Hope Street has been awarded the ‘Best Street in the UK’ and it’s easy to see why. It boasts two Cathedrals, an award winning theatre, art deco concert hall along with a wide range of independent restaurants and bars.
At one end of Hope Street you’ll see Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, the largest in Britain - it’s impossible to miss it’s beauty. It’s free to enter and the building is even more awe inspiring from the inside. Elegant Georgian houses line the pathways off Hope Street, making one of the finest Georgian streetscapes to explore in the UK.
If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a taste of independent Liverpool, Hope Street is home to a number of delicious dining options. Check out HoSt for a taste of pan Asian cuisine, inspired by South of Houston and North of Houston Street, two of the most fashionable parts of New York.
A short walk away is The Philharmonic Hall, home to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; the oldest surviving professional symphony orchestra.
Just opposite is The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, a Grade II listed building known to be the most richly decorated Victorian public house in Liverpool. It’s well known that the bathrooms are the most ornate in Liverpool!
If that’s not enough entertainment for one street, here you’ll find a winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize, the Everyman Theatre. Above the iconic ‘Everyman’ sign on the building you’ll see 105 portraits of people from Merseyside.
Just next door, you’ll find the Pen Factory which is a fine example of Liverpool’s independent restaurant scene, perfect for a pre-show lunch or a drink with friends.
This is also where you’ll find Liverpool’s second cathedral, the Metropolitan Cathedral, also known as ‘Paddy’s Wigwam’ - another architectural gem to explore at the heart of the city.