Cheap Things To Do And See In Liverpool

Liverpool is one of the most popular city destinations in the UK. It’s known worldwide for its football club and the Beatles, but Liverpool city has so much more to offer than this. Liverpool city was awarded the Capital of Culture in 2008 and there’s a good reason for this, thousands of people flock to Liverpool each year for its shops, restaurants, theatres, coastal walks, celebrities and for the history. 

If you’re looking to visit Liverpool but don’t want to break the bank, follow the guide below for fun but cheap places to eat and drink, cheap activates and interesting things to do around the city, as well as tops tips on how to travel around the bust city center. 

Cheap Things to do in Liverpool

Take a Ferry across the Mersey River for £10. See some of Liverpool’s most iconic building such as the “three Graces” and the I Liver Building at the Pier Head. This is fun for solo travels, couples, and families who are looking to learn more about the history and the cultural side of Liverpool in an interesting way. 

If the love the music of the Beatles, then you’ll defiantly have to visit the Beatles Story. This is a walk-through museum that lets you learn more about the Beatles life and music. Entry is £15/95 and you’ll find the museum on the Albert Docks. 

Looking to have a laugh, visit the Liverpool Comedy Club at the Bentley. Fill your night out with laughter, enjoy food, drinks, and top headline act, some famous face might even appear. 

Ghetto golf is a crazy and fun golf course set in an old brewer off Upper Parliament St. This is a golf course like you’ve never seen with for with wild décor, bright lights, street food, and drinks. It’s a fun day out for family’s or friends but it is for over 18’s only due to the nature of some of the decor.

The Best Of The Cheap Restaurants In Liverpool 

How can you make breakfast and dinner better, combine them together into Brunch? The Brunch Club on Duke Street specializes in tasty brunch dishes such as pancakes and fruit. This is a very unique and cool place to grab some food if your hungry midmorning. 

If you are looking for tasty restaurants but not sure what you fancy, Liverpool one has many different restaurants available for you to choose from. Decide from restaurants such as Pizza Hut, Nando’s, TGI Fridays, Wagamama, and YO! Sushi. No matter what food you are craving, you’ll find it in Liverpool One. 

Have Cheap Drink In Liverpool 

One of the most popular bars In Liverpool is the Cavern Club. Based on Mathew Street, visitors can have fun inside while listening to cover bands playing popular songs from genres like the sixties. Many famous faces have attended this club and have performed on the stage, making it a very popular place in the city. 

If you’re looking for a fun and quirky nightclub to dance the night away, visit Heebies Jeebies. This is one of the most popular nightclubs in Liverpool, split-levels offering different genres of music and open until 4am if you are looking for a party then don’t miss this off your list. 

Free Stuff In Liverpool

There are lots of free stuff to do and see in Liverpool that’s completely free. Take a walk along the Albert Dock, see all the boats on the River Mersey. 

If you like history then check out the World Museum Liverpool, here you can watch history from all around the world come alive before your eyes for completely free. Just up the road from the world museum is the Central library. Now, this might not sound very exciting, but it is a building that shouldn’t’ be missed. With incredible spiral stairs from top to bottom, an outdoor platform at the top of the building to look out over the city on, Xboxes and iPad’s to use why wouldn’t you want to visit. 

Go for a walk, there are so many things to see in Liverpool, you’ll come across cute little streets, street art, and buildings all over the city. Go for a walk and see what you find.

Cheap Transportation In Liverpool 

Liverpool city center is very easy to make your way around. You can travel by foot to most of the popular places in the city center. If you don’t want to walk, take the bus or the train. Buses run all over Liverpool and are very cheap, jump on the bus, pay your ticket and sit back and relax. 

Liverpool also has the Mersey rail, this is a connection of trains that run underground in Liverpool city center. The trains are cheap, frequent and easy to use. If you are looking to travel into or out of Liverpool, then take the train from Lime-street. The trains here go all over the country. 

There are also black cabs that you can take to get around. The taxis cost much more than public transport but if you have lot’s of shopping bags then you might want to consider taking a taxi to your hotel. 

Budapest For The Budget Conscious

If you find yourself in Hungry’s capital city, here are a few quick ways to travel cheap in Budapest. For more cheap destination guides in Europe and throughout the world, click here. Otherwise, enjoy!

Scouring The Cheap Chinese Shops In Budapest

If you’re in search of cheap shoes, bags, or clothing in Budapest, CCC has those inexpensive deals that we love to love. You can also head just outside the WestEnd City Center in the metro, there are a few cheap shoe stores with knock-off brands and counterfeit goods. Try Deichmann or indeed the famous Chinese shops — and the particularly massive one located in a disguised factory near the Orczy Ter train station. Get those low-cost goodies that come direct from China — but take heed, as low prices can occasionally mean low quality. 

