Liverpool tourist attraction to sell Britain’s cheapest cup of tea

A Liverpool tourist attraction is selling Britain’s cheapest cup of tea this weekend (16 – 17 December).

Visitors to Western Approaches – the city’s secret WW2 bunker – will be able to enjoy a warming brew for just 2p which was the same price it was during the Second World War.

A 1940s busker will also be ‘leaning on the lampost’ of an authentic wartime Liverpool street scene hidden underground.

A number of shops from the era can be explored, alongside an original unexploded Nazi bomb, which fell on Tyson Street during the war but luckily never exploded.

Young scousers grab a quick cuppa during the Liverpool Blitz.

The underground war rooms lie beneath Exchange Flags and have recently been re-opened to the public after a major refurbishment.

The research team at Western Approaches has discovered that you could get a cup of tea in a café for just 2p during the war.

Below is a list of what other things cost in 1940s Liverpool.

Loaf of Bread: 1p

Gallon of petrol: 25p

Pint of milk: 1.8p

Dozen eggs: 10p

Average house: £575

A spokesperson for Western Approaches says: “The cold weather has descended upon Liverpool, so we are offering people the chance to avoid the chill and the Christmas shopping crowds by visiting one of the most important buildings in the UK connected to the Second World War.”

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