Travelling around Bootle
Bootle is a town situated on the banks of the River Mersey right beside the Irish Sea, just a few miles from Liverpool, and has been known for its docks and shipping industry for most of its history.
The town, which contains several large Victorian buildings, including its town hall and municipal baths, is easily accessible by road and rail. Arriva bus services operate in the area, providing routes to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Liverpool city centre, as well as other nearby towns and villages, such as Southport, Crosby and Formby.
If you’re looking for some retail therapy, the Strand shopping centre is the perfect place for everything you need. Find your favourite high street names, as well as several restaurants, bars and cafés to keep you refreshed. The Strand also hosts various exhibitions and events throughout the year.
For a bit of culture, take a tour of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Services Heritage and Education Centre and find out everything there is to know about Liverpool’s fire service history. The tour guides are ex-firefighters themselves, so you’ll hear some fascinating stories. You can also check out the centre’s collection of restored fire engines and firefighting equipment.
When it’s time to eat, there’s plenty of choice. For something quick and easy, there are sandwich shops and cafés serving breakfast, brunch and lunch. Of course, there are several fantastic fish and chip shops too. To savour the moment for a bit longer, you’ll find tasty pub classics at L20 and delicious Chinese cuisine at the Golden Castle.
Then, when night falls, head to one of the town’s many pubs, bars and restaurants and relax with a glass of anything you fancy.