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Liverpool Visitor Guide for the City Region 2011/12

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Liverpool UNESCO World Heritage City

Liverpool ONE

Royal Liver Building Chavasse Park

Cunard Building

Hilton Liverpool

Port of Liverpool Building

Seacombe Ferry Terminal

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Welcome Liverpool. The very name conjures up images of a glorious maritime history, world-beating musical heritage, two of the Premiership’s biggest football teams and not one, but two majestically different Cathedrals. This Northwest city and the surrounding City Region is certainly all those things, but it is also so much more. Liverpool is undergoing a thrilling renaissance, jump-started by its hugely successful year as European Capital of Culture.

It is now bulging with fabulous new shops, has buzzing new restaurants, hip hotels and trendy wine bars, as well as a world class cultural offering with more museums and galleries than anywhere outside of London. This year also sees the opening of the spectacular new Museum of Liverpool in its landmark building on the waterfront. And then there’s the people of Liverpool, who are famously friendly and will welcome you with pride. It is no surprise, in fact, that Liverpool is consistently voted as one of the top city break destinations by stylish travel bible Condé Nast Traveller. So come and enjoy a classic Champagne cocktail at the Panoramic, check out the very latest world class exhibition at Tate Liverpool, or snap up something gorgeous at the gleaming new Liverpool ONE in the heart of the city centre. This city bursts with energy, life, humour, and so much to do. Enjoy your visit – we know you will.

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VAQAS These attractions and places of interest have reached the visitor experience standards set by the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Service (VAQAS).

Green Tourism These companies uphold the environmental policies of the Green Tourism Business Scheme, with either a gold, silver or bronze accreditation.

Disabled go These venues have been assessed by access professionals.

Your Ticket for Liverpool Indicates the venue/attraction accepts the Your Ticket for Liverpool visitor card.

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Tourism Awards The official tourist board for the Liverpool City Region likes to honour those that help provide a world class experience for visitors to our destination. These are the winners of the most recent Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards.

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Liverpool oozes culture and heritage. The city has a glorious past as a mercantile hub and gateway to the New World, but today it is also a key destination for art lovers, fans of the theatre and museumgoers. Art Art is a huge theme for the city in 2011. Tate Liverpool will be staging a major René Magritte exhibition, called The Pleasure Principle, in the Summer. This will be the first big show of the Belgian Surrealist’s work in the UK for almost 20 years. There will also be a new Alice in Wonderland exhibition from November, exploring the influence of Lewis Carroll’s iconic stories and characters on modern and contemporary art.

Stroll around Albert Dock to drink in some of the history then take a trip across the Mersey on one of the river’s famous ferries to see the awe inspiring view of Liverpool Waterfront, one of the most recognised waterfronts in the world. Liverpool has a unique mix of contemporary and classic architecture too. There’s the soaring Gothic Revival Liverpool Cathedral, the biggest Anglican Cathedral in the UK – a climb to the top of the tower for the best views across the region is a must – and the modernist Catholic Cathedral, affectionately known as ‘Paddy’s Wigwam’ at the other end of Hope Street, whose vast stained glass crown floods the interiors with different colours. Then there is the stunning St George’s Hall, described by Prince Charles as the finest example of neo-classical architecture in the country, where you can explore the great hall, fascinating criminal court and judges’ chambers.

The city has numerous permanent art attractions too. Visit the Walker Art Gallery, the national gallery of the North – ask at reception for a helpful guide to the highlights, including works by Hockney, Degas, Turner and Rembrandt, all of which are housed on the first floor. Hope Street, Liverpool

Check out the Bluecoat, a distinctive Grade I listed arts centre, over 290 years old which offers an inspiring programme of visual art, music, dance, live art and literature. Across the Mersey at Port Sunlight on Wirral Peninsula is the Lady Lever Art Gallery, a beautiful, highly personal collection of fine and decorative arts. Or check out Liverpool’s world class public art, which stretches across the region. Take a trip up to Crosby Beach to see the Gormleys, the 100 cast iron life-size sculptures of Angel of the North artist Antony Gormley, standing and staring out to sea.

Events René Magritte: The Pleasure Principle June 24–October 16 Tate Liverpool T: 0151 702 7400 www.tate.org.uk/liverpool René Magritte (1898 to 1967) is one of the most revered and popular artists of the 20th Century. During 2011 Tate Liverpool will present René Magritte: The Pleasure Principle, the first major exhibition of the Belgian Surrealist in the UK in almost 20 years. Featuring major works from across the world and from all stages of the artist’s career, The Pleasure Principle will display over 100 artworks, many not seen before in the UK. Museum of Liverpool Opening July 2011 Pier Head T: 0151 478 4499

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The new Museum of Liverpool opens on July 19 and is the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century. It is housed in a landmark building at the Pier Head, at the heart of the World Heritage Site on Liverpool’s famous waterfront. For a full list of events, pick up a copy of VisitLiverpool’s free events guide, widely available across the Liverpool City Region and all Tourist Information Centres.

Then there is even street artist Banksy’s biggest bit of street art in the UK, on the edge of the city’s China Town on Berry Street, and Spanish artist Jaume Plensa’s public sculpture, Dream, which has become an artistic crowd-puller to the former Sutton Manor Colliery in St.Helens since it was unveiled there in 2009. Dream, St.Helens

Liverpool has a unique mix of contemporary and classic architecture. There’s the soaring Gothic Revival Liverpool Cathedral, the biggest Anglican Cathedral in the UK and the modernist Catholic Cathedral, affectionately known as ‘Paddy’s Wigwam’ at the other end of Hope Street. Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

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Heritage Like the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Giza, Liverpool is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its impressive waterfront in addition to other areas of the city centre qualified the city for this status in 2004. The site stretches along the waterfront from Albert Dock, which alone has the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the UK, through the Pier Head and up to Stanley Dock. It also encompasses the Commercial District, RopeWalks and the Cultural Quarter.


Events Spring on the Waterfront April 29–May 8 Liverpool Waterfront T: 0151 233 2008

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From Princes Parade all the way to Liverpool Marina, Liverpool’s world famous waterfront will ‘spring into life’ with an extensive programme of events and activities. Highlights include Tall Ships, Shanty Festival and street theatre.

Many other museums are located around the Albert Dock, such as the Merseyside Maritime Museum, where you can find out all about the companies, people and ships connected to this great port. Visit the International Slavery Museum there too, which tells numerous poignant tales of bravery and rebellion among the enslaved people.

Liverpool Pride August 6 Liverpool city centre www.liverpoolpride.co.uk

World Museum Liverpool is another fascinating spot, bulging with historic treasures from around the world, with an aquarium, bug house and planetarium. The World of Glass in St.Helens, where you can learn all about glass blowing and the history of glass making in the region, is also a popular option. Performance The Liverpool City Region has plenty of top performance spaces. The 11,000 seat Echo Arena Liverpool on the waterfront is the jewel in the city’s crown of fantastic venues, staging shows from international stars and bands such as Katy Perry, Rihanna and Duran Duran, plus leading events such as Classical Spectacular.

Get ready to wave those rainbow flags and paint the town pink boys and girls! Liverpool’s Pride festival returns to celebrate the city’s thriving gay scene. Visitors will be treated to a fantastic variety of musical acts and performers.

René Magritte: The Pleasure Principle Tate Liverpool, June 24–October 16 © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2011

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Kim Cattrall in Antony and Cleopatra, Liverpool Playhouse

The legendary Everyman and Playhouse theatres stage premieres by local and international writers as well as being responsible for launching the career of several celebrated actors (Bill Nighy, Julie Walters and the late Pete Postlethwaite all started out here). The Liverpool Empire is the home of popular West End productions whilst the acclaimed FACT (Foundation for Art, and Creative Technology) centre specialises in multimedia exhibitions, film and digital art. The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is not only home to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra but also hosts a range of internationally acclaimed artists, while Southport and Wirral Peninsula both have their own vibrant theatres, putting on everything from pantos to classical concerts.

Day Tripper There are lots of family friendly attractions in the region. Kids and adults alike mustn’t miss The Yellow Duckmarine amphibious tour based at Albert Dock. There’s also Acorn Farm, complete with a full range of farm animals to stroke and feed, or you can take the family to Knowsley Safari Park to check out the lions, elephants and meerkats. Then there’s Splashworld, an all weather water-park complete with fun slides and rides, or how about the interactive Catalyst Science Discovery Centre in Widnes or Darkstar in St.Helens, the UK’s ultimate laser tag venue? The Big Mersey Adventure is another top family attraction, combining a Mersey Ferry trip with a visit to Spaceport where you can blast off on a virtual journey through space and time. It also includes the U-boat Story, a £5 million interactive attraction telling the story of World War II German submarine U-534.

The iconic Mersey Ferry

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Museums Liverpool has one of the most impressive collections of museums outside of London. Most exciting of all for 2011 is the opening of the new Museum of Liverpool in the Summer. The largest newly built national museum in Britain for more than a century is housed in a landmark new building at the Pier Head. Themed galleries will document the history of the city and focus on different aspects such as its role as a cradle for creativity, from nurturing writers to producing comedians and musicians, and what it means to be Liverpudlian.


British Lawnmower Museum 106–114 Shakespeare Street, Southport PR8 5AJ T: 01704  501336 www.lawnmowerworld.com An award winning unique museum of over 300 rare, restored exhibits of garden machinery, many donated by the rich and famous.

Museum of Liverpool Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1PZ T: 0151 478 4499 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Opening in its landmark building on Liverpool Waterfront on July 19, the museum will demonstrate Liverpool’s unique contribution to the world and showcase popular culture while tackling social, historical and contemporary issues.

North West Museum of Road Transport The Old Bus Depot, Hall Street, St.Helens WA10 1DU T: 01744 451681 www.hallstreetdepot.info

International Slavery Museum 3rd Floor of Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ T: 0151 478 4499 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk This thought-provoking museum explores the history of the slave trade and Liverpool’s involvement, while addressing issues such as freedom, identity, human rights, racial discrimination and cultural change.

Merseyside Maritime Museum Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ T: 0151 478 4499 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Set sail and drop anchor for a fun family day out at Merseyside Maritime Museum. Explore the large and varied collections that reflect the seafaring importance of Liverpool as a gateway to the world.

Step back in time and visit this fantastic transport museum exhibiting an extensive display of historic buses and road vehicles.

Prescot Museum 34 Church Street, Prescot L34 3LA T: 0151 430 7787 www.prescotmuseum.org.uk Prescot Museum offers something for visitors of all ages; from the chance to view items from the industrial past of the area to enjoying one of the four interactive temporary exhibitions each year.

Western Approaches Museum 1 Rumford Street, Liverpool L2 8SZ T: 0151 227 2008 www.liverpoolwarmuseum.co.uk Explore a World War II underground headquarters. An interactive labyrinth of rooms, once a top-secret nerve centre in 1940s wartime Britain.

World Museum William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EN T: 0151 478 4393 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk One of Britain’s finest museums, with extensive collections from the Amazonian rain forest to the mysteries of outer space.

World of Glass is a great day out for everyone, young or old. Live glass blowing demonstrations, amazing special effects film show, museum galleries, café, shop and art gallery.

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Another Place Crosby Beach, Mariners Road, Crosby, Liverpool L23 6SX Situated on Crosby Beach, Antony Gormley’s Another Place consists of 100 cast iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometres of the foreshore, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea.

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Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight Village, Wirral CH62 5EQ T: 0151 478 4136 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Home to a stunning collection of national importance, including paintings by Millais, Rossetti, Turner and Constable, 18th Century furniture, Chinese collections, tapestries, sculpture, Wedgwood and family activity rooms. 

A fantastic events and conferencing venue set within a renovated Grade II Victorian warehouse. The centre offers a variety of rooms for parties, theatre, dance, music, and also comprises a cinema, galleries, café, bar and restaurant all under one roof.

Dream Sutton Manor, Jubits Lane, St.Helens WA9 4BB T: 01744 676789 www.dreamsthelens.com This impressive sculpture, by internationally renowned artist, Jaume Plensa, is situated on the site of the former Sutton Manor Colliery in St.Helens, midway between Liverpool and Manchester.

Tate Liverpool Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB T: 0151 702 7400 www.tate.org.uk/liverpool Tate Liverpool presents displays and international exhibitions of modern and contemporary art in beautiful light filled galleries. A wide range of events are also on offer to accompany exhibitions.

The Bluecoat School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX T: 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk 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.

The comprehensive online resource for the Liverpool art scene. Liverpool art gallery listings, art weblog, artists’ details and news.

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World of Glass Chalon Way East, St.Helens WA10 1BX T: 01744 22766 www.worldofglass.com

FACT – Foundation for Art and Creative Technology 88 Wood Street, Liverpool L1 4DQ T: 0151 707 4444 www.fact.co.uk FACT is the UK’s leading organisation for commissioning and exhibiting film, video, and new media art, with galleries, cinemas, a shop, bar and café, plus free exhibitions and WiFi.

Contemporary Urban Centre (CUC) 41–51 Greenland Street, Liverpool L1 0BS T: 0151 708 3510

Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village 23 King George’s Drive, Port Sunlight, Wirral CH62 5DX T: 0151 644 6466 www.portsunlightvillage.com Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village is a unique and beautiful 19th Century village created solely for the Sunlight Soap factory workers. Be a part of the original soap opera!

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Open Eye Gallery Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1DG www.openeye.org.uk Open Eye Gallery specialises in exhibiting and promoting photographic and media arts and in addition offers a programme of public events and talks.

Sudley House Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool L18 8BX T: 0151 724 3245 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Sudley House is the former home of Victorian ship builder George Holt and is a listed mansion. It is a charming gallery with works by Turner, Gainsborough, Lord Leighton and Holman Hunt.

The Gallery Liverpool First Floor, 41 Stanhope Street, Liverpool L8 5RE T: 0151 709 2442 www.thegalleryliverpool.co.uk This exciting new venue showcases home grown artists of all disciplines, both contemporary and traditional, plus a monthly programme of special exhibitions and events. Admission is free, with a selection of artworks for sale.

Victoria Gallery & Museum Ashton Street, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3DR T: 0151 794 2348 www.liv.ac.uk/vgm Home to the University of Liverpool’s rich and diverse art and heritage collections, the VG&M includes fine art, sculpture, skulls, skeletons and dinosaur footprints.

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Liverpool L3 4AF T: 0151 707 0729 www.albertdock.com Located within Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Albert Dock is the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the UK. It’s home to inspiring museums and galleries, fun family attractions and a selection of bars, cafés, restaurants, hotels, gift and souvenir shops.

View Two Gallery 23 Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RE T: 0151 236 9444 www.viewtwogallery.co.uk

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One of Liverpool’s leading independent galleries with three floors of art for sale.

Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EL T: 0151 478 4199 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Home to outstanding works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin, Gainsborough and Hogarth, the Walker Art Gallery is one of the finest art galleries in Europe.

Williamson Art Gallery Slatey Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH43 4UE T: 0151 652 4177 www.wirral.gov.uk Opened in December 1928, the Williamson Art Gallery now houses the vast majority of Birkenhead’s collection of artistic masterpieces in a series of galleries.

Heritage British Waterways T: 01942 405700 www.waterscape.com The £22 million Liverpool Canal Link opened in April 2009 welcoming boats right into the heart of the city. It is proving a popular attraction with both boaters and visitors on foot.

Croxteth Hall and Country Park Muirhead Avenue East, Liverpool L12 0HB T: 0151 233 6910 www.croxteth.co.uk

Liverpool Cathedral St James Mount, Liverpool L1 7AZ T: 0151 709 6271 www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Open daily, the UK’s biggest Cathedral offers the perfect day out – awesome architecture, Tower views and events. Awarded Best Tourism Retailer at The Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards.

Liverpool History Taxi Tours T: 07790 578656

www.liverpoolhistorytaxitour.co.uk

A fantastic opportunity to peep into Liverpool’s 800 year history. From King John to the growth years, aristocracy and the war years, the slave trade to our present day regeneration, plus lots more. This is an all weather tour.

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TQ T: 0151 709 9222 www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk

Liverpool’s dramatic Roman Catholic Cathedral is world famous thanks to its glorious multi-coloured windows and modern artworks. Visit the country’s largest Crypt, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, which houses a permanent exhibition charting the building’s fascinating history, and priceless religious artefacts.

Stately home with 500 acre estate including visitor farm, Victorian walled garden and seasonal events. Former ancestral home of the Earl of Sefton.

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UNESCO World Heritage Site T: 0151 233 2008 www.liverpoolworldheritage.com Liverpool is an inscribed World Heritage Site and therefore as globally significant as the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China. The accolade was given by UNESCO in 2004 because Liverpool’s historic buildings and docks bear witness to its role as a maritime and mercantile city. Indeed, it was accepted that Liverpool is the supreme example of a commercial port at the time of Britain’s greatest global influence. The World Heritage Site includes the historic waterfront, with the world renowned trio of buildings of Pier Head at its centre and monumental warehouses at Albert Dock, Wapping Dock, Waterloo Dock and Stanley Dock to the North and South. The Site also includes the palaces of commerce inland in the Commercial District, the merchants’ houses and warehouses around Duke Street and the galleries, museums and St George’s Hall in the Cultural Quarter. See page 149 for a map of Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Sefton Park Palm House Preservation Trust Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 1AP T: 0151 726 2415 www.palmhouse.org.uk

Echo Arena Liverpool Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4FP T: 0844 800 0400 (Box Office) www.echoarena.com

Liverpool Town Hall is a magnificent 18th Century Grade I listed building situated in the heart of the city’s Cultural Quarter, close to Mathew Street.

Sefton Park Palm House is a Grade II listed Victorian glasshouse. It is an octagonal three tiered structure, showcasing plants from around the world. Open to the public, with a varied events programme and available for private and corporate hire.

Standing at the heart of Liverpool Waterfront, this purpose-built 11,000 seat area plays host to big production shows, sporting events and international artists. Awarded Performance Venue of the Year at The Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards.

Mersey Ferries Victoria Place, Seacombe, Wallasey CH44 6QY T: 0151 330 1444 www.merseyferries.co.uk There’s no better way to experience the Liverpool City Region than from the deck of the world famous Mersey Ferry. Learn about the city and the region’s fascinating history, see its spectacular sights and discover its unique character.

Mersey Tunnel Tours Georges Dock Building, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DD T: 0151 330 4504 www.merseytunnels.co.uk

Speke Hall, Gardens and Estate The Walk, Liverpool L24 1XD T: 0151 427 7231 www.nationaltrust.org.uk One of the most famous half timbered houses in Britain, dating from the 15th Century, owned by the National Trust. Roof tours, and Victorian and Tudor costumed tours bring the house and gardens alive.

St George’s Hall is Liverpool’s premier must-see building. No visit to Liverpool is complete without a trip to see the Great Hall with its world famous architecture, Minton tiles and Willis organ.

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The Isla Gladstone Conservatory Stanley Park, Anfield Road, Liverpool L4 0TD T: 0151 263 0363 www.theislagladstone.co.uk

Performance St George’s Hall St George’s Place, Liverpool L1 1JJ T: 0151 225 6909 www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk

One of Europe’s finest examples of Moorish Revival or Saracenic style of synagogue architecture. The Grade I listed Victorian building built in 1874 by architects G&W Audsley has a sumptuous interior and must be seen. Visits by appointment only.

Former home and business of acclaimed photographer Edward Chambré Hardman between 1948–88, 59 Rodney Street contains his studio, darkroom, living quarters and exhibitions of his work. This is a unique survival of a studio from this era.

Breathtaking venue at the heart of the newly restored Stanley Park. Converted with much care, this Victorian glasshouse nestles amidst picturesque rose gardens, glistening lakes and historic sandstone pavilions.

Personal guided tours behind the scenes of George’s Dock Building and the Queensway Tunnel, including the control room, giant ventilation fan chambers and walking tour underneath the tunnel roadway.

Princes Road Synagogue Princes Road, Liverpool L8 1TG T: 0151 709 3431 www.princesroad.org

The Hardman’s House 59 Rodney Street, Liverpool L1 9EX T: 0151 709 6261 www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Citadel Arts Centre Waterloo Street, St.Helens WA10 1PX T: 01744 735436 www.citadel.org.uk Situated in the heart of St.Helens town centre, the Citadel offers live theatre, comedy, film, dance, fine art, and family friendly events in addition to a renowned music programme.

Crosby Civic Hall Crosby Road North, Liverpool L22 0LQ T: 0151 928 1919 www.seftonarts.co.uk A multi-faceted theatre offering a variety of events including theatre, music, comedy and film. There is a strong and varied amateur programme as well as special events throughout the year.

Floral Pavilion Theatre and Conference Centre Marine Promenade, New Brighton, Wirral CH45 2JS T: 0151 666 000 (Box Office) www.floralpavilion.com Brand new theatre and conference centre with a fun programme of theatre, events and activities.

Liverpool Empire Theatre Lime Street, Liverpool L1 1JE T: 0844 847 2525 www.liverpoolempire.org.uk Experience the best in largescale entertainment at one of the region’s premier live entertainment venues.

Liverpool Everyman Theatre Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BH T: 0151 709 4776 www.everymanplayhouse.com Situated in the Hope Street Quarter, the Everyman is Liverpool’s home of new writing and inventive productions of classics, which in recent years has included Jonathan Pryce in Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker and the late Pete Postlethwaite in King Lear. A £28m redevelopment of the theatre is due to start in 2011.

Liverpool Lighthouse Oakfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool L4 0UF www.liverpoollighthouse.com The UK’s first dedicated Urban Gospel Arts Centre and home to King’s Hall Auditorium, a 430 capacity theatre. Hosting a full, varied diary of events from dance to gospel music.

Liverpool Playhouse Williamson Square, Liverpool L1 1EL T: 0151 709 4776 www.everymanplayhouse.com More stately than the Everyman, yet intimate in its own way, the 19th Century Playhouse has been the home of classic drama, from ancient to modern, like the 2010 production starring Kim Cattrall of Antony and Cleopatra, directed by Janet Suzman. Over the last few years, however, the Playhouse has once again become home to new writing and world premières.

