Daily service from Liverpool to Birmingham runs 10 times a day between 2:30 a.m. and midnight. While direct connections are possible for this journey, which can require anywhere between 2.5 and 5 hours to complete, passengers may have to change at Manchester. The weekend schedule is very similar to that during the week, with the only difference being one added journey at 6:45 p.m. on Sunday.
Having been recently rejuvenated, Liverpool has emerged from its industrial past as a vibrant and dynamic city worth visiting. Walk around near the waterfront to get a sense of the city’s past, being sure to visit the Albert Dock, a huge expanse of water surrounded by enormous cast-iron columns and impressive warehouses that is now a World Heritage Site, and the Royal Liver Building, the iconic symbol of the Liverpool waterfront. Don’t miss St. George’s Hall and the Liverpool Cathedral, the city’s two most striking buildings. If it rains, wander through the World Museum Liverpool, which has the best Egyptology collection outside of London, and the Walker Art Gallery. Beatles fans should be sure to not miss The Beatles Story museum, which features a huge collection of Beatles memorabilia.
Having played a pivotal role at the heart of the UK’s industrial revolution, Birmingham has undergone a revitalisation and is now a vibrant, exciting city. To enjoy the city’s varied architecture, visit the ancient Jewellery Quarter - browse through one of the area’s many tiny jewellery workshops while you’re there. For shopping, head to the Custard Factory market, an area full of independent shops where you can find a variety of quirky vintage or handmade items. For a night out, get a drink at the Gin Parlour, a sophisticated drinking den with the largest selection of gin in the East Midlands that will give you a taste of life in a Victorian Gentleman’s Club, before heading to Rainbow, a club and music venue that has grown out of Birmingham’s underground party scene.