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The city of Liverpool has a soul that is much larger than itself. For although it is small in size, it is filled with the most creative of people, businesses and energy that runs throughout the city, leaving no area untouched. There is, however, one area where this energy originates from…welcome to the Arts Quarter.

In this bustling area, you can find the trendiest of bars and restaurants housed in some of the most beautiful Georgian buildings, where the cobbled streets and lantern street lamps transport you to a distant time, perhaps when Liverpool was enjoying the full benefits of its booming international maritime trade.

This area is where you can find some of the city’s top higher-education institutions including LIPA, one of the top performing arts schools in the country that boasts Sir Paul McCartney as a Patron. It is also home to the Liverpool Philharmonic and the Everyman Theatre, where guests enjoy performances from both local, national and international artists. 

Five Quick Facts

1 This area is home to the city’s two cathedrals, The Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and The Metropolitan Cathedral, both standing almost opposite each other at both ends of Hope Street. The Anglican, as it locally known, is where you can find St. James’ Cemetery. This cemetery holds the remains of nearly 58,000 people including William Huskisson, the first fatal railway casualty.  2 Are you a fan of Peaky Blinders? The areas of Rodney Street, Upper Duke Street and Pilgrim Street were used for filming along with many other Liverpool locations. In fact, due to its Georgian architecture, Liverpool has been used as an imitation of locations such as London, New York and Chicago.   3 The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts was opened in 1996 and founded by Sir Paul McCartney and Mark Featherstone-Witty, founder of the Brit School in London. The university has been ranked No.1 in the United Kingdom for several of its degree courses.  4 Gambier Terrace, a row of Georgian Houses located opposite the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, was once the home of John Lennon, when he attended the Liverpool College of Art, which is now LIPA.  5 Rodney Street, which is considered to be the Harley Street of the North, is the birthplace of some of the country’s most notable names. The Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, was born at number 4 and William Ewart Gladstone, former Prime Minister of the UK was born at number 62. 

Places To Live

The variety of properties in the Arts Quarter is reflective of the mixture of people that reside within its quirky and alternative streets. The perfect place to live for those who enjoy visiting the theatre, enjoying after-work drinks and soaking up a very cultural atmosphere.

Rodney Street 
With Georgian townhouses that line the streets, Rodney Street was clearly once the playground for the successful and rich residents of Liverpool. Although most of these miniature mansions are now the home of professional businesses, there are some which have been converted into apartments and the odd place that is home to just one lucky resident. A very sought-after place to live.

Hope Street 
Although the Georgian townhouses may be a familiar sight in the Arts Quarter, there is just something about Hope Street that has a different feel. Perhaps it’s the mixture of cafes, restaurants and theatres that create this bohemian buzz, where, no matter what the weather is like, people want to sit outside and enjoy watching the tourists, students and odd street performer passing by. Most properties here are apartments, but you can find full townhouses on the adjoining Falkner Street.

St. Andrews Place Student Apartments 
Despite the fact that the area has many educational institutions, there are very few student accommodation places within this area. However, in recent years, St. Andrews Church has been converted into luxury student apartments. Although this involves having a garden that is also a graveyard, it is prime location for students in the city. 

Public Transport


Your local train station is Liverpool Central on Bold Street.
Liverpool Central to Moorfields - journey time around 2-4 Minutes with No Change
Liverpool Central to Liverpool James Street - journey time around 2-4 Minutes with No Change

There are various bus routes throughout the city centre, however, with many one-way systems in Liverpool, train is by far the fastest form of travel throughout the city centre. There are several bus stops on Hardman Street.

Why not be super eco-friendly and take a ride on one of the CityBike bicycles, located throughout Liverpool? Your nearest locations where you can pick up a bicycle will be on Mount Pleasant (outside Liverpool John Moores John Foster Building) Everyman Theatre, Philharmonic Hall and St Luke’s Church. 

Bars & Restaurants

The Philharmonic Dining Rooms

Perfectly perched on the edge of Hope Street, The Philharmonic Dining Rooms stand proudly looking out onto the everchanging face of the area, with the grace and respect that can only can come with age, like vintage wine. Its grand architecture makes the pub wonderfully enticing, revealing just enough from its exterior to create the wonder and curiosity on what awaits behind the gilded gates.
Arguably the most iconic pub in the city, guests visit to feel its tangible sense of history and to discover whether walls really do talk. For The Phil, as it is locally known, has played host to some famous faces, making its mark in the musical history of Liverpool. It is here where a young John Lennon used to drink and where Paul McCartney returned to in 2018 to relive his younger years of playing at the pub, starting with an impromptu concert, much to the delight of its regulars.
Serving real ales and traditional pub food that warms the soul, for residents lucky enough to live in the stunning Arts Quarter, it would only be right that a visit to The Philharmonic Dining Rooms becomes a regular event on their social calendar.

Address - Philharmonic Dining Rooms, 36 Hope St, Liverpool, L1 9BX

Telephone - 0151 707 2837

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The Florist

The Florist believes in the fundamental principles of floristry, to charm each of the senses. Step into a sensory world to discover an arrangement of culinary delights, fragrant cocktails, daily beats and nightly DJs...

Address - ​ The Florist, 24 Hardman St, Liverpool L1 9AX​

Telephone - 0151 294 4695

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The London Carriage Works

Situated within the stylish confines of the Hope Street Hotel, The London Carriage Works is considered to be one of the finest dining establishments in the city, boasting an array of awards acquired throughout its lengthy residency in one of Hope Street’s most iconic buildings.
From its very infancy, the building has always been inspired by luxury, having been designed in the style of a Venetian Palazzo. Perhaps its most fitting resident, the restaurant provides a luxury dining experience for guests, from its stunning and elegant interior and view to its award-winning food. The kitchen focuses on cosmopolitan British dishes, using local produce from farmers, fishermen and foragers from across the north-west.

Open throughout the day, the restaurant effortlessly transitions from breakfast through the evening meal, the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee to afternoon cocktails with friends.

Address - The London Carriage Works, 40 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9DA

Telephone - 0151 705 2222

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The Quarter

Sitting on the corner of Hope Street and Falkner Street is The Quarter restaurant, providing an excellent place for those who love a spot of people watching whilst enjoying an afternoon coffee. The menu, inspired by Italian cuisine, is one of the most favourite places to eat in the Arts Quarter and with delicious takeaway sweet treats, you can also bring the deliciousness home with you. 

Address - The Quarter, 7 Falkner St, Liverpool L8 7PU

Telephone - 0151 707 1965

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Jenever Gin Bar

Situated in the heart of Hope Street, Jenever Gin Bar sits quite beautifully in one of the Art Quarter's iconic Georgian terraces, perched perfectly on the corner within the shadows of the Metropolitan Cathedral that rises in the distance. 

There is no city that has taken to gin quite like Liverpool has and for those who are a lover of the liquor, a visit to Jenever Gin Bar is set to enlighten the palate with over one-hundred-and-twenty types of gin available at the bar. Of course, the bar also serves other alcoholic drinks for those who may not have yet caught the gin bug. 
Its small and intimate atmosphere makes it the perfect place to go and enjoy a date night, or some pre-theatre drinks. With a warm welcome from the team, whether you are looking for an afternoon tipple or a late night treat, a visit to Jenever's should definitely be on the list. 

Address - Jenever Gin Bar, 29a Hope St, Liverpool, L1 9BQ

Telephone - 0151 707 7888

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