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Blog (September 2017) - Visit Liverpool

Want inside info on Liverpool's best places to eat, sleep, shop, drink and just generally have a good time? đź‘€ Of course you do. 


Our VisitLiverpool blog is written by our very own in-house Liverpool experts who spend almost every day in the city. Whether they're out looking for the hottest new opening or just enjoying some downtime in the city, their knowledge of Liverpool is second to none. 


  • Hope Street is one of Liverpool’s most famous streets and there are few better views to be had in the City Centre than standing on the steps of the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral.

    Bastions of Hope

    Hope Street is one of Liverpool’s most famous streets and there are few better views to be had in the City Centre than standing on the steps of the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral.

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  • With her fresh take on Indian street foods, Liverpool’s curry evangelist Nisha Katona has rekindled the city’s love affair with the subcontinent’s cuisine. She shares her story with us…

    Currying Favour

    With her fresh take on Indian street foods, Liverpool’s curry evangelist Nisha Katona has rekindled the city’s love affair with the subcontinent’s cuisine. But her journey to Bold Street has been as circuitous and colourful as the Spice Route. She shares her story with us…

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  • Stop the membership - put the quirk into your workout with our ideas on how to get fit in the city.

    Get fit the Liverpool way

    Cancel the membership, chuck out the cozzy, and let’s put the quirk into your work-out this year and get fit the Liverpool way.

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  • Liverpool’s pioneering alcohol free venue, The Brink is proving to be a very welcome sight for sore eyes.

    Get close to The Brink

    If you’re looking for a fresh start. Pleasure, but without the pain and a more effective solution than the bitter taste of clink, clink, fizz, then we have just the tonic.

    Liverpool’s pioneering alcohol free venue, The Brink is proving to be a very welcome sight for sore eyes.

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  • We find out what’s new at The Bluecoat and discover their most treasured spots, in a building with many to choose from.

    Inside The Bluecoat

    This year, The Bluecoat is celebrating their triple centenary and its been brilliant. I’ve had enough of peering through the windows as I walk through Liverpool ONE, so I arranged a catch up with Mary Cloake, the woman in charge, to find out what’s new at Bluecoat and discover Mary’s most treasured spots, in a building with many to choose from.

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  • Do you ever feel more free than when on a bike?

    It's a breeze

    The speed, the sound of the spokes, the scenery and the sense of adventure. Did you ever feel more free than when riding a bike?

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  • We got the lowdown on Liverpool Girl Geeks

    Jobs for the girls

    We met ‘Liverpool Girl Geeks’ founders Chelsea Slater and Rebecca Jones to discover how our city is joining the fight to get girls into digital tech.

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  • Liverpool's Knowledge Quarter

    Knowledge is your future

    The greatest thing about inward investment is its potential ‘snowball’ effect. One smart decision from one big investor can lead to an avalanche of other smart moves, resulting in thousands of new jobs and millions of pounds worth of development.

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  • Discover Liverpool's connections to WW1

    Liverpool at War

    British soldiers who died fighting in The Great War – 13,726 of those soldiers were born in Liverpool. As the second city of empire, Liverpool played a pivotal part in ‘the war to end all wars’. The city’s position as a global port and its role in shipbuilding made it high on Wilhelm II ‘hit’ list. But this is only one of Liverpool’s many connections to WW1.

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  • Christopher Brown, writer of The Video Nasties Moment and host of the Video Nasties podcast and the Night Gallery podcast shares his favourite Liverpool ghost story.

    Mackenzie's Ghost

    Christopher Brown, writer of The Video Nasties Moment and host of the Video Nasties podcast and the Night Gallery podcast shares his favourite Liverpool ghost story.

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  • Clothes shouldn't be boring.

    Make a statement

    Couture trends come around in circles. Yesterday’s cast-offs create online bidding frenzies and nothing say’s ‘exclusive’ like one-of-a-kind clothing. Vintage is always very much in fashion.

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  • Making the Virtual a Reality

    Making the Virtual a Reality

    In Liverpool, it feels as though we’ve been talking about Virtual Reality for a long time; it’s capacity, potential and possibility.

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  • Liverpool's amazing statues are a sight to be seen.

    Moving Statues

    Whether tucked away in alcoves or towering on pedestals, Liverpool’s statues are something to behold.

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  • Meet the brains behind the exquisite menu of Knowsley Hall

    Meet the brains behind the menu of Knowsley Hall

    Some job offers you simply can’t turn down. They come around once in a lifetime, if at all. They cause you to uproot everything, move across the world and completely change your way of life. But some sacrifices are totally worth it.

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  • Here’s 5 of Liverpool’s oldest and dearest buildings. They’re full of character and built to make you marvel.

    Oldest & Dearest

    Here’s 5 of Liverpool’s oldest and dearest buildings. They’re full of character and built to make you marvel.

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  • Sugar & Dice - Liverpool's board game cafe

    Play Nice & Pass The Sugar

    We indulged our competitive side to discover why an old childhood favourite, or a new breed of modern game, beats all the cat and clock watching café’s in the world, hands down. Here are 12 steps to Liverpool’s boardgame cafe, Sugar and Dice.

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  • Liverpool in a Day

    Liverpool in a Day

    From a small fishing port, to a major European city. Liverpool has come a long way in it’s 810 years. Changing the world as we know it, and contributing to our planet’s culture in numerous and astounding ways.

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  • Bees Knees

    Bees Knees

    Bumblebees have seen their numbers dwindle over the past decade but in Liverpool their stock is rising. Hyperlocal honey brands are springing up across the city.

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  • A Beautiful Game

    A Beautiful Game

    Footy players riding on the bus, two-bob to watch a match, genuine fans, in it for the love of the game. It’s easy to romanticise professional football, but nobody can deny it’s a world changed dramatically.

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