Liverpool: Get to know your city

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Liverpool is an amazing city with so much to see and explore. Check out our top picks to help satisfy your inner-adventurer and find some amazing places to take your friends. Whether you’re a culture vulture, foodie or nature-lover, Liverpool is bound not to disappoint.

Baltic Triangle

The Baltic Triangle is one of the most exciting places to visit in Liverpool. Filled with old factories and warehouses the Baltic Triangle is a hub for innovation where you can find digital and creative businesses weaved between alternative bars, eateries and music venues.

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Named the Ropewalks after the bustling rope-making trade that supplied ships during the Victorian maritime boom, the Ropewalks has become an important cultural centre in Liverpool. There are beautiful buildings to see such as the Bluecoat and the Bombed-out Church that also host interesting events, plus great music venues like The Jacaranda and The Arts Club. The area is also home to the quirky Bold Street, lined with an eclectic mix of independent shops, cafes and restaurants.

Top picks:

  • Eat: Down the Hatch (Vegan junk food that is seriously good)
  • Drink: The Merchant (A chilled out pub with great music and a dreamy beer garden)
  • Do: FACT (The UK’s leading gallery showcasing everything in film, video and new media)


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Lark Lane

Just south of the city centre, Lark Lane is one of Liverpool’s hidden gems. Here you can find a stunning collection of unique independent shops, bars and restaurants that will definitely not disappoint.

The eclectic mix of craft fairs, flea markets and pop-ups help create a lively, welcoming vibe day and night and is a great place for creatives to hang out and spark inspiration.

Top picks:

  • Eat: Polidor is a fab Bistro/Wine Bar serving great cocktails!
  • Drink: Love and Rockets (amazing selection of beers, wine & spirits, plus live sports, board games and book exchange)
  • Do: Sefton Park (Grade I listed park by English Heritage)


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Liverpool ONE

Liverpool ONE is the largest open-air shopping centre in the UK. Take your pick from over 170 stores, bars and restaurants – the destination that guarantees the ultimate shopping experience. From designer brands to your favourite high street stores you can get all the retail therapy you need.

Top picks:

  • Eat: Maggie Fu (The newest restaurant at Liverpool ONE offering Asian street food, Liverpool style)
  • Drink: The Bierkeller (Ice-cold stein of Bavarian beer anyone?)
  • Do: Junk Yard Golf (For a fun night out complete with crazy golf, cocktails and plenty of neon!)


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Liverpool’s Waterfront is truly stunning and full of history. Here you can find an enviable collection of national museums that offer an insight into how Liverpool was formed and how the city has changed the world.

The Royal Albert Dock is perfect for foodies and art lovers alike and is a short walk away from Tate Liverpool which has an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art.

Top picks:

  • Eat: Madre: (A Mexican taqueria bringing mouth-watering tacos to Liverpool alongside an eclectic soundtrack)
  • Drink: Revolucion De Cuba (Cuban music, cocktails and lots of rum!)
  • Do: The Beatles Story (Journey through the lives of the Fab Four – from Liverpool to the world’s stage)


Did you know that Merseyside has some beautiful beaches that are just a short train ride away from the city centre? Exploring the coast line is a great way to relax with friends by spending time outdoors and indulging in the views, including the Another Place sculpture at Crosby beach.

Top picks:

  • Eat: Moose Coffee, Crosby, (For an authentic American Diner breakfast and brunch experience with short order menu and premium coffee!)
  • Drink: Tanskey’s (A small family run business located in the heart of West Kirby which offers 360° views overlooking the Marine Lake and Welsh Hills)
  • Do: Formby Red Squirrel Reserve (Take a walk through the woodlands at Formby and see if you can spot some of our native squirrels)


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China Town

The first China Town established in Europe is easily recognised by the beautifully crafted Chinese Arch. In Liverpool’s Chinatown area you will find amazing Chinese and pan-Asian restaurants as well as speciality supermarkets so you can try making some oriental cuisine at home.

Top picks:

  • Eat: Yuet Ben (North Chinese restaurant with amazing vegetarian and vegan options)
  • Drink: Berry and Rye (A secret bar that transports you back to the prohibition era)
  • Do: Chinese New Year (Every February the Chinese New Year is celebrates in style throughout the streets)


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To discover more of what Liverpool has to offer take a look at Visit Liverpool, Independent Liverpool, Liverpool Eats, and Culture Liverpool.