Pacific Road Museum and Theatre Pacific Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 1LJ T: 0151 666 0000 (Box Office) www.pacificroad.co.uk Large, welcoming venue offering a seasonal programme of live music, sport and theatre performance.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP T: 0151 709 3789 www.liverpoolphil.com The Philharmonic Hall is one of the UK’s premier arts and entertainment venues and home of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, whose Chief Conductor is the charismatic young Russian, Vasily Petrenko.

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Liverpool Town Hall High Street, Liverpool L2 3SW T: 0151 225 5530 www.civichalls.liverpool.gov.uk/ townhall

Southport Theatre & Convention Centre The Promenade, Southport PR9 0DZ T: 01704 540454 www.southporttheatre.org.uk The newly refurbished Southport Theatre & Convention Centre is one of the largest venues in the Northwest, hosting an all year round programme of shows, conferences and exhibitions.

The Brindley High Street, Runcorn WA7 1BG T: 0151 907 8360 www.thebrindley.org.uk Cheshire’s multi award winning theatre and arts centre, based in Runcorn. Winner of ‘Best Arts Project’ in the UK National Lottery Awards.

The Lantern Theatre 57 Blundell Street, Liverpool L1 0JA T: 0151 703 0000 www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk A cosy and welcoming theatre venue that aims to support local artists and produce exciting new plays and special events.

Unity Theatre Hope Place, Liverpool L1 9BG T: 0844 873 2888 www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Set in the heart of Liverpool’s Hope Street Quarter, Unity presents an exciting and diverse range of small-scale professional comedy, drama and family shows alongside community work and site-specific projects.

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Chester Zoo Upton by Chester, Chester CH2 1EU T: 01244 380280 www.chesterzoo.org Come and see why over 1.4 million visitors enjoy the world famous Chester Zoo. Discover 7,000 animals with over 400 species from meerkats and penguins to elephants and tigers. Open daily from 10.00am.

Acorn Farm Depot Road, Kirkby, Knowsley L33 3AR T: 0151 548 1524 www.acornfarm.co.uk Attractions include a wide range of farm animals to stroke and feed, horse rides, animal petting pavilion, seasonal garden centre, café and farm shop. Awarded Small Visitor Attraction of the Year at The Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards.

Awesome Walls Climbing Centre St Albans Church, Athol Street (Off Great Howard Street), Liverpool L5 9XT T: 0151 298 2422  www.awesomewalls.co.uk  Liverpool’s finest climbing wall, offering a safe environment where climbing is fun. Situated in an 150 year old church, offering over 1,000 square metres of climbing with hundreds of routes to suit everyone.

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre Gossage Building, Mersey Road, Widnes WA8 0DF T: 0151 420 1121 www.catalyst.org.uk Interactive science centre for all ages and abilities. Three award winning, hands-on galleries, an interactive theatre, café, shop and an external glass lift which lifts you 30m above the River Mersey. Science has never been so much fun!

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Jungle Parc Croxteth Hall and Country Park, Muirhead Avenue Entrance, Liverpool L12 0HB T: 0844 879 4378 www.jungleparc.co.uk Jungle Parc is a fun, family adventure where you can swing, glide and climb through the trees whatever the weather!

City Sightseeing Liverpool Tours T: 0151 203 3920 www.city-sightseeing.com City Sightseeing with its distinctive buses and friendly staff – you can hop on and hop off as much as you like at any of the bus stops on the route and see all the best sights and attractions that Liverpool has to offer.

Darkstar Ultimate Laser Tag The Arena, Central Street, St.Helens WA10 1TZ T: 01744 733378 www.darkstarlaser.com Darkstar is one of the most exciting laser tag venues in the UK. Compete against 40 players, using the world’s most advanced equipment, in the huge multi-level labyrinth of the Darkstar Arena.

Echo Wheel of Liverpool Keel Wharf, Liverpool L3 4FN T: 0151 709 8651 www.greatcityattractions.com The wheel has 42 capsules which seat up to eight people, with wheelchair access, air conditioning and heating and for an extra touch of luxury, there’s a VIP capsule with optional Champagne.

Haunted Liverpool Ghost Walks Various locations in Liverpool T: 07983 160479 www.ghostwalks.org Haunted Liverpool Ghostwalks explore Liverpool’s spookiest hauntings and murders in the very places where they happened. Guided by a professional costumed actor, the walks last 1 hour 15 minutes and include the only Jack the Ripper tour outside London!

Shiverpool Tours Unit C, Baltic Creative Centre, 22 Jordan Street, Liverpool L1 0BP T: 0151 709 2030 www.shiverpool.co.uk Shiverpool’s guided walk blends street theatre, dark humour and sinister tales to reveal Liverpool’s hidden mysteries and supernatural secrets. Learn more about the city’s earliest history on the new Auld City Tour and take advantage of the ‘meals you could murder’ packages.

Silcock’s Funland The Promenade, Southport PR8 1QX T: 01704 536733 www.silcock-leisure.co.uk Knowsley Safari Park Prescot, Knowsley L34 4AN T: 0151 430 9009 www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk

Enjoy a five mile safari through 450 acres of historic parkland containing large groups of lions, tigers, rhino and a spectacular herd of elephants. All viewed from the comfort of your own vehicle.

Land Rover Experience Halewood Visitor Centre, South Road, Liverpool L24 9BJ T: 0151 448 4023 www.landroverexperience.co.uk Land Rover Experience is Knowsley’s newest attraction, allowing visitors a behind the scenes look at the factory which puts two of motoring’s most prestigious names on the road, plus the chance to get behind the wheel on the purpose built all terrain course.

National Wildflower Centre Court Hey Park, Roby Road, Knowsley, Liverpool L16 3NA T: 0151 738 1913 www.nwc.org.uk The National Wildflower Centre is a charitable visitor centre and conference facility with a gorgeous café. Set in Court Hey Park in the ‘Wildflower’ borough of Knowsley, just five miles from Liverpool city centre. A family friendly place with nature at its heart and activities all year round.

Creating a grand entrance to Southport Pier is Silcock’s Funland, Southport’s largest family amusement centre. This all weather centre is open every day, all year round.

Splash World The Esplanade, Southport PR8 1RX T: 01704 537160 www.splashworldsouthport.com A favourite with children and the young at heart. There are fast flumes, river rides and a lazy bubble spa – something to suit every one.

The Yellow Boat Cruise 32 Anchor Courtyard, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AS T: 0151 708 7799 www.theyellowboatcruise.co.uk An all new 40 minute heritage tour of Liverpool’s historic South Docks. This unique water tour gives an entertaining and informative insight into the workings of a major port city with stunning views of Liverpool’s World Heritage Site. Tours depart from the Albert Dock, with a range of meal and wine tasting packages available.

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The Yellow Duckmarine 32 Anchor Courtyard, Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AS T: 0151 708 7799 www.theyellowduckmarine.co.uk

Spaceport Victoria Place, Seacombe, Wallasey CH44 6QY T: 0151 330 1566 www.spaceport.org.uk

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An hour long tour, half on land and half in the water, takes in the city’s historical sights, attractions and the dockland’s maritime history with fun, live commentary.

Spaceport is a visitor attraction which takes you on an inspirational journey through space, as you walk through several themed galleries, which all feature a large variety of interactive hands-on exhibits and audio visual experiences. See the ‘Wallace & Gromit in Space’ exhibition during 2011.

Underwater Street Cunard Building, Water Street, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DS T: 0151 227 2550 www.underwaterstreet.com A unique hands-on discovery centre for families of children aged 2–10 years. Six exciting zones, three craft tables and entertaining science shows ensure a fun-filled day for all visitors.

Voirrey Embroidery Centre Brimstage Hall Courtyard, Brimstage, Wirral CH63 6JA T: 0151 342 3514 www.voirrey.com Renowned locally, nationally and even internationally for its uniqueness, Voirrey Embroidery remains one of the finest needlework centres in Britain, staging interesting exhibitions and exciting workshops throughout the year.

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Martin Mere Fish Lane, Burscough, Lancashire L40 0TA T: 01704 895181 www.wwt.org.uk/martinmere Popular wildlife attraction with a diverse range of wildfowl and mammals. Suitable for visitors of all ages, with large adventure playground for children and a brand new café and canoe safari opening Easter 2011. Open all year round.

U-boat Story Woodside Ferry Terminal, Woodside, Birkenhead CH41 6DU T: 0151 330 1000 www.u-boatstory.co.uk View the amazing life on board a real German U-boat. With original film archive and interactive displays you will witness all the dramatic action! VisitLiverpool.com

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Music Think Liverpool, think The Beatles. The city is officially the World Capital of Pop, and the Fab Four are, of course, its most famous offspring.

The city also has a throbbing live music scene as well as numerous musical festivals worth checking out. Mojo is a rocking live music bar, where the drinks are mixed to perfection and the bands are awesome, and Liverpool is of course the home of the legendary Nation, the ultimate nightclub for party people. The city’s waterfront Echo Arena is the venue for big-name international acts such as Beyoncé, Elton John and Oasis and also plays host to the Liverpool Summer Pops Festival from July to August.

Liverpool Sound City May 19–May 21 Various Liverpool city centre locations www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk Taking place every May in the world’s most legendary music city, Sound City is now the largest live music festival and conference in the North, welcoming music lovers and business delegates from all over the world. Liverpool Sound City is the UK’s coolest boutique city festival.

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Liverpool Sound City is a fantastic festival of bands, DJs and artists happening over four days in May across many of the city’s top venues. Liverpool Music Week in November is another must see event, representing the UK’s biggest indoor Winter music festival. Or catch the annual Mathew Street Festival, centred around the famous street that is home to the Cavern Club. It takes place each year over the August Bank Holiday weekend and is one of Europe’s biggest free music events with rock and pop bands performing on live stages around the city centre. This weekend also plays host to Creamfields, one of the most popular outdoor dance festivals in the world.

And there’s more! Southport also stages a number of great music events, such as the Southport International Jazz Festival at the end of May, while Africa Oyé brings a taste of African music to Liverpool in June – a two day festival of African music and culture in Sefton Park.

Classical fans must take in a performance by the world renowned Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, led by the charismatic Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko. You could always combine the classical with the popular by having a sneaky pint at The Philharmonic pub over the road beforehand, a famous haunt of the Fab Four. Other music institutions include Parr Street Studios, where everyone from Coldplay to Oasis, Grace Jones, Take That and even the Spice Girls has recorded. Liverpool Sound City

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Non-negotiable is a trip to Beatles Story at Albert Dock, a brilliant tour through The Beatles’ lives, with fascinating memorabilia and insights from friends and family. You should also pop into the Cavern Club on Mathew Street, the most famous club in the world, for a lunchtime beer or some live music in the evening, or visit Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road in Allerton, the childhood homes of John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney, that are now both National Trust properties.

But Liverpool really has every kind of music running through its veins. It also plays host to the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain on Wirral Peninsula each year, with classical music, jazz, rock, blues, country and flamenco guitar music being demonstrated at various venues in November.

Liverpool Sound City is a fantastic festival of bands, DJs and artists happening over four days in May and Liverpool Music Week in November is another must see event, representing the UK’s biggest indoor Winter music festival.

Africa Oyé June 18–June 19 Sefton Park Liverpool www.africaoye.com Africa Oyé is the UK’s largest celebration of African music and culture and takes place annually in Liverpool. Beginning in 1992 as a series of small gigs in the city centre, the event has gone from strength to strength, moving to its present Sefton Park home in 2002 to cope with demand! Liverpool Summer Pops Festival July 1–July 31 Echo Arena Liverpool T: 0844 8000 400 www.echoarena.com Celebrating its eleventh anniversary this year, the 2011 Liverpool Summer Pops Festival will once again bring top performers to the city including Jules Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and Deacon Blue amongst others. Pick up a copy of VisitLiverpool’s events guide.

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The Beatles Beatles Magical Mystery Tour Tours depart daily from Tourist Information Centre, Albert Dock, Liverpool T: 0151 236 9091 or 0151 233 2459 www.beatlestour.org

Beatles Story Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD T: 0151 709 1963 www.beatlesstory.com Located within Liverpool’s historic Albert Dock, Beatles Story is a unique visitor attraction that transports you on an enlightening and atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture and music of The Beatles. Awarded Large Visitor Attraction and Tourism Marketing Project of the Year at The Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards.

Cavern Pub 5 Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RE T: 0151 236 4041 www.cavernclub.org Lively pub with a wall of fame showing the names of all the artists who have played at the Cavern Club since 1957. Free live music every night.

Echo Arena Liverpool Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4FP T: 0844 800 0400 (Box Office) www.echoarena.com

Bespoke tours, up to three hours with 30 stops for photographs. Tours available 24/7 for up to six people. Visa/Mastercard accepted.

Standing at the heart of Liverpool Waterfront, this purpose-built 11,000 seat area plays host to big production shows, sporting events and international artists. Awarded Performance Venue of the Year at The Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards.

Hard Days Night Hotel, Beatles Shop Number One Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RR T: 0151 909 1964 www.traveltoliverpool.com Situated at the top of Liverpool’s world famous Mathew Street, you will find an amazing range of official Beatles and Beatles related products. Make a reservation for a Fabcabs Beatles Heritage Tour or The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour here too.

Mendips & 20 Forthlin Road Woolton & Allerton, Liverpool T: 0151 427 7231 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beatles This joint tour is the only one to take you inside the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and the places where many of the earliest Beatles songs were composed and rehearsed. Online booking service available.

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Cavern City Tours invite you to experience the sights and sounds of Beatles Liverpool on the Magical Mystery Tour, with entertaining commentary from qualified guides.

FabCabs of Liverpool Beatles Heritage Tours Hard Days Night Hotel Shop, Number One Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RR T: 0151 909 1964 www.fabcabsofliverpool.com


O2 Academy 11–13 Hotham Street, Liverpool L3 5UF T: 0151 707 3200 www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk

Cavern Club Cavern Club 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RE T: 0151 236 1965 www.cavernclub.org The Cavern Club is the world famous venue where The Beatles played in the early 1960s. Open daily with live music on two stages, evenings and weekends.

The Beatles Fab Four Taxi Tours T: 0151 601 2111

This 1,200 capacity venue  features an array of concerts and club nights, from rock legends and indie all stars to dance and urban acts, in the heart of Liverpool city centre.

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Early evening MOJO is the place to meet over a very quaffable cocktail, great beer or wine whilst sharing a few plates of tasty nibbles. Later on, the venue transforms into a fantastic combination of New York City dive style chic, with rock n roll from the last five decades. One visit and you’re hooked!

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP T: 0151 709 3789 www.liverpoolphil.com The Philharmonic Hall is one of the UK’s premier arts and entertainment venues and home of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, whose Chief Conductor is the charismatic young Russian, Vasily Petrenko.

Studio 2 33–45 Parr Street, Liverpool L1 4JN T: 0151 707 1050 www.parrstreet.co.uk/studio2

Creamfields August 27–August 28 www.creamfields.com Mathew Street Festival August 28–August 29 www.mathewstreetfestival.org St.Helens Live Music Festival August www.visitsthelens.com International Guitar Festival of Great Britain November www.bestguitarfest.com Liverpool Music Week November www.liverpoolmusicweek.com

The studio where Coldplay, Barry Manilow, Take That, the Spice Girls, Echo & The Bunnymen and Diana Ross recorded. Now converted to become the latest hot spot – breakfast bar in the morning, events venue by day and live music bar at night.

Liverpool Welsh Choral T: 0151 652 6374 / 0151 222 5982 www.lwcu.co.uk Founded in 1900, the prestigious LWC has grown to become one of Britain’s leading choral societies. With 130 members this large choir offers a wide selection of musical concerts, to suit all tastes, in some of the most beautiful venues in the Liverpool City Region.

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MOJO Bar The Stables, Back Berry Street, Liverpool L1 4BG T: 0844 549 9090 www.mojobar.co.uk

Beatles Day July 10 www.beatlesday.tv

International Beatle Week Festival August 24 –August 30 www.beatlesfestival.co.uk

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Legendary dance music institution from Liverpool. Cream organise the annual Creamfields festival, in addition to many UK and international tours and residencies.

Southport International Jazz Festival May 26–May 29 www.visitsouthport.com

Liverpool Summer Pops Festival July www.echoarena.com

Create your personalised Beatles tour in a comfortable black taxi. See all the famous sites including Penny Lane and Strawberry Field.

Cream T: 0151 707 1309 www.cream.co.uk

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Its inhabitants are cleanly divided between support for the Reds, or Liverpool FC, and the Blues, or Everton FC. The Reds, once again under King Kenny’s rule, have one of the largest trophy cabinets in football today, with an impressive 18 League titles, five European Cups and seven FA Cups. Founded in 1878, the Blues have always been at the forefront of English football and are a founding member of the Football League, winning their first match against Accrington in 1888. Wirral Peninsula’s own Tranmere Rovers have just as passionate a following, including celebrity fans such as Elvis Costello and Half Man Half Biscuit.

Events John Smith’s Grand National April 7–April 9 Aintree Racecourse T: 0151 523 2600 www.aintree.co.uk

Davis Cup, Echo Arena Liverpool

The Liverpool City Region is also renowned for golf and horse racing. England’s Golf Coast, the finest stretch of championship golf in the world, is home to three Royal Links courses and numerous other naturally beautiful golf courses. There is Royal Birkdale in Southport, Royal Lytham & St Annes, and Royal Liverpool at Hoylake on Wirral Peninsula, the second oldest links course in England, as well as home to one of the best collections of golf memorabilia outside St Andrews. Then there’s Aintree, the famous horse racing venue which hosts the John Smith’s Grand National, as well as several other major racing events. There is racing too at Haydock Park in St.Helens, with events throughout the year. Haydock Park Racecourse

The Reds, once again under King Kenny’s rule, have one of the largest trophy cabinets in football today, with an impressive 18 League titles, five European Cups and seven FA Cups. Founded in 1878, the Blues have always been at the forefront of English football and are a founding member of the Football League. 36

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Besides these, the region also has a strong Rugby League tradition. St.Helens and Widnes both have massive followings for their teams. St.Helens RLC is one of the oldest members of the sport and has a fabulous new ground opening Autumn 2011 with an 18,000 capacity stadium and Sports Café Bar, while the Widnes Vikings are similarly one of the world’s first rugby league teams. In additional to live music, the Echo Arena Liverpool has become a top sporting venue hosting international events including the Davis Cup, Premier League darts, indoor football, boxing, Supercross and basketball giants, the Harlem Globetrotters. The waterfront will also become the focal point for the Liverpool Marathon in October where 12,000 runners will take on the 26.2 mile challenge around the city’s most famous landmarks.

It’s a British sporting institution. Running since 1839 when a horse called Lottery won the big race and a man called Captain Becher parted company with his horse at a now famous brook. It’s three days full of stories, wonder and some of the most accomplished horses and jockeys in the world. Wirral Golf Classic September 19–September 23 Various locations T: 0151 625 9994 www.wirralgolfclassic.co.uk The second Wirral Golf Classic, a 72 hole Stableford competition for club golfers, will be held on the four beautiful golf courses on England’s Golf Coast – Caldy, Heswall, Wallasey and the magnificent Royal Liverpool Golf Club, host to the Open 2006 and 2014. Pick up a copy of VisitLiverpool’s events guide.

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England’s Golf Coast www.englandsgolfcoast.com Royal Liverpool Golf Club Meols Drive, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 4AL T: 0151 632 3101 www.royal-liverpool-golf.com Royal Liverpool is one of England’s oldest and most historic golf clubs and has been the scene of many defining moments in British golf including Tiger Woods lifting the Claret Jug in 2006. Royal Liverpool will host the Ricoh Women’s Open in 2010 and the Open Championship in 2014.

Formby Golf Club Golf Road, Formby, Liverpool L37 1YH T: 01704 872164 www.formbygolfclub.co.uk

Hesketh Golf Club Cockle Dick’s Lane, Southport PR9 9QQ T: 01704 536897 www.heskethgolfclub.co.uk

Founded in 1884, Formby Golf Club is a magnificent traditional links of charm and elegance, situated close to the shoreline of the Irish Sea, near Southport. A truly memorable golfing experience combined with the friendly and relaxing atmosphere of the clubhouse make the unique ‘Formby Experience’.

Set amidst the towering Victorian villas of Southport’s premier residential area, Hesketh is the town’s oldest club founded in 1885. Standing alone on the crest of a tall sandhill, the clubhouse dominates the golf course and the surrounding district. Hesketh will co-host the Amateur Championship in June 2011.

Caldy Golf Club Links Hey Road, Caldy, Wirral CH48 1NB T: 0151 625 5660 www.caldygolfclub.co.uk This striking 6,707 yard course really does have a character that’s all its own, and that’s down to an unusual combination of cliff top, links style holes that wind their way inland by the River Dee.

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Voted the number one course in Britain and amongst the best in the world. Previously hosted two Ryder Cups, the Walker and Curtis Cups, the Women’s British Open and the Open Championship on nine occasions.

The old course at Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa, opened in 1996. It is one of the newest courses on England’s Golf Coast but has already built an enviable reputation, both for its welcome and the test of golf it provides. Home of the UK’s first PGA National Residential Golf Academy and stunning 62 bedroom 4 star luxury hotel. Awarded Excellence in Customer Service at The Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards.

Formby Ladies Golf Club Golf Road, Formby, Liverpool L37 1YH T: 01704 873493 www.formbyladiesgolfclub.co.uk Formby Ladies’ narrow fairways, lined with heather and its small greens protected by well positioned pot bunkers, certainly demand that all golfers play with precision rather than relying on length of shot. Formby Ladies should not be missed by any golfer, male or female.

Hillside lies almost side by side with Royal Birkdale amid a stretch of sandhills near Southport and the quality of the individual holes is such that golfers may find it difficult to separate the two! Typical of the links courses on the Northwest coastline, it is open to the wind coming in from the Irish Sea and laid out in a truly stunning setting. Hillside will co-host the Amateur Championship with Hesketh Golf Club in 2011.

Houghwood Golf Club Billinge Hill, Crank Road, St.Helens WA11 8RL T: 01744 894444 www.houghwoodgolfclub.co.uk Mature parkland course with breathtaking views. Fabulous food in Fairways Restaurant or the welcoming Spikes Bar. All facilities open to visitors.

