Steeped in maritime, cultural, musical and sporting history, few cities can boast such a rich and diverse heritage as Liverpool.
This long and illustrious past has helped shape today’s cosmopolitan city, which naturally falls into eight distinctive yet complementary quarters. Download the Liverpool city centre map, which highlights their locations.
Liverpool’s Waterfront is one of the most iconic and recognisable waterfronts in the world. Today, it’s a great place to visit, visit with a whole host of things to do in an iconic setting.
Where else could you marvel at truly magnificent mercantile architecture like the famous Liver Building; enjoy world-class contemporary art at Tate Liverpool; explore the Albert Dock and the Museum of Liverpool - all within a stone's throw of one another.
For more information: www.liverpoolwaterfront.org
As you may expect, this Quarter encircles Mathew Street, home of The Cavern Club – the most famous club in the world. This vibrant area is a focal point in The Beatles’ history and is also home to the music Wall of Fame, Cavern Pub, Hard Days Night Hotel, Cavern Walks designer shopping centre and a whole host of other shops, bars and restaurants.
Hope Street Quarter
This beautiful Georgian district stretches from Liverpool Cathedral, along the aptly named Hope Street, to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. It is home to the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Unity Theatre and Everyman Theatre plus many of the city’s best eateries including 60 Hope Street and the London Carriage Works.
St George’s Quarter
Housing the magnificent St. George’s Hall, one of the finest examples of neo-classical architecture, together with World Museum, Walker Art Gallery and Central Library, a visit to this Quarter is a must for all culture lovers. It’s ideally located opposite Lime Street Rail Station and only a few minutes’ walk from the city centre shopping districts.
The quarter has an app giving visitors a new way to explore its attractions , promoting the latest events, offers and news from the area, and which is free to download on Android and via www.stgeorgesquarter.org
Described as the bohemian heart of Liverpool, the RopeWalks is bursting with art, music and culture. The large 19th century warehouse buildings, previously used for rope making, now house bustling coffee shops, boutique shops, chic hotels and cultural institutions such as FACT, the Grade I listed Bluecoat and St Luke’s, known locally as ‘the bombed out church’ – one of the most unique event spaces in the country.
For more information: facebook.com/ropewalks
Close to Liverpool’s RopeWalks and Hope Street Quarter, you certainly know when you’ve arrived in Chinatown. This is home to the oldest Western Chinese community, complete with the largest Chinese arch outside of China.
Today it offers a superb selection of Chinese and pan-Asian restaurants, Chinese supermarkets, the Black-E contemporary arts centre and much more.
Liverpool ONE/Shopping District
Liverpool is now one of the UK’s top retail destinations. There’s Liverpool ONE which boasts over 160 high street shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants, plus the City Central district with designer labels in Metquarter and Cavern Walks, two department stores and over 500 shops, cafes and restaurants.
For more information: www.citycentralbid.com
The Baltic Triangle is home to many of the city’s creative industries, plus hip live music venues and unique bars and restaurants. Close to Liverpool Waterfront and the Albert Dock, this historical area now houses some of the trendiest venues in the city including the uber-popular Camp and Furnace.
For more information: www.baltictriangle.co.uk
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Offers more than 160 famous high street stores, ultra-hip fashion brands, cool independent boutiques, cafés and restaurants to the city centre.
A new landmark building at the Pier Head, at the core of the World Heritage Site on Liverpool's famous waterfront.
Home of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, whose Chief Conductor is the charismatic Russian, Vasily Petrenko.
The Bluecoat showcases talent across all creative disciplines including visual art, music, literature, dance and live art, and nurtures new talent by providing studio spaces for artists within a unique creative community.
With its 200 Dragons, five roofs and sheer complexity it is well worth taking the time to view this huge structure. Don't forget the wide angle lens if you wish to take photographs.
The famous Liverpool Everyman is back after a two year redevelopment, bringing radical ground-breaking theatre to the city, as well as offering a host of food and drink.
Liverpool's newest shopping centre housing 46 units with brands such as Armani, Timberland, Hugo Boss and Hobbs.
Home to outstanding works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin, Gainsborough and Hogarth, the Walker Art Gallery is one of the finest art galleries in Europe.
For nearly a century the Three Graces have defined one of the world’s most recognised skylines.
The Cavern Pub features a wall of fame showing the names of all the artists who have played at the Cavern Club since 1957 plus Cavern memorabilia on display inside the pub.