that you head on down.

It’s a space were you can have a quality and tasty snack, drink or a full on banquet.

With so many different dishes and cuisines on offer, there really is something for everyone.

It was also our first visit to *The Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival.

Tickets range from £10 for children and £12 for adults, and there is also an ice slide that is £6 for 3 slides.

It was a great attraction to visit, and really well organised.

There are designated time slots that last 45 minutes. The ice rink was safe, and there a lot of staff around helping and assisting people.

One niggle is I do feel it is a little pricey, a family ticket is between £38-£40 and then the added addition of the cost for the ice slide. Well the pennies really start to add up.

If you are an ice skate enthusiast or can skate comfortably then I feel it is worth every penny, but me and my gang were like Bambi on Ice, and only spent around 15 minutes on the ice rink before we was fed up of clinging to sides, and wanted to get our little legs and feet back on dry land.

The Ice Slide was a different matter, we had so much fun, and £6 for 3 slides was totally worth it.

The fair rides are well varied with rides for young and old, the prices range from £3 upwards per ride, and again there were lots of staff on hand to help if you needed any assistance.

The city is alive with festive cheer at this time of year, and we had a truly wonderful day.

If you are out and about in Liverpool over the festive season, I would say the Pier Head is a great base to spend a fun filled afternoon.

You are at the heart of the City Centre, with Liverpool 1 and the Albert Dock a stone throw away.


“The spending money was gifted by Hotels.com, but all views are my own.”

(Entrance to The Liverpool Ice Festival was complimentary.)

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