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Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter: What to see, Where to Eat and Drink

Unlike many cities in the UK, Liverpool’s best attractions are entirely accessible from the centre by foot. Luckily, the city is so well connected by its underground train system that you needn’t wear out the soles of your boots but, if you wanted to, you could plan a weekend walking around Liverpool and cover everything worth seeing in one go.

With this in mind, we at Signature’s Liverpool have decided to break down our fair city into bitesize chunks.

Today we’ll be taking a look into Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter. An area known for housing Liverpool’s oldest, most majestic buildings and some of the best eateries and bars in the city.

Places to Drink in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter

Liverpool’s nightlife is famed all across the UK, with the city being the number one destination for a guaranteed great night out.

It’s easy to stay in the centre of the city, visiting the busy bars and clubs of Concert Square and Seel Street, but not many know there’s a world of nightlife wonder lying in wait amongst the ancient streets of Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter.

The Florist

Where: 24 Hardman St, Liverpool L1 9AX

One of Liverpool’s most Instagram-able locations, The Florist has become one of the most picturesque cocktail bars and restaurants in the city.

The space is filled with floral arrangements including a beautiful blossom tree in the foyer, flower-laden light fixtures and flower-flavoured drinks. The whole experience is a botanical filled extravaganza and well worth a visit during your time exploring Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter.


Where: 32 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BX

Based on Hope Street, within eyeshot of the Metropolitan Cathedral, Frederiks is a favourite among the Liverpool locals for its laid back vibes, live jazz nights and roaring open fireplace.

Not just a fantastic place to drink in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter, Frederiks also serves up a mean pizza and a fantastic Sunday Roast.

Buyers Club

Where: 24 Hardman St, Liverpool L1 9AX

Perfect for some summertime drinking, Buyers Club sports an outdoor garden space which is often filled with the sound of music, provided by bands and local DJs.


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A delectable drinks menu covers everything from tasty cocktails to weird and wonderful beers, ales and the interior turns into an art gallery each month to promote the work of established and upcoming local artists.

The Philharmonic Pub

Where: 36 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BX

A place to visit, if just for the loos, The Philharmonic Pub serves up craft and classic ales for the modern real ale drinker.


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Named for the adjacent Philharmonic Music Hall, the space has been designed in the style of an old-style gentleman’s club and has been serving pre-show drinks since its opening at the end of the 19th century.

Jenever Gin Bar

Where: 29a Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BQ

A bar with its very own Gin-nasium, Jenever Bar attracts gin lovers from all over Liverpool through its doors to sample one of the 120 different gins served within.


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You can pop in and create your own gin board to sample as many as possible, plus they’ll give you tips on how to serve each different gin they have.

No matter where you choose to spend your night out in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter, every venue will give you a different experience of the city’s famed nightlife.

Top Places to Eat in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter

As a city that loves its food, Liverpool is a smorgasbord of culinary cultures. You can snack on tasty tapas, sit down for sensational sushi or find the best burgers and most perfect pizzas, wherever you are in the city.

In Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter there are plenty of places to dine in style. Whether you are looking for something refined and elegant or a meal that’s a little rough around the edges, you’ll find it all in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter.

The Art School

Where: 1 Sugnall St, Liverpool L7 7EB

For Liverpool fine dining at its very finest, there’s only one place to go and that’s The Art School. Under the watchful eye of chef Paul Askew, this Liverpool restaurant certainly lives up to its name.


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Each dish the talented chefs serve is a culinary masterpiece, worthy of the finest dining tables in existence. Pay a visit to tantalise your eyes as much as your taste buds.

London Carriage Works

Where: 40 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9DA

Maintaining the history of its building’s origins, The London Carriage Works was once home to Liverpool’s finest coach and carriage builders.

Today the eclectic menu boasts a range of delicious dishes, plated to perfection and made using the best local and seasonal produce. This is the place to be for brilliant breakfasts, amazing afternoon teas and superb Sunday lunches whilst visiting Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter.