Cheap Food In Budapest

The Chinese areas also have low-cost Chinese cuisine — with dumplings, fried rice, noodles, and other Asian delicacies fit for a Han Emperor. But if you’re not feeling the kung pao sweet and sour chicken, local markets are the cheapest places for foods and veggies that you can munch on or cook up at home / at your hostel. Aside from these local markets, Aldi and Lidl are both good places for cheap everyday shopping. For electronics, the cheapest choice may not necessarily be the best option. Stores like BestByte are among the cheapest out there, but be careful, as much of the merchandise in this and similar stores is of poor quality, with a return rate of nearly 50%. In cases such as these, it pays to pay a bit more. Check out Media Markt for the highest value electronics. Although you may end up paying slightly more, purchasing longer-lasting and higher-quality electronic devices will save you money and mitigate stress in the long run.

 

Saving on Phone Bills

When it comes to cell phones, expenses can rack up quickly. To not exceed your plans data threshold, use apps such as My Data Manager. It is also prudent to keep up with your carrier’s promotions. They often do deals for both existing and new customers. When it comes to deciding on the perfect plan for you and your family, the best place to go is Whistle Out. At Whistle Out, you plug in all of your personal parameters (i.e. minutes, data, number, of lines, etc.) and they find the best plan to suit your needs.

Saving at the Bank

Finding a bank that suits your needs is pivotal. Regardless of where you do your banking, deposit your funds as early as possible to take advantage of continually compounded interest. Before opening a business checking account, there are many considerations one must ponder. The number of branches, transaction fees, and minimum balance requirements are three of the many factors you should investigate. Banking apps and online platforms should also be scrutinized; sometimes paying a few extra dollars to avoid hours of stress and frustration is worth it.

Save While Shopping Online

One way to save when shopping online is to avoid the sneaky practice of dynamic pricing. Almost every site on the web utilizes cookies, IP identification, web bugs, or other online tracking technologies to collect, store, catalogue, and analyze the browsing behavior of internet users. Through a deliberate dissection of your digital dossier, online retailers can use your location, spending patterns, and browsing history to generate an estimate of your personal demand. For example, websites might see that you are using an American IP address and charge you more. They might also be aware that you’ve been shopping around for a particular product. This demonstrates that your demand is high, causing them to adjust their price accordingly.

To thwart the duplicitous efforts of conniving e-tailers, the first thing you should do is delete your browsing history and clear your cookies. Although some so-called “zombie cookies” may still remain, deleting your history and stored cookies will wipe out most of your past browsing information. You should also log out of all your accounts (i.e. Facebook, email, etc.) and use a virtual private network (VPN), incognito mode, or specialty designed browsers. The TOR browser is especially adept at disguising your identity and protecting your anonymity. Other ways to remedy geographic biases are to use localized websites (amazon.co.jp instead of amazon.com for instance) and to choose less developed countries as “home” when asked where you’re from.

Timing should also be considered when shopping online. Specific months and days of the week offer better deals than others. As one might expect, November (with black Friday and cyber Monday deals) is one of the best months to shop online, followed closely by the post-holiday month of January. With regards to days of the week, Tuesday and Thursday are particularly notorious for fantastic deals. It may seem like a no brainer, but buying items out-of-season (i.e. snowboards in summer or kayaks in winter) will also save you money. When looking for deals online, be aware that newer sites, on average, give steeper discounts than older, more established, ones.

Many sites, in an attempt to gain your order, will give you discounts if you close your browser, navigate away from the site, or let your shopping cart sit idle for a few days. Be aware, however, that this usually only works if you are logged on to your site-specific account.

Subscribing to online promotions is a good idea, but you can enhance your savings even more by using what I have coined “the email trinity”. Begin by subscribing to multiple offers using multiple email accounts. If you can get a 50% off promo code by subscribing to a newsletter, subscribe three times and get 150% off. The second aspect of the trinity is email optimization. Unroll.me (or a similar app) will help you manage the large influx of email. Not only will it assist you in decluttering your inbox (through an easy, one click unsubscribe feature), but it also allows you to create a “rollup” of your favorite subscriptions, whereby you receive one compiled digest per day at a time of your choosing.

After mining your subscriptions for promotional deals, it is time to use the last component of the email trinity; strategic coupon utilization. Mathematically speaking, when using multiple forms of discounts (namely, a percentage and a dollar discount), always use the percentage discount first. For example, say you have a 50% off and a $10 off discount for an order of 100$. If you take 10$ off (90$) then use your 50% off discount, your end price will be 45$. However, if you use your 50% discount first ($50) and then your 10$ discount, your final price will be 40$.

