One-Week England Road Trip from Liverpool to Birmingham, London, and Sheffield

Liverpool city and cathedral, aerial shot
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Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
7 nights included
Car rental
8 days included
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Description

Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 8-day road trip through England.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in England. With this perfectly planned travel package, you will stay 2 nights in Liverpool, 1 night in Birmingham, 3 nights in London, and 1 night in Sheffield, experiencing the ultimate road trip in England. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Sheffield, and Stafford. We'll help you experience the best 8 days in England you can imagine so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Liverpool, you'll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you'll be off to discover some of the most popular attractions in England, including the stunning Tower Bridge and British Museum.

You'll have an extensive selection of accommodations to choose from throughout your road trip. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, catering to all budgets. Whether you're in the mood for luxurious five-star hotels or cozy, budget-friendly accommodations, we've got you covered.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights in England. From the magnificent London Eye to the breathtaking Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, your journey will take you on a thrilling adventure through some of the most iconic travel destinations in the country. Your discovery doesn't end there. Make sure to marvel at the remarkable Trafalgar Square and learn more about the unique Tower of London to truly immerse yourself in the local culture. As you hit the open road and drive through Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Sheffield, and Stafford, you'll also have plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of England. Whether you're exploring enchanting small towns, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there's always something new and exciting to experience in England.

Add tours and tickets to each day of your trip to make the most of your time in England. You'll have the opportunity to choose from the best tours and activities that your travel destinations have to offer, meaning you'll never have a boring moment on your road trip through England.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you multiple opportunities to look for souvenirs to memorialize your road trip in England.

You'll return home having experienced the very best of everything England has to offer. Each twist and turn of the journey adds a unique charm to your travel tales.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of England. You'll be booked at the best hotels for 7 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 7 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You'll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. Make your vacation in England extra special by adding tours and tickets to each day of your itinerary.

The best services in England fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your self-drive road trip in England today!

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Included

Hotel, 7 nights
Rental car, 8 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Photo of old Turn Junction, or Deep Cutting Junction where the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal meets the Birmingham Canal Navigation's Main Line Canal, Birmingham, England.Birmingham / 1 night
London, England - Panoramic skyline view of Bank and Canary Wharf, central London's leading financial districts with famous skyscrapers at golden hour sunset with blue sky and clouds.London / 3 nights
Sheffield - city in United KingdomSheffield / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of the city of Liverpool in United Kingdom.Liverpool / 2 nights

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Attractions

Photo of beautiful shot of London Eye and River Thames ,London, UK.London Eye
Photo of Buckingham Palace in London, United Kingdom.Buckingham Palace
The British MuseumBritish Museum
Tower BridgeTower Bridge
Photo of beautiful landscape around Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom.Hyde Park
Trafalgar SquareTrafalgar Square
Tower of London, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, London, Greater London, England, United KingdomTower of London
The Making of Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio Tour London, Leavesden, UK: The main entrance signWarner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Photo of Borough Market, London, UK.Borough Market
Madame Tussauds LondonMadame Tussauds London
Photo of Science Museum, London, United Kingdom.Science Museum
St James's ParkSt James's Park
Photo of Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.Victoria and Albert Museum
Big Ben
Photo of aerial view of Windsor Castle that was built in the 11th Century and is the residence of the British Royal Family, UK.Windsor Castle
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, Liverpool, North West England, England, United KingdomRoyal Albert Dock Liverpool
Photo of Iconic London Tower Bridge on the Thames River, UK.London Bridge
Photo of Peaceful scenery with fountain in regent's park of London, UK.Regent's Park
Photo of Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, Richmond, UK.Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Panorama Cityscape View from Greenwich, London, England, UK.Greenwich Park
Peak District National ParkPeak District National Park
Photo of Royal Albert Hall in London, England.Royal Albert Hall
Chatsworth House in the Peak District, England.Chatsworth House
Cavern Club, Liverpool, North West England, England, United KingdomCavern Club
Photo of waterside of Liverpool dominated by the museum of Liverpool, England.Museum of Liverpool
Photo of the Italian gardens at Trentham in Staffordshire, UK.Trentham Gardens
The Beatles StoryThe Beatles Story
The Liverpool Waterfront UK, Liverpool, North West England, England, United KingdomThe Liverpool Waterfront
The Beatles Pier Head, Liverpool, North West England, England, United KingdomThe Beatles Pier Head
Chavasse ParkChavasse Park

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Day 1

Day 1 – Liverpool - arrival day

  • Liverpool - Arrival day
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  • Cavern Club
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Your road trip adventure in England begins as soon as you reach the incredible city of Liverpool. You’ll stay in Liverpool for 2 nights, experiencing all the best things to do and see in the city.

