Taking The Mersey Ferry

A little while back we took a great day trip to Liverpool, and as you might know, a great thing for any day tripper is to take The Mersey Ferry. It runs every hour and gives you a great view of the city. We took this little video of our trip! Advertisements

The Sailors Reading Rooms

A short walk from Southwald Pier along the front there is a quaint Victorian building with a small mast and flag set up outside, from the hours of 9am until ‘dusk’ the door is open and a sign outside welcomes visitors. This is the Southwald Sailors Reading Rooms, a small clubhouse for sailors and members…

Platt Hall Gallery of Costume

On a particularly hot and lazy Sunday afternoon Sarah and I decided to go for a picnic in Platt fields park in Manchester near where we are living at the moment. On the edge of the park is a large Georgian mansion which houses the Platt Hall Costume Gallery – a free and rather cool…

Street art around the NQ

Manchester’s Northern Quarter – popularly known as the NQ is full of colour and great artwork. We spent the day taking pictures of all of the amazing street art that is on show at the moment. Here are some of our favourites;

What’s all this then? The Manchester Police Museum

On Lever street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter is the Manchester Police Museum. It is based in a former police station and is run by volunteers – only open on Tuesday’s. Inside the imposing Victorian building is a great interesting and fun collection of various police paraphernalia including historical uniforms, photographs and grisly evidence from crimes…

Speeding across the Mersey

Perhaps one of the most famous ferries in the world, The Mersey Ferry leaves from Liverpool docks every hour. The tickets are a little steep at £10 for an adult, but it’s a piece of history and a view you can’t afford to miss when visiting Liverpool! The whole trip takes about an hour, and…