HERE’S A LOVE LETTER TO THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF LIVERPOOL HIGHLIGHTING SOME OF THE CITY’S MOST EXCITING EVENTS THIS SUMMER.
Words: Jean Hill
Immediately, apologies for any omissions. There is so much going on in Liverpool and thereabout this summer, that it is impossible to capture it all.
Families can head to the urban beach and fairground rides in Calderstones Park. The beautiful Palm House in Sefton Park stages family yoga. For the slightly older try: life drawing tea dance, concert, and/or meditation. A few steps from the ferry, train, bus, the Pier Head Village has sprung into frenzied action. There are thrill rides, inflatables, bars, food, and entertainment.
‘Summer football on the Dock’ at the Royal Albert Dock should raise the temperature with a burst of energy. Everton in the Community and LFC Foundation are on hand to make it all fun, ‘professional’ and constructive. That should work up an appetite. Alongside the Dock on Mann Island, you will find the newly opened Dockside Dining Club. It boasts a stunning, usually sunny, outside seating space, and a fine choice of eateries inside. This is a collective of independents: and it would be almost impossible not to find something that really appeals. The award winning Blackberry Grove offers tempting breakfast, brunch, lunch, and more, and offers gluten free and veggie options. Izakaya delivers on fine Japanese cuisine. Caffe Cream offers dreamy desserts. Cowfish does authentic smoked BBQ and Miami Slice provides pizza with pizazz.
Liverpool Tate has Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman exhibitions. Gusto, on the Dock, combines wonderful Italian cuisine with a classically beautiful venue. A skimming stone’s throw away lies the newly opened Lunylita, that serves authentic Catalan tapas.
If you yearn to sup or slurp cocktails on a roof top: try Oh Me Oh My’s delightful roof top garden and The Garden of Eden at the Shankly. The Bombed out Church is throwing a gin party, a garden party and hosts shoppers’ markets. Tourists absolutely love the Cavern, where they can celebrate the Liverpool music scene. There is still time to see the Terracotta Warriors at the World Museum. Alma de Cuba offers fine Latin-influenced dining in an exposed brick 18th century church lit by candles. Breathtakingly beautiful. The Baltic Triangle forges together: markets, music, vintage clothes, events and great food. All this and still to come: the Liverpool Food & Drink Festival in Sefton Park.
Gusto: 0151 7086969
Alma de Cuba 0151 3053744
Lunyalita: 0151 3174199
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