Day 6: Lake District to Liverpool
Pity I had only half a day to spend in Lake District. A two-hour train journey with one change took me to the city of the Beatles. Took a cab from the Liverpool Lime Street station to the Hope Street hotel; my guide Paul Beasley later told me this is where the popular football team, Liverpool Football Club, hold their pre-match briefings.
A steady but gentle shower did not deter Paul and me from exploring the streets around the hotel – specifically two impressive cathedrals. The Metropolitan Cathedral, the largest for Catholics in the UK, looked like some kind of a broadcasting or a space station at first – but its unique architecture makes it stand out. On the opposite end of Hope Street is the Liverpool Cathedral that looks many centuries old but was actually completed on 1978 after work-in-progress lasting 74 years.
Evening was spent in the city centre with its branded shops and standalone and chain restaurants – a cheerful end to a long day.