Ah, the cozzy livs (or ‘cost of living crisis’ for the millennials among us). How on Earth are people still affording to go out? Well, we’ll let you into a little secret: you don’t necessarily need to be rich to live the high life; there are a fair few luxury experience in Liverpool that’ll make you feel boujee without breaking your wallet. Here are our favourite budget-friendly luxury experiences in Liverpool.
1. Attend a Candlelight concert
Classical music, performed by candlelight… could you get any more boujie?! With a diverse repertoire, the Candlelight concert series makes this kind of live music event accessible to all budgets and all music tastes. As talented musicians perform traditional concertos or never-before-heard renditions of modern music, the venue will be bathed in the gorgeous soft glow of hundreds of candles – it’s the ideal way to escape for an hour or two.
💸 Tickets start from £20, depending on the seating zone and concert.
2. Have a date at Sefton Park
Whether romantic, platonic, or a total treat-yourself date, a visit to Sefton Park makes for a lovely afternoon. Here, you can stroll the grounds, snapping pics as you go, or specifically take a visit to the famed Palm House to see plants from all around the world. You’d be forgiven for thinking a trip here costs the Earth, as the Grade II-listed glass building is rather stunning. Did you know it was gifted to the city by the local benefactor Henry Yates Thompson back in 1896?
💸 Entry is free.
3. Enjoy a quintessential afternoon tea, overlooking the city
Another of Liverpool’s luxury experiences accessible on a budget is the (literally) elevated afternoon tea at Panoramic 34. Head 90 metres above street level to one of the UK’s highest restaurants, where you’ll feast on the likes of pesto, confit tomato, and mozzarella sandwiches; coconut mousse and mango cake; and a selection of tea, with a stunning view of the city. Alongside their standard and signature offerings, Panoramic 34 also creates special afternoon teas for occasions, such as Mother’s Day, Christmas, and even Eurovision earlier this year.
💸 The standard afternoon tea is £27pp; the signature afternoon tea, with included cocktail, glass of wine, or bubbles, is £42pp.
4. Soak your cares away at a luxury spa in the heart of the city
Arguably, the epitome of luxury experiences: a spa day. Head to the Titanic Hotel for a few hours respite at Maya Blue Wellness. Whether you make use of the extensive ESPA treatments, available in the 10 treatment rooms, or simply spend a day lazing in the thermal suite, any stresses will melt away. There’s even a tea garden and bean bag area to… relax from relaxing? Either way, we’re on board.
💸 Wellness packages start from £80pp.
5. Settle in for a luxe cinematic experience at the Everyman cinema
These days, a standard cinema trip can be pretty spenny; why not up the ante and make it a totally luxurious experience for minimal additional cost? Kickback for a few hours of viewing pleasure at Everyman Liverpool. Here, not only can you escape the real world with huge screens and Dolby digital sound, but you can recline into sumptious sofas, with full waiter service if you so choose. Hot food and cocktails brought to your cinema seat? Yes, please, and thank you.
💸 Adult cinema tickets start from £15pp; food cost varies; waiter service is complimentary.