So you’ve seen Anfield, make your way down Matthew Street and enjoyed all of the Beatles memorabilia you can handle… what’s next? It’s time to explore lesser-spotted Liverpool, the places you probably won’t find in the guide books. We’ve put together a short list of just some of the hidden gems, all within walking distance of PREMIER SUITES holiday apartments in Liverpool, that really shouldn’t be missed.
Queens Avenue is one of Liverpool’s best kept secrets, so much that even Google Maps struggles to find it! This little street, likened to Diagon Alley from the famous Harry Potter books, is an Instagram dream. The street is located just off Castle Street very close to the city centre with its entrance sandwiched between a hotel and a restaurant. It is well taken care of and lined with lovely Georgian lampposts. The street contains many boutiques stores and businesses such as a gallery, wine merchant, recruitment and media businesses, a hair salon and a high-end bar and eatery. Have a stroll down if you’re passing, you won’t regret it.
Hidden deep underneath the streets of Liverpool, The Western Approaches is a perfectly preserved underground war bunker that looks like it could still be in business! During the world war, you would have had to sign the Official Secrets Act to enter but now this fascinating space is open to the public. A visit to ‘The Western Approaches’ gives us a very unique chance to explore and walk through hidden rooms to discover the stories locked in the WW2 bunker that protected the tactics of the British Armed Forces. The tour is self-guided and take approximately 1-1.5 hours and ends with hot drinks and biscuits available at wartime prices.
St George’s Hall, which is by no means hidden, is a stunning space, ideal for lavish events or weddings and located a short 5-minute stroll from PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments in Liverpool. Within the hall is The Great Hall, where most of these ceremonies and events take place for the sheer beauty of the room. Recently, what was once the largest collection of 30,000 handcrafted Minton Tiles were unveiled and are available to view. These stunning decorations depict the city’s coat of arms, sea nymphs, dolphins and tritons all perfectly preserved from years of careful care. There are further unveilings planned for the future so make sure to pop in and take a look.
If you’re tired of the high street and would like to find a memento that’s a little bit different to remember your time in Liverpool, head to the eclectic 69A. With a misleading address on 75 Renshaw Street, 69A is filled from floor to ceiling with the weird and wonderful. Inside you’ll find antiques from all over the world, vintage clothing and footwear, jackets, old toys, statues, badges, art and curios, and that’s just the beginning. If you’re looking to lose an hour browsing, this is the ideal spot to get lost. Don’t forget to pet Murdoch, the resident ginger cat, while you’re in.
With a pub culture as good as ours, you can be sure that most popular Liverpool bars will be packed to the rafters, especially on a weekend evening. If you’re looking for something a little off the beaten track, head toward the Liver Bird Wings mural on Jamaica Street and you’ll come across one of the more unique watering holes, Hobo Kiosk. It’s unassuming from the outside but once you step through the doors, you are greeted by a treasure trove of curiosities and a fridge full of carefully selected local beers. This eclectic mix of oddities from days gone by and a warm welcome from the owner Delia, Hobo Kiosk is an ideal place for a quiet beer or a catch up with mates.
If you’re looking for your perfect holiday apartments in Liverpool, PREMIER SUITES have everything you need. Our flexible, spacious apartments are an excellent alternative to a traditional hotel stay, especially if you’re looking for a home from home experience. To enjoy the lowest rates on our serviced apartments in Liverpool or anywhere in the UK, remember to always book directly for offers that aren’t available anywhere else.