Service from Liverpool to Glasgow runs throughout the day, with departures at around 7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. While direct connections are possible for this 6 to 8 hour journey, passengers are likely to have to change once at Manchester.
Famous as the home town of many well known bands, footballers and actors, Liverpool is also one of the top five most popular retail destinations in the UK. With this in mind, you may enjoy browsing clothes or various lifestyle products in one of its many retail districts. Liverpool One is the newest retail landmark, opened in 2008 and housing over 160 famous high-street shops, fashion brands, cafes, bars and restaurants over a three-storey complex. Other popular districts are nearby Church Street, as well as the MetQuarter, which houses over 40 brand name stores. Liverpool has a great comedy scene. If you visit in either June or July, look into the dates of Liverpool Comedy Festival, which is held annually in various venues around the city. At other times of the year several venues such as Baby Blue offer weekly shows.
As the largest city in Scotland, with nearly 3 million inhabitants in its centre and surrounding area, Glasgow is a vibrant and exciting destination to explore. Its various districts cater to multiple tastes, and the city has been recognised as award winning in many areas (from sport, to culture and architecture) in recent years. Glasgow is home to numerous museums, covering everything from the city’s historic transport at The Riverside Museum, to modern science at Glasgow Science Centre. Many museums are free, but check ahead to avoid disappointment. In addition, art is in abundance, with the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery and the Burrell Collection hosting many classical pieces, and the Gallery of Modern Art and Transmission Gallery presenting more contemporary works and exhibitions. While on King Street, where Transmission Gallery is located, why not pop into Avant Garde Bar? With live music, food and drink, it’s the perfect place to unwind for a couple of hours on any night of the week.