The bustling city of Liverpool is made up of several quarters, otherwise known as neighbourhoods. Each has its own unique style and vibe, so which ever neighbourhood you choose to visit guarantees a fun and memorable experience. From the Georgian Quarter to the Cavern Quarter, we’ve put this short guide to each neighbourhood of Liverpool to make everyone’s trip easier!
Dating back to 1800, the Georgian Quarter is one of the oldest, yet trendiest neighbourhoods in Liverpool. During the 1800s, the neighbourhood was an affluent area, with rows of elegant Georgian style town houses and other luxurious surroundings. Today, the Georgian Quarter is home to some of Liverpool’s finest restaurants, coolest bars and impressive cathedrals, one of which is the second largest in the world.
Things to see and do in the Georgian Quarter
- Shiverpool’s Hope Street Shivers Ghost Walk
- Everyman Theatre
- Metropolitan Cathedral
Most major UK cities have its own Chinatown, but what makes Liverpool’s so different from the rest is that it’s the oldest Chinese community in Europe. Liverpool’s Chinatown is easily recognised by the stunningly crafted Chinese Arch which was imported straight from Shanghai, its Chinese-style architecture and Chinese restaurants and supermarkets. Every February, huge celebrations take place in Chinatown for the Chinese New Year.
Where to eat in Chinatown
- Berry Street
- Bold Street
For fans of The Beatles, the Cavern Quarter is sure to ring a bell as it’s home of the iconic Cavern Club. The whole area has a strong focal point on The Beatles history as it’s of course where the band’s story first began. Buskers playing tribute to the Beatles line the street and there’s always something going on at the Carvern Club. Every Summer, the International Beatleweek Festival takes place here, a hugely successful event with 70 bands performing from all across the world.
Top attractions in the Cavern Quarter
- The Cavern Club (obviously)
- Magic Beatles Museum
- Hard Days Night Hotel
With warehouses and merchants’ houses that have been renovated into creative cafes, bars and music venues, the Ropewalks area of Liverpool combines old and new. The name of the neighbourhood is driven from the craft of rope-making for the sailor ships that dominated the area during the 19th century. You’ll find Bold Street – one of Liverpool’s busiest streets, – in the heart of Ropewalks, and just a few steps off here is the UK’s leading gallery, FACT, showcasing everything in film, video and new media.
Things to see and do in Ropewalks
- Bold Street
- The Bluecoat
- The Bombed-out Church
Listed as one of the coolest places to live in Britain, the Baltic Triangle is a thriving area in the heart of the Independent Liverpool scene. It’s also known as the creative and digital quarter as here you’ll find number of growing creative spaces and businesses nestled amongst a range of independent food and drink traders.
Where to eat and drink in the Baltic Triangle
- Red Brick Market
- Baltic Social
Liverpool’s waterfront plays an integral part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site Status. With the largest group of Grade I listed buildings in the UK, Albert Dock at the Waterfront is an ideal spot to get a taste of the city’s former grandeur. Also boasting a collection of impressive museums, visitors can explore Liverpool’s port and learn about how its people and creative, industrial and sporting history have shaped the city.
Museums to visit at the Waterfront
- Museum of Liverpool
- Merseyside Maritime Museum
- International Slavery Museum
We hope this quick guide has given you a little taste of Liverpool’s unique neighbours.
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