England’s Golf Coast is home to 20 of the most naturally beautiful golf courses in Britain. For more information pick up a brochure or download a copy from www.englandsgolfcoast.com

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Bernard Darwin, the doyen of British golf writers, once described Lytham & St Annes as ‘a beast of a golf course, but a just beast’ and that is a fine description of this rugged Lancashire links. Royal Lytham will host the Open Championship in 2012.

Waterloo Road, Birkdale, Southport PR8 2LX T: 01704 552020 www.royalbirkdale.com

Hillside Golf Club Hastings Road, Hillside, Southport PR8 2LU T: 01704 567169 www.hillside-golfclub.co.uk

Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa Southport Old Road, Formby, Southport L37 0AB T: 01704 875669 www.formbyhallgolfresort.co.uk Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Links Gate, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire FY8 3LQ T: 01253 724206 www.royallytham.org

Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club Bradshaws Lane, Ainsdale, Southport PR8 3LG T: 01704 578000 www.sandagolfclub.co.uk

Wallasey Golf Club Bayswater Road, Wallasey, Wirral CH45 8LA T: 0151 691 1204 www.wallaseygolfclub.com

A true championship links course, with first class facilities to match. Created by the great course designer, James Braid and set amongst the dunes on the stunning Northwest coastline. The fine clubhouse sits above the eighteenth green and the first hole, and is a welcoming place to watch the play.

Wallasey was once described as the ‘diamond in the dunes’, in recognition both of its idyllic setting amidst undulating land close to the Irish Sea as well as the excellent test of golf it offers. Wallasey is the ‘home of Stableford’.

Southport Old Links Golf Club Moss Lane, Churchtown, Southport PR9 7QS T: 01704 228207  www.southportoldlinksgolfclub.co.uk

One of Southport’s oldest golf clubs, this friendly yet challenging 9-hole course is located on the edge of picturesque Churchtown village. Some of golf’s greatest names played here including J.H. Taylor, James Braid and Harry Vardon. The new clubhouse is the perfect place to relax and reflect on the day’s play.

West Lancashire Golf Club Hall Road West, Blundellsands, Liverpool L23 8SZ T: 0151 924 1076 www.westlancashiregolf.co.uk West Lancashire Golf Club, founded in 1873, is one of the 10 oldest clubs in England and boasts one of the most natural and underrated links found anywhere in the British Isles.

Southport Golf Tours T: 01704 551001 www.southportgolftours.co.uk Southport Golf Tours is recognised as one of the leading promoters of golfing holidays in the region. Plan the perfect golf break using their local knowledge, extensive network of contacts and first class service.

Take-u-There Travel Shakespeare House, 37–39 Shakespeare Street, Southport PR8 5AB T: 01704 542099  www.northwestgolftours.co.uk A specialist provider of tailor made golfing holidays to the Northwest.  With extensive knowledge of the local area and their own luxury transport, every element of your tour can be tailored to ensure that you can relax and enjoy your visit to England’s Golf Coast. 

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The Anfield Experience Anfield Road, Liverpool L4 0TH T: 0151 263 7744 www.theanfieldexperience.com VIP days at Liverpool FC in the company of Liverpool Legends. Exclusive access to Anfield and its former players. Upgrade to the Ultimate Anfield Experience and you’ll be able to take part in a unique training session at The LFC Academy and enjoy lunch in The Trophy Room.

Everton Football Club Goodison Park, Liverpool L4 4EL T: 0871 663 1878 www.evertonfc.com

Racing Haydock Park Racecourse Newton-le-Willows, St.Helens WA12 0HQ T: 01942 725963 www.haydock-park.co.uk Haydock Park is the Northwest’s premier dual-purpose racecourse, boasting an energetic year round racing calendar of both flat and jumps racing. A fantastic day out offering something for everyone.

Liverpool Football Club Museum and Tour Anfield Road, Liverpool L4 0TH T: 0151 260 6677 www.liverpoolfc.tv/tours The new LFC Stadium Tour gives you an inspiring insight into England’s most successful football club. You can get a photo taken in the museum with one of the many trophies or indulge yourself in one of the award winning Experience Days, where you can meet LFC Legends.

Rugby St.Helens Rugby League Club Court Building, 3rd Floor, Alexandra Business Park, Prescott Road, St.Helens WA10 3TT T: 01744 455050 www.saintsrlfc.com In a region synonymous with sporting success and prowess, St.Helens Rugby League Club ‘The Saints’ are the most successful and most exciting Rugby League Club of the Super League era.

Liverpool Soccer City Tours Number One Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RR T: 0151 909 1964 www.traveltoliverpool.com

Widnes Vikings Stobart Stadium Halton, Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes WA8 7DZ T: 0151 495 2250 www.widnesvikings.co.uk

For fans of Liverpool Football Club this is the tour you’ve been waiting for! From Bill Shankly’s home to the club museum, with much more in between. Up to six people for up to four hours. Stadium Tours available on request.

The Stobart Stadium Halton is home to both the Widnes Vikings and Everton Reserves. The ground has a capacity of over 13,000 seated in what is now one of the most well equipped stadiums for Rugby League in the country.

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Greenbank Sports Academy Greenbank Lane, Liverpool L17 1AG T: 0151 280 7757 www.greenbanksportsacademy.co.uk

The Northwest’s fully accessible leading sports and leisure facility. Facilities include gym, power suite, restaurant and bar plus accessible accommodation.

Aintree Racecourse & Visitor Centre Ormskirk Road, Liverpool L9 5AS T: 0151 523 2600 www.aintree.co.uk For a few brief moments each year in April, the world’s most famous racecourse runs the world’s most famous race, the John Smith’s Grand National.

Liverpool Cycle Tours T: 07986 139531 www.liverpoolcycletours.com Full day and half day tours of Liverpool in the most environmentally friendly way, with free bicycle hire. Lower your carbon footprint, see the beauty of Liverpool and keep fit!

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A chance of a lifetime awaits you as you experience the magic of Goodison Park. Wonderful opportunity for all the family to see and hear behind the scenes of the world famous Everton FC.

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Local Solutions Merseysport 110 Mariners Wharf, Queens Dock, Liverpool L3 4DG T: 0151 708 9322 www.merseysport.org.uk A watersports centre approved by the British Canoe Union, the Royal Yachting Association and the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority. Teaches canoeing, sailing and windsurfing. Must be over eight and able to swim.

Runcorn Ski Centre The Town Park, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 2PS T: 01928 701965 www.runcornskicentre.co.uk Situated on the top edge of 800 acres of parkland, with a 90m main ski slope and separate 35m teaching slope for beginners. Both slopes are serviced by ski lifts and are misted and floodlit. Group and private lessons available.

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Shop Liverpool is an image-conscious city, and its inhabitants like to look good, wear the very latest labels, and are never knowingly underdressed. As a result, Liverpudlians shop almost as passionately as they support football, and, fittingly, there is a new shiny retail development right in the heart of the city called Liverpool ONE. This is home to more than 160 famous high street names, from a giant, gleaming new John Lewis to an Apple Store, as well as ultra-hip fashion brands and cool independent boutiques such as designer store Flannels, Urban Outfitters and pretty country homewares store Cath Kidston.

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A giant new store, The Home Quarter, featuring all the top names in interiors from contemporary sleek Danish design to chic French glamour, has also just opened on Hanover Street on the edge of the shopping centre, as well as leading Spanish fashion chain Desigual’s first store outside of London. Both of the city’s football teams also have stores in Liverpool ONE (the Blues have cheekily called theirs Everton Two) so you can pick up the very latest home strip and associated footy paraphernalia.

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In addition to every big high street name, Liverpool also has the exclusive Metquarter off Whitechapel, a designer shopping centre that houses decidedly select outlets such as Jo Malone, MAC, Kurt Geiger and Molton Brown, while Cavern Walks off Mathew Street is home to Vivienne Westwood and celebrity favourite Cricket, which gives fashion advice as well as selling über-fashionable, reassuringly expensive clothes and must-have handbags. Liverpool also specialises in numerous quirky shops. Bold Street is lined with independent boutiques and bohemian cafés, from underground record shop 3beat Records to Utility, a fantastic destination for contemporary modern design. The Chocolate Cellar on Hanover Street (with its unmissable Hot Chocolate Café as well as shop) is also a memorable pit-stop. The Bluecoat, too, is a charming Grade I listed arts centre in the heart of the city which also houses a range of small shops selling all sorts of lovely contemporary crafts, eclectic homewares and funky fashion. In Southport visit the iconic Lord Street, once experienced never forgotten. It’s the ideal place for a stroll whilst appreciating the street’s beautiful Victorian canopied setting, edged with scenic gardens. One of the street’s most recognisable sights is Wayfarers Arcade, since 1898 the arcade has boasted one of the finest domed glass roofs in the country. Wayfarers Arcade, Southport

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Liverpool ONE Liverpool city centre T: 0151 232 3100 www.liverpool-one.com One of the top five retail destinations in the UK, Liverpool ONE has over 160 stores, a 14 screen cinema, more than 20 cafés, restaurants and bars, two hotels, 3,000 parking spaces, a five acre park and a bursting calendar of events. Whether you want to shop, relax or be entertained, there’s something for everyone at Liverpool ONE. Awarded Tourism Experience of the Year at The Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards.

Flannels 18 Manesty’s Lane, Liverpool L1 3DL T: 0151 703 9380 www.flannelsfashion.com Flannels is one of the UK’s most exclusive luxury brand retailers. The Liverpool ONE concept store is cool, spacious and contemporary; allowing brands their own identity and reflecting the company’s philosophy of the importance of individualism and attention to detail.

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35 Whitechapel, Liverpool L1 6DA T: 0151 224 2390 www.metquarter.com

Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RE T: 0151 236 9082 www.cavern-walks.co.uk

Metquarter is situated in the heart of Liverpool, a destination where people can meet, drink, relax, eat and shop in beautiful stylish surroundings.

Situated on Mathew Street in the heart of the historic Cavern Quarter, Cavern Walks is home to some of the most unique independent retailers in the city including Cricket, Vivienne Westwood, Lola Loves, Boudoir Boutique and Cello.

A|X Armani Exchange Metquarter T: 0151 242 0777 www.armaniexchange.com Unique fashion store by the Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani.

Cricket Cavern Walks T: 0151 227 4645 www.cricketliverpool.co.uk Cricket boutique has become renowned for its impeccable customer service, extensive collections and celebrity clientele.

Apple Store Paradise Street, Liverpool L1 8JF T: 0151 427 2600 www.apple.com/uk/liverpoolone Come to the Apple Store and bring your curiosity. It’s the place to test drive any Mac, iPod or iPhone and catch free workshops for all the latest tips and tricks.

The Chocolate Cellar in Liverpool has a Hot Chocolate Café as well as a chocolate shop. Visitors can relax and enjoy a hot chocolate whilst watching the chocolatiers hard at work.

Everton Two 11 South John Street, Liverpool L1 8BU T: 0871 663 1878 evertondirect.com No trip to the city’s number one shopping destination is complete without a visit to the Blues fantastic new 6,000 sq ft flagship store.

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The Home Quarter 53–55 Hanover Street, Liverpool L1 3DN T: 0151 232 2222 www.thehomequarter.co.uk A leading destination for interiors, home to over fifteen cutting edge retailers and some of the most well respected names in design. Discover five floors of furniture, accessories, cookware and gifts from brands including Alessi, BoConcept and Conran.

The Crystal Clear Skin Clinic has a state of the art relaxation area, treatment rooms and a ‘one stop shop’ retail area.

Heritage Market Stanley Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool L3 0AN T: 0151 207 7227 www.heritagemarket.co.uk Open every Sunday 9.00am–4.00pm. Over 150 stalls, free car parking and now all indoors.

Pillbox Vintage Fairs T: 07510 321017 / 07515 811450  www.pillboxvintage.com Pillbox hold three monthly vintage fairs in Liverpool at Leaf, Baby Blue and The Shipping Forecast. The fairs offer a mix of stalls selling men and women’s retro clothing, jewellery, accessories, homeware, collectables and retro inspired cakes and bakes.

The store offers a fantastic range of men’s, ladies’, kid’s and toddler fashion garments as well as an extensive range of exclusive gifts, souvenirs and accessories.

The Chocolate Cellar 11–13 Hanover Street, Liverpool L1 3DN T: 0151 200 2202 www.thechocolatecellar.co.uk

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Jo Malone Metquarter T: 0870 192 5561 www.jomalone.co.uk

Vivienne Westwood Cavern Walks T: 0151 227 2700 www.hervia.com

Luxurious fragrances, skin care collections, gifts and homewares.

The latest clothing and accessory collections from one of Britain’s most iconic designers.

Kurt Geiger Metquarter T: 0151 255 0734 www.kurtgeiger.com

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Kurt Geiger, Europe’s leading luxury shoe retailer for women and men, features own brands Kurt Geiger, KG, Carvela and Solea plus many designer brands.

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Kinsey Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 9JJ T: 0151 348 5600

MAC Metquarter T: 0870 192 5050 www.maccosmetics.co.uk Professional art quality cosmetics, offering a large selection of make up, skin care products, and nail care items. Also offering cosmetic accessories.

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Cheshire Oaks, Britain’s biggest designer outlet is just 30 minutes away from Liverpool and has over 140 stores, cafés and restaurants with up to 60% off all day every day.

St Johns Shopping Centre 125 St George’s Way, Liverpool L1 1LY T: 0151 708 1787 www.stjohns-shopping.co.uk St Johns, the largest covered shopping centre in Liverpool, is located in the city centre next to St Johns Beacon. It has 100 shops, food court and multi-storey car park.

Southport Lord Street Lord Street, Southport T: 01704 533333 www.visitsouthport.com If it’s style and sophistication you’re after then look no further than Lord Street. Its tree lined, mile-long boulevard features everything from famous high street names to designer labels.

Marc Cain 92–96 Lord Street, Southport PR8 1JR T: 01704 513294 www.marccain.de

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Liverpool FC Store 7 South John Street, Liverpool L1 8BU T: 0151 709 4345 www.liverpoolfc.tv

Crystal Clear Skin Clinic Crystal Clear House, 34 Rodney Street, Liverpool L1 9AA T: 0151 709 7227

Stylish international designer with easy-to-wear collections inspired by Italian couture.

Russell & Bromley 385 Lord Street, Southport PR9 0AG T: 01704 540330

Shop at the Bluecoat School Lane and College Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX T: 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk Visit the creative, independent retailers at the Bluecoat and find something beautifully designed, handmade and unique. Probe Records are the latest addition to the thriving creative retail offer at the Bluecoat, joining stores such as the internationally recognised Bluecoat Display Centre.

Russell & Bromley is a favourite with shoppers to Southport because of its luxurious choice of designer shoes and handbags. A must-visit for all fashion followers.

Wayfarers Arcade Lord Street, Southport PR8 1NT T: 01704  539077 www.wayfarersarcade.co.uk A striking Grade II listed structure located on the town’s famous boulevard, Lord Street, and one of the Northwest’s most celebrated shopping arcades.

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Eat Liverpool has every kind of restaurant, from sleek fine dining to independent bistros and high street favourites, and it can tick just about every box in terms of international cuisine, ranging from top Indians to spicy Thais. Head to 60 Hope Street for classic, gourmet dishes and sample its signature dessert – a deep fried jam sandwich with Carnation milk ice cream. Alternatively visit its two sister restaurants, the superb pan-Asian HOST up the road and The Quarter, on the cobbles of Falkner Street just off Hope Street, for delicious deli produce, fantastic pizzas (even Yoko Ono has heard of them and popped in for one) plus delicious Italian-inspired dishes. Also on Hope Street near the Everyman Theatre is The Side Door bistro, a perfect spot for pre or post theatre dining, specialising in fish and great home made desserts, including possibly the best sticky toffee pudding in the Northwest. The Kitchen, Malmaison Liverpool

You can also enjoy fine dining, a delectable Classic Champagne cocktail and breathtaking 360° views across the city and over to Wirral Peninsula from Panoramic, on the 34th floor of West Tower (don’t miss out on Hervé’s belt-tightening cheese trolley). Or go and feast on modern international food at The London Carriage Works at Hope Street Hotel, popular with the city’s gastronomes.

Italian cuisine’. Marco Pierre White has also added to his presence in the Northwest. The former Michelinstarred maverick is adding to Liverpool’s fine dining options by opening up the Steakhouse Bar & Grill restaurant in his name at the boutique Hotel Indigo Hotel on Chapel Street, which opens in the Summer.

For the finest, most mouthwatering and authentic Catalan and Spanish dishes, head to Lunya in Liverpool ONE, while Leaf Tea Shop & Bar on Bold Street is a buzzing tea shop and café that also hosts art, music and club nights as well as serving up delicious bar snacks. Alternatively, check out The Restaurant Bar & Grill, which serves great, simple, eclectic dishes all freshly made and prepared on the premises. For something a little more Oriental, head to Liverpool’s China Town, the oldest Chinese community in Europe, for a wide choice of authentic restaurants. Or try Sapporo and be entertained by their show chefs as they prepare mouth-watering Teppanyaki cuisine. Then there’s the fabulous San Carlo on Castle Street, serving up authentic Italian dishes, and voted one of the top ten Italian restaurants in the UK by The Times and described by Vogue as ‘a must for lovers of fine Lunya, Liverpool ONE

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Jamie’s Italian, Liverpool ONE

Southport is excellent for eating out too. Try the trendy V-Café at the Vincent Hotel on Lord Street, which serves tasty soups, freshly blended juices and Asian sushi and sashimi. Great for lunch, but a top evening destination too, with dimmed lights, candles and groovy music. Or go to the Warehouse Kitchen+Bar, which combines national dishes like superb fish and chips with top international dishes such as Moroccan shank of lamb. A former Warehouse chef has also opened Bistrot Vérité, a fabulous family run restaurant in Birkdale, serving up excellent rustic French bistro dishes. Over on Wirral Peninsula the gourmet offering is centred around fresh, locally sourced produce. The exclusive Yellow Room at the Hillbark Hotel in Frankby has gourmet food in sumptuous mock-Tudor surroundings, while Sheldrakes and Roses Tea Rooms all serve excellent food. Restaurant Fraiche is highlighted in the Good Food Guide 2011 and it brought the first Michelin star to the region with meticulously prepared cuisine, so make sure you book in advance. Warehouse Kitchen+Bar, Southport

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Oak Tree Restaurant The Grove House Hotel & Restaurant, Grove Road, Wallasey, Wirral CH45 3HF T: 0151 639 3947 www.thegrovehouse.co.uk

Taste Liverpool Taste Liverpool is the quality accreditation scheme for restaurants and other eateries throughout the Liverpool City Region, highlighting establishments which show excellence in the areas of customer service and food and drink provision, and offer a quality dining experience to visitors to the destination.

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The Taste Liverpool scheme is independently assessed by Quality in Tourism, with three accreditations available:

Prestigious restaurant serving modern international food, with an emphasis on the use of local, organic and fresh seasonal produce. The innovative and experimental menus are complemented by a carefully selected wine list.

Quality Assured Awarded to eateries who achieve a score of 60–79%.

Made in North West An additional accreditation for restaurants who use and promote locally sourced ingredients and produce.

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Il Forno Italian Restaurant 132 Duke Street, East Village, Liverpool L1 5AG T: 0151 709 4002 www.ilforno.co.uk

Sheldrakes Restaurant Banks Road, Heswall, Wirral CH60 9JS T: 0151 342 1556 www.sheldrakesrestaurant.co.uk

Critically acclaimed by The Times as one of the top ten authentic Italian restaurants in the UK. The combination of great food and wine, along with a warm and friendly atmosphere, means that you will experience a true taste of Italy.

Sheldrakes Restaurant is Wirral Peninsula’s hidden gastronomic treasure, nestling on the banks of the River Dee. Its spectacular location truly encapsulates the spirit of the Mediterranean guaranteeing ‘views to dine for.’

Popular restaurant housed in a Grade II listed building offering the finest cuisine, with a 60 Hope Street contemporary twist. Seasonal offers all year round. Sister restaurant of HOST and The Quarter. Awarded the Taste Liverpool accolade at The Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards.

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Malmaison Brasserie 7 William Jessop Way, Princes Dock, Liverpool L3 1QZ T: 0151 229 5000 www.malmaison-liverpool.com At the heart of every Mal is its brasserie, serving down-to-earth ultra tasty cuisine, using the finest local produce. Boudoir private dining room and Chef’s table available for that special occasion.

The Exchange Hilton Liverpool, 3 Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool L1 8LW T: 0151 708 4200 www.hilton.co.uk/liverpool Savour delicious cuisine in the relaxed ground floor Exchange restaurant at the Hilton Liverpool. Enjoy beautiful views of Chavasse Park as you dine throughout the day on imaginative, expertly prepared dishes with an emphasis on the freshest ingredients.

Dining at the Oak Tree Restaurant is always a memorable occasion. An excellent choice of à la carte and table d’hôte menus is available complemented by a comprehensive wine list. After your meal, relax with coffee and a liqueur in the comfortable lounge.

Independent city centre restaurant situated above a bustling delicatessen. The daily changing blackboard menu showcases quality local and continental produce and celebrates the art of traditional cooking. The Good Food Guide 2011 national ‘Best Value for Money’ award winner.

The Noble House Heywood Building, 5 Brunswick Street, Liverpool L2 0UU T: 0151 236 5346 www.thenoblehouse.co.uk

Bay Tree Restaurant The Riverhill Hotel & Restaurant, Talbot Road, Oxton, Birkenhead, Wirral CH43 2HJ T: 0151 653 3773 www.theriverhill.co.uk

Set inside the famous Heywood building, The Noble House fuses the discretion of a 1920s speakeasy with the style of a downtown Manhattan restaurant.

Filini Radisson Blu, 107 Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9BD T: 0151 966 1500 www.radissonblu.co.uk Filini – almost 100% Italian! Filini is a contemporary Italian bar and restaurant with friendly and unpretentious service. At Filini, they serve straightforward, simply cooked Italian food based on carefully chosen ingredients.