60 Hope Street

Where: 60 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BZ

Located in one of the stunning Victorian townhouses on Hope Street, this beautiful venue is popular for weddings, special celebratory events and those who enjoy the finer things in life.


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Expect nothing but elegant dishes served with fantastic attention to detail and a picture-perfect backdrop to enjoy it all against at 60 Hope Street.

The Quarter

Where: 7 Falkner St, Liverpool L8 7PU

A quaint independent eatery that looks like it’s been plucked from the streets of Italy and dropped onto the cobbles of Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter.


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The Quarter is an Italian inspired deli that provides mouth-watering baked and breakfast goods alongside perfect pasta dishes and delicious drinks, served upon a scenic alfresco setting.

Death Row Diner

Where: 32 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BX

If you are looking for a place to pick up what is officially known as Liverpool’s best burger, Death Row Diner will not disappoint.


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This self-proclaimed ‘dive bar’ provides diners with a huge selection of dishes, inspired by food from across the big pond. Brioche bun burgers, small plates, Jumbo Shrimps and an entire section dedicated to Meat Sweats is enough to leave your mouth watering and your bellies full to bursting.

Free State Kitchen

Where: 1 Maryland St, Liverpool L1 9DE

More burgers but this time, the bigger the better and what’s more they can be served in a huge sun-drenched back garden in the summer months.

Much more than a brilliant burger though, Free State Kitchen also pulls out all the stops when it comes to tasty desserts as well as a huge selection of veggie and vegan dishes. No matter what you’re in the mood for or what your dietary needs are, Free State Kitchen is well worth a visit on your culinary exploration of Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter.


Where: 36B Upper Hope Pl, Liverpool L7 7EA

This, the latest addition to Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter is already an established foodie destination Liverpool locals say you simply must visit.


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At home where the two most picturesque streets of the area cross, Papillon has everything you need for a unique dining experience on the outskirts of the city. All produce is locally sourced where possible or from some of the finest regional outlets around and the terrace was simply made for alfresco dining in the sun.

Proper Pubs in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter

When all you need is a proper pint in a proper pub, Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter can provide.

Thanks to the oldie worldie charm that this area of Liverpool exudes, there are plenty of quaint public houses in which you can glug a glass of the best real ales in Liverpool.

The Grapes

Nestled down a side street, behind one of Liverpool’s most famous landmarks St. Lukes Church (or the bombed-out church as most know it) lies The Grapes.


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A proper pub that’s stood the test of time thanks to its forward-thinking inclusive owners, and their relationship with the local community.

The interior could be that of your favourite bohemian aunty’s living room (we all have one). With tangerine coloured walls, hanging creeper plants and quirky artwork adorning every available surface.

The Grapes makes every patron feel right at home the moment they walk through the door, serving a wide choice of local tipples and a vast choice of gins too.

Peter Kavanaghs

Old world pubs don’t come packed with more character than that of Peter Kavanaghs.


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Too often the phrase traditional pub is bandied about without actually being used to describe a proper pub.

At home on the corner of the picturesque Egerton Street, Peter Kavanagh’s is a little cave of curiosities with old drums, cars and even a crocodile hanging from the ceiling.

Fully restored original stained glass windows keep the interior glistening with colour and character and the drinks on tap are just what you’d expect to be poured in such an establishment.

The Caledonia

A proper pub with an amazing nightly line up of live music, The Calendonia certainly makes its presence know in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter.


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Shortlisted in 2019 at the Great British Pub Awards under the category “Best for Entertainment”, it’s easy to understand why The Caledonia is one of Liverpool’s most popular proper pubs.

Not only is every night live music night, but The Caledonia is also dog-friendly, vegan-friendly and every beer lovers bestie, rotating their pumps with a variety of tasty ales.

Ye Cracke

A pub with near museum status Ye Cracke is as embedded in Liverpool’s musical and historical heritage as the Cavern.


