Hope Street Hotel is one of my personal favourites. Why? Well, three reasons: One, I love the décor. It has a Scandi feel without being too minimal. It’s paired-back luxury at its best. Two, the two duplex penthouses have some of the best views across the city, as does the terrace which is not a feature you see all that often in a city centre hotel. Finally, three, because this boutique hotel is located on the same street as the famous Everyman theatre and right across the road from the renowned Philharmonic Hall. It’s also home to so many gorgeous independent restaurants that you’ll be positively spoilt for choice on your weekend break in Liverpool.
If you’re a food and culture lover, I have the perfect day for you. Wake up in your stunning penthouse suite at the Hope Street Hotel. Instead of having breakfast there, head around the corner and pick up a couple of pastries, hot from the oven, at The Wild Loaf on Hardman Street and head back to your room to enjoy them on the terrace.
Then, spend some time admiring the Georgian buildings on Hope Street (it won the Academy of Urbanism Awards for ‘Best Street’), especially the two cathedrals that bookend it, before treating yourself to lunch at The Florist—it’s an Instagrammer’s dream. You’re just a mile away from the Albert Dock at this point so you could spend the afternoon there looking around the many museums.
If you have time for just one, the Maritime is my recommendation. Next, head back to the hotel for an early dinner at the 2AA rosettes restaurant and then take in a show or a concert at the Everyman or Philharmonic. Dream day, right?