Liverpool shopping is world class, and visitors are spoilt for choice between gleaming new city-centre shopping centres to boutique arcades, bohemian streets and farmers markets.

Liverpool ONE, right in the heart of the city, is the shiny new designer Liverpool shopping centre that is home to more than 160 famous high street names, from John Lewis to Apple, Topshop to Cath Kidston (www.liverpool-one.com). Then there is the exclusive Metquarter, where you will find more select fashion and beauty outlets such as Jo Malone, Molton Brown and MAC. For the boys there is Gieves & Hawkes and Tommy Hilfiger (www.metquarter.com) Not forgetting the ultra fashionable Cavern Walks, home to Vivienne Westwood and WAGS favourite Cricket, which sells impossibly expensive handbags and designer clobber. Lark Lane is also a groovy destination full of bohemian boutiques and street markets.

All this without venturing in to the heart of the City, not to be missed, with 5 shopping centres, 2 department stores and over 400 shops – you’ll find party wear, gifts and goodies to suit all tastes and budgets.