Liverpool has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Cavern Club. This attraction is a bar and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 11,941 visitors.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best hotels or places to stay in the city. Your stay promises to be a delightful continuation of your exploration, providing comfort and tranquility to recharge for the adventures that lie ahead.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Liverpool, Fazenda Liverpool. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,641 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Liverpool is Cowshed Liverpool. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,139 customers.

Locals recommend Etsu as one of the best restaurants in the city of Liverpool. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 833 customers.

Liverpool also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Liverpool is Cavern Club. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 11,941 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Liverpool is Leaf. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,175 customers.

Locals also enjoy The Smugglers Cove Bar & Restaurant. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,610 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 8-day vacation in England!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Birmingham

  • Liverpool
  • Birmingham
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Drive 162 km, 2 hours 18 min

  • The Liverpool Waterfront
  • The Beatles Pier Head
  • Museum of Liverpool
  • Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
  • The Beatles Story
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Day 2 of your road trip through England gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You'll start your day with some exploring in the city of Liverpool and end it at a top-rated hotel in the city of Birmingham. You will stay in Birmingham for 1 night. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

One of the best places to visit today in Liverpool is the amazing The Liverpool Waterfront. This attraction is a park that is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,141 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible top-tier point of interest, The Beatles Pier Head. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,354 visitors, this attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the Liverpool is the outstanding Museum of Liverpool. This popular museum and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 9,961 visitors.

The spectacular Royal Albert Dock Liverpool is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating must-see tourist destination and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 44,352 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic The Beatles Story. This attraction is a popular artist museum that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 7,275 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in Liverpool by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else the city has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in England. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before it's too late.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Birmingham, where you will access the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Adam's Restaurant, one of the best restaurants in the city of Birmingham. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 798 customers.

Locals also recommend Purnells as one of the best restaurants in the city of Birmingham. Purnells is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 622 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Birmingham is The Canal House Bar & Restaurant. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,244 customers.

After dinner, visit Bacchus Bar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Birmingham. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,586 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like The Botanist Bar & Restaurant Birmingham. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,002 customers.

Alternatively, The Ivy Temple Row is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Birmingham. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,888 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through England!

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Day 3

Day 3 – London, Westminster, Richmond, and Eton

  • London
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Drive 225 km, 3 hours 35 min

  • Windsor Castle
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Hyde Park
  • Big Ben
  • London Eye
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Rise and shine on day 3 of your road trip in England. Today, you'll wake up in Birmingham and embark on a scenic drive to London, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 3 nights. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Birmingham and Westminster before you reach your end destination for the day.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a destination as lovely as Birmingham. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful London Eye. This attraction is a ferris wheel that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 171,401 visitors.

Wave goodbye to London and continue your journey by car. If you want to break up today’s drive into two, take the opportunity to stop and discover what the city of Westminster has to offer.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Hyde Park. This attraction is a park that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 126,766 visitors.

When you're done with your sightseeing in Westminster, it's time to continue your drive to the city of London. When you arrive in London you’ll check in at one of the best hotels in the area.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like The Wolseley. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 5,980 customers.

Locals also recommend Burger & Lobster Leicester Square, another of the best restaurants in London. Burger & Lobster Leicester Square is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,454 customers.

If you feel like having something else, check out the menu at Hawksmoor Air Street. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,216 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

After dinner, visit The Connaught Bar to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in London, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 654 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Hawksmoor Seven Dials. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. Hawksmoor Seven Dials has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,084 customers.

The Red Lion, Parliament Street is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,534 customers.

End your day by raising your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure in England, and look forward to more great days to come!

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Day 4

Day 4 – London, Camden Town, and Greenwich

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Drive 32 km, 1 hour 58 min

  • Madame Tussauds London
  • British Museum
  • Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
  • Greenwich Park
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Day 4 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions London has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in London by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of London. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations in the city of London, like the extraordinary Tower Bridge. This attraction is a bascule bridge and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 151,949 visitors.

This is a popular destination among visitors in London.

Your discovery of London does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in London on this day of your trip.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in England, be sure to eat at Bill's Soho Restaurant, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of London. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,178 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of London is the popular Cahoots London. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,678 customers.

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of London is The Ivy. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,597 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, The Old Bank of England is one of the best bars in the city of London for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,562 customers.

Rules is another of the most popular bars in the city of London. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,824 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of London is The Ship & Shovell. The Ship & Shovell has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,465 customers.

Stopping at one of these popular bars is the perfect way to celebrate another incredible day in the magical city of London!

