The drive from Windermere to Liverpool took around 1.5 hours but felt very short with all the things to look at along the way (and of course the 130km/h motorways helped). There are some strange roundabouts here, especially the ones with traffic lights on the roundabout itself! A work colleague warned me about Swindon’s magic roundabout which we’ll fully avoid.
After checking in, our actual day in Liverpool was short and it didn’t help with the constant sprinkling. There were some tallships in town and they too had their own special race.
Our hotel is in a great location, on the edge of the River Mersey and dead in the middle of Albert Dock which houses the main attractions. Our window overlooks the Big Wheel.
For dinner, we went into the Spice Lounge in Albert Dock and it was a fantastic decision. We had a butter and cheesie naan bread, boiled rice, Chicken Korma (left dish, pansy heat), Saag Aloo (spinach with potatoes, middle dish), and Chandni Chowk (lamb, medium heat, right dish). We were fighting each other for the lamb dish and it was the perfect medium heatness. The entire meal was fantastic so if you’re in the area, give it a try – we’ll surely be coming back again.
Day 2 (1 Sept)
We went to the World Museum which had exhibitions on Egypt, the Roman empire, dinosaurs, an aquarium, and a section on photography. After which, we walked around St George’s Hall which used to house a court and gaol underneath.
For dinner, we went back to the Spice Lounge and ordered Murgh Tikka Karara for starters, Chandni Chowk (the same lamb dish), Chicken Chengizi (which was quite sweet), and Saag Paneer for veggies (spinach and cheese).
This was a lazy day, went to the Museum of Liverpool where we learnt that Everton is regarded as the Queanbeyan of Liverpool. Tom is in revolt for his favourite team.
We had to go to the Spice Lounge for our last meal with them. It must have been our best curries ever.