Getting to know Liverpool

Liverpool is a city that never gets boring, even for those who have lived here all their lives.

There are plenty of sights to see, things to do and places to eat and drink. The people of Liverpool are known for being super friendly and welcome newcomers to explore the city they so proudly call home.

Liverpool is a relatively small city compared to the likes of London, Birmingham and even Manchester, but this is only a good thing. Everything is pretty much walking distance and this only means you can see and do more.

The Cavern Quarter area of Liverpool is famed for its links to the Cavern Club and electric nightlife. Beatles fans flock here to have a picture with the John Lennon statue outside of the Cavern Club in the hope of seeing the next big band play where the Beatles used to play.

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The area is filled with bars and clubs which are all bustling any night of the week.

China Town in Liverpool is home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe. The entrance is land marked by a beautiful Chinese arch, standing at 15m high it is the biggest outside of China and features a staggering 200 dragons. Through the arch you’ll find an abundance of traditional Chinese restaurants, takeaways and supermarkets.

If you want traditional Chinese food and to explore the local community, then China town is the only place to go.

china-town

Bold Street is the biggest and best independent shopping street in Liverpool. It is constantly evolving with more and more businesses popping up in unused buildings regenerating the area. From coffee shops to restaurants to traditional sweet shops and vintage cloth stores you can literally spend your entire day on Bold Street. At the top lies St Lukes Church or as it’s known by locals, the Bombed Out Church. A beautiful roofless church which is open to the public and the host to outdoor film screenings, weddings and other events.

Lark Lane is an area just out of the city centre, known for its bohemian style and array of cafés, bars, boutiques, music venues and bistros. It is situated just a short walk from Sefton Park so Lark Lane makes for a perfect location for a spot of lunch and shopping after a walk in the stunning 235-acre park.

Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter is bookmarked by the cities two cathedrals which are located at either end of Hope Street. Sandwiched in the middle is the Philharmonic Hall and Pub, which has been restored to its former glory. Hope street also offers a selection of bars and restaurants which are all very good. Towards the Anglican Cathedral lies the Hope Street Suitcases which have been there since the 1998, make for a fantastic photo opportunity. Walking away from the city lies the tranquil garden, Falkner Square, a green space where you can read and relax and picnic.

Liverpool’s City Centre has come on leaps and bounds since the development of the Liverpool One shopping centre. With hundreds of high street stores including TopShop, Ugg and John Lewis the terrace area features loads of restaurants and bars. Bluecoat Chambers just off of Liverpool One is the oldest surviving building in the city. The creative hub now houses independent shops and the main building is used as an exhibition and events centre.

The Baltic Triangle area of the city is another area which has undergone a huge makeover over the past few years. A collection of sheds and warehouses are home to some small creative businesses such as an App development company, recruitment agency, photographer, advertising agency and much more. There are furthermore a number of bars and cafes such as The Baltic Bakehosue, Baltic Social and the famous Camp and Furnace. There are currently a number of redevelopment and new build accommodation sites in construction which will only bring more people to the area which is a short 10-minute walk to the centre of the city.