Liverpool & Manchester – April 2014

Late post from our trip to UK in April 2014. Whoao that’s almost one year ago!

We landed at Liverpool’s John Lennon International Airport , from Belfast, leaving behind the birthplace of Titanic to the city that never enjoyed the sight of the Titanic steaming up the Mersey although it was designed here.

One prominent landmark at John Lennon International Airport is “Yellow Submarine” inspired by a song written by the Beatles in 1966. Remember the song?

We actually just transited in Liverpool before continuing to Manchester and staying there for two days. Liverpool had our 6-hour visit this time though (I’ve been here in 2012 for the first time).

So here how it were. Took a taxi to Lime Street Station, dropped our luggage to Left Luggage, took another taxi to Liverpool FC’s Anfield Stadium, then headed to The Wheel of Liverpool at Albert Dock. We spent a good time in Albert Dock including its Liverpool Museum before returning to Lime Street Station through Liverpool One with a stop at Cavern Quarter for the Beatles. We had our lunch at one of the halal restaurants close to the station before embarking a 50-min trip to Manchester.

Manchester

It’s the same Manchester as one I visited in 2012: multicultural, creative hive, football prowess, music history (Oasis, anyone?)

Manchester Piccadilly station welcomed us that evening with its comforting cold weather. Walking about 400m from the station we arrived at SACO Apartment, centrally located in the heart of Manchester, few minutes walk  from Piccadilly Garden and Central Manchester.

During this 2-night stay in Manchester we covered: Market Street (shopping area), Manchester Cathedral, National Football Museum, Hard Rock Cafe (a must!), Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium (tour), and Museum of Science and Industry (should I say a must again?)

Check our pictures from these two cities.

Yellow Submarine at John Lennon International Airport
Yellow Submarine at John Lennon International Airport
Liverpool's Lime Street Station
Liverpool’s Lime Street Station
Liverpool FC's Anfield Stadium
Liverpool FC’s Anfield Stadium
Liverpool FC's Anfield Stadium
Liverpool FC’s Anfield Stadium
Albert Dock
Albert Dock
The Wheel of Liverpool
The Wheel of Liverpool
The Wheel of Liverpool
The Wheel of Liverpool
Liverpool from The Wheel of Liverpool
Liverpool from The Wheel of Liverpool
Echo Arena Liverpool
Echo Arena Liverpool
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral from The Wheel of Liverpool
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral from The Wheel of Liverpool
Albert Dock from The Wheel of Liverpool
Albert Dock from The Wheel of Liverpool
Liverpool
Liverpool
Albert Dock
Albert Dock
Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool
Inside Museum of Liverpool
Inside Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool
Who is he?
Who is he?
Shopping anyone? At Liverpool ONE
Shopping anyone? At Liverpool ONE
St John's Garden and St George Hall
St John’s Garden and St George Hall
North Western Hall next to Lime Street Station
North Western Hall next to Lime Street Station
SACO Apartment Manchester
SACO Apartment Manchester
Tram ply Manchester
Tram ply Manchester
Piccadilly Garden
Piccadilly Garden – Manchester
Hard Rock Cafe Manchester at the Printworks
Hard Rock Cafe Manchester at the Printworks
National Football Museum - Manchester
National Football Museum – Manchester
National Football Museum - Manchester
National Football Museum – Manchester
National Football Museum - Manchester
National Football Museum – Manchester
View towards Manchester Cathedral
View towards Manchester Cathedral
Street performer at Market Street
Street performer at Market Street
Next stop: Old Trafford
Next stop: Old Trafford
MU's Old Trafford Stadium
MU’s Old Trafford Stadium
A Chelsea fan, Fathan blocked 'Chelsea' for MU defeated Chelsea poster
A Chelsea fan, Fathan blocked ‘Chelsea’ for MU defeated Chelsea poster
Sir Matt Busby Way - Old Trafford
Sir Matt Busby Way – Old Trafford
Old Trafford Stadium from distance
Old Trafford Stadium from distance
Deansgate-Castlefield on the way to Museum of Science and Industry
Deansgate-Castlefield on the way to Museum of Science and Industry
Fathan at Museum of Science and Industry
Fathan at Museum of Science and Industry
Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
At Museum of Science and Industry
At Museum of Science and Industry
One of the first computers at MOSI
One of the first computers at MOSI
Loco at MOSI
Loco at MOSI
Manchester City's Etihad Stadium
Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium
Etihad Stadium
Etihad Stadium
ManCity Museum
ManCity Museum
Etihad Stadium - Board Room Seats
Etihad Stadium – Board Room Seats
Aguerooooo....At 93:20 minute Aguero scored a winning goal that made ManCity won the premier league ever since 44 years
Aguerooooo….At 93:20 minute Aguero scored a winning goal that made ManCity won the premier league ever since 44 years
ManCity Dressing Room
ManCity Dressing Room
ManCity Press Room
ManCity Press Room
Etihad Stadium
Etihad Stadium
Etihad Stadium seats
Etihad Stadium seats
Panoramic view of the Etihad stadium
Panoramic view of the Etihad stadium
City Store
City Store
Manchester Piccadilly Station
Manchester Piccadilly Station
Manchester Piccadilly Station - ready to go to Cardiff
Manchester Piccadilly Station – ready to go to Cardiff
Bye Manchester...
Bye Manchester…
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