Liverpool City Region’s diversity is one of our great strengths and a key part of what makes us such a welcoming, vibrant and inclusive city to visit - everyone is welcome! 

We are home to the UK’s first recognised LGBT+ dedicated space and have some of the best night life and cultural spaces in the country to explore. Here’s our guide on what not to miss!   

For more information on the Pride Quarter Liverpool have a look at our dedicated page here and give them a follow on social media on @PrideQuarter.

Before your visit we would always recommend checking ahead with each venue to make sure they are open and what booking systems they have in place. 

Each venue will also have their own social distancing measures in place and face coverings will be required at indoor venues. 


WHERE TO STAY


HILTON LIVERPOOL


The Hilton Liverpool is in the perfect spot to stay for exploring the city. Sitting right between the Royal Albert Dock and Liverpool ONE and just a stone's throw away from the Baltic Triangle - you’re in walking distance from all the top spots to visit. With a range of rooms and suites with all the essential amenities, you’ll find your home away from home here. 


PULLMAN HOTEL


Pullman Hotel Liverpool is located on Kings Dock right on Liverpool’s world famous waterfront. If you’re heading to an event at the M&S Bank arena it’s the perfect place to stay to take in all the action. With beautiful views out across the famous River Mersey, walking distance to all of Liverpool’s must see spots and a range of rooms to suit all your needs, it’s the perfect place to stay.


ALOFT


At just a stone’s throw away from Pride Quarter Liverpool, you can stay right in the heart of all the action at Aloft Liverpool. With everything from Liverpool ONE, the famous Mathew Street and Liverpool’s beautiful Waterfront in walking distance, you can visit the sights in the day and hit the bars in the night with no problem at all. 


FOOD AND DRINK


THE LISBON


Set in a Grade-II listed building, The Lisbon is a must visit for something to drink in the Pride Quarter. Head down into the basement bar to take in the incredible old interiors, ornate ceiling, swinging chandeliers and lively vibes. With regular DJs and cabaret nights, the popular bar has a huge roster of events alongside great food and drink. 


SUPERSTAR BOUDOIR


Superstar Boudoir is one of Liverpool best known LGBT+ venues on Stanley Street. With a different event on each night you’ll be back again and again to dance the night away on the dance floor. 


POSTE HOUSE


The Poste House, known locally as The Postie is an LGBT+ friendly establishment built in 1820 known for being one of the friendliest (and cheapest) pubs around. If you’re visiting Liverpool Pride Quarter, the Poste House needs to be on your list. 


KITTY’S SHOWBAR


You’ll find old school fun and frolics at Kitty’s Showbar! Find a wide variety of entertainment five nights a week, a huge range of draught beers, cocktails and spirits all served with feel good tunes from the 60s through to the 90s. 


NAVY BAR


Right in the heart of Liverpool Pride Quarter you’ll find The Navy Bar, bringing you live acts, resident DJs and so much more! 


CASTLE STREET


For something to eat head over to Castle Street to enjoy a whole host of bars and restaurants. From outdoor seating for soaking up the sun to plenty of places to head inside if the weather takes a turn, you’ll find something for everyone down here. Check out places like Rudy’s or Maluco for some beautiful pizzas, Gino’s for fresh Italian dishes, Bacaro for small plates or the Liverpool Gin Distillery for you guessed it, some Liverpool Gin. 


THINGS TO DO


WALK AROUND PRIDE QUARTER LIVERPOOL


We’ve recently teamed up with the LCR Pride Foundation and Pride Quarter Liverpool to refresh Liverpool LGBT+ Quarter so it’s certainly worth heading along to have a look at the new look! From bars and restaurants to events there’s always something going on. Make sure you have a walk down Eberle Street too to see the Wizard of Oz themed floor! 


VISIT NEWS FROM NOWHERE


If you’re in the market for a new book or just want to head along for a visit, make sure to check out News From Nowhere on Bold Street. The radical and community bookshop stocks a huge range of books and are able to order anything for you if they don’t have it to hand. 


SEE WHAT’S ON AT FACT


FACT Liverpool is one of the UK’s leading organisations supporting art film and new media. Home to two galleries, a cinema, cafe and bar you could spend a whole afternoon enjoying everything FACT has to offer. 

If you’re visiting before 29 August, make sure to check out their current exhibition in the Foyer, ‘Soft Boys’ by Kiara Mohamed. Soft Boys is a short film about queer and trans joy, specifically through and within the Somali culture and community. You can find out more about the exhibition here. 


VISIT THE NATIONAL MUSEUMS LIVERPOOL LGBT+ COLLECTIONS


National Museums Liverpool LGBT+ collections reflect historic and contemporary LGBT+ life experience and cultures across a range of their museums and galleries that are certainly worth a visit.

The Museum of Liverpool collections draw from the wider social and community history from Liverpool people, past and present. Whilst over at The Walker Art Gallery, Lady Lever Art Gallery and Sudley House are works that help to tell often hidden or overlooked LGBT+ histories and stories. 

All of these museums are free to visit but may require booking a time slot in advance of your visit. Please check their website for more information


LGBT+ EVENTS


TAKE PART IN MARCH ONLINE


Sadly, the usual Pride in Liverpool festival and march is unable to take place this year due to Covid restrictions but that doesn't mean you can’t celebrate online. This year March Online is back and on 31 July you can join in with the online march by submitting videos and messages of support to be included in the online event. The theme for this year is ‘From Now On’ and highlights the changes people would like to make for the LGBT+ community, from now on. Find out more about how to get involved here.


PRIDE QUARTER INDOOR FESTIVAL 


Liverpool LGBT+ venues are coming together to celebrate what would have been Pride in Liverpool on 31 July with the Pride Quarter Indoor Festival. Bars, clubs and pubs throughout the Pride Quarter will open their doors for a line-up packed with entertainment definitely not to miss. Keep checking back for the line-up that will be announced soon! 


PLAN A TRIP FOR HOMOTOPIA


Homotopia is the UK’s longest running LGBT+ arts and culture festival that takes place in Liverpool every year. This year’s festival will return in October/November so keep an eye on their website and social media channels to find out when you can start planning your trip to take part in all the amazing events. 


SONIC YOOTHA 


Sonic Yootha is one of Liverpool’s most popular LGBT+ friendly club nights down at 24 Kitchen Street. Having supported Kylie Minogue on her 2018 European Tour, the club night is a truly magical experience welcoming everyone to their dance floor. Give them a follow on social media to find out when their next event is on. 


Due to venues having different guidelines, booking systems and opening hours we would always recommend checking ahead with each one before your visit. 

For more information and updates on what is happening across Liverpool follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.  


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