Hey there jet setter. This month we've been thinking about home. Turns out a UK trip can be just as exciting (who knew) as a weekend gallivanting around Europe. We've got the low-down on Liverpool, as the city gears up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love - one of the defining moments in modern culture and creativity. For an urban escape away from the tourist throng, read on...
Book a Beatles tour
Most visitors make a beeline for the historic Albert Dock on the waterfront which is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But, truth be told, one must when in Merseyside, take a tour of Beatles' based attractions in the band's hometown. The best is arguably The Beatles Story on Albert Dock, currently celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. See www.beatlestory.com for more.
If you've got a head for heights, the Echo Wheel - standing as it does at 60m - showcases panoramic views across the county as far as the Welsh mountains. Positioned on the piazza directly outside the ECHO Arena on Liverpool’s historic waterfront, it includes 42 fully enclosed and air-conditioned capsules and, the icing on the cake, a VIP luxury capsule with leather seating, DVD player and a champagne fridge. Book tickets at www.freijwheels.com.