The Liverpool Guide Thread

I was supposed go on South the M56 from Chester, but we used Waze app and we missed a turn.:woman_facepalming:t2:
Then it re-calculated for us to go via Kingsway Tunnel near Liverpool centre. Then, went on the M53, then got onto to the M6 motorway.

However, I will be back soon😊.

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Just a thought @Maria

Don’t forget that there is a massive liner docking near the Pier Head early in the morning to be launched later on - there is a free music event to mark the occasion… Andrea Bocelli and others

How to see Andrea Bocelli at Liverpool’s Pier Head during Cunard Queen Anne naming ceremony

Andrea Bocelli will perform as part of the naming ceremony’s musical lineup

World-renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform at the naming ceremony for Cunard’s newest ship in Liverpool tomorrow afternoon.

Thousands of people are expected to head down to Liverpool’s Pier Head for the free event which will feature musical performances. Queen Anne will arrive in Liverpool at around 7am and will be berthed alongside the Cruise Terminal until around 2pm.

From 4pm the official naming ceremony will begin, being hosted by husband and wife presenting dup Emma and Matt Willis. The line-up for the ceremony includes performances from Andrea Bocelli, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Liverpool Theatre School and DJ Lauren Lo Sung.

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I will look that event up, thanks @sandsoftime.

I went to Llandudno for half the day too.

I didn’t know Chester is such a well located place. You are near two big cities Liverpool and Manchester. Also, you are so near North Wales. Its 45 minute drove to Llandudno.
The couple I stayed with, their postcode is in Wales, but they work in Chester which is hardly 15 minute drive.

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That leads to some fun outcomes: Covid: Chester could move game amid England-Wales row - BBC News

You should start a blog

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Another touristy bit @Maria - is Llangollen - the aqueduct, shire horses pulling the canal boats and such

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You too should have a blog.

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I see you managed to get to the show eh @Maria :0)

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Andrea Bocelli fan arrives hours early to see legendary tenor

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She looks alot younger than me.:joy:

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I forgot to mention.
I really like Lark Lane. What a vibrant street.

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It has its moments eh… Albert dock

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Glorious :heart_eyes:

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FIFY

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We are a friendly bunch eh :0)

Scouse truck driver turned round immediately when he saw ‘lost’ Hollywood star

Story by Jess Molyneux

It’s now been 16 years since Quentin Tarantino’s famous trip to Liverpool which saw fans queue for 12 hours in Liverpool city centre - and a truck driver came to his rescue.

Back in September 2007, Quentin Tarantino was in Liverpool for the UK premiere of his new movie Death Proof. As part of the publicity tour, Tarantino did a signing at the lost Virgin Megastore in Clayton Square, where the first person started queuing up at 5.30am, the ECHO previously reported.

At the time, the legendary director also signed a number of film toys from Kill Bill. A preview of Death Proof was also screened at FACT and a Q&A followed.

But while the ECHO were delving into our archive, we came across more of another story tied to Tarantino’s visit which we love. At the time, a ‘Good Samaritan’ truck driver came to the aid of his favourite movie hero when he spotted him wandering lost through the streets of Liverpool.

Dad Steve Potts, then 46, from Halewood, was on his way to a job in his skip hire truck when he caught sight of a familiar face in the city centre. But it was only when he doubled-back that he realised the man was in fact Hollywood director who was in the city promoting his new movie.

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Working for CCS Skiphire in Kirkby, at the time Steve said "I didn’t know he was in town so when I drove past I didn’t think for one second that he was the real thing.

"As luck would have it, I was due to pick up a skip from a site opposite the Hope Street Hotel where he was staying during his visit. A crowd was gathered outside so I asked someone what was happening and was told that Quentin Tarantino was staying there.

“I realised it must have been him who I’d seen. I loaded the skip onto the truck and drove back the way I came to see if I could spot him.” Steve found the director stopped at traffic lights mid-afternoon on the opposite side of the road along Mount Pleasant.

Steve said: "I yelled to him ‘Wait there Quentin, mate, I’ll come and give you a lift’ and then drove round to get him. He was very nice and really chatty.

“He told me he liked the city and found the people here very friendly. He told me he rarely got a day off and so had gone into town to do some shopping. He was quite happy with me taking some photos on my phone to show my mates and that’s all that I wanted.”

The ECHO asked Steve if Tarantino offered him anything in return for the favour. Steve added: "I wouldn’t have taken anything from him.

“I was made up just to talk to him. He was quite happy with me taking some photos on my phone to show my mates and that’s all that I wanted.”

While in Liverpool, Tarantino also spoke to reporter Adrian Butler who met him at Cains. The director didn’t seem phased by the people of Liverpool approaching him.

Tarantino told the ECHO: “’ve got a day off tomorrow. And I want to go into Liverpool and have a look around some of the pubs.” When asked if he would get “mobbed” by fans, Tarantino replied: "Actually I don’t get people following me around.

“If somebody comes up to me and I’m in the mood, maybe I’ll sign something or give them a picture. But it’s actually not young people in pubs at that time of the day. It’s old people – and they don’t give a f***.”

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Liverpool is the eleventh best city to eat out in the world according to Time Out:

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The city has great variety of food from all over the world.