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Day 5

Day 5 – London, Kensington, and Westminster

  • London
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Drive 15 km, 1 hour 12 min

  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Science Museum
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Borough Market
  • London Bridge
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Day 5 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions London has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in London by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of London. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations in the city of London, like the extraordinary Borough Market. This attraction is a building and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 95,151 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in London is the spectacular London Bridge. This attraction is a road bridge and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 49,698 visitors.

This is a popular destination among visitors in London.

Your discovery of London does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in London on this day of your trip.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in England, be sure to eat at Berners Tavern, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of London. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,817 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of London is the popular The Palomar. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,537 customers.

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of London is Smith & Wollensky. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,343 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Social Eating House is one of the best bars in the city of London for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,280 customers.

Old Shades is another of the most popular bars in the city of London. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,047 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of London is American Bar. American Bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 667 customers.

Stopping at one of these popular bars is the perfect way to celebrate another incredible day in the magical city of London!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Westminster, Leavesden, and Sheffield

  • London
  • Sheffield
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Drive 280 km, 4 hours 7 min

  • Trafalgar Square
  • St James's Park
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Regent's Park
  • Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
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Day 6 of your road trip will take you to the city of Westminster and the city of London. You’ll stay in Sheffield for 1 night.

One of the best places to explore in the city of Westminster today is St James's Park. This excellent attraction is a park that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 55,261 visitors.

We also recommend you visit the amazing Buckingham Palace, an outstanding royal palace, in the city of Westminster. Around 164,776 travelers rated this attraction with 4.5 out of 5 stars.

To experience the local culture, see more of England, and meet new people at the same time, we highly recommend you go on a tour. You’ll find many top-rated and popular tours in the city, offering unique experiences that will inspire you. On this tour, you can go on an epic adventure to some of the best places to visit in England. You also get to admire popular places of interest.

You could then travel to Trafalgar Square for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the city of London. This popular attraction is a square and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 121,847 visitors.

This outstanding park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 44,079 travelers.

You’ll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Sheffield.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Sheffield, Smoke BBQ. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,417 customers.

Locals recommend Ego Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar, Sheffield as one of the best restaurants in the city of Sheffield. Ego Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar, Sheffield is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,494 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Sheffield is The Botanist Bar & Restaurant Sheffield. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,727 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the top bars in the city of Sheffield, The Head of Steam Sheffield. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,466 customers.

You could also relax with a drink at a popular bar like Pitcher & Piano Sheffield. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 846 customers.

The Dove & Rainbow is a popular bar that locals recommend in the city of Sheffield. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 657 customers.

Be sure to celebrate another day of your incredible road trip adventure through England with a toast!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Castleton, Edensor, Stafford, and Liverpool

  • Liverpool
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Drive 210 km, 3 hours 50 min

  • Peak District National Park
  • Chatsworth House
  • Trentham Gardens
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Rise and shine on day 7 of your road trip in England. Today, you'll wake up in Sheffield and embark on a scenic drive to Liverpool, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 1 night. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Sheffield and Edensor before you reach your end destination for the day.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a destination as lovely as Sheffield. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful Chatsworth House. This attraction is an english country house that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 20,015 visitors.

Wave goodbye to Castleton and continue your journey by car. If you want to break up today’s drive into two, take the opportunity to stop and discover what the city of Edensor has to offer.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Trentham Gardens. This attraction is an estate that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,401 visitors.

When you're done with your sightseeing in Edensor, it's time to continue your drive to the city of Liverpool. When you arrive in Liverpool you’ll check in at one of the best hotels in the area.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like The Art School Restaurant. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 661 customers.

Locals also recommend Mowgli Street Food, another of the best restaurants in Liverpool. Mowgli Street Food is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,821 customers.

If you feel like having something else, check out the menu at Shiraz Palace. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,047 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

After dinner, visit Panoramic 34 to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Liverpool, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,599 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like The Shipping Forecast. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. The Shipping Forecast has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,853 customers.

The Quarter is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,472 customers.

End your day by raising your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure in England, and look forward to more great days to come!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Liverpool - departure day

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  • Chavasse Park
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Day 8 of your road trip in England is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Liverpool before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Chavasse Park is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Liverpool. This park and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 683 visitors.

Take a stroll along the main shopping streets of Liverpool and find some souvenirs to remind you of your road trip in England.

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Liverpool at The Egg Vegetarian Cafe before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,549 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend Rococo Coffee House for your last chance at a meal in the city of Liverpool. The Rococo Coffee House restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,672 customers.

If you'd prefer a popular restaurant that locals enjoy, try Bacaro. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,358 customers.

You’ll then say farewell to Liverpool. We wish you a pleasant journey home, with many wonderful memories of your unforgettable vacation in England!

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