Campervan hire Liverpool
From an unrivalled passion for soccer to the birth of The Beatles, the City of Pop keeps its head high and its spirits even higher
While there’s no denying that Liverpool loves its football, the city’s so much more than a playing field for sports fanatics. It’s a playground for all young souls looking to dance on the vibrant tunes of life. With a tap of the wand of reinvention, Liverpool revamped itself from a gloomy trade hub into a hip metropolis with a bright future, making it perfect as the start of an adventurous campervan road trip. Welcoming newcomers with open arms, The Beatles’ city puts its best up for grabs: the Royal Albert Dock, the Mersey Ferry, the Sefton Park, the Radio City Tower, the Anfield Stadium, and many other museums, pop-up shops, and creative venues. Liverpool promises to be a lively British experience that will have you constantly on your feet. Speaking of which, don’t forget to pack some comfortable dancing shoes — you’ll have plenty of occasions (and definitely the right music!) to practice your moves. To get to the good tunes, opt for a campervan hire in Liverpool and go wherever the city vibes take you.
Depot + Transfer
We’re right there for the start and finish of your motorhome or campervan hire experience in Liverpool. We’ll meet you at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL), where you can pick up and drop off your Indie campervan – free of charge in regular hours, of course!
Parking in the city
If you want to hire a campervan in Liverpool and park it somewhere in the city to hit the streets by foot, there’s a big parking lot right next to the Anfield Stadium. After you leave your campervan in this safe area, you can either take the bus or ride a bike to the city centre. Or, if you’re in the mood for walking, you can take a pleasant stroll that will take you through some pretty cool places.
Camping grounds nearby
Want to hire a campervan in Liverpool and spend the night? You’re in luck, because Liverpool has several camping grounds that can accommodate campervans and motorhomes, all facilities included. Hidden Corner Camping is only 10 minutes away from Liverpool’s centre, while Lyons Farm is only a bit further. Both camping sites are lovely for a comfortable night on an Indie Camper and the scenery is equally enchanting, England style.
The beginnings of Liverpool are written in muddy waters — or at least that’s what the meaning of its name hints to: ‘Liuerpul’. Fast forward a few years from its birth and Liverpool switches from being a tidal pool of the River Mersey to being a royal charter and then transforming itself into a fairly impressive trading hub during the Middle Ages. From there on, the population of Liverpool swell as Irish and Welsh made their way to the growing city which was, during the 19th century, one of the wealthiest in the world. WWII, however, left Liverpool deeply ravaged. While the city was in shambles and its docks disused, the Scousers (as the locals like to call themselves) found a different tune to sing. From the early ‘60s, Liverpool became famous for its ‘Meyserbeat’ sound. No idea what that sounds like? Sure you do, or haven’t ever you listened to The Beatles?
Today, there’s no stopping Liverpool. Cool, artsy, fit, and completely unpredictable, the English city of The Beatles and of Liverpool FC is ever evolving. Shifting trends and even setting new ones in music, fashion, and football, Liverpool is a pool of one happening after another. Whether you choose to float aboard the Mersey Ferry or head up the Radio City Tower, the sights of The Pool will get you hooked. If these don’t do it for you, you’re guaranteed to fall for RIBA’s national architecture centre which rises proudly on Liverpool’s waterfront. And, if you want to get more intimate with Liverpool’s history and cultural scene, the Tate Liverpool and Merseyside Maritime Museum are just two of the many venues that can be more than revealing. Hire a motorhome or a campervan in Liverpool and hop on and off to get on with a city that really knows how to get it on.
What to discover
In and around the city
The Beatles Story
Liverpool wouldn’t be the city it is today without The Beatles. Because of this, the city pays its respects to the legendary band of four by carrying their tunes further into the future. Initially launched as an exhibition in the 90s, The Beatles Story won so many awards that it was soon transformed into a permanent museum. Today, it occupies a central spot in the historic Albert Dock and in the hearts of residents, offering cool memorabilia, imagery, an interactive sound experience, plus a 60s vibe you won’t be able to find any place else.
Royal Albert Dock
You could spend a whole day at the Royal Albert Dock and still not see everything it has to offer. A festival of sounds, cuisines, party venues, museums, crafts, and heritage, the area is nothing short of breathtaking, no matter the hour of the day (or night) you decide to stop by. A fully working dock until the middle of the 70s, the iconic former warehouses in the area have been transformed into vibrant venues and cultural hubs that host a myriad of events and hip happenings.
As the meeting place of the coolest people in Liverpool, the Baltic Triangle is alternative, exciting, and hip. Once a dull factory, the area is now thriving under the exciting rhythm of young spirits and entrepreneurial zest. Perfect for brunch, lunch, and beyond, the Baltic Triangle is also the best place to party and then party some more. Make sure to visit the Camp and Furnace for delicious lobster in a very hipsterish atmosphere and don’t miss the chic urban garden Constellation, home of voguish live concerts, exhibits, and art fair.
The second largest city in Britain is as hip as it is big. Fast-evolving, Birmingham offers cool shopping venues with trendy facades, strikingly diverse and delicious gastronomy, eye-catching architecture, and plenty of live music gigs. Both laid back and high class, you can choose the Birmingham you want to experience. And don’t fall into the trap of believing that this vibrant city can only take you as far as a city break goes. Birmingham can give you as many exciting days as you’re willing to give it. If you dare to dream bigger and aim for an even more rewarding trip, rent a campervan, but not from Birmingham. Instead, choose the alternative path and hire a motorhome in Liverpool. You’ll be in for diversity, road trip included.
Snowdonia National Park
Listen up, nature junkies, this one’s a doozy. The third national park in Great Britain and the first in Wales, Snowdonia National Park gathers lakes, waterfalls, castles, heather moors, forests, and possibly 15 peaks over 3,000 m (14 for sure, but the 15th is still subject to heated debates). Numbers aside, Snowdonia National Park is just one of those stunning experiences you must take in, one hike at a time. Besides, it’s a fantasy land that holds tight onto the traditional Welsh life, meaning you’ll get to taste some delicious food. Easily hire a campervan or motorhome in Liverpool with Indie Campers and slowly make your way to this land of myth and magic in neighbouring Wales.
Lake District National Park
The peak of all hikes in the UK, Lake District National Park doesn’t take ‘I don’t know if I can go’ for an answer. With jolting views, exciting hikes, and tranquil lakes that have inspired poets and writers the likes of William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, there are few sensations that Lake District National park can’t induce. And, as if the natural gorgeous scenery wasn’t enough, the park is also home to one of UK’s fastest growing music festivals — Kendall Calling. If you also hear the calling, you can hire a campervan in Liverpool for a road trip around the UK and get a taste of this National Park while you’re at it.