The Other Side of Town

Sometimes when you move to a different city, you get so swept up in getting to work, and going to the gym, and shopping, and coffee in your regular spot, that you forget to actually take some time to go and explore the place that is now your home. 

I guess that's what's kinda happened with me. I love Liverpool, it's fast become my favourite city since moving here 2 years ago. I know the part of the city where I live really rather well, but I very rarely venture over to the other side of town. 

Last Saturday, however, Rebecca came over for a day trip to Liverpool, and, well, you guessed it, we decided to go somewhere new. We started at this adorable little cafe called the The Cow & Co Cafe, tucked away in a little side street, and drank all of the coffee and chatted for an hour while eating bagels and cake. Perfect Saturday, yes?

Once we'd finished here, we ventured outside for a walk as the sun was shining and it was a pretty lovely day. As we were scouting for a pretty location for outfit photo's, we walked past Liverpool Cathedral. I can't even put into words how huge this place is. It's so incredibly grand, and amazing, and beautiful, and just incredible, and I can't believe I've never been here before!

By the time all three of us had then finished shooting outfit photo's, we said goodbye to Rebecca while Tash and I headed for, um, another coffee. This time at 92 degrees. We'd both heard that this place was really great, and we'd been meaning to try and find it for a while, so when we unintentionally walked past it on our way home, we couldn't help ourselves but pop in for another cup.

Look how cool this place is! It's pretty much the perfect place to sit at your laptop and write and edit all of your photo's. I can imagine it would be pretty easy to spend a few hours here. I loved everything about this little coffee shop and I think it's safe to say we'll both be heading back!

This post talks about my first visit to Sefton Park a few weeks back, and Saturday definitely made me realise that there's so much of Liverpool that I don't know yet. It also made me realise that independent businesses are most definitely the best!

Are there parts of your city you don't know yet?



  1. I love exploring cities - finding new spots in the place you live can be so rewarding!

    Rachel |

  2. You can never have too much coffee, and it's always a plus when a cafe has a nice atmosphere you want to spend time in as well. I probably do restrict myself a bit when it comes to discovering new places in my city, but rejoice when I come across a new good place!

    Jane / deluminators

  3. I love reading posts like this! I also need to take more time to explore new areas of where I live and work, and stop just getting into a routine of going to the same places!

    Laura xx

  4. I know what you mean, I feel like life can completely pass you by and time runs away with you before you realise that you've barely explored the city you live in. I lived in Newcastle for three years when I was at university and I definitely didn't make the most of it. I remember the days when I did venture out and explore and I treasure them, although they're far too few. Hopefully I'll fully embrace the next place I live in and explore it thoroughly.
    Your photographs are so beautiful by the way :)


  5. I recently moved to a new city and I've been exploring the area around me but I need to get downtown more. I'm still getting used to the city so whenever I go somewhere new , I always feel pretty good but I definitely have gotten into a routine of going to the same places... haha

    Lee -

  6. Very true. When I moved, it was just a few towns over, and I still felt like there was plenty to explore that I hadn't! Loved each one of your photos as well. :)

    Nicole | explosive bagel

  7. Man, this post makes me want to come back to Liverpool for the day (I went to Edge Hill uni so was there a lot!). I definitely didn't explore it as much as I'd have liked to! xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  8. There's nothing quite like exploring your own town. When you find a spot that you fall in love with you never look back either! Liverpool is quite frankly my favourite city in the UK!
    Bee |

  9. Honestly in complete love with your pics they are unreal! it's so fun to explore.. i moved to oxford for uni and feel really guilty i haven't fully explored yet xx