Liverpool is sprinkled with hidden gems and independent bars, cafe’s and shops that are bursting with personality, cool finds and of course, amazing food! Sometimes a city as thriving as Liverpool can be overwhelming, whether you’re a visitor or a local. There’s a constant buzz within the city, from the exciting tourist attractions and the hustling high street, sometimes It’s tough to find some unique places to visit whilst you’re in the city centre, so I thought I’d compile some of my favourite hidden gems in the heart of Liverpool to make your visit that little bit more exciting and unique!
When it comes to Cuthbert’s, I suppose I’m slightly bias as I did use to work there whilst I was in university, as a barista and then I did their social media when I graduated. Therefore I have SO many photos of delicious cake in my archive that I just HAD to share with you all. Cuthbert’s is owned my Matthew & Elaine and is truly one of my favourite cake spots that I’ve ever visited. The shop is inspired by the delicious bakes of New York & Amsterdam from all of Matt & Elaine’s cake-adventures. So the bakery is a real mix of modern and traditional bakes. You get your cream & jam scones alongside some salted caramel brownies and the most amazing quant setting. They also serve the most DIVINE Afternoon Tea, so you can truly fill up in the perfect city centre retreat – You’ll forget where you are for a little while at least!
Filter & Fox
Filter & Fox is one of my favourite meet-up spots with friends. It’s brilliant for a cup of tea and a catch up or a little lunch date with my boyfriend. It’s located on Duke Street, which is still in the city centre, however, the road is a lot quieter, so it’s good to sit outside in the sun and soak up the city rays during the Summer. My favourite thing to eat is the grilled cheese sandwich, we’re talking sourdough bread, gooey cheese and pickles on the side. Seriously amazing and who doesn’t love a good old grilled cheese after a busy day shopping or sightseeing? Filter & Fox is a really small little hideaway in the city centre, I love visiting there during the Autumn and Winter too, as its cosy and the perfect spot to warm up.
unfortunately, I don’t have any snazzy photos of 81 LTD, as in all honesty, I’m usually drunk when I visit and/or on a date night with my boyfriend. 81 is located about the iconic Salt Dog Slim’s on Seel Street, if you’re wanting to have a night out without the hassle of waiting to be served at a bar and having to fight for a table, 81 LTD is the perfect night-out spot, without the nigh-out issues. There’s delicious cocktails (like seriously delicious) friendly staff and good music – What more could you ask for on a night out? There’s one catch though, you have to know the phone number as it’s a ‘secret’ bar. Once you’ve got the number, you’re given a secret code to get into the bar. Good luck finding it though!
Liverpool is the UK’s capital for music, well, in my opinion anyway! One of the things I love about Liverpool is its independently owned record stores. There’s a few littered in different areas of Liverpool, some in the most random places, however, my favourite in the city centre has to be Probe. It’s a fairly small shop, however, they do not lack on their music selection what-so-ever. There are Vinyls and band t-shirts, all the way up to the ceiling, both old and new, so it’s the perfect place for any music lover to visit whilst they’re in the city centre.
I hope you all enjoyed some of my hidden gems in Liverpool, if you’ve visited any or think there’s some that I’ve missed out on, please let me know!