Blackburne House Café Bar Blackburne House, Blackburne Place, Liverpool L8 7PE T: 0151 708 3929 www.blackburnehouse.co.uk This award winning café bar serving a range of freshly prepared, locally sourced food. With the relaxed ambience, bright, airy and welcoming surroundings, it’s perfect for a spot of lunch, a pre theatre stop or a chat and a glass of wine with friends.

Whether it be a meal with family and friends or entertaining business clients, the excellent choice of à la carte and table d’hôte will certainly satisfy all tastes. The restaurant offers a wide selection of traditional favourites, seafood, steak and tempting desserts.

Blue Bar & Grill 17 Edward Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AF T: 0151 702 5831 www.bluebarliverpool.co.uk Blue’s impressive grill restaurant serves freshly prepared quality food, exemplified by an eclectic menu with an enterprising range of dishes.

Capitol Chinese Restaurant 24 Argyle Street, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 6AE T: 0151 647 9212 www.capitol-restaurant.com Award winning restaurant serving traditional Chinese cuisine in an art gallery setting. Established for over 47 years, the Capitol Chinese Restaurant specialises in Canton and Peking cooking.

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Highest Quality Assured Awarded to the very highest scoring establishments with a mark of 80% or over.

60 Hope Street 60 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BZ T: 0151 707 6060 www.60hopestreet.com

The London Carriage Works 40 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9DA T: 0151 705 2222

Delifonseca 12 Stanley Street, Liverpool L1 6AF T: 0151 255 0808 www.delifonseca.co.uk


Panoramic Panoramic West Tower, Brook Street, Liverpool L3 9PJ T: 0151 236 5534 www.panoramicliverpool.com Panoramic is Britain’s tallest restaurant, located on the 34th floor of Liverpool’s West Tower, reaching 100m above sea level. Enjoy fine dining coupled with spectacular 360° views of Liverpool and beyond.

Chilli Banana 2 Lark Lane, Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 8US T: 0151 726 8641 www.chillibanana.co.uk

Gorge’Us 7 Church Road, Bebington, Wirral CH63 7PG T: 0151 644 8133 www.gorge-us.co.uk 

La Cubanita 2 Campbell Square, Liverpool L1 5AX T: 0151 709 5335 www.lacubanita.co.uk

A visit to Chilli Banana is as close to an authentic Thai experience as you can get. Combining specially imported fresh Thai ingredients with the highest quality locally farmed produce to create dishes prepared from traditional family recipes.

Set in Bebington, only a short walk from the beautiful model village of Port Sunlight, this intimate and cosy coffee shop guarantees visitors a warm welcome and great service. Treat yourself to their light and fluffy Victoria sponge, filled with fruit jam and cream, winner of ‘Best Cake’ in the Fine Foods North West Awards.

La Cubanita is a unique restaurant and bar where you can enjoy authentic Latin food, great drinks and cocktails and listen to some of the best live bands – direct from Cuba. Dance to vibrant music and experience the real Cuban spirit.

Christakis Greek Taverna 7 York Street, Liverpool L1 5BN T: 0151 708 7377 www.christakisgreektaverna.com

Lunya 18 College Lane, Liverpool ONE, Liverpool L1 3DS T: 0151 706 9770 www.lunya.co.uk

Enjoy delicious and authentic Greek cuisine in this recently refurbished lively slice of Greece. On Friday and Saturdays the party really gets started with belly dancers and plate smashing.

The UK’s only Catalan restaurant and deli. Rave reviews, 150 covers and the very best Spanish food and wines in a stunning 18th Century warehouse in the heart of Liverpool ONE.

Etsu Japanese Restaurant Beetham Plaza, 25 The Strand, Liverpool L2 0XJ T: 0151 236 7530 www.etsu-restaurant.co.uk

Everyman Bistro 5–9 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BH T: 0151 708 9545 www.everyman.co.uk Relaxed and friendly self-service bistro. Fantastic food from prime fresh seasonal produce, and a good vegetarian selection. The desserts are legendary, there’s real ale and a good inexpensive wine selection.

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HOST is East meets West fusion dining, housed in a classic building on the corner of Falkner Street and Hope Street in Liverpool’s Hope Street Quarter. Sister restaurant of 60 Hope Street and The Quarter.

Kemps Bistro The Isla Gladstone Conservatory, Stanley Park, Anfield Road, Liverpool L4 0TD T: 0151 263 0363 www.theislagladstone.co.uk Situated on the ground floor of the Isla Gladstone Conservatory, focusing on fresh, locally sourced ingredients with dishes to suit everybody’s taste buds, Kemps is bright, spacious and decorated with interpretations of the Isla Gladstone family, whom the venue has been named after. Ideal for an informal meeting place, serving the best coffee and selection of cakes.

Maritime Dining Rooms Merseyside Maritime Museum Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ T: 0151 478 4499 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Located on the fourth floor of the Grade I listed Merseyside Maritime Museum building. The menu has been devised by executive chef Nigel Paul Smith, who has cooked for celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. It celebrates British and local produce, combining classic flavours with modern presentation. Recommended in the Michelin Guide to Great Britain and Ireland 2010.

Mayflower 48 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AS T: 0151 709 6339 www.mayflowerrestaurant.com An established Chinese restaurant in the heart of Liverpool serving a wide range of authentic Peking and Cantonese cuisine with luxuriously furnished private rooms.

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With three Japanese national chefs, each with over 20 years experience, we bring you fresh, authentic, traditional Japanese cuisine from sushi and sashimi to meat dishes in a relaxing setting.

HOST 31 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9HX T: 0151 708 5831 www.ho-st.co.uk


Mayur Indian Restaurant 130 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AG T: 0151 709 9955 www.mayurrestaurant.co.uk

Portico Cantina & Bar Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD T: 0151 706 7400 www.porticocantina.co.uk

The James Monro 69 Tithebarn Street, Liverpool L2 2EN T: 0151 236 9700 www.thejamesmonro.com

Authentic Indian cuisine in plush surroundings with fine wines. Best Newcomer 2008–2009 Cheshire and Lancashire Life Awards.

After taking in the culture and surroundings of the Albert Dock or visiting ACC Liverpool, Portico Cantina & Bar is the perfect place to tantalize the taste buds and enjoy a broad range of cuisines to suit all.

Whether it’s a light lunch, something more special, just a beer or expertly blended cocktails with friends, The James Monro’s authentic New York cuisine is the perfect choice.

Sapporo Teppanyaki Restaurant 134 Duke Street, East Village, Liverpool L1 5AG T: 0151 705 3005 www.sapporo.co.uk Merchants Bar & Restaurant 62 Castle St, Liverpool L2 7LQ T: 0151 702 7897 www.62castlest.com Located at the boutique 62 Castle St hotel, Merchants Bar & Restaurant is a stunning eaterie, bar and cocktail lounge. Housed within a Grade II listed building, open all week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For that special occasion why not hire The Merchants Table private dining room, available for up to 20 guests.

A truly unique and entertaining dining experience. Whilst seated at your very own Teppanyaki table, our talented show chefs combine the theatre of Teppanyaki style cooking with authentic Teppanyaki cuisine. Choose from juicy steaks, delicious double lamb chops, the freshest seafood, mouth watering noodles, the finest sushi and more!

The Monro Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AG T: 0151 707 9933 www.themonro.com Highly recommended gastropub serving award winning, wallet friendly meals, traditional real ales and organic wines.

The Dining Rooms Alexandra and Victoria Hotel, 38 The Promenade, Southport PR8 1QU T: 01704 548549  www.rimmerhotels.co.uk  Situated within the Alexandra and Victoria Hotel, with award winning executive chef Michael Cartmell. The menu is freshly prepared from local produce using the finest ingredients.

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The Quarter 7 Falkner Street, Liverpool L8 7PU T: 0151 707 1965 www.thequarteruk.com A buzzy, vibrant restaurant and café set amongst the cobbled streets of Liverpool’s Hope Street Quarter. Breakfasts, bowls of fabulous pasta, freshly made pizza.

Open from 10.00am daily. Whether you’re two or 62, you cannot beat the classic breakfast. You will love the lunch. If you are free for dinner or tea, relax, chill out with WCTV.

Liverpool Alma de Cuba Alma de Cuba, St Peter’s Church, Seel Street, Liverpool L1 4BH T: 0151 702 7394 www.alma-de-cuba.com Liverpool’s most spectacular restaurant and bar, set inside the magnificent conversion of the former St Peter’s Church. Winner of Best Bar, Best Restaurant and UK’s Best Venue accolades, with an eclectic mix of Cuban, Hispanic and Latin American influences.

Blakes Hard Days Night Hotel, Central Buildings, North John Street, Liverpool L2 6RR T: 0151 243 2121 www.harddaysnighthotel.com This fine dining restaurant named after world renowned Beatles artist Sir Peter Blake serves modern British cuisine. Recently named the best restaurant in Liverpool city centre by the Which? Good Food Guide.

Buddleia Contemporary Urban Centre, 41–51 Greenland Street, Liverpool L1 0BS T: 0151 708 3697

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The irrepressible Buddleia fuses the finest flavours from across the globe, delivering fresh, innovative, locally sourced cuisine. An eclectic blend of African, European, West Indian and Asian dishes, Buddleia offers contemporary, dynamic and authentic international cookery in a beautifully crafted, intimate environment.

Café Sports England 42–44 Stanley Street, Liverpool L1 6AL T: 0151 239 5070 www.cafesportsengland.com Café Sports England, which is owned by local sporting hero Jamie Carragher prides itself on being ‘the family restaurant with a healthy twist’. Ideal for casual family dining.

Restaurant Ziba Hargreaves Building, 5 Chapel Street, Liverpool L3 9AG T: 0151 236 6676 www.racquetclub.org.uk

Café Sports Express 10 Thomas Steer Way, Liverpool ONE, Liverpool L1 8LW T: 0151 239 5070 www.cafesportsengland.com

Ziba serves modern British restaurant food at reasonable prices. The building is a magnificent Victorian gem built in the form of a Venetian Palazzo by a Liverpool merchant in 1857.

Every sports person knows that to play well, you need to eat well. The focus here is on healthy options, without compromising on taste.

Roses Tea Rooms Ness Botanic Gardens, Neston Road, Wirral CH64 4AY T: 0151 342 9912 www.rosestearooms.co.uk Multi award winning traditional tea rooms but with a modern twist, offering top quality beverages, loose leaf teas, freshly roasted and ground coffees, Cheshire farm milkshakes, organic English juices, artisan hot chocolates and British wines.

Blundell Street Supper Club 63 Blundell Street, Liverpool L1 0AJ T: 0151 709 5779 www.supperclubliverpool.com Housed in a former shipping warehouse opposite ACC Liverpool, Blundell Street Supper Club is one of Liverpool’s premier cabaret restaurants and live music bars. Serving international cuisine with a varied and wide choice of music from The Rat Pack to The Beatles.

Casa Italia 36–40 Stanley Street, Liverpool L1 6AL T: 0151 227 5774 www.thecasaitalia.co.uk  The Casa Italia pizzeria and pastificcio is one of Liverpool’s longest established eateries and has been in business for more than 30 years. Known for its fresh ingredients, generous portions and fabulous Italian wine, it is one of the best value restaurants in the city. All food is prepared on the premises including the delicious homemade pizza.

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A contemporary bar and restaurant located in Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, offering a bistro menu at lunch time and à la carte in the evening. Fabulous food, great service and plush surroundings makes this venue perfect for every type of occasion.

Specialising in modern British and European cuisine, Spire promises culinary expertise and a convivial ambience at one of the most popular eateries in the Liverpool City Region.

Upstairs at the Bluecoat is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a freshly prepared meal in a creative setting. Situated on the first floor, the bistro offers wonderful city views as well as the very best in locally sourced produce.

What’s Cooking? Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD T: 0151 707 2023 www.whats-cooking.co.uk

Spire Restaurant 1 Church Road, Liverpool L15 9EA T: 0151 734 5040 www.spirerestaurant.co.uk PanAm Bar & Restaurant 22 Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD T: 0151 702 5831 www.panambarliverpool.co.uk

Upstairs at the Bluecoat School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX T: 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk


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Chaophraya 5 Kenyon Steps, Liverpool ONE, Liverpool L1 3DF T: 0151 707 6323 www.chaophraya.co.uk This multi award winning restaurant serves Thai food and prides itself on its royal Thai fine dining experience. Luxury decor coupled with high quality food.

City Rendezvous at Chung Ku Columbus Quay, Riverside Drive, Liverpool L3 4DB T: 0151 726 8191 www.chung-ku.com Renowned for its enviable location with fantastic views over the River Mersey, this architecturally unique restaurant serves the very best in Chinese cuisine.

Garcia’s Brasserie and Bar 89 Victoria Street, Liverpool L1 6DG T: 0151 225 0231 www.garciasliverpool.co.uk

Las Iguanas 14 Paradise Street, Liverpool ONE, Liverpool L1 8JF T: 0151 709 4030 www.iguanas.co.uk

Fantastic home cooked food, great breakfasts and a fantastic selection of wines. Whether you want to have a breakfast meeting, a light bite, take away coffees and food, or enjoy an evening meal, Garcia’s provides the perfect relaxed environment. Open from 8.00am in the morning until late in the evening, seven days a week.

Lively Latin restaurant in Liverpool ONE. Fresh, authentic South American family friendly food and great for lunch, dinner, tapas and cocktails.

Gulshan Restaurant 544–548 Aigburth Road, Liverpool L19 3QG T: 0151 427 2273 www.gulshan-liverpool.com Celebrating over 25 years of serving Liverpool’s finest curry, the Gulshan is a multi award winning Indian restaurant and cocktail bar situated in south Liverpool. Famous for its traditionally cooked Indian dishes with fresh local produce in comfortable and contemporary surroundings.

Big sister to Stanley Street’s Delifonseca. Now with its own foodhall containing Broughs Butchers, an extensive wine selection, fresh fruit and veg, delicious confectionary and the best in British and Continental cheese and charcuterie. Open for breakfast seven days a week.

Ego Restaurant Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BW T: 0151 706 0707 www.egorestaurants.co.uk Located close to Cathedrals, theatres, bars and the university, making this restaurant appealing to a wide variety of clientele.

Gusto Albert Dock Unit 5–6 Edward Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AF T: 0151 708 6969 www.gustorestaurants.uk.com Gusto is an Italian dining experience – stylish, with cutting edge restaurant design. The atmosphere is informal and relaxed with open kitchens where you can watch expert chefs making fresh pizza and pasta, adding an element of theatre.

Piccolino is open every day for lunch and dinner and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy great Italian food.

Leaf Tea Shop & Bar 65–67 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4EZ T: 0151 707 7747 www.thisisleaf.co.uk Expect the same eclectic music, art, food and creative events as the original Leaf, showcased in a larger venue over two floors; incorporating an à la carte dining area, events and performance space and private hire room, with the signature Leaf tea shop, bar and café at the heart .

Matou Pan Asian Restaurant & Bar 2nd Floor, Mersey Ferry Terminal Building, Georges Parade, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1BY T: 0151 236 2928  www.matou.co.uk A modern pan Asian restaurant and cocktail bar providing the ultimate in fine dining, merging dishes from the Far East and also offering a tempting selection of fusion dishes. Fabulous views across Liverpool’s iconic Three Graces.

May Sum Buffet Restaurant 180–181 Elliot Street, St Johns Shopping Centre, Liverpool L1 1NH T: 0151 707 6886 www.maysumrestaurant.co.uk For one set price ‘eat as much as you like’ from a wide selection of oriental dishes. Open seven days a week 11.30am–11.00pm.

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Puschka 16 Rodney Street, Liverpool L1 2TE T: 0151 708 8698 www.puschka.com Nestling in Liverpool’s Hope Street Quarter, The Guardian declared; ‘With its cosy cushions and wonderful food and service, this funky bohemian restaurant is the kind of place that you do not want to leave’. A firm favourite with the city’s foodies, Puschka prides itself on locally sourced produce cooked fresh to order.

Salt House Tapas 1 Hanover Street, Liverpool L1 3DW T: 0151 706 0092 www.salthousetapas.co.uk Located in a beautiful listed building in Liverpool ONE, Salt House Tapas serves contemporary tapas plates, hand carved Ibérico hams, bar snacks and fantastic puddings. Wines from the best Spanish vineyards, stunning cavas, modern sherries and a selection of handpicked South American wines served by their warm and friendly team.

San Carlo 41 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 9SH T: 0151 236 0073 www.sancarlo.co.uk/liverpool San Carlo Liverpool, the newest of the San Carlo restaurants, is set on the sophisticated Castle Street in the heart of Liverpool’s Commercial District and offers a very unique experience in Italian dining.

The Boot Room Sports Café Liverpool Football Club, Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool L4 0TH T: 0151 906 1892 www.liverpoolfc.tv

Warm and welcoming café in the heart of Liverpool city centre. All food is prepared daily on the premises with produce sourced locally. There is a huge choice of sandwiches, fresh soups, all day breakfasts and afternoon cream teas.

Inspired by LFC’s legendary Boot Room you can immerse yourself  in the club’s rich history with the highest quality dining experience from their squad of premier chefs. Open seven days a week, although on match days you require an inclusive package with a ticket.

Sofritol L1 51–53 Whitechapel, Liverpool L1 6DT T: 0151 236 0411  www.sofritol1.co.uk  An airy and modern Mediterranean restaurant with a large bar area and spacious dining room. Sofritol uses the perfect ingredients for a wonderful meal; welcoming atmosphere, fresh food and friendly staff. All ingredients are sourced locally and dishes prepared fresh on the premises.

Studio 2 33–45 Parr Street, Liverpool L1 4JN T: 0151 707 1050 www.parrstreet.co.uk/studio2 The studio where Coldplay, Barry Manilow, Take That, the Spice Girls, Echo & The Bunnymen and Diana Ross recorded. Now converted to become the latest hot spot – breakfast bar in the morning, events venue by day and live music bar at night.

Sultan’s Palace 75–77 Victoria Street, Liverpool L1 6DE T: 0151 227 9020 www.sultans-palace.co.uk A speciality of the Sultan’s Palace is tandoori cuisine, barbecued in traditional charcoal fired clay ovens. Sultan’s have engaged the services of the most highly skilled chefs from India, masters of their culinary art!

The Olive Press 25–27 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 4TA T: 0151 227 2242 www.heathcotes.co.uk Enjoy the real taste of Italy in The Olive Press Pizzeria Bar and Grill and sample the warm, rustic and cosy surroundings that help create a restaurant experience everyone will enjoy.

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Delifonseca Dockside Brunswick Quay, Brunswick Way, Liverpool L3 4BN T: 0151 255 0808 www.delifonseca.co.uk

Piccolino 14a Cook Street, Liverpool L2 9QU T: 0151 236 2555 www.piccolinorestaurants.co.uk

Signature Café 2nd Floor Rapid Hardware, Williamson Square, Liverpool L1 1EA T: 0151 703 0248 www.signaturecafeliverpool.co.uk

The Piazza Metropolitian Cathedral, Liverpool L3 5TQ T: 0151 707 3536

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Situated within the Metropolitian Cathedral Visitor Centre, with a great ambience and friendly staff, The Piazza is the perfect place to meet, eat, drink and relax. Great range of Fairtrade beverages, homemade meals, snacks and afternoon tea.

The Restaurant Bar & Grill Halifax House, Brunswick Street, Liverpool L2 0UU T: 0151 236 6703

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The Restaurant Bar & Grill is open every day for lunch and dinner and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy great food.

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The Side Door Restaurant 29a Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ T: 0151 707 7888 www.thesidedoor.co.uk Busy, friendly bistro restaurant located close to the Philharmonic Hall and Everyman Theatre. Informal atmosphere with emphasis on good food, innovative menus and locally sourced produce. Well balanced and interesting wine list with many exclusive wines.

Valparaiso Restaurant 4 Hardman Street, Liverpool L1 9AX T: 0151 708 6036 www.valparaisorestaurant.com Enjoy a range of Latin American vegetarian, fish, seafood and meat dishes freshly prepared and cooked to order.

Viva Brazil 36 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 0NR T: 0151 236 8080 www.vivabrazilrestaurants.com

Wirral Claremont Farm Old Clatterbridge Road, Bebington, Wirral CH63 4JB T: 0151 334 1906 www.claremontfarm.co.uk Family run working farm with farm shop, coarse fishery, pick your own and recently opened Claremont Kitchen, offering a range of cookery workshops.

Da Piero 5 Mill Hill Road, Irby, Wirral CH61 4UB T: 0151 648 7373 www.dapiero.co.uk Authentic Italian cuisine recognised by the Good Food Guide and Michelin Guide 2011. Da Piero is equally passionate about the wine they serve, with their comprehensive list featuring many prize-winning Italian varieties.

Viva Brazil Churrascaria is an authentic, Brazilian steakhouse. The concept is simple, Viva Brazil gives you more – more of everything… food, service and atmosphere.

Great value fresh food combining classic international dishes alongside Thai influenced dishes.

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Restaurant Fraiche 11 Rose Mount, Oxton Village, Prenton, Wirral CH43 5SG T: 0151 652 2914 www.restaurantfraiche.com Awarded a Michelin Star in 2009, Fraiche creates modern cuisine with original ideas set in a relaxing and intimate environment.

Siam Thai Restaurant adheres faithfully to Royal Thai culinary traditions. The chefs at Siam Thai restaurant are among its great practitioners.

The Queen’s Royal Marine Prominade, New Brighton, Wirral CH45 2JT T: 0151 691 0101 www.thequeensroyal.co.uk  A contemporary restaurant offering British cuisine with stunning views of the River Mersey. The menu uses fresh, locally sourced produce with daily specials from breakfast through to evening meals. Wines are carefully chosen by an independent merchant to suit all palates.

The Wro Bar and Lounge Grange Road, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 4DY T: 0151 625 2010 www.the-wro.co.uk The Wro offers two very stylish and relaxed venues located at the gateway to West Kirby. Fabulous home cooked food served daily from 10.00am until 9.30pm whether you want a breakfast, light lunch afternoon tea with friends or a special celebration meal. Awarded Bar of the Year at The Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards.

Southport Auberge Brasserie 1b–3 Seabank Road, Southport PR9 0EW T: 01704 530671 www.auberge-brasserie.com The Auberge Brasserie serves modern French and English cuisine, using only the finest local produce. They pride themselves on the quality of all their food from the bread to the ice cream, as everything is made on the premises.

