Liverpool is known as one of the UK’s most colourful and lively cities, after all, it’s home to The Beatles, some truly beautiful architecture and (according to multiple surveys) the friendliest people in Britain. Not many people know it, but Liverpool is also one of the best cities for romance – so, if you’re planning to propose to your partner, we’ve got you covered. Angelic Diamonds have assembled this helpful guide to all of the city’s top proposal hotspots:
Royal Albert Dock
Royal Albert Dock once played a huge part in global trade in the 19th century, and now they’ve been transformed into a scenic hub of restaurants, bars, and museums. Take your pick from a range of cuisines and reserve a table for you and your loved one, looking out onto the water.
Liverpool’s skyline is not to be missed, and where better to see it from than one of the UK’s highest restaurants? Panoramic 34 offers a fine dining experience along with magnificent views where you can look out onto the river and take in the buildings below. After you’ve enjoyed your meal, ask your loved one to marry you with the full city as your backdrop — how could they say no?
St George’s Hall
As an iconic part of the Liverpool skyline, St George’s Hall is loved by many. The architecture and décor of the building are elegant and romantic — a perfect setting for not only a proposal, but a wedding too. Visit the venue on an ordinary day or get tickets for an event for something spectacular.
Hope Street Hotel
The Hope Street Hotel is an ex-warehouse voted as one of the world’s coolest hotels in its opening year of 2004. It’s known for its chic furnishings and organic feel, it doesn’t skip on romance though. Rooms have oversized beds draped in Egyptian cotton where you can enjoy a cosy morning, snuggled up to your fiancée. Pop the question over some delicious food and a bottle of bubbly in the award-winning restaurant or keep it private in your room and book a table to celebrate.
If you and your loved one are fond of a romantic picnic on the grass, why not head over to Sefton Park to show your special someone how much they mean to you? There’s plenty to see here, from waterfalls and bandstand to the Victorian Palm House — enjoy a full day together.
They say that the best way to win your partner’s heart is through their stomach. If so, popping the question over a luxurious delicacy at Heavenly Desserts could be an unforgettable proposal. From irresistible cookie dough treats, to Instagram-able waffles, this place is the ultimate destination for indulgence.
The Cavern Club
If, like a lot of people, your appreciation for Liverpool began with The Beatles, where better to express your love than at The Cavern Club? Situated on Liverpool’s famous Matthew Street, The Cavern Club is a great place to declare your love for your partner if they’re a music fan. With music playing most days in the venue, why not choose a quieter time of day to drop to one knee?
For some truly astonishing city views, try heading up to the tower at Liverpool Cathedral which is 152m (500ft) above sea level. If you want to pop the question beneath the stars, head to the Cathedral on a Thursday for extended opening hours. It’s a view not to be missed.
Chill Out Spa
Spend some quality time together, away from the hustle and bustle of the main city before asking the big question. Chill Out Spa impresses before you step through the doors, situated within the gated walls of the home of Lord Derby — Knowsley Hall. Take some time out to enjoy their expert treatments and award-wining facilities.
Looking for somewhere a little different to ask your other half to marry you? Show your partner that you’re crazy in love at Ghetto Golf — Liverpool’s 18-hole mini golf experience, situated in the Old Cains Brewery. Enjoy good music, some street food, and try to impress with a hole in one.