“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” Rainer Maria Rilke
“Who would have thought, 20 years ago, that Liverpool would be a tourist destination?” Paddy Smith
I’m a fan of boutique hotels and even though it’s part of the IHG chain, Hotel Indigo has perfected the unique concept of converting old city buildings into modern hotels. Each establishment embraces the history and culture of its neighbourhood in its interior design, accessories and menus.
“Liverpool was an industrial town, a poor town. The people fought hard for what they wanted to achieve and there was a hunger there, and that hunger has remained with the musicians.” Pete Best
From the streets of Edinburgh to the shores of Hove with snippets of London life in between, my countrywide exploration of the UK continued with a trip up North to Merseyside.
“Until someone invents a time-machine, this is probably as close as you’ll get to the real thing.” The Independent