Bistrot Vérité 7 Liverpool Road, Birkdale, Southport PR8 4AR T: 01704 564199 Modelled on a rustic French bistro, with simple laid back styling and a daily menu firmly based upon the best fresh local produce.

Nostalgia Tea Rooms 215–217 Lord Street, Southport PR8 1PF T: 01704 501294 Enjoy a genuinely warm welcome in a relaxed and informal ambience with superb waitress service. Listen to music of yesteryear as you select from the varied menu and specials boards offering an array of home cooked delights.

The Wine Cellar Eastbank Street Sqaure, Lord Street, Southport PR8 1NY T: 01704 530002 www.thewine-cellar.biz Enjoy just a relaxing drink or combine it with a dining experience. The Wine Cellar offers a wide range of locally sourced ingredients to produce freshly prepared dishes ranging from tapas, steaks and seafood.

Warehouse Kitchen+Bar 30 West Street, Southport PR8 1QN T: 01704 544662

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The Warehouse is a stylish venue featuring a relaxing restaurant on the first floor and a Private Dining Room on the second; its interior is a creative mix of authentic art deco and contemporary glamour. For a full list of restaurants in Southport log on to www.visitsouthport.com

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Cloisters Dining Rooms Bank Passage, Lord Street, Southport PR8 1NZ T: 01704 535153 www.cloistersrestaurant.com

The Coterie 217 Birchfield Road, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 9AH T: 0151 424 3729 www.thecoterie.co.uk

Cloisters Dining Rooms are housed in what were the Scarisbrick Hotel’s original stables. The hotel was developed as a coaching inn in the latter part of the 19th Century. The dishes are designed to be healthy and light with the main focus being on chargrilled food cooked over hot coals creating a distinct flavour.

A fine dining restaurant with a modern busy wine bar, the Coterie offers across the board dining from simple tapas to the finest local meats and fish served in our award winning restaurant and orangery. The wine bar is open 7 days a week and the restaurant only closes on Monday.

Yellow Room The Hillbark Hotel, Royden Park, Frankby, Wirral CH48 1NP T: 0151 625 2400 www.hillbarkhotel.co.uk

D’vine Sandwich & Food Bar 14 Market Street, Southport PR8 1HJ T: 01704 500447 www.dvinesandwichbar.co.uk  

The elegant Yellow Room restaurant has rapidly established itself as a premier gourmet dining destination. Extravagantly furnished with lavish gilt armchairs, the tables laid with crisp white linen, finest crystal and silverware, creating an opulent yet relaxing candlelit ambience.

Friendly, family run coffee bar serving a wide selection of freshly made sandwiches, pasta, pizza and hearty breakfasts. Great value eatery with complimentary WiFi.

V-Café & Sushi Bar The Vincent Hotel, 98 Lord Street, Southport PR8 1JR T: 01704 883800 www.thevincenthotel.com Specialising in the finest handmade sandwiches, tasty soups, freshly blended juices, Asian sushi and sashimi, V-Café & Sushi Bar is an experience to savour. After 6.00pm it transforms into one of Lord Street’s top evening venues, with candles, dimmed lights and great music.

Out of the Area The Swan Marco Pierre Springfield Road, Aughton Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 6ST T: 01695 421450  www.mpwtheswan.co.uk  As the first British Chef to be awarded three Michelin stars and the youngest chef in the world to receive them, Marco Pierre White is a name synonymous with quality and a great dining experience. Like the man himself, the Swan Inn is entertaining and full of character.

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Yee Rah 14 Paradise Street, Liverpool ONE, Liverpool L1 8JF T: 0151 709 7807 www.yeerah.co.uk

Siam Thai Restaurant 101 Arrowe Road, Greasby, Wirral CH49 1RY T: 0151 677 5719 www.siamgreasby.com


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Ye Hole in Ye Wall is a really traditional drinking den, as well as Liverpool’s reputedly oldest hostelry, offering heaps of atmosphere, great beer and lots of old photos of the city. The Beer House at the Contemporary Urban Centre serves up the world’s very best beers, ales and ciders all under one roof. For an alternative, put on your posh frock and slink up to the stylish V-Lounge in The Vincent Hotel in Southport, which becomes a private members club after 7.00pm unless you are dining. Or try the ice cool Alma de Cuba inside the converted St Peter’s Church on Seel Street, a Cuban themed bar which does sexy salsa classes. For the ultimate fashionable evening haunt, you should also check out Bar Four at the boutique Hard Days Night Hotel, which attracts a beautiful crowd and serves fun themed cocktails such as the Strawberry Fields – complete with vodka infused with grass from Strawberry Field itself. The Wro Bar and Lounge on Wirral Peninsula, Bar of the Year at The Mersey Partnership’s Tourism Awards, is another great choice, serving a fine selection of wines and beers plus a delicious menu full of the very best produce from the local area.

So you will find a huge variety of bars in the region, from cool cocktail lounges to hearty real ale pubs. There is also a popular gay quarter, as well as plenty of different drinking and nightlife destinations across the region, from Liverpool city centre to Hoylake over on Wirral Peninsula and Lord Street in Southport. Panoramic on Brook Street is a perfect place to start. Sip on a signature cocktail – try the Hendrix 34 or Apple Martini – while also drinking in breathtaking night time views of Liverpool and across the Mersey to Wirral Peninsula, from 34 floors up the West Tower. You could almost be in Hong Kong or Manhattan!

Events Southport Food and Drink Festival May 12–May 15 Town Hall Gardens T: 01704 533333 www.visitsouthport.com Taste flavours from the many stalls and marquees or watch chefs cook up a storm in the live cooking demonstrations that take place throughout the town for a full four days. Hope Street Feast September 18 Hope Street Quarter Hope Street Feast is the urban village fête of the Hope Street Quarter, full of the music, dance, theatre, art and great food, drink, local produce and learning that characterise Hope Street’s special contribution to Liverpool life. 2011 will be the sixth Hope Street Feast. Pick up a copy of VisitLiverpool’s events guide.

Some of the city’s best bars can be found in its smart new hotels. Check out The White Bar at Radisson Blu, Pima at the Hilton Liverpool or the Plum Bar at Malmaison for a sophisticated cocktail or perfectly mixed gin & tonic.

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There are also traditional pubs on virtually every street corner, where the welcome will be warm and the beer just the right temperature. Try Thomas Rigby’s on Dale Street, one of Liverpool’s oldest pubs that does a range of 40+ world beers and eight cask conditioned ales, or head for the Fly in the Loaf on Hardman Street for genuine Belgian and German beers. The Wro Bar and Lounge, Wirral Peninsula

Some of the city’s best bars can be found in its smart new hotels. Check out The White Bar at Radisson Blu, Pima at the Hilton Liverpool or the Plum Bar at Malmaison for a sophisticated cocktail or perfectly mixed gin & tonic. The V-Lounge Bar, Southport

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Baby Blue & Comedy Central The Vaults, 17 Edward Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AF T: 0151 702 5831 www.liverpoolcomedycentral.co.uk Situated beneath Blue Bar & Grill at Albert Dock, this stylish nightclub is home to the award winning Comedy Central comedy club, offering a truly different and hilarious night out.

Cavern Club 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RE T: 0151 236 1965 www.cavernclub.org The Cavern Club is the world famous music venue where The Beatles played in the early 1960s. Open daily with live music on two stages, evenings and weekends.

Cavern Pub 5 Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RE T: 0151 236 4041 www.cavernclub.org Lively pub with a wall of fame showing the names of all the artists who have played at the Cavern Club since 1957. Free live music every night.

Bar Four Hard Days Night Hotel, Central Buildings, North John Street, Liverpool L2 6RR T: 0151 236 1964 www.harddaysnighthotel.com The chic and stylish Bar Four is the celebrity destination of choice, serving a vast array of cocktails, beers, wines and spirits until 2.00am on Fridays and Saturdays.

A large atmospheric ‘beer cellar’ in the heart of Liverpool, serving a full range of continental beers and real ales. Our warm, welcoming staff help make this a perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

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This deluxe themed home of all things freaky is the city’s real life Big Top! This is a maze of bars, restaurants and private dining with the sole aim to thrill and entertain.

Lady of Mann is located in Dale Street’s historic Thomas Rigby’s buildings. It is a new venture with traditional values serving cask beer, good wine and a range of continental beers. Awarded the Liverpool and District CAMRA Best Newcomer Award 2009.

Maloney’s Bar Scarisbrick Hotel, 239 Lord Street, Southport PR8 1NZ T: 01704 543000 www.scarisbrickhotel.com This Irish themed cocktail bar comes alive at night. Allegedly some of the bar staff were trained by the same person that trained Tom Cruise for the film ‘Cocktail’. Palm Sugar Lounge 6 Kenyon Steps, Liverpool ONE, Liverpool L1 3DF T: 0151 707 6654 www.palmsugarlounge.co.uk One of Liverpool’s most luxurious venues. As sweet as the name suggests, this plush cocktail bar has built up a gleaming reputation as the place to be and be seen.

Redheads Piano Bar & Steakhouse 89 Victoria Street, Liverpool L1 6DG T: 0151 225 0588 www.redheadsliverpool.co.uk Fly In The Loaf 13 Hardman Street, Liverpool L1 9AS T: 0151 708 0817 This multi award winning city centre public house offers you a unique adventure into the world of beer, with a range of up to eight cask conditioned ales and more than 50 specialist beers from around the globe to choose from. Fantastic homemade food is also served from fresh, seasonal and locally sourced produce.

Step back in time with the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood and enjoy a fantastic range of steaks, fresh fish or just go for a cocktail or glass of wine. Live music every night ranging from blues, jazz and soul.

St John Bar Sir Thomas Hotel, 24 Sir Thomas Street, Liverpool L1 6JB T: 0151 236 1366 www.sirthomashotel.co.uk Add some sparkle to your day in the elegant and sophisticated Champagne and cocktail bar. Perfect for enjoying outstanding Champagnes by the glass or bottle from our extensive menu, or sampling the selection of skillfully prepared, stylish cocktails.

The Lion Tavern 67 Moorfields, Liverpool L2 2BP T: 0151 236 1734 www.liontavern.com Built in 1841 the Lion Tavern is named after the Lion steam engine that ran with Stephenson’s Rocket on the rail line between Liverpool and Manchester. Recognised as a ‘Pub of Excellence’ by CAMRA, with award winning hand reared pork pies and popular quiz and music nights.

The Beer House Contemporary Urban Centre, 41–51 Greenland Street, Liverpool L1 0BS T: 0151 708 3572

The Cornmarket Old Ropery, Liverpool L2 7NT T: 0151 236 2131 www.thecornmarket.co.uk One of the oldest pubs in Liverpool, this family friendly venue has a bar, lounge and beer garden. They offer a wide selection of food, wines, coffees and cask ales, and is available for special events for up to 200 people.

The Devon Doorway Telegraph Road, Heswall, Wirral CH60 2SA T: 0151 348 4462 www.thedevondoorway.co.uk Contemporary pub on the leafy outskirts of Heswall on Wirral Peninsula. Open plan stylish interior with a large bar, spacious restaurant and a beautiful garden. Homely menu with daily specials.

The Wro offers two very stylish and relaxed venues located at the gateway to West Kirby. Fabulous home cooked food served daily from 10.00am until 9.30pm whether you want a breakfast, light lunch afternoon tea with friends or a special celebration meal. Awarded Bar of the Year at The Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards.

Thomas Rigby’s 23–25 Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2EZ T: 0151 236 3269

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A selection of the world’s best beers, ales and ciders under one roof. Work your way through the beer list and tuck into some beautiful and eclectic pub grub from sizzling fajitas and mighty burgers to mouth watering pasta dishes and traditional fish ‘n’ chips.

The Wro Bar and Lounge Grange Road, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 4DY T: 0151 625 2010 www.the-wro.co.uk

The Residents’ Lounge Hope Street Hotel, 40 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9DA T: 0151 709 3000 www.hopestreethotel.co.uk

A traditional award winning pub serving fine food and speciality beers. Warm welcoming staff ensure you relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Contemporary lounge bar in one of the city’s coolest hotels, offering an extensive wine and Champagne list, cocktails and bottled beers. To eat, choose from an assortment of fine sandwiches, plates to share and a British artisan cheese selection.

The V–Lounge Bar The Vincent Hotel, 98 Lord Street, Southport PR8 1JR T: 01704  534400 www.thevincenthotel.com Übercool ambience and chic cosmopolitan cocktail list. Members, diners and residents only from 7.00pm onwards.

Walkabout Inn Concert Square, 26 Fleet Street, Liverpool L1 4AN T: 0151 708 0843  www.walkabout.eu.com  Live music, great atmosphere with awesome food and drink. Home of live sports action, with great screens and Sky channels combining to ensure fans never miss a goal, pass or touchdown.

Ye Hole in Ye Wall 4 Hackins Hey, Liverpool L1 4AR T: 0151 227 3809  www.yeholeinyewall.co.uk  The oldest pub in Liverpool city centre with traditional surroundings, the finest selection of cask ales, traditional pub food and free WiFi, open every day from 12 noon.

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Bier Keller Basement, Citrus House, 40–46 Dale Street, Liverpool L2 5SF (Entrance is on the corner of Stanley Street) T: 0151 255 0056 www.liverpoolkeller.com

Circo Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD T: 0151 709 0470 www.circoliverpool.com

Lady of Mann 19 Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2EZ T: 0151 236 5556


Alma de Cuba St Peter’s Church, Seel Street, Liverpool L1 4BH T: 0151 702 7394 www.alma-de-cuba.com Liverpool’s most spectacular restaurant and bar, set inside the magnificent conversion of the former St Peter’s Church. Winner of Best Bar, Best Restaurant and UK’s Best Venue accolades, with an eclectic mix of Cuban, Hispanic and Latin American influences.

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Sleep Whether you want a posh bed for the night, a country house hotel or a groovy themed room, Liverpool has it all. The City Region has an impressively broad range of accommodation, from award winning guest houses to upmarket boutique hotels, in varying locations from the city centre itself to the heart of the countryside. One of the most gorgeous places to stay is Hope Street Hotel, the city’s first boutique hotel which opened five years ago near the Cathedrals and opposite the Philharmonic Hall. It’s located in the city’s perfectly preserved Hope Street Quarter, home to more Georgian buildings than Bath, no less, and combines cool, crisp comfort with top-notch, super-friendly service. Alternatively there is the fabulous four star Hard Days Night Hotel, right by Mathew Street in the city centre. Inspired by The Beatles it is supremely tasteful, understated and luxurious, a perfect temple to the Fab Four, in fact, with a throbbing cocktail bar and great value restaurant attached.

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Leverhulme Hotel, Wirral

There are numerous high-end chain hotels too such as a Malmaison and Crowne Plaza, down near the Pier Head, with great views across to Wirral Peninsula, a Radisson Blu, just beside the West Tower, plus a Novotel in Liverpool ONE. You could also try Jurys Inn, literally on the doorstep of the Echo Arena and Albert Dock or why not spoil yourself in the Hilton’s palatial Presidential Suite?

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Exciting hotel news for 2011 is the opening of Hotel Indigo in the Summer. This will be a new £14 million luxury boutique hotel offering 151 stylish bedrooms as well as a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill. The base2stay boutique concept hotel in the historic RopeWalks area opened last year. The hotel, located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, is surrounded by some of the city’s best restaurants, museums, designer shops and bars. Housed in a former print works dating from the 1850s and having been painstakingly restored and redeveloped to retain its heritage features, it also has a modern and contemporary feel. There are gleaming designer bathrooms, free WiFi in every room, snazzy kitchens plus a 24/7 reception and concierge service. Rooms range from singles to deluxe two-floor suites.

In the heart of the city centre with an exclusive spa, Layla is a sophisticated fusion of styles, bringing together elements of the Victoria Age, Art Deco and contemporary design. Each room is individually designed with the highest attention to detail, and it is hotly tipped to become one of the Northwest’s finest luxury hotels.


Liverpool also has many serviced apartments which are ideally located for the shops and offer an affordable and flexible alternative to the hotels. Book into BridgeStreet in Liverpool ONE, which has a choice of stylish one, two and three-bedroom apartments, or have a look at Posh Pads, which offers particularly luxurious city centre serviced accommodation that can be booked nightly, weekly or monthly. Otherwise, try Cocoon at International Inn, a budget boutique pod hotel. Each cocoon is priced per room, not per person, and even comes with its own iPod docking station. Southport also has some lovely accommodation on offer at The Vincent as well as the beautiful boutique Ambassador Town House on Bath Street, while Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa is a sumptuous, rural affair set in 135 acres of lush parkland. Wirral Peninsula has historic country offerings that might be the ideal counter to frantic city centre sightseeing and shopping. Mere Brook House is a charming Edwardian country house, while the black and white luxury Grade II listed Hillbark Hotel in Frankby is steeped in history. Thornton Hall is also a four star hotel with a great spa and country setting. Lastly, don’t forget the stately home splendour of Knowsley Hall, although a minimum number of rooms usually have to be booked (ideal for groups visiting the races or girly spa breaks).

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Liverpool

Also opening this year are Days Inn on James Street and the highly anticipated Layla. In the heart of the city centre with an exclusive spa, Layla is a sophisticated fusion of styles, bringing together elements of the Victorian Age, Art Deco and contemporary design. Each room is individually designed with the highest attention to detail, and it is hotly tipped to become one of the Northwest’s finest luxury hotels.

Wirral Peninsula has historic country offerings that might be the ideal counter to frantic city centre sightseeing and shopping. Mere Brook House is a charming Edwardian country house, while the black and white luxury Grade II listed Hillbark Hotel in Frankby is steeped in history.

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Liverpool’s Commercial District also has a new hotel in the shape of the ‘budgetique’ Heywood House Hotel on Castle Street. Liverpool’s oldest bank building, built in 1798 and named after two merchant brothers, Benjamin and Arthur Heywood, is now one of the coolest designer hotels in the city.

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Accommodation Quality Ratings All the accommodation featured in this guide has been professionally quality assessed by either Visit Britain or the AA. The amount of choice can be baffling so here’s a quick guide to what’s on offer. All types of accommodation are assessed between 1 and 5 stars.

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These include: Hotels have to be licensed, offer dinner at least five nights a week and have all rooms en suite or with private bathrooms. The different hotel categories are: Hotel, Small Hotel, Country House Hotel, Metro Hotel, Town House Hotel and Budget Hotel. Guest Accommodation tends to be personally run by the owners. Categories include Guest Accommodation, Bed and Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Inns, Farmhouses and Restaurants with Rooms. Self-catering Accommodation stars are awarded based on the quality and range of facilities. The assessment scheme also covers Campus, Hostels, Holiday, Touring and Camping Parks and Holiday Villages. Places that exceed expectations may achieve an additional Gold or Silver award. For more details on the Enjoy England Quality Rose, the official marque of the Enjoy England national tourist board rating scheme, please visit www.enjoyengland.com

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Hard Days Night Hotel Four star, boutique accommodation at the world’s first and only Beatles-inspired hotel. Set in a Grade II listed building at the heart of Liverpool’s famous Cavern Quarter. Central Buildings, North John Street, Liverpool L2 6RR T: 0151 236 1964 www.harddaysnighthotel.com

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Rating Hope Street Hotel Stylish boutique hotel located in Liverpool’s fashionable Hope Street Quarter and neighbour Facilities to the Everyman Theatre and Philharmonic Hall. Two AA rosettes for hotel restaurant The London Carriage Works. Awarded Hotel of the Year at The Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards. Price £££ 40 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9DA T: 0151 709 3000 www.hopestreethotel.co.uk Crowne Plaza Liverpool City Centre Stunning location in the heart of this vibrant city, with fantastic views of the river. St Nicholas Place, Princes Dock, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1QW T: 0151 243 8000 www.cpliverpool.com

Hilton Liverpool Close to Liverpool ONE, conveniently located within the rejuvenated docks area, and World Heritage Site with prestigious attractions including Tate Liverpool and Albert Dock. 3 Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool L1 8LW T: 0800 804 8922 www.hilton.co.uk Radisson Blu Hotel Liverpool Contemporary city centre hotel overlooking the River Mersey. Complimentary WiFi, indoor pool, spa and wellness centre. 107 Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9BD T: 0151 966 1500 www.radissonblu.co.uk/hotel-liverpool

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Liverpool Marriott Hotel City Centre Located in the heart of the city centre, 2 minutes walk from Lime Street Station and close to all the major city attractions. 1 Queen Square, Liverpool L1 1RH T: 0151 476 8000 www.liverpoolmarriottcitycentre.co.uk

Atlantic Tower by Thistle Transformed by a multi-million pound refurbishment, Atlantic Tower has 225 bedrooms  and is located opposite the Liver Building and a short walk away from shops, bars and restaurants. Chapel Street, Liverpool L3 9RE T: 0871 376 9025 www.thistle.com/liverpool Novotel Liverpool This new generation Novotel offers state of the art facilities and stylish, contemporary design in the heart of the Liverpool ONE complex within the city centre. 40 Hanover Street, Liverpool L1 4LN T: 0151 702 5100 www.novotel.com Malmaison Liverpool Manhattan style hotel located on Princes Dock with popular brasserie and bar. 7 William Jessop Way, Princes Dock, Liverpool L3 1QZ T: 0151 229 5000 www.malmaison.com/liverpool

Heywood House The UK’s first ‘budgetique’ hotel, offers you everything you want at a price that will leave a smile on your face. There are 35 modern en suite bedrooms featuring free internet access, 32” flat screen TV and iPod stations.

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No. 11 Fenwick Street, Liverpool L2 7LS T: 0151 224 1444 www.heywoodhousehotel.co.uk Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre City centre, modern hotel with bars, restaurants, mini gym and 139 bedrooms.

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Lime Street, Liverpool L1 1NQ T: 0151 709 7090 www.hiliverpool.com

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The Liner at Liverpool Suitable for business or leisure, The Liner offers excellent facilities with a superb level of comfort and service to suit all guest requirements.

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Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool L3 5QB T: 0151 709 7050 www.theliner.co.uk

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The Park Hotel 61 newly refurbished bedrooms all with broadband internet access, car parking and only minutes from the city centre and football stadia.

