The bohemian heart of Liverpool. RopeWalks is always bursting with art, music and culture. Home to the quirky Bold Street, lined with an eclectic mix of independent stores, coffee houses and restaurants, as well as a variety of cultural institutions including FACT, the Grade I listed Bluecoat and St Luke’s, known locally as ‘The Bombed Out Church’.
The area is named after its unique large 19th century warehouse buildings, once used for rope making during Liverpool’s maritime boom, and now home to a bustling community at the centre of Liverpool’s independent scene.
Not only is it a great place to shop, housing a vibrant mix of bookshops, vintage, vinyl and arts and crafts stores, but it’s also a great place to stay with a selection of chic hotels and apartments in the area, including The Nadler and EPIC Apartments, with properties on Seel Street, Campbell Street and Duke Street.
RopeWalks is perhaps, however, most famous for its vibrant food, drink and live music venues. Around the area you’ll find the Jacaranda, Motel, and Kazimier Gardens, all excellent choices if you fancy a tipple alongside some great music. Or head to Attic, Heebie Jeebies or Shipping Forecast if you fancy dancing all night until morning. Keep an eye out for local gig listings if you’re after a bit of live music, some great promoters putting on gigs in the area include Evol and Harvest Sun.
If it’s food you’re looking for, you’re in the right place. Take a walk along Bold Street and Berry Street and you’ll be spoilt for choice with the cuisine on offer. There’s everything from Indian street food at Mowgli and small plates with inspiration from Paris’ Le Marais at Maray, to Spanish tapas at Neon Jamón and authentic Japanese sushi at Miyagi’s.