Hampton by Hilton Liverpool John Lennon Airport
100 (3495 reviews)/
100 (3495 reviews)/
Hampton by Hilton Liverpool John Lennon Airport has 160 en-suite, air conditioned, rooms located yards from the airport check-in desk!
Complimentary Wi-Fi, beverage making facilities, flat screen television with cable and pay movie channels and, of course, a comfortable Hampton bed, are among the guest room features. Housekeeping is undertaken on a daily basis.
Additional services at Hampton by Hilton Liverpool John Lennon Airport include a twenty four hour business centre, meeting rooms, bar lounge, snack bar and delicatessen. Self parking of cars is complimentary.
Also complimentary is the hot breakfast menu, or take a pack to eat later. Early and late arrivals and departures can enjoy the benefits of the permanently available snack bar together with purchase of a range of travel items. This latter service is available from 4 am.
In keeping with the hotel’s airport role, park and fly packages and complimentary baggage store are also available.
Liverpool Airport is one of the oldest in the UK, having been officially opened in 1933. It was renamed Liverpool John Lennon Airport in 2001 when extensive refurbishment was undertaken, and a statue of Lennon is in the main passenger walkway. It is the first airport in the UK to be named after an individual. The airport now handles more than 5 million passengers a year with scheduled services to 69 UK and Europe destinations. Holiday charter flights increase the traffic in the summer season. Two of Europe's largest low-cost airlines - easyJet and Ryanair - use Liverpool as a base. Motorway links are close to the airport and regular bus services operate to the centres of Liverpool and Manchester, and surrounding towns. Liverpool city centre is only 7 miles. The terminal provides the usual range of shops, taxis and car hire outlets, as well as a conference centre on site. Wi-fi has recently been introduced throughout. The terminal is often used for art and photography exhibitions. The Friends of Liverpool Airport provide tours of the airport (bookable in advance) which consist of a 45 minute presentation of the history of the airport and a one hour walking tour of the facilities.
The Magical Mystery Tour is a two hour long guided trip on a bus which is similar to the one from the 1967 film. The itinerary covers various places such as Penny Lane which influenced the music of the Beatles and stops include some of their childhood homes and schools. There are daily departures from the Gower Street Bus Stop (14h10) and the Tourist Information Centre at 08 Place (14h30) with additional tours on weekends, details of which are available at the website. Tariffs are £12.95 and pre-booking is advised.
This City Sightseeing tour offers a 55-minute itinerary with pre-recorded English commentaries and buses depart roughly every half hour between 10h15 and 16h15. The route includes the Cathedral, Chinatown, Albert Dock, the Cavern and more in its twelve stops. For details of pricing and timetables please visit the website.
A River Explorer Cruise lasts approximately 50 minutes and not only affords visitors the opportunity to discover the waterfront which has been declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site, but can also be combined with visits to other attractions such as Spaceport and Play Planet in Seacombe, effectively making it a day trip. A visit to the Woodside Café in Birkenhead is also an option. Departures are on the hour from 10h00 till 15h00 on weekdays, extended until 18h00 on weekends. Tariffs and recommended itineraries as well as details of events and special cruises can be found at the website.
The Beatles Fab Four Taxi Tour takes you on a 2 1/2 hour ride through the streets of Liverpool and past many locations that are related to the Beatles. The tours can start from anywhere in the city and you can request to be picked up directly from your hotel. Each of the taxis is named after a Beatles song and can accommodate up to 5 guests at one time. The guided audio tour is available in 7 languages and during your journey Beatles songs will be played. The journey will lead you to the childhood homes of John, Paul, George and Ringo and the former family home of Beatles manager Brian Epstein. You will see St Peter's Church and Church Hall were Paul first met John, the maternity hospital where John was born and the college they attended. Also many places which inspired the Beatles to some of their most famous songs will be on the itinerary, such as Eleanor Rigby's Tombstone, Penny Lane and the red gates to the Strawberry Fields Park. Further Beatles attractions you will see include the Empress Pub and many more. On-line reservation is possible via the website, each tour costs £45 per taxi.
The Liverpool Museum & Tour Centre is situated at the Anfield football stadium. If offers information about the clubs successes and history. The stadium tour takes you behind the scenes at Anfield and offers a chance to visit the dressing room, the trophy room, to walk down the tunnel to the sound of the crowd and to sit in the team dug-out. Tour guides will then accompany you on to The Kop. The tour also includes a view of a 10 minute film about the history and most recent successes of the club. It is advisable to book in advance for stadium tours. The museum is open every day of the week from 10am until 5pm. Last admission to museum is 4pm.