Liverpool is a fantastic destination for those looking to book a shopping trip. With shopping centres, shops and markets galore to pick up those last minute gifts, it’s a great choice whether you want to load up on designer purchases or bargains.
Save on your hotel room with budget accommodation and you’ll have more cash to splash on those presents.
If you really want to give your credit card a workout then the Liverpool One shopping centre is a great place to start. With over 160 big name high street stores, you’ll find everything from bargain buys to designer wares at Liverpool One. It’s also a great place for a pit stop with restaurants and cafes on the Leisure Terrace offering quick bites and sit down meals.
Those who have some high maintenance friends and family on the Christmas gift lists should head directly to the Metquarter shopping centre in the Whitechapel area of Liverpool. With amazing aspirational brand such as MAC, Hugo Boss, Jo Malone, Armani and Diesel, it’s a great place to go if you’ve got cash to splash.
Liverpool City Central
City central is the main shopping and leisure area of Liverpool, boasting over 400 shops, five shopping centres and two department stores. If you can’t find the perfect gift there, it’s unlikely that you’ll find it anywhere!
Cavern Walks, Cavern Quarter
Those who prefer to browse independent boutiques rather than fight the masses on the high street should however forget City Central and head instead to Cavern Walks. Located in the ultra cool Cavern Quarter, Cavern Walks is a collection of designer boutiques and independent traders to guarantee a fabulous gift find.
You don’t have to ride the ferry from Dover to Dunkirk to find high style and fashion. If you’re in the know when it comes to the Liverpool celebrity scene then you’re sure to have heard of the designer boutique Cricket. You may not, however, have heard of Boudette and Boudoir Boutique, where you’ll find glamorous brands sitting alongside vintage Dior.
Patriotic peeps may also wish to splurge in Vivienne Westwood – that is, if you know someone who’s been especially good this year!
You’re never far from a good café or restaurant in Liverpool. At Cavern Walks try Chantilly for coffee and cake, or Lucy in the Sky for a Beatles themed pit-stop (yes, you’ll find a lot of that around the city!). In the Metquarter Café Rouge is a great option whether you’re after breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a quick café au lait – or, try Hamiltons, owned and run by Atomic Kitten’s Natasha Hamilton, for organic fayre.