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It’s within Ye Cracke’s walls that a young John Lennon dated his college time girlfriend, and where two Liverpool doctors came up with a few game changers concerning developments in the field of anaesthesia practices.

With a huge real ale list and a cracking beer garden showcasing the Anglican Cathedral, Ye Cracke is a proper pub in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter that’s good for a pint come rain or shine.

The Beautiful Landmarks & Architecture of Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter

Everywhere the eye touches in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter can be termed a thing of beauty.

From the exquisite 19th century townhouses, that were once the homes of wealthy mariners and Liverpool businessmen and their families, to the city’s two breath-taking Cathedrals.

Here are a few stops to take when embarking on a tour of Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter.

Falkner Street and the Square Gardens

This is an area of Liverpool that looks as though it’s popped right out of a period drama.

The redbrick and whitewashed rows of 19th-century townhouses, interspersed with Victorian-style street lamps will take anyone who traverses the cobbled streets on a journey back in time.

Whether the pavements are sprinkled with snow,


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dappled in autumnal colours,

drenched in rays of sunshine,


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or showing the signs of springtime,


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Falkner Street and the surrounding area is breathtaking all year round.

What’s more, the stunning gated gardens of Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter are the perfect place to stroll, come rain or shine. Each one is open to the public and welcomes footfall, picnics and people simply making their way from A to B.


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Falkner Street and it’s Square Gardens ooze the historic style of Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter and are just one small section of the stunning surrounding area.

Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral

The largest religious building in Britain, Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral can be seen from miles around when coming into the city.


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From the date when the first stone was laid in 1904, to its official completion in 1978, the Anglican Cathedral took an age to build with its construction being interrupted by two world wars.

Whilst taking a tour of Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter, be sure to pay a visit to the Anglican Cathedral which today hosts many exciting Liverpool events.

As well as hosting the city’s summer and winter arts markets, Cream in the Cathedral and playing host to both Luke Jerram’s works (Museum of the Moon and Gaia) Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral is also the hub of spirituality and worship within the city.


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Guided tours of the Cathedral are available and well worth the time, or if you’d like to simply pop in and take a look the doors are open from 8 am – 6 pm and entry is completely free.

St Bride’s Church

A modern church in Liverpool that’s doing things a little differently today, just like it did in the past.

St Bride’s was constructed during a time when many Liverpool churches were being commissioned.


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The building was designed in the classic style by architect Samuel Rowland, the main striking features are the six large supporting columns and grand Egyptian style windows.

What made the building of St Bride’s different from all the other places of worship built during this time was that the congregation funded the build, and running costs themselves. This was done by renting out pews, leaving a few free of charge for the poorer members in the area, but many were reserved for the wealthier people who lived in surrounding townhouses.

The strength of Liverpool’s people was what kept the church of St Brides going and even in the 1950s, over a century after first opening it’s doors, members were made up of the tight-knit residents.

Today St Bride’s has become a hub of the community, hosting regular creative and progressive meetings and encouraging community involvement to help regenerate the deteriorating building.

Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral

Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter is bordered by not one but two great Cathedrals, the Metropolitan Cathedral, known affectionately among the locals as “Paddy’s Wigwam” is one of them.

The name was given because when the idea for a Liverpool Cathedral was originally conceived, there was a large number of Catholic Irish immigrants living in the city. That and the unique shape.


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Standing tall at the end of Hope Street, a towering stained-glass funnel shape can be seen soaring high above the Victorian townhouses, the crowning glory of Liverpool’s long-awaited Catholic Cathedral.

After the influx of Irish immigrants arriving between 1845 – 1852, most of who were predominantly Catholic, the need for a Cathedral in Liverpool arose.

Various sites and plans were submitted but only one was seen through to completion, forming the stunning building Liverpool is thankful to have at its heart today.


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The interior of the Metropolitan Cathedral is conical and concentric, so as to give the entire congregation prime viewing of the central altar. The glistening stained-glass inlays follow a uniform trio of colours representing the Holy Trinity