Autumn in Liverpool is always beautiful! From the changing of the leaves to hot chocolates in cosy coffee shops there are plenty of ways to enjoy everything we love about the change of seasons.

From supporting local business to light festival, theatre productions and getting some fresh air in the crisp autumnal breeze at a park, grab your coat and wooly hat and explore Liverpool this Autumn.


EXPLORE THE RIVER OF LIGHT TRAIL


From 22 October to 7 November, the River of Light Trail will be back lighting up Liverpool's waterfront with installations of light, colour and sound not to miss! Grab your coat and your camera and head down to the waterfront for an evening walk like no other. For more information on the installations involved in the River of Light Trail visit our dedicated page here. 


INDULGE IN A HOT CHOCOLATE


There is nothing more satisfying this time of year than indulging in a creamy hot chocolate. Head to one of Liverpool’s many coffee shops to take a break with the winter warmer or grab one to go and take a stroll around the city on an autumnal afternoon. Have a look at our blog on Liverpool's coffee shops to see where you fancy


WALKS IN THE PARK


Did you know Liverpool has more parks than any other city outside of London? They are beautiful any time of year but when the leaves start to turn orange and the air gets crisp, taking a stroll around our open spaces is the best way to blow the cobwebs away on a sunny winter afternoon. Have a look at our blog on Liverpool’s open spaces so you can plan your next big afternoon walk.


DIVE INTO A BOOK


The colder months are the perfect time to settle down with a good book and a cup of tea and what better place to treat yourself to a new one than at one of Liverpool’s independent book shops. Take a look at News from Nowhere, Kernaghan Books or Reid of Liverpool to see if there is anything that takes your fancy. They’ll definitely appreciate your support. 

🎉🎉🎉 We are OPEN again! 🎉🎉🎉 We're delighted to be officially open once more! Please note: There are a few changes to our opening hours, and to the layout of the shop: 🕰 Our new opening hours are now Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 5pm (we are currently closed on Sundays and Mondays). 🧼 The shop has been cleaned and we have cleared and reorganised to make as much space as possible for customers and workers to move around at a safe distance from each other. We have screens at the till and at other work areas inside the shop. 🧴 We will provide hand sanitiser at the shop entrance - please use it before handling any books or other items. Please wear a mask or face-covering inside the shop, unless you are exempt. Please pay by card instead of cash whenever possible. We will make sure that the shop does not become too crowded, and will limit the number of people inside the shop when it is necessary to do so. 📚 For the time being we will not be selling secondhand books and cannot accept donations of secondhand books, sorry. This is because we are now using what used to be the secondhand books area as extra work and storage space, to make it easier for us to work safely, because our back-office area is too small. ⬆️⬇️ We also will not be displaying posters or leaflets at present, sorry. This is so that we can keep the shop entrance area as clear and tidy as possible, so that it is easier for people to move safely and quickly past each other as they enter or exit. ❤️ Do come in for a browse - we're really looking forward to seeing you all again! Thanks, everyone! Lots of love from all the NfN team 🌿🌏❤️ #nfnbooks #newsfromnowhere #books #bookstagram #bookshop #fiction #hardbackbooks #paperbackbooks #shoplocal #independentliverpool #supportyourindependents #liverpool

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ENJOY A ROAST DINNER


There is no better way to end the week in these colder months than with a Sunday Lunch. From the traditional to the quirky, there are loads of places you can head to in Liverpool to indulge in a beautiful meal. Have a look at our Sunday Lunch blog for some of our recommendations


HEAD TO THE CINEMA


Sitting down to a film in the cinema is the perfect activity for the dark evenings. Have a look at what the Everyman Cinema on Victoria Street is showing or head over to FACT to see what they have on and settle down for a movie. 


AVOID THE RAIN IN A GALLERY OR MUSEUM


All of our musuems and galleries are open ready for you to explore Liverpool’s amazing culture. Whether you’re interested in fine art, modern and contemporary pieces, film art, The Beatles, or local independent artworks, there is always somewhere to head to explore a bit of Liverpool's culture. 

Have a look at our blog on Liverpool’s Museums and Art Galleries to find out about their opening hours


WATCH AN AUTUMNAL SUNSET


Liverpool’s sunsets are incredible, especially this time of year. The pink and orange hues that fill the city’s skyline on a crisp evening are beautiful, it’s the perfect way to end the day. Have a look at our blog on some of the best places to watch the sunset in Liverpool to pick your favourite spot.


DO SOME WINTER CLOTHES SHOPPING


The changing of seasons means we’re all going to start pulling the fluffy jumpers, scarves and coats out the back of the wardrobe. If you’re after something new then why not have a look around some of our independent clothes shops. Try Resurrection, Cow and Pop Boutique on Bold Street, Lost Soles and Leather Satchel Co. on the Royal Albert Dock or Red Brick Market in the Baltic Triangle.  


START SOME CHRISTMAS SHOPPING 


Yes, we said Christmas! It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping and there are so many places in the city you can head for all your favourite gifts. Try Liverpool ONE, Church Street and St John’s Market for all your favourite high street stores or Bold Street, Bluecoat and Royal Albert Dock for loads of independent shops. 

Have a look at our blog on independent shops in Liverpool for a bit of inspiration


HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES 


TAKE A TOUR WITH SHIVERPOOL


Now that the evenings are getting darker it's the perfect time to head on a spooky tour with Shiverpool. Head on their Hope Street Shivers tour and learn all about the ghostly history of one of Liverpool’s most haunted areas.


PUMPKIN PICKING 


This halloween why not head to a local pumpkin farm to pick your own pumpkin for carving, it’s the best way to get you in the mood for the spooky season. Have a look at Church View Farm in Lydiate, The Pumpkin Patch in Hightown, Church Farm in Thurstaston or the Windmill Animal Farm in Burscough. 


LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS AT THE BME


On 28 October the British Music Experience are showing a screening of a classic halloween film, Little Shop of Horrors. The perfect activity for an autumnal evening! Book your tickets here.


SPOOKTACULAR! AT THE PHILHARMONIC HALL 


Darkness falls across the land, the Midnight Hour is close at hand! Liverpool Philharmonic’s Phantom Bell is all set to chime Midnight and then the fantastic fun will begin! The whole family is invited to experience the power of a full sympathy orchestra for a night of spooky music.


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