Me and the missus fancy a long weekend in Liverpool. She's never been there; I spent a few hours looking around the docks redevelopment area about 15 years ago and that's what fired my interest in going back for a stay. Unfortunately, the sum total knowledge of the place we have between us is approximately zero (other than the main historical facts, of course). So, any suggestions of where to stay (best areas, recommended hotels, etc) and things to see / do while there? We fancy doing some of the touristy things like the Beatles stuff as we're both children of the sixties, but other than that we're open to suggestions. Recommendations for restaurants and bars also gratefully received.