It may be the norm in Thailand and other Asian countries, but travelling by Tuk Tuk around Liverpool City Centre is definitely not your average ride. However, to celebrate launching their brand new app in Liverpool, Ola Cabs brought Tuks Tuks to our home town to give us a good old sightseeing tour of Scouseland…and here’s how we got on!
Starting in The Beatles’ meeting place of Woolton Village, we were picked up outside St Peter’s church by our neon green tuk tuk machine driven by none other than Mr Steve. Hopping aboard, we sent him in the direction of Penny Lane, where we had a quick pit stop to take a few photo’s by the legendary road sign (and answer a few questions from curious passers-by!).
Next, was Sefton Park, a gorgeous green space that screams summer BBQ’s and long, leisurely runs, our little Tuk Tuk was lost amongst thw scenery but it’s definitely not one to be forgotten when touring the city! Jumping back in, we drove up to the legendary Cains Brewery. From crazy golf to amazing live music, cocktails and delicious street food, Cains is a hub of creativity and somewhere Ola will no doubt frequent on a regular basis! As well as an up and coming area full of fantastic bars and eateries, Cains Brewery is also just that, a brewery. The establishment dates back to the 1800’s and although doesn’t brew currently, has plans to get back to business in the near future!
Just a stone’s throw away (and about 5 minutes in the tuk tuk) and we’re at the Albert Dock – once full of ships and trade and now a hub of foodie delights and independent boutiques. Experience fragrant flavours at Rosa’s Thai cafe, enjoy some belly warming rum at Revolucian de Cuba and dine like a king at Miller and Carter, all before entering the treasure chest of the Smuggler’s Cove. As well as eating and drinking until your heart’s content, you can tour the fantastic Maritime museum, specialising in the history of slavery, experience some fantastically creative art exhibitions in the Tate Liverpool, as well as follow the journey of the world famous Beatles as their story to fame is re-told.
After zooming through the docks, we hopped back into our Tuk Tuk and headed for the waterfront. With the sun shining over the Mersey and our three graces standing loud and proud, it was the perfect opportunity to take some photo’s of our little Ola ride on the cobbles of the Pierhead – with the Fantastic Museum of Liverpool behind us in the distance. Our ascent to the Mersey Ferry port marked the end of our Tuk Tuk tour of Liverpool. Our driver Steve, the proud owner of Tuk Shop UK kindly offered to drive us home so we headed back in the direction of Woolton, enjoying the last of our Tuk Tuk experience.
Ola cabs have now fully launched in Liverpool and you can book a cab super quickly and easily using their app. To celebrate starting in our city, they have offered the first trip free (up to £10 ride) for all app users as well as a further 50% off for your next five rides. Whether you’re heading out for food and drinks in one of Liverpool’s hot spots or even fancy doing a sightseeing tour yourself, doing it with Ola is a deal not to be missed!
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