Even if your coupons are no longer valid, it’s still worth asking. Email the customer service department or use real-time chat features to see if there is anything they can do. In many cases they will accept the coupon or administer a new one to capture your order. This works especially well if your order is large. Contacting customer service agents can also help you with other matters. If you are very polite and express your situation with passion and zeal, they may reimburse you or give you free items. Make sure to state that you’re a life-long customer, that you love their company/brand, and that you tell everyone about their goods/services. It is worth it for them in the long run to retain your loyalty by giving you whatever you need.

Like in the real world, making comparisons online can also yield phenomenal deals. PriceBlink is a browser add-on that automatically scans over 4,000 online merchants for the price of items you are viewing online. It also, when applicable, finds coupons and other discounts for the items you are shopping for. A similar service, the PriceGrabber app, does the same thing, but also allows you to scan bar codes to find the absolute lowest prices when shipping, taxes, and other add-on expenses are factored in.

Saving While Grocery Shopping

In many cases, obtaining food completely for free is out of the question. When there’s no way around spending money, you can always utilize discounts, promotional offers, and low-cost items to maximize your savings while shopping. The Grocery Coupon Guide is a fantastic resource for coupons. Like its name suggests, the site guides you through the byzantine system that is grocery couponing. It lays out particular strategies and provides up to date information regarding everything coupon related – including thousands of digital and printable coupons.

When grocery shopping, it is crucial that you stick to a plan. Make a list and keep to it, insuring to avoid impulse buys and unplanned purchases. Becoming knowledgeable with the intricacies of grocery stores can also be a boon. Knowing where, when, and what to buy will save you thousands of dollars. A good way to start is to identify the local options for groceries. Ethnic supermarkets, local orchards, or even farmers’ markets (if you are a good haggler) often provide produce at a cheaper price than their big-box counterparts. With regards to timing, the start of a store’s sales week (typically Wednesday) is a good time to shop. This is the day when most stores accept both the new and previous week’s sales and discounts. The evening is usually the best time to shop (around 8 o’clock) as there are less crowds and more stock (N.B. peak rush-hour times are weeknights after work or weekends in the afternoon).

When deciding what to buy, there are many things that must be considered. Shelf placement, for example, can be an important factor. Next time you are at the store, look above and below eye level; you will notice a stark difference in price. Searching for store brands (AKA home brands) is another classic technique; you get the same product sans the expensive brand name. Further, always avoid out of season vegetables and fruits, as they typically cost twice as much. If you’re not too picky, choosing canned or frozen fruits is even more economical. Other cheap and healthy foods include: beets, canned tuna, garlic, onions, cabbage, bananas, popcorn, brown rice, watermelon, eggs, dried beans, oatmeal, flaxseeds, and potatoes. When it comes to meat, the undesirables are ridiculously cheap. If you get over the mental aspect, oxtails, brains, livers, tongues and other unpopular parts of cows, sheep, pigs, and chicken are rather tasty when prepared correctly.

Eating right before you begin shopping is important as well. It will not only help you adhere to your list, but also keep you from overbuying – which is the leading cause of food wastage. Food waste can also be avoided by using a methodical system of storage and accounting. Take stock in what you have and utilize the financial concept of FIFO, whereby the first items you brought in – i.e. the oldest items – are the first ones to be used. Storing your food in airtight containers within a proper functioning fridge is also important.

Another technique for food maximization entails repurposing leftovers and scraps. This is perfect for food you have purchased or collected but have yet to eat. Meat and vegetable remains can be used to make homemade stocks, while citrus fruit rinds can be squeezed and shaven into other dishes to add zest. Browning bananas can be frozen then later added to smoothies, banana bread, or banana pancakes. Are your salad leaves becoming wilted and impotent? Throw them in a stir fry with some garlic, sesame oil, and soy sauce for an Asia-inspired appetizer.

Often times there are lingering remnants of food products stuck to the bottom and sides of containers. For the mustard lovers out there who don’t want to waste a drop, add one tablespoon of red- or white-wine vinegar, one tablespoon of honey, and three tablespoons of olive oil into your empty mustard jar and shake repeatedly. Voila, you have just created a homemade salad dressing. Similarly, to use up the rest of the marmalade, fill the jar with a few shots of gin, two tablespoons of orange liqueur, and the juice of one lemon and one clementine. Shake well then strain into a martini glass for a phenomenally delicious quaff.

Before shopping, it is prudent to download and use a few money saving apps. Google shopper is a good one that helps you find the products you are looking for at the cheapest price. It also has a barcode scanner to give you more information about products and “nearby/today’s offers” to show you close and limited-time offerings. Yowza is another great app for couponing. Search your city and zip code and Yowza will provide instant coupons for a seemingly infinite verity of products. Finally, the Wal-Mart Savings Catcher app is a must have. It includes a feature that enables you to scan your receipt. It then searches the surrounding area for the items you bought, and if any of them can be found at a cheaper price, you get refunded the difference.