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Dunningsbridge Road, Netherton, Liverpool L30 6YN T: 0151 525 7555 www.theparkhotel.biz

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The Sir Thomas Hotel A 39 bedroom hotel with the St John Restaurant and Bar. Ideal venue for both day and night.

Britannia Adelphi Hotel Conveniently located within walking distance of Lime Street Station, in a central location within the heart of the city.

Royal Hotel Set In Waterloo, this Grade II listed hotel overlooks the Mersey Estuary with views of the Welsh Hills and Antony Gormley’s Another Place. Ideally situated for football stadia, Aintree and Liverpool city centre.

Ranelagh Place, Liverpool L3 5UL T: 0151 709 7200 www.britanniahotels.com

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24 Sir Thomas Street, Liverpool L1 6JB T: 0151 236 1366 www.sirthomashotel.co.uk

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Marine Terrace, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 5PR T: 0151 928 2332 www.liverpool-royalhotel.co.uk

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Rating 62 Castle Street Boutique hotel offering 20 en suite rooms within a beautiful Grade II Victorian building Facilities in the heart of the city centre. All spacious bedroom suites benefit from natural daylight, HD plasma screen TV and MP3 docking stations. Price ££ 56–62 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 7LQ T: 0151 702 7898 www.62castlest.com

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Best Western Alicia Hotel Former cotton merchant’s home located in Sefton Park with en suite bedrooms, bar and restaurant. Licensed for wedding ceremonies. 3 Aigburth Drive, Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 3AA T: 0151 727 4411 www.bw-aliciahotel.co.uk Jurys Inn Liverpool Jurys Inn provides great value with the city on your doorstep. Close to ACC Liverpool, Albert Dock and Liverpool ONE. Awarded the Sustainable Tourism accolade at The Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards. 31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool L3 4FN T: 0151 244 3777 www.jurysinns.com

Premier Inn Liverpool Albert Dock In the heart of Albert Dock these impressive rooms are perfect for business or leisure.

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East Britannia Building, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD T: 0871 527 8622 www.premierinn.com 

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Holiday Inn Express Albert Dock Located within the historic Albert Dock, close to Liverpool ONE and ACC Liverpool. All rates are inclusive of a hot breakfast. Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD T: 0844 875 7575 www.hiexpress.com Holiday Inn Express Liverpool John Lennon Airport This modern purpose built hotel offers convenience for both business and leisure travellers in comfortable affordable style.

Premier Inn Liverpool Aintree With 500 hotels across the UK, Premier Inn is the UK’s biggest hotel chain. They have more hotels in more places making it easier for you to stay away from home... Grand National Way, 1 Ormskirk Road, Liverpool L9 5AS T: 0871 527 8612 www.premierinn.com 

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Vernon Street off Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2AY T: 0871 527 8624 www.premierinn.com

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Premier Inn Liverpool John Lennon Airport Rating Great value, bright, modern, air-conditioned   Budget rooms, free overnight parking and fantastic Facilities Thyme Restaurant. Located just 0.4 miles from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and eight miles away from Liverpool city centre. Price ££ 57 Speke Hall Avenue, Liverpool L24 1YD T: 0871 527 8626 www.premierinn.com

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Premier Inn Liverpool North Located close to the M56 and M6 and within easy access of the city, offering 83 great value, comfortable, en suite rooms.

Rating   Budget Facilities

Northern Perimeter Road, Netherton, Liverpool L30 7PT T: 0871 527 8628 www.premierinn.com

Price ££

Premier Inn Liverpool Rainhill Quality rooms and friendly service at an exceptional price.

Rating   Budget Facilities

804 Warrington Road, Rainhill, Liverpool L35 6PE T: 0871 527 8614 www.premierinn.com

Price ££

Premier Inn Liverpool West Derby Comfortable king sized bed, en suite bathroom and convenient on site pub restaurant.

Rating   Budget Facilities

Queens Drive, West Derby, Liverpool L13 0DL T: 0871 527 8620 www.premierinn.com

Price ££

Accommodation Hotline +44 (0)844 870 0123

Accommodation Hotline +44 (0)844 870 0123

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No. 1 Speke Hall Avenue, Speke, Liverpool L24 1UX T: 0871 423 4896 www.hiexpress.com

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Rating Premier Inn Liverpool City Centre Situated in the heart of the Commercial District.   Budget Purpose-built, 165 bedroom hotel with easy Facilities access to tourist attractions, nightlife and shops.

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Rating Blenheim Lakeside Hotel A beautifully resorted Victorian property overlooking Sefton Park, once home to former SMALL HOTEL Beatle, Stuart Sutcliffe. This independently run Facilities hotel has excellent transport links to Liverpool John Lennon Airport and the city centre. 37 Aigburth Drive, Liverpool L17 4JE T: 0151 727 7380 www.blenheimlakesidehotel.co.uk

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Campanile Hotel Purpose-built, modern hotel overlooking the waterfront; offering en suite accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner and free WiFi. Chaloner Street, Queens Dock, Liverpool L3 4AJ T: 0151 709 8104 www.campanile.com

Village Hotel Liverpool The Village Liverpool is a hidden gem and the perfect place to relax, celebrate or do business. 63 luxurious bedrooms.

Rating   Budget Facilities

Fallows Way, Whiston, Liverpool L35 1RZ T: 0844 980 8036  www.villagehotelsonline.co.uk 

Price ££

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Guest Accommodation Hotel Ibis Liverpool Ideally located for business or leisure and just a short stroll away from the main tourist attractions in Albert Dock. 27 Wapping, Liverpool L1 8LY T: 0151 706 9800 www.ibishotel.com

base2stay Rating base2stay Liverpool brings its exciting, original ‘smart luxury’ boutique hotel concept to the heart of the city’s RopeWalks area. Set in a restored Facilities 1850s warehouse building combining historical features and cool, contemporary design.

Rating   Budget Facilities

Price ££

29 Seel Street, Liverpool L1 4AU T: 0151 705 2626 www.base2stayliverpool.com Beech Mount 30 bedroom property built to an excellent standard, close to the city centre.

Crowne Plaza Liverpool John Lennon Airport Rating AWAITING GRADING Grade II stunning Art Deco building close to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, ideal for both Facilities families and the business traveller. Explore the vintage aircraft stationed at the entrance. Speke Boulevard, Speke Aerodrome, Liverpool L24 8QD T: 0151 494 5000 www.crowne-plaza-liverpool.co.uk

1–3 Beech Mount, Beech Street, Liverpool L7 0HL T: 0151 264 9189 www.beechmountexecutive.co.uk

Price £££/££

Rating Days Inn Liverpool City Centre Newly open this year, Days Inn Liverpool offers AWAITING GRADING 154 contemporary stylish and spacious bedrooms Facilities located in the heart of the Commercial District within walking distance of the Albert Dock, ACC Liverpool and Liverpool ONE. Price ££ James Street, Liverpool L2 7PQ T: 0151 203 1901 www.daysinnliverpool.com

Breeze Hotel A luxury townhouse hotel close to football stadia and Aintree Racecourse. All rooms en suite plus private car park.

Hampton by Hilton Liverpool City Centre This brand new hotel is located just minutes from ACC Liverpool, Albert Dock and Liverpool ONE. The hotel features contemporary styling including a mezzanine level.

Feathers Located in the heart of the city adjacent to the Cathedrals, universities, shops and nightlife.

Rating AWAITING GRADING

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117–125 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TF T: 0151 709 9655 www.feathers.uk.com

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Kings Dock Mill, 7 Hurst Street, Liverpool L1 8DA T: 0800 804 8922

237 Hawthorne Road, Bootle, Liverpool L20 3AW T: 0151 933 2576 www.breezehotel.co.uk

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Hotel Indigo Liverpool Opening in Summer 2011, this luxury boutique hotel offers 151 cosy, airy and inviting guestrooms with oversized beds, plush bedding with throw pillows, hard surface flooring with area rugs and signature murals. Chapel Street, Liverpool L3 9AG T: 0151 559 0111 www.hotelindigoliverpool.com

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Racquet Club Quirky, friendly, affordably elegant family run small establishment.

Rating AWAITING GRADING

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Hargreaves Building, 5 Chapel Street, Liverpool L3 9AG T: 0151 236 6676 www.racquetclub.org.uk

Price ££

Accommodation Hotline +44 (0)844 870 0123

Accommodation Hotline +44 (0)844 870 0123

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The Cottage B&B 17th Century farmhouse in the picturesque village of Hale. Two miles from Liverpool airport with easy access to the city centre. Quality accommodation offering fully equipped spacious rooms. 2 Town Lane, Hale Village, Liverpool L24 4AG T: 0151 425 3188 www.thecottagebedandbreakfast.com Throstles Nest A 10 minute walk to Anfield and Goodison Park football stadia and close to Liverpool city centre. 344 Scotland Road, Liverpool L5 5AQ T: 0151 207 9797 www.throstlesnesthotel.co.uk

Roscoe House by Urban Chic Offering 15 comfortable bedrooms in a Georgian mansion at the heart of the city. 27 Rodney Street, Liverpool L1 9EH T: 0151 709 0286 www.hotelliverpool.net

Holmeleigh Guest House Conveniently located two miles from Liverpool city centre. A comfortable and affordable urban guesthouse.

Rating BED & BREAKFAST

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93 Woodcroft Road, Wavertree, Liverpool L15 2HG T: 0151 734 2216 www.holmeleigh.com

Price ££

Royal Chambers Great location – only a 10 minute walk from Liverpool city centre and 10 minutes by car to both football stadia. Ideal for individuals, large parties or groups visiting Liverpool.

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29 Prescot Street, Liverpool L7 8UE T: 0151 260 6888 www.royalchambers.co.uk

The Marlborough 17 room guest house/B&B situated near the Gormley statues on Crosby Beach. 21 Crosby Road, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 1RG T: 0151 928 7709 www.marlboroughhoteuk.com

1 Speke Church Road, Speke, Liverpool L24 3TA T: 0151 284 4801 www.gatewaylodgeuk.com

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Hotham Street, Liverpool L3 5PD T: 0151 709 5161 www.lordnelsonliverpool.com

Price ££

Real McCoy Guest House Family run guest house in the quiet residential area of Childwall, only five miles from the city centre. A warm and friendly welcome guaranteed. 126 Childwall Park Avenue, Liverpool L16 0JH T: 0151 722 7116 / 07971 161542 www.realmccoy-guesthouse.co.uk

Price ££

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Rating The Shamrock B&B The Shamrock B&B is situated in Broadgreen, approximately three miles from the city centre, BED & BREAKFAST close to all amenities. A warm and friendly Facilities welcome is always guaranteed.

Rating GUEST HOUSE

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16 Staplands Road, Broadgreen, Liverpool L14 3LL T: 0151 228 2428 / 07967 449586  http://shamrockbandb.blogspot.com

Price ££

Aplin House Room only accommodation in a Victorian residence overlooking Garston Park. Only two miles from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

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35 Clarendon Road, Garston, Liverpool L19 6PJ T: 0151 427 5047

Price £

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Accommodation Hotline +44 (0)844 870 0123

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Gateway Lodge A small family run non-smoking guest house providing good quality comfortable and affordable accommodation less than one mile from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

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Rating Lord Nelson Ideally suited for both the leisure and business visitor, the Lord Nelson offers comfortable Facilities accommodation along with an excellent location.

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Rating Aachen Award winning guest accommodation located within Liverpool University and John Moores Facilities University campus on Mount Pleasant. Within walking distance of ACC Liverpool, Liverpool ONE and Liverpool and Metropolitan Cathedrals. 89–91 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TB T: 0151 709 3477 www.aachenhotel.co.uk

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Serviced Apartments Posh Pads at The Casartelli Rating Four and five star luxury apartments in the 4   5 heart of Liverpool close to all major attractions. The Casartelli Building, 18 Hanover Street, Liverpool L1 4AA T: 0844 585 4459 www.luxuryliverpoolapartments.com

Imagine Apartments Luxurious self catering apartments right in the heart of the city centre. 69 Renshaw Street, Liverpool L1 2SJ T: 07809 557302 www.imagineapartments.com

Mersey View – The Collegiate This luxury family friendly two bedroom serviced duplex penthouse apartment with balcony, free parking/WiFi/Sky TV offers guests a private, comfortable environment.

Staybridge Suites Liverpool Rating An all en suite hotel with fully equipped kitchen, free broadband WiFi and some great touches Facilities to really make you feel at home.

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21 Keel Wharf, Liverpool L3 4FN T: 0871 423 4948 www.staybridge.co.uk

Price ££

Rating Your City Base – Bridport Apartments Fantastic 1–3 bedroom city centre apartments located in the heart of Liverpool’s vibrant Facilities city centre.

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29–33 Bridport Street, Liverpool L3 5QF T: 0151 703 6996 www.yourcitybase.co.uk

Price £££

StayLiverpool StayLiverpool has grown to become a leading provider of apartments in Liverpool, with a wide array of individual apartments, in various locations in the centre of Liverpool.

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Price The Collegiate, 20 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HA £££ T: 0844 736 5899 / 07941  562879 www.merseyview.com Newstead Woods Exquisite, high specification apartments situated in a woodland location within walking distance of Woolton Village and Allerton. 10 minute drive from Liverpool John Lennon Airport. 7 Baddow Croft, Woolton, Liverpool L25 7DB T: 07970 014733 www.newstead-woods.co.uk Premier Apartments Liverpool Housed within an architecturally unique building complete with car parking and high spec finish.

BridgeStreet at Liverpool ONE In the heart of Liverpool ONE, these newly built four star serviced apartments provide a private, secure and comfortable environment in which you can work, relax and entertain. 39 Paradise Street, Liverpool L1 3ED T: 0151 232 2200 www.bridgestreetliverpoolone.co.uk

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Various city centre locations T: 0871 971 2953  www.stayliverpool.com

Price ££

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Rating Arinza Apartments Collection of 10 chic, contemporary apartments only 1.7 miles from the city centre. Each Facilities apartment has one or two bedrooms, modern bathroom, cosy living room with separate dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. Price ££ 1 Beaumont Street, Liverpool L8 0UR T: 0845 050 8777 www.arinza-apartments.co.uk

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International Inn Serviced Apartments Six fully furnished apartments offering excellent value self catering accommodation in the heart of Liverpool’s Hope Street Quarter.

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4 South Hunter Street (off Hardman Street), Liverpool L1 9JG T: 0151 709 8135 www.internationalinnapartments.co.uk

Price £££/££

Printworks Apartments 11 serviced apartments within Liverpool ONE, with 24hr concierge and in-house chef.

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58 Henry Street, Liverpool L1 5BU T: 0151 706 0531 www.printworksapartments.co.uk

Price ££

Accommodation Hotline +44 (0)844 870 0123

Accommodation Hotline +44 (0)844 870 0123

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Eden Square, 7 Hatton Garden, Liverpool L3 2FE T: 0151 227 9467 www.premierapartmentsliverpool.com

Price ££

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Self Catering Liverpool City Apartments Stunning executive apartment set in the heart of the bustling and vibrant Liverpool city centre.

Westfield Lodge, Greenbank Sports Academy The Westfield Lodge offers guests fully accessible accommodation and a unique visit to Liverpool.

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Apartment 65, Hudson Gardens, 136 Duke Street, Price Liverpool L1 5BB £££ T: 07974  938429 / 0151 222 1121 www.liverpoolcityapartments.co.uk The Croft Modern conversion of former merchant seaman’s villa into seven luxury apartments situated in a quiet residential area with excellent public transport links to Liverpool city centre. Blundellsands Road East, Liverpool L23 8SQ T: 07805  397003 / 07764  194491 www.thecroft.eu Trafalgar Warehouse Two stunning apartments situated next to each other with their own entrance hall and jacuzzi bathrooms. 9 & 10 Trafalgar Warehouse, 17 Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool L3 5QB T: 07715 118419 www.trafalgarwarehouseapartments.co.uk Alderley Self Catering Crosby This self catering modern apartment offers accommodation for two to four people, overlooking West Lancashire Golf Club. Meals and transfers available. 32 Hall Road West, Liverpool L23 8SY T: 0151 924 7002  www.alderleyselfcatering.co.uk

Greenbank Lane, Liverpool L17 1AG T: 0151 280 7757 www.greenbanksportsacademy.co.uk International Inn Award winning central backpackers’ hostel with private rooms and dormitory accommodation in a converted Victorian warehouse.

Rating Facilities Price ££

4 South Hunter Street (off Hardman Street), Liverpool L1 9JG T: 0151 709 8135 www.internationalinn.co.uk

25 Tabley Street (Off Wapping), Liverpool L1 8EE T: 0845 371 9527 www.yha.org.uk

4 South Hunter Street (off Hardman Street), Liverpool L1 9JG T: 0151 709 8135 www.cocoonliverpool.co.uk

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29 Hatton Garden, Liverpool L3 2EZ T: 0151 907 7000  www.victoriahall.com/liverpool  Hatters Hostel Soak up the amazing Liverpool atmosphere with Hatters award winning, city centre accommodation. Enjoy the free buffet continental breakfast, after waking up in one of the hotel quality rooms.

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56–60 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5SH T: 0151 709 5570 www.hattersgroup.com University of Liverpool – Roscoe and Gladstone Set in beautiful private parkland in Sefton Park, just three miles from the city centre.

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Greenbank Lane, Liverpool L17 1AH T: 0151 794 6402 www.liv.ac.uk/conferenceservices

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Cocoon @ International Inn Conceptual, innovative, stylish, budget boutique pod hotel in the heart of Liverpool city centre.

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Rating Victoria Hall Clean, simple, bright and friendly accommodation CAMPUS close to the vibrant city centre. Apartments have four bedrooms each with their own Facilities en suite bathroom and benefit from communal fully fitted kitchens and lounges with TV.

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Hostels & Campus Accommodation YHA Liverpool International Purpose built youth hostel, close to Albert Dock and city centre, 24 hour access.

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Accommodation Hotline +44 (0)844 870 0123

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Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa Tastefully furnished bedrooms and suites. Promenade location with swimming pool, gym, restaurant, bar and guest parking.

Southport

The Promenade, Southport PR8 1RB T: 01704  533771 www.bestwestern.co.uk

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Hotels Ramada Plaza Southport Offering the finest state of the art facilities, with magnificent panoramic views and adjacent to the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre. Marine Lake, Promenade, Southport PR9 0DZ T: 01704 516220 www.ramadaplazasouthport.co.uk

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Rating Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa State of the art golf destination offering a 62 room hotel, 18 and nine hole courses, PGA Golf Facilities Academy, driving range, leisure club and spa. Awarded Excellence in Customer Service at The Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards. Southport Old Road, Formby L37 0AB T: 01704 875699 www.formbyhallgolfresort.co.uk Vincent Hotel Luxury boutique hotel situated on the main shopping street, Lord Street. 98 Lord Street, Southport PR8 1JR T: 01704 883800 www.thevincenthotel.com

Scarisbrick Hotel Excellent accommodation with leisure club, Two restaurants and bars. Specalises in golf breaks and weekend packages. 239 Lord Street, Southport PR8 1NZ T: 01704  543000 www.scarisbrickhotel.com

Talbot Hotel Large family run hotel with large car and coach park. Close to all local amenities. 23–25 Portland Street, Southport PR8 1LR T: 01704  553975

Price £££

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Rating Premier Inn Southport   Budget Offering 60 great value comfortable en suite rooms with TV, tea and coffee making facilities. Facilities Ocean Plaza, Marine Drive, Southport PR8 1RY T: 01704 513002 www.premierinn.com

Price ££

Guest Accommodation Prince of Wales Hotel This beautiful Victorian hotel boasts superb landscaped gardens and is situated in the heart of Southport town centre. Lord Street, Southport PR8 1JS T: 01704  536688 www.britanniahotels.com

Southport Old Road, Formby L37 0AB T: 01704 572430 www.treetopsformby.co.uk

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The Waterford Award winning guest accommodation impressively situated overlooking the Promenade and Marine Lake. 37 Leicester Street, Southport PR9 0EX T: 01704 530559 www.waterford-hotel.co.uk

Ambassador Town House Southport’s award winning boutique B&B offering affordable quality, personal attention and home-from-home comfort. 13 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DP T: 01704  543998 www.ambassadortownhouse.com

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Tree Tops Country House Restaurant & Hotel Located north of Liverpool, nestling in wooded grounds adjacent to a golf club, Tree Tops offers unique and delightful lodging.

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Alexandra & Victoria Elegant, refurbished Victorian villa, conveniently situated on the Promenade. All modern facilities and restaurant. 38 The Promenade, Southport PR8 1QU T: 01704  530072 www.alexandraandvictoriahotel.com

Braemar Comfortable family run establishment just two minutes walk from Lord Street. 4 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DA T: 01704 535838 www.braemarhotelsouthport.com

Carleton House Luxurious guest house in a quiet residential area in the centre of Southport . 17 Alexandra Road, Southport PR9 0NB T: 01704 538035 www.thecarleton.co.uk

Carlton Lodge A family run establishment of distinction situated in the heart of Southport between Lord Street and the Promenade. 43 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DP T: 01704 542290 www.carltonlodgesouthport.co.uk

Ivydene Privately run Victorian guest house with a quiet residential atmosphere. 46 Talbot Street, Southport PR8 1HS T: 01704 544760 www.ivydene-southport.com

69 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DN T: 01704 530394 www.hotel-lemaitre.co.uk

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11a Leicester Street, Southport PR9 0ER T: 01704  540794 www.lynwoodhotel.com

Price ££

The Norwood Guest House A family run guest house, situated between Lord Street and the Promenade.

Rating GUEST HOUSE

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62 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DH T: 01704 500536 www.thenorwood.com

Price ££

The Seaview Family run guest house within walking distance of Southport’s bustling Lord Street and beautiful Promenade.

Rating GUEST HOUSE

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28 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DA T: 01704 530874 www.seaviewsouthport.com

Price ££

The Stamford Newly opened fully refurbished, luxury guest house just two minutes walk from Lord Street, the theatre and train station.

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17 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DP T: 01704 500836 www.thestamfordsouthport.com

Price ££

Baytrees Family run hotel offering superb accommodation just minutes walk from Lord Street. All rooms en suite plus large guest car park.

Rating GUEST HOUSE

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4 Queens Road, Southport PR9 9HN T: 01704  536513 www.baytreeshotel.co.uk

Price ££

Bowden Lodge Detached, family run guest accommodation ideally situated in a quiet central location in Southport.

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18 Albert Road, Southport PR9 0LE T: 01704 543531 www.bowdenlodge.co.uk

Price ££

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Accommodation Hotline +44 (0)844 870 0123

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Le Maitre Friendly establishment ideally located for shopping and the Promenade, within easy reach of local golf courses.

Lynwood House Welcoming guest house, with free wireless internet access, close to all major attractions.

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Rosedale Centrally located, situated in a quiet street, very close to the famous Lord Street. 11 Talbot Street, Southport PR8 1HP T: 01704 530604 www.rosedale-hotel.co.uk

Aaron Lodge Conveniently located between Lord Street and the Promenade. Just three minutes walk from Southport Theatre & Convention Centre. 18 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DA T: 01704  530283 www.theaaron.co.uk

Adelphi Guest House Close to Southport Theatre & Convention Centre and Lord Street. Everyone is assured of a warm welcome. 39 Bold Street, Southport PR9 0ED T: 01704  544947 www.adelphihotelsouthport.co.uk

Andora Guest House Family run guest house, only a two minute walk from Southport Theatre & Convention Centre. 25 Bath Street, Southport PR9 ODP T: 01704  530214 www.andorahotel.com

Crescent House Warm and cosy, family run guest house close to Lord Street and Southport Promenade. Friendly welcome guaranteed! 27 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DP T: 01704 530339 www.crescenthousesouthport.com

83 Avondale Road North, Southport PR9 0NE T: 01704  530718 www.edendalehouse.co.uk

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83 The Promenade, Southport PR9 0JN T: 01704  530137 www.fairfieldhotelsouthport.com

Price ££

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Rating Sandy Brook Farm An 18th Century barn which has been converted into five superbly equipped holiday apartments with many original features retained. Facilities

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Wyke Cop Road, Southport PR8 5LR T: 01704 880337 www.sandybrookfarm.co.uk

Price ££

The Heidi Small family run guest accommodation, where good food and personal service are assured.

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43 Bold Street, Southport PR9 0ED T: 01704 531 273 www.the-heidi.co.uk

Price ££

The Victorian Located in the quiet wide streets of Victorian Southport, this superb family run licensed property has much to offer.

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52 Avondale Road North, Southport PR9 0NE T: 01704 530755 www.victorianhotel.co.uk

Price ££

The Warwick Recently refurbished guest accommodation offering a warm welcome. Centrally situated between the theatre, the Promenade and Lord Street.

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39 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DP T: 01704 530707 www.thewarwicksouthport.co.uk Windsor Lodge Small family run establishment in a quiet residential area, only a few minutes walk from Lord Street and Southport Theatre & Convention Centre.

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37 Saunders Street, Southport PR9 0HJ T: 01704  530070

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Accommodation Hotline +44 (0)844 870 0123

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Edendale House Peaceful Victorian establishment located in a leafy residential area of Southport.

Fairfield House Lovely old Victorian villa on the Promenade overlooking the sea, golf course and Marine Lake.

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The Clifton Villa Centrally situated, a short walk to Lord Street, the Promenade and Southport Theatre & Convention Centre. 6 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DA T: 01704  535780 www.cliftonvilla.co.uk

The Sandown Friendly, relaxed guest house, ideally situated in the heart of Southport. Close to all the attractions and two minutes walk from Lord Street. 21 Bath Street, Southport PR9 0DP T: 01704  530416 www.sandownhotel-southport.co.uk

Holiday House Rating A self catering house, sleeping up to seven people, in a quiet residential area of Southport. Facilities

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12 Chester Road, Southport PR9 7HD T: 01704  841297 www.holidayhousesouthport.co.uk

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Self Catering Promenade Apartments Ideal accommodation for holiday or business, set in a superb location close to all central amenities. 70–71 and 78–79 The Promenade, Southport PR9 0JJ T: 01704  541719 www.promenade-apartments.co.uk Martin Lane Farm House Holiday Cottages The Dairy, The Shippon and The Granary are beautiful, award winning, self catering country cottages. 5 Martin Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 8JH T: 01704 893527 www.martinlanefarmhouse.btinternet.co.uk

Seapark Apartments Modern, fully furnished and equipped two bedroom flats. 1 Arnside Road, Southport PR9 0BF T: 01704  500444 www.seapark.co.uk

9 Castle Street, Southport PR9 0NR T: 01484  722400 www.castlemews.co.uk

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Hotels Hillbark Hotel Nestling in 250 acres of beautiful Wirral parkland and overlooking the scenic Dee Estuary, just 15 minutes away from vibrant Liverpool. 18 luxury bedrooms and fine dining restaurants.

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Royden Park, Frankby, Wirral CH48 1NP T: 0151 625 2400 www.hillbarkhotel.co.uk Leverhulme Hotel Set in beautiful Port Sunlight Garden Village, this stunning boutique hotel has 19 fabulous Art Deco bedrooms and signature restaurant, ‘Paesano’, magnificent 250 capacity ballroom and superb conference facilities.

Rating SELF CATERING

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Central Road, Port Sunlight, Wirral CH62 5EZ T: 0151 644 5555 www.leverhulmehotel.co.uk Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa Excellent location with 63 bedrooms, health spa and own gardens.

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Neston Road, Thornton Hough, Wirral CH63 1JF T: 0151 336 3938 www.thorntonhallhotel.com

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Inglewood Manor Hotel Edwardian country house hotel nestled in 38 acres of exquisite grounds.

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Badgers Rake Lane, Ledsham, Wirral CH66 8PF T: 0151 339 5105 www.inglewoodmanor.co.uk

Price ££

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Accommodation Hotline +44 (0)844 870 0123

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Castle Mews A delightful old mews style house in a quiet residential location in the centre of Southport.

Price £££

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Leasowe Castle Hotel Historical building, with refurbished facilities and rooms to provide every comfort for your stay. Leasowe Road, Moreton, Wirral CH46 3RF T: 0151 606 9191 www.leasowecastle.com

Riverhill Hotel Family run hotel set in the wooded surroundings of Oxton Village. Recently refurbished bedrooms including ground floor family and four poster rooms. 10 Talbot Road, Oxton, Wirral CH43 2HJ T: 0151 653 3773 www.theriverhill.co.uk The Grove House Hotel Privately owned hotel situated in beautiful grounds in a quiet location in Wallasey. Grove Road, Wallasey, Wirral CH45 3HF T: 0151 639 3947 www.thegrovehouse.co.uk

Central Hotel Situated in the heart of Birkenhead, with excellent links by either road or rail to both Liverpool and Chester. Clifton Crescent, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 2QH T: 0151 647 6347 www.centralhotelbirkenhead.co.uk Premier Inn Wirral Childer Thornton Offering 31 great value, comfortable en suite rooms with remote control TV, tea and coffee facilities.

Premier Inn Wirral Greasby Offering convenient, comfortable accommodation. Next door to the Twelfth Man restaurant. Greasby Road, Greasby, Wirral CH49 2PP T: 0871 527 9176 www.premierinn.com

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Chester Road, Gayton, Heswall CH60 3SD T: 0871 527 9178 www.premierinn.com

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Premier Inn Wirral Two Mills Everything you’d expect – incredibly comfy beds in every room and an onsite Brewers Fayre restaurant serving great value pub favourites in a family friendly environment.

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Parkgate Road, Two Mills, South Wirral CH66 9PD T: 0871 527 9180 www.premierinn.com

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Rating Royal Hilbre Boutique Hotel & Spa AWAITING GRADING New luxury boutique hotel offering eight individually designed rooms with stunning Facilities views across Royal Liverpool Golf Club. The Spa has six treatment rooms, sauna and steam room complemented by a fine dining restaurant. Price £££ 8 Meols Drive, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 4AQ T: 07581 263837 www.royalhilbrehotelspa.co.uk

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The Queen’s Royal Modern single, double and family rooms available to suit all types of guest. With a fully licensed bar and restaurant, this is an ideal base from which to explore Liverpool and Wirral Peninsula.

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Marine Promenade, Wallasey, Wirral CH45 2JT T: 0151 691 0101 www.thequeensroyal.co.uk Village Wirral The Village Hotel Bromborough provides first class accommodation, business services, dining and extensive leisure facilities all under one roof.

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Pool Lane, Bromborough, Wirral CH62 4UE T: 0151 643 1616 www.villagehotelsonline.co.uk Woodcote Hotel Family run hotel, where service and friendliness is paramount. Reasonable rates, with the rail station to Liverpool and Chester only 10 minutes away.

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Hooton Road, Hooton, Wirral CH66 1QU T: 0151 327 1542 www.woodcotehouse.co.uk

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New Chester Road, Childer Thornton, Ellesmere Port CH66 1QW T: 0871 527 9174 www.premierinn.com

Premier Inn Wirral Heswall Comfortable hotel with restaurant, car parking and large garden with play area for guest use.

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Guest Accommodation Mere Brook House A country house in Thornton Hough offering exclusive accommodation for business and leisure visitors to Wirral Peninsula, Liverpool, Chester and Cheshire. Thornton Common Road, Thornton Hough, Wirral CH63 0LU T: 07713 189949 www.merebrookhouse.co.uk 42 Caldy Road Award winning, luxury bed and breakfast offering exceptional service and facilities, with spectacular views across Dee Estuary. West Kirby, Wirral CH48 2HQ T: 0151 625 8740 www.warrencott.demon.co.uk

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Herons Well Spacious three bed three bath cottage, sleeps six. Close to the beach and Liverpool, ample free parking and WiFi. Awarded Self Catering Accommodation of the Year at The Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards.

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Three Lanes End Farm, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 1PT T: 0151 625 1401 www.heronswell.co.uk

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Thornton Manor – The Thatched Pavilion Set in the grounds at the front of the house ‘The Thatched Pavilion’  has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen diner and living room and will sleep up to four people.

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Thornton Manor, Thornton Hough, Wirral CH63 1JB T: 0151 353 1155 www.thorntonmanor.co.uk

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Rating At Peel Hey Guest House Award winning Victorian country house offering GUEST HOUSE luxury B&B accommodation, located in the picturesque conservation village of Frankby. Facilities

Port Sunlight Holiday Cottages Luxurious, beautifully refurbished accommodation in the heart of picturesque Port Sunlight garden village.

Frankby Road, Frankby, Wirral CH48 1PP T: 0151 677 9077 www.peelhey.co.uk

21 & 22 King Georges Drive, Port Sunlight Village, Price Wirral CH62 5DX ££ T: 0151 644 4805 www.portsunlightvillage.com

21 Park House Guesthouse A privately owned Edwardian town house, in the heart of the seaside town of West Kirby, offering stylish and comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation. 21 Park Road, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 4DN T: 0151 625 4665 / 07974  264694 www.21parkhouse.co.uk

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Barnacre Farm Luxury, environmentally friendly cottages with an indoor swimming pool, gym and on site fishing. Perfect location to explore the coast and countryside of Wirral Peninsula. Barnacre Lane, Saughall Massie, Wirral CH46 5NJ T: 0775 380 7611 www.barnacrewirral.com

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Rating Shrewsbury Lodge Friendly establishment with a relaxed atmosphere which also houses a comfortable restaurant, Facilities function room, bar, garden and courtyard. Price ££

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31 Shrewsbury Road, Birkenhead, Oxton, Wirral CH43 2JB T: 0151 652 4029 www.shrewsbury-hotel.com Serviced Apartments Mersey View – East Float Dock Close to the major attractions of Liverpool and Wirral Peninsula these luxury family friendly serviced apartments offer guests a private, comfortable environment. East Float Dock, Dock Road, Wirral CH41 1DP T: 0844 736 5899 / 07941  562879 www.merseyview.com

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Hotels Thistle Haydock An elegant hotel built in a classical Georgian style and surrounded by attractive landscaped gardens. Penny Lane, Haydock, St.Helens WA11 9SG T: 0871 376 9044 www.thistlehotels.com/haydock

Park Inn St.Helens Only 20 minutes drive from Liverpool city centre. This quality assured hotel with its striking glass atrium is perfectly placed for both business and pleasure. Linkway West, St.Helens WA10 1NG T: 01744 453 444  www.sthelens.parkinn.co.uk  Premier Inn St.Helens North Offering 43 great value, comfortable en suite rooms with remote control TV, tea and coffee facilities. Garswood Old Road, East Lancs Road, St.Helens WA11 7LX T: 0871 527 9020 www.premierinn.com Premier Inn St.Helens South Located just one mile off J7 of the M62 and guaranteeing everything you want for a good night’s sleep. Eurolink, Lea Green, St.Helens WA9 4TT T: 0871 527 9022 www.premierinn.com

Hotels Suites Hotel Knowsley Modern business hotel with training and conference centre.

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Ribblers Lane, Knowsley, Prescot L34 9HA T: 0151 549 2222 www.suiteshotelgroup.com

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Premier Inn Liverpool Roby 54 bedroom hotel in converted old manor house, set in beautiful grounds overlooking Bowring Golf Course.

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Roby Road, Huyton, Knowsley L36 4HD T: 0871 527 8616 www.premierinn.com

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Premier Inn Liverpool Tarbock Comfy, well-equipped bedrooms – everything you want for a good night’s sleep.

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Wilson Road, Tarbock, Knowsley L36 6AD T: 0871 527 8618 www.premierinn.com

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Holiday Inn Express, Knowsley Liverpool Great value, 86 modern bedrooms with power showers. You can also enjoy a free hot breakfast. Offers and packages available.

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Ribblers Lane, Knowsley, Liverpool L34 9HA T: 0151 549 2700 www.hiexpress.co.uk

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Guest Accommodation Knowsley Hall Britain’s only 5* gold rated stately home, set within a 2500 acre private estate. Individually designed rooms luxuriously furnished to the highest standard. Awarded Guest Accommodation of the Year at The Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards. Knowsley Park, Knowsley, Prescot L34 4AG T: 0151 489 4827 www.knowsley.com

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Best Western Everglades Park Everglades Park Hotel is located in the heart of the Northwest. The perfect venue from visitors travelling to or from Liverpool, Manchester, Chester or North Wales. Derby Road, Widnes WA8 3UJ T: 0151 495 5500  www.lavenderhotels.co.uk  Premier Inn Runcorn 61 bedroom Premier Inn with adjoining Table Table restaurant. Chester Road, Preston Brook, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 3BB T: 0871 527 8954 www.premierinn.com

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Rating Campanile Runcorn   Budget Hotel Campanile Runcorn offers comfortable and convenient budget accommodation and a Facilities traditional French style bistro. All rooms are en suite with tea and coffee making facilities and TV. Lowlands Road, Runcorn WA7 5TP T: 01928 581771 www.campanile.com

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Out of the Area The Courtyard Helsby Four historic, period cottages 20 minutes from Liverpool city centre, 10 minutes from Chester Zoo and Cheshire Oaks.

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Explore Should you wish to escape from the bright lights and buzz of Liverpool, there are lots of award winning beaches and coastal walks nearby, plus stunning parks, botanic gardens and countryside spas where you can blow away the city cobwebs.

There’s plenty for adrenaline junkies too. West Kirby’s marine lake is a mecca for wind surfers and dinghy sailing, overlooking the Dee, while you can also waterski and sail in Southport or put the all-new Land Rover Freelander 2 through its paces on the specially designed off-road course at Land Rover Experience, Halewood, or watch one being constructed using the very latest production techniques at the famous car plant. Crosby also has a shiny new Lakeside Adventure Centre, a mecca for all forms of water sports from sailing to windsurfing and rowing. A day out with the Big Five at Knowsley Safari Park is well worth the trip out of the city, just eight miles away in the parklands around Knowsley Hall, and wildlife enthusiasts might also enjoy Martin Mere Wetlands Centre near Ormskirk, home to hundreds of rare and endangered ducks, geese, swans and flamingos. Go in the Spring and see the cute downy ducklings hatching, or from March to October you can explore the wetland area and meander through its beautiful waterways on a canoe safari, new for 2011.

Head across to Wirral Peninsula and stride out to Hilbre Islands Local Nature Reserve at West Kirby, not forgetting to check the tide timetable before you go! Explore the endless sand dunes along Sefton’s coast, be rejuvenated by refreshing winds as you stroll along Southport Pier or the Wirral Way with its fabulous views across to the Welsh hills, ducking the golf balls off the nearby golf course on your way. If that’s a little too energetic for you, opt for a relaxing day at the state of the art luxury spa at Formby Hall, a sumptuous oasis of peace and tranquility. Their immaculate treatment rooms are fitted out to the highest standards imaginable, and offer an extensive range of treatments and holistic therapies for both men and women. Gardening enthusiasts might like to learn all about wildflowers at the National Wildflower Centre, set in the tranquil Victorian Court Hey Park. Both Southport and Knowsley hold annual flower shows, too, with giant floral marquees as well as an array of attractions including crafts demonstrations, arts workshops and even dog obedience classes. Birkenhead Park is also worth a visit – this green oasis was the first public park in the country and its design provided inspiration for Central Park in New York.

Or visit Daresbury Village, the birthplace of Lewis Carroll – go into the Parish Church of All Saints and you can find a stained glass window featuring the author and many of the characters from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The historic and picturesque Hale Village is another great place to unwind with its quaint whitewashed cottages and colourful country gardens.

Events Southport Flower Show August 18–August 21 Victoria Park Southport PR8 2BZ T: 01704 547147 www.southportflowershow.co.uk Southport Flower Show is one of the largest, most diverse and friendliest shows in the country. Whether you are a gifted amateur, professional or just starting out, there is something of interest for everyone. Wirral Food & Drink Festival August 28–August 29 Claremont Farm Old Clatterbridge Road, Bebington, Wirral CH63 4JB T: 0151 666 3188 www.wirralfoodfestival.co.uk The Wirral Food & Drink Festival has grown into one of the most successful in the country, with last year’s event attracting almost 30,000 visitors. The festival features demonstrations and stalls from the finest specialist food producers in England and North Wales. Pick up a copy of VisitLiverpool’s events guide.

Lady Lever Art Gallery, Wirral Peninsula

There are also numerous pretty villages to visit, from Brimstage with its attractive sandstone hall courtyard full of arts and crafts shops, to historic Port Sunlight with its Victorian cottages built by Lord Lever for the workers in his soap factory.

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Explore the endless sand dunes along Sefton’s coast, be rejuvenated by refreshing winds as you stroll along Southport Pier or the Wirral Way with its fabulous views across to the Welsh hills. Miles of beautiful coastline

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Parks & Gardens Birkenhead Park Park Road North, Birkenhead CH41 4HD T: 0151 652 5197 www.visitwirral.com Created by Sir Joseph Paxton and recently restored, Britain’s first public park was the model for New York’s Central Park. Beautifully landscaped with two lakes, one with a picturesque Swiss Bridge.

Botanic Gardens Bankfield Lane, Churchtown, Southport PR9 7NB T: 01704 214164 www.visitsouthport.com Here you’ll find examples of floral splendour at its finest, in beautifully landscaped gardens. Make a stop at the park’s Victorian fernery, café, gift shop and aviary too.

Calderstones Park Allerton, Liverpool L18 3JD T: 0151 223 2008 www.VisitLiverpool.com Named after the ancient megaliths situated in the park, which are said to be older than Stonehenge. Calderstones also incorporates the Harthill Botanical Gardens, founded in 1802 with almost 4,000 species of plants on show.

Hesketh Park Park Crescent, Southport PR9 9NW T: 01704 540070 www.visitsouthport.com The largest park in Southport, with a large and safe children’s play area, mini golf course and children’s train in a woodland setting. There are numerous nature trails throughout this picturesque park, containing varied wildlife with duck ponds, lakes and a large aviary.

Stadt Moers Park Pottery Lane, Whiston, Knowsley T: 0151 489 1239 This attractive park covers more than 200 acres of land between Whiston and Huyton including meadow, woodland and pond habitats which are set amongst a network of footpaths. The Visitor Centre will help you get more from your visit plus a programme of education sessions and public events run throughout the year.

Victoria Park Victoria Park, Rotten Row, Southport PR8 2BZ T: 01704 533333 www.visitsouthport.com

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1SX T: 01928 569895 www.nortonpriory.org Accessible family friendly attraction with lots to see and do. 800 year old priory site, exciting sculpture trail and beautiful walled garden. Café, shop, events and exhibitions throughout the year.

Sefton Park Aigburth, Liverpool L17 1AP T: 0151 233 2008 www.VisitLiverpool.com Magnificent 200 acre naturally landscaped park. Amongst the park’s many features are a boating lake, replica statues of Eros, Peter Pan and a café. The park is also home to the famous Palm House, a fabulous restored glass-panelled building.

Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village 23 King George’s Drive, Port Sunlight, Wirral CH62 5DX T: 0151 644 6466 www.portsunlightvillage.com Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village is a unique and beautiful 19th Century village created solely for the Sunlight Soap factory workers. Be a part of the original soap opera!

This large park is home to the Southport Flower Show but is also worth experiencing the rest of the year. It has lawn areas for ball games and picnics, as well as a substantial children’s play area and a miniature steam train which runs on weekends.

Victoria Park Birchfield Avenue, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 6PX T: 0151 423 6147 www.visithalton.com This historic Green Flag park hosts the annual North West Vintage Rally every September. It features a model boating lake, skate park, bowling greens, tennis and basketball courts, glasshouses, butterfly house and café.

Wirral Country Park Station Road, Thurstaston, Wirral CH61 0HN T: 0151 648 4371 www.visitwirral.com The UK’s first country park, located on the Wirral Way with picnic areas, visitor centre, shop and café. Guided tours available.

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Ainsdale-On-Sea T: 01704 533333 www.visitsouthport.com

Churchtown is a delightful, historic village on the northern fringe of Southport and dates back to the Domesday Book. Browse through the village’s specialist shops and stop for a bite in one of its charming cafés and pubs.

Ainsdale-on-Sea is now recognised as one of the premier beaches in the UK for extreme kite activities, with zones set aside for kite buggy and landboard use and kitesurfing taking place on the sea. Ainsdale Discovery Centre is situated close by, ideal for families and young people.

Carr Mill Dam Old Garswood Road, St.Helens WA11 7LZ T: 01744 676784 www.visitsthelens.com The Liverpool City Region’s largest body of inland water offers picturesque lakeside trails and walks as well as national competitive powerboating and angling events. The lake is a firm favourite, busy with anglers and water sports enthusiasts.

Crosby Coastal Park T: 01704 533333 www.visitsouthport.com At just over four miles long, covering over 900 hectares, Crosby Coastal Park is home to the new Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre. Here you can take part in a variety of watersports or have a bite to eat in the Lakeside Bistro. Crosby beach is also home to Antony Gormley’s Another Place installation.

Fort Perch Rock Marine Promenade, New Brighton CH45 2JU T: 07976 282120 www.visitwirral.com

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Southport Pier The Promenade, Southport PR8 1QX T: 01704 533333 www.visitsouthport.com

Lying at the mouth of the Dee Estuary, this small group of islands is cut off for up to five hours at high water. The islands offer great views of North Wales and opportunities to observe the islands’ rich wildlife and seal colony.

Britain’s longest overland pier has been completely refurbished with a tram travelling the ²⁄³ mile long journey to the seaward end where there is a pavilion filled with attractions including traditional ‘penny in the slot’ arcade machines, exhibition of the local wildlife and coastline and a café.

Leasowe Lighthouse Leasowe Common, Moreton, Wirral CH46 4TA T: 0151 678 5488 www.visitwirral.com Built in 1763 by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, Leasowe Lighthouse is the oldest brick built lighthouse in Britain. Now a site of public interest, the lighthouse features guided tours, special events and a Visitor Centre with displays about Leasowe Lighthouse, the North Wirral Coastal Park and the Wirral Coastline.

National Waterways Museum South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 4FW T: 0151 355 5017 www.nwm.org.uk Unlock the wonders of our waterways. Lovely waterside setting, historic buildings and homes, fascinating museum displays, great stories, beautiful boats and boat trips too. Lots for all the family to enjoy plus events, café and museum shop.

The National Trust, Formby Victoria Road, Formby L37 1LJ T: 01704 878591 www.nationaltrust.org.uk Large area of beach, sand dunes and pine woods which form the National Trust owned nature reserve. Visitors may still catch a glimpse of the increasingly rare red squirrels in the pine woods and uncover prehistoric footprints on the shoreline.

West Kirby Marine Lake South Parade, West Kirby, Wirral T: 0151 625 2510 www.visitwirral.com On the very tip of Wirral Peninsula with stunning views of the Welsh Hills and the Dee Estuary, this man-made saltwater lake is fast becoming a top tourist destination. It is 52 acres in size, five foot deep and totally enclosed, making it an exceptionally safe facility.

Sefton’s Natural Coast www.seftonsnaturalcoast.com Sefton’s Natural Coast is the perfect setting for those who want to get away from it all and explore. Stretching out over 22 miles this unique and tranquil coastline comprises beautiful beaches, sand dunes, woodland and farmland and is a haven for flora and fauna.

Wirral Coast www.visitwirral.com Set between the Rivers Dee and Mersey, Wirral Peninsula stretches into Liverpool Bay and the Irish Sea, and is blessed with stunning natural splendor and a rich heritage.

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Fort Perch Rock was built as a coastal defence battery during the Napoleonic era to protect the Port of Liverpool. It is open all year round and features a museum, exhibitions, tearoom and is the venue for many exciting events.

Hilbre Islands Local Nature Reserve West Kirby, Wirral CH61 0HN T: 0151 648 4371 www.visitwirral.com


England’s Northwest Indulge in a wide range of shopping centres, markets, boutiques not to mention the abundance of quality eateries offering over thirty different cuisines. With free attractions, transport and special offers, excellent accommodation and transport links – Manchester makes the perfect city break. www.visitmanchester.com Tourist Information: 0871 222 8223

Manchester

Manchester Once at the heart of the industrial revolution, Manchester’s progressive and innovative attitude has influenced the modern world. Today, the city is one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan in the UK. Discover the distinct areas, each with its own personality and charm, explore the bohemian Northern Quarter, historical Castlefield, stylish Spinningfields or The Quays to name a few.

Be inspired by fascinating museums and galleries, such as MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) or Manchester Art Gallery. Explore behind the scenes at Old Trafford or the City of Manchester Stadium. Be entertained at one of the many theatres, live music venues or events taking place throughout the year.

The Lake District, Cumbria Explore wild peaks, tranquil lakes, windswept crags, rolling hills, dense forests and bracken cloaked slopes. Whether a lakeside amble or a trek on England’s highest mountain, Cumbria is full of adventures. You can sail, swim, windsurf, kayak, walk, climb, paraglide, gorge scramble, mountain bike, hang glide, quad bike, horse ride or simply sit and watch. Whatever you like to do, you can’t help but love the Lakes. Blackpool

Retreat to a friendly B&B, a quaint cottage or a boutique hotel. Discover Cumbrian specialities in cosy tearooms, contemporary cafés, welcoming pubs and Michelin-starred restaurants. Visit market towns, country houses, art galleries and heritage sites. Join in with local festivals or hide away at premium spas. Explore the Lake District, Cumbria – a land of simple pleasures and luxury breaks. www.golakes.co.uk Tourist Information: 01539  822222

Chester and Cheshire Chester is a delightful mix of exclusive stores, excellent dining and vibrant nightlife – but you can never forget that this modern, exciting city has been shaped by 2,000 years of history. Completely encircled by city walls, Chester’s most unique feature is the 13th Century ‘Rows’ – two tiers of enticing shops, running through the main streets. Destinations for history hunters include the beautiful Norman Cathedral and Britain’s largest Roman Amphitheatre. A walk around the City walls will take you past the enchanting Eastgate Clock, the River Dee and the oldest racecourse in Britain. For a more relaxed setting, delve in to rural Cheshire. Whatever the season, Cheshire’s delightful countryside is the ideal refuge from the pressures of city life. Walk, cycle or ride through secluded landscapes; or simply visit one of the picturesque market towns.

Lancashire Think you know Lancashire already? Think again. There’s far more to this fabulous county than deckchairs and cobbled streets. Scratch beneath the surface and you’ll discover an area of dramatic contrasts; world class events – from the illuminations to gravy wrestling. The world’s tallest, longest and fastest things to do – to awe inspiring scenery! Finding somewhere to stay is easy – from 5 star boutique B&B’s and cosy country cottages to quality family hotels with entertainment for the kids, Lancashire has a range of places where you can re-charge your batteries and spend time with the ones you love. Visit Lancashire – where life feels good! www.visitlancashire.com Blackpool Tourist Information: 01253  478222

Historic houses, stately homes and award winning gardens are all within easy travelling distance of each other.

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Picturesque, worldly, packed full of history and well stocked with excellent restaurants, indulgent shops and fantastic golf courses; Chester and Cheshire are well connected with the rest of the country. www.visitchester.com www.visitcheshire.com Tourist Information: 0845 647 7868 The Lake District, Cumbria

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Liverpool is a premier European visitor destination with global transport connections.

Main airport: Liverpool John Lennon Airport www.liverpoolairport.com

Car The Liverpool City Region is easily accessible from the main motorway network. From the M6, take the M62, M58 or M56 into the city centre.

Ferry services Norfolkline operates routes into Liverpool from Belfast and from the Isle of Man you can travel direct into the city centre with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is only seven miles from the city centre, with excellent travel links across the region. The new KLM service between Schiphol, Amsterdam and Liverpool connects the City Region with more than 100 destinations on KLM’s own intercontinental network and over 650 worldwide destinations across KLM’s Skyteam partner networks. The mainline train station, Liverpool Lime Street, is ideally located in the heart of the city centre. Virgin Trains now offer a direct high-speed service from the centre of London in a little over two hours. If your tastes are a little more extravagant, then why not arrive in style aboard one of the many cruise ships that call at the City of Liverpool Cruise Terminal, berthing alongside the stunning Liverpool Waterfront.

Rail Mainline city centre railway station: Liverpool Lime Street Approximate travelling times: 2h 08m London Manchester 47m Birmingham 1h 34m Leeds 1h 49m Glasgow 3h 22m Edinburgh 3h 36m Cardiff 3h 45m

Approximate flight times Dublin 20m Belfast 25m Amsterdam 41m Paris 47m Berlin 1h 22m Nice 1h 38m Barcelona 1h 44m Madrid 1h 48m Rome 2h 08m Source: travelmath.com

www.easternairways.com www.easyjet.com www.flybe.com www.klm.com www.ryanair.com www.wizzair.com Private Air Travel There are several helipads available for private use across the region. We strongly advise you take advice from each location before arrival.

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www.norfolkline.com Chester 21m 40m www.steam-packet.com 34km Manchester 34m 50m Cruise The City of Liverpool Cruise Terminal is located 55km on Liverpool’s World Heritage waterfront, close to Blackpool 55m 1h 20m the Pier Head. 88km Leeds 72m 1h 25m For more information visit www.liverpool.gov.uk 116km Kendal, Lake District 81m 1h 40m Liverpool Canal Link 130km The Liverpool Canal Link has revitalised the Leeds Birmingham 98m 1h 50m & Liverpool Canal with boats now able to travel right into the heart of this magnificent World Heritage City.  157km Booking is essential for craft wishing to use the Canal Cardiff 206m 3h 35m Link, or alternatively sit and watch the boats cruise 331km across the world famous Pier Head. The journey along Glasgow 219m 3h 53m the link takes around 1hr 30m and there is no passage 352km on a Tuesday. London 210m 4h   To book a passage please contact 01942 405700 338km Edinburgh 221m 4h 17m or download an application pack from www.waterscape.com/canals-and-rivers/liverpool-canal-link 355km Source: Google Maps

Coach Travel www.megabus.co.uk www.nationalexpress.com

 

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National rail enquiries T: 08457 48 49 50 T: +44 (0)20 7278 5240 (if calling from overseas) www.nationalrail.co.uk www.britrail.com www.thetrainline.com www.virgintrains.com

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Getting Around Rail The easiest and most environmentally friendly way to explore the Liverpool City Region is by train. The local rail provider is Merseyrail. www.merseyrail.org

Road Bus Bus travel is a green, convenient and cost-effective way to explore our destination. The bus network is managed by Merseytravel, with two main city centre bus terminals – Liverpool ONE and Queen Square – both with Merseytravel centres manned with helpful staff to provide personal travel advice. Most buses are fully accessible, with various ticketing options ensuring the very best value travel. Traveline: 0871 200 22 33 www.merseytravel.gov.uk Car The Liverpool City Region is serviced by an extensive road network which is easy to navigate by car. To travel to Wirral Peninsula from Liverpool city centre use one of the Mersey Tunnels or enjoy a drive along the coastal road to Southport. The Silver Jubilee Bridge in Runcorn crosses the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal to provide convenient road access to Halton. Knowsley and St.Helens are easily accessible too, both only a short drive from the city centre.

Coach Hire:

Taxi and Chauffeur Services:

Five Star Travel T: 0151 481 0000 www.fivestartravel.co.uk

INTX Cars Ltd T: 0808 222 2121 www.intx.co.uk

Luxury executive coach hire company, coach group travel organiser and coach tour operator. Offering top quality coaches at affordable hire prices and specialising in corporate coaching and event management. Maghull Coaches T: 0151 933 2324 www.maghullcoaches.co.uk Family run, locally based company, with over 35 years experience within the travel industry. Personally organised tours can be arranged whether it be a Liverpool city guided sightseeing tour, a Beatles, Wirral or Dockland tour, or any other place of interest – with a qualified Blue Badge Guide. Napier Point T: 0151 298 9581 www.napierpoint.co.uk Bus and coach hire company. 49–88 seater vehicles for all occasions.

Bespoke personalised transport services and local tour guide, transport management for conferences and events, luxury car and chauffeur hire, minibus and coach hire. Mersey Cabs T: 0151 298 2222/0151 207 2222 www.merseycabs.co.uk Mersey Cabs, established in 1958, is Liverpool’s largest taxi company, providing fast, convenient and safe transport throughout the city.

Sea For an enjoyably different way to travel to Wirral Peninsula, why not take a trip on the world famous Ferry across the Mersey. From the new Pier Head Ferry Terminal in Liverpool you can take the Mersey Ferry to both Seacombe and Woodside Ferry Terminals offering breathtaking views of Liverpool Waterfront, part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ticket sales: 0151 330 1444 www.merseyferries.co.uk

PJ Chauffeur Service T: 0151 286 9610 www.pjchauffeurs.co.uk

District Websites

A professional chauffeur service, ensuring customer confidentiality. Reliable and reasonably priced.

www.visitsouthport.com www.visitwirral.com www.visitsthelens.com www.visitknowsley.com www.visithalton.com

Selwyn’s Travel Ltd T: 01928  564515 www.selwyns.co.uk Selwyn’s Travel for all your coach requirements – private, contract, corporate and group hire, day trips and holidays. Vision Corporate Travel Ltd T: 0151 424 1030 www.visioncoaches.co.uk Vision Travel are a Liverpool based coach company that offer a host of professional travel services at very competitive prices.

Car Parking: Q-Park T: 0151 707 3608 www.q-park.co.uk The Liverpool ONE complex is served by three new car parks: Q-Park Strand Street with 2,000 underground spaces, Q-Park Gradwell Street with 560 multi-storey spaces and Q-Park John Lewis with 580 multi-storey spaces.

City Rickshaws: 1st Floor, 29 Parliament Street, The Elevator Building, Liverpool L8 5RN T: 0845 094 2022 www.cityrickshaws.com A fun, safe and eco-friendly way to travel around the city. Spacious and comfortable for up to three people.

The Capital Car Park Fazakerley Street, Liverpool L3 9PP T: 0151 707 2666 www.thecapitalcarpark.com Located in the heart of Liverpool’s Commercial District, The Capital Car Park has 1,100 parking spaces with 24 hour security.

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Tourist Information

Tour Guides

©The Mersey Partnership. All rights reserved. The information contained within this guide is correct at the time of going to print. All liability for loss, or damage caused by any act or omission committed in reliance on the information contained in this publication is hereby excluded.

The Liverpool City Region’s network of Tourist Information Centres is manned by experienced and knowledgeable multi-lingual staff, on hand to assist with all types of visitor enquiry. Additional services available include event information, accommodation bookings, attraction, theatre, event and tour tickets plus gifts and souvenirs.

Official Tourist Board Guide Booking Agencies

Words: Belinda Archer Photography: Andy Sunley, Barry Silcock, Carl Rutter, Chris Mann, Craig McGee, David Humphreys, Diva Schematic, Ellie Laycock, Gerard Hodge, Getty Images, Halton BC, Kathy McKeon, Knowsley MBC, Mark McNulty, McCoy Wynne, National Museums Liverpool, Northwest Regional Development Agency, NTPL, Pete Carr, Peter Holloway, Rhian Askins, Sefton MBC, St.Helens MBC, Stuart Rayner, Stephen Wallace, The Mersey Partnership, Trinity Mirror, Uniform, Wirral MBC. Magritte image: René Magritte The Intimate Friend 1960 © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2011 Courtesy Private Collection c/o Guggenheim Asher Associates.

Thanks A huge thank you to all of the following for making this Visitor Guide possible: Alison Flint. Belinda Archer. Classic Champagne Cocktails at Panoramic. Flickr.com. George. Hervé Sentuc and his cheese trolley. James Wood. Janine Ross. John. King Kenny. Lobster linguini at San Carlo. Natalie at Leaf Tea Shop & Bar. Northwest Regional Development Agency. Our colleagues at Liverpool City Council, Sefton MBC, Wirral MBC, St.Helens MBC, Knowsley MBC and Halton BC. Our friends at Ryanair. Passion Fruit and Chilli Martinis at The Vincent. Paul. Paul Beesley. Rachel Veniard and the team at Uniform. Ringo. Rhian Askins. Shaggy and his magnificent Mojitos at The Restaurant Bar & Grill. Snowdrop (the Mersey Ferry). Tempura king prawns with chilli and lime jam at The Restaurant Bar & Grill. The Claw. Tom and the team at Liverpool FC.

Liverpool 08 Place 36–38 Whitechapel, Liverpool L2 6DZ T: 0151 233 2008 Open all year round Mon to Sat: 10.00am–5.00pm Closed Sundays Bank Holiday: 11.00am–4.00pm Liverpool John Lennon Airport Arrivals Hall, Liverpool L24 1YD T: 0151 907 1057 Open all year round Mon to Sun: 5.30am–8.30pm Albert Dock Visitor Information Centre Anchor Courtyard, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BS T: 0151 233 2008 Open Mon to Sun October to March: 10.00am–5.00pm April to September: 10.00am–5.30pm Southport Tourist Information Centre 112 Lord Street, Southport PR8 1NY T: 01704 533333 Wirral Tourist Information T: 0151 666 3188 St.Helens Tourist Information T: 01744 676789 Halton Tourist Information Centre Halton Direct Link Building, Church Street, Runcorn WA7 1LX T: 0151 907 8303

The Liverpool Tour Guide Service T: 07964 515681 / 07918 655113 www.ltgs.co.uk LTGS has excellent tour guides available for city, Beatles and many other tours by coach or on foot. They also offer foreign language tour guides, coach hire, car tours, themed evenings, executive vehicle hire and meet and greet services. Pool of Life Tours T: 07762 769296 www.pooloflifetours.com A tour without a guide is like a film without a soundtrack and they offer qualified, experienced and friendly guides. They can arrange individual or group tours on foot, by minibus or coach and specialise in Beatles tours and bilingual guides. Cavern City Tours 8–10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, L2 6RE T: 0151 236 9091 www.cavernclub.org Cavern City Tours offers a range of Beatles tours, professional guides for private tours, Beatles weekends and packages for the International Beatle Week Festival. Hilary Oxlade – Blue Badge Guide T: 0151 931 3075 / 07803 206599 www.hilaryoxlade.co.uk Enjoy personalised tours of Liverpool and Beatle sites with a fully qualified guide. Travel in chauffeured car or your coach. Talks given. Liverpool City Scene T: 07515 811450 www.liverpoolcityscene.com

Tour Guides

Evening guided coach tours of Liverpool with a difference. The tour for that fab ‘Scouse eye view’ of the city.

Phil Hughes – Blue Badge Guide T: 0151 228 4565 www.tourliverpool.co.uk

MerseyGuides Association T: 07940 933073 www.showmeliverpool.com

Liverpool history and Beatles tours in eight seat minibus. Ale trails a speciality! German and Danish language tours also available.

A team of professionally trained Blue and Green Badge Guides offering a range of coach, car and walking tours.

RedJackTours T: 07940 144257 www.redjacktours.com RedJackTours city centre walking tour. Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish illustrated written language guides available.

Paul Beesley – Blue Badge Guide T: 07918 655113 www.paulbeesley.co.uk Paul is a qualified, professional Tour Guide offering guided tours of the Liverpool City Region. These include City and Beatles Tours and can be taken on foot, by coach and in a chauffeur-driven vehicle.

When booking a guide look for the ‘Qualified to Guide’ symbol to ensure a qualified and fully insured guide. These tour guides are members of The Association of Liverpool Tour Guides and hold a recognised guiding qualification.

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Albert Dock B3 Arena & Convention Centre B3 Beatles Story B3 Bluecoat Display Centre C2 Bluecoat C2 Cain’s Brewery Tours D4 Cavern Club C2 Cavern Walks C2 Central Library C1 Clayton Square Shopping Centre C2 Cruise Liner Terminal A1 Empire Theatre D1 Everyman Theatre E2 FACT D2 International Slavery Museum B3 LIPA E3 Liverpool Cathedral D3 Liverpool ONE B2 Liverpool Town Hall B1 Maritime Museum B3 Mersey Ferries A2 Mersey Tunnel Tours B2 Metquarter C1 Metropolitan Cathedral E2 The Hardman’s House D3 Museum of Liverpool B2 Contemporary Urban Centre (CUC) D4 Odeon Cinema B2 Open Eye Gallery A2 Passport Office A1 Philharmonic Hall E3 Playhouse Theatre C2 Princes Road Synagogue E4 Register Office B1 Royal Court Theatre C1 St George’s Hall D1 St Johns Shopping Centre C2 Tate Liverpool B3 Unity Theatre E3 Underwater Street B2 Victoria Gallery & Museum E2 Walker Art Gallery D1 Watersports Centre C4 Western Approaches B1 Echo Wheel of Liverpool B3 Williamson Tunnels E3 World Museum Liverpool C1 Aachen Hotel D2 base2stay D3 Britannia Adelphi D2 Campanile C4 Crowne Plaza A1 Dolby Hotel C4 Days Inn B2 Express by Holiday Inn B3 Feathers Hotel E2 Hanover Hotel C2 Hard Days Night Hotel C2 Hatters Hostel D2 Hilton Liverpool B2 Holiday Inn, City Centre D2 Hope Street Hotel E3 Ibis/Formule 1 C3 Hotel Indigo B1 International Inn E2 Jurys Inn B3 Layla C1 Lord Nelson Hotel D1 Malmaison A1 Marriott C1 Novotel C2 Premier Inn B3 Premier Inn B1 Racquet Club B1 Radisson Blu A1 Sir Thomas Hotel C1 Staybridge Suites B3 The Liner D1 Atlantic Tower by Thistle B1 Travelodge City Centre C1 Travelodge Brunswick Dock C4 Youth Hostel C3 62 Castle Street B2 BridgeStreet, Liverpool ONE C2 Bridpoint Apartments D1 Premier Apartments C1 Staybridge Suites B3 Stay Liverpool, Duke St C2 Stay Liverpool, Mount Pleasant D2 Stay Liverpool, Duke St C2

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Key Tourist Information Places of Interest Hotels Serviced Apartments Shopping Merseyrail National Rail Bus Station Taxi Rank Ferry Terminal Cruise Liner Terminal Parking Parking Disabled Shopmobility Toilets Hospital NHS Walk-in Centre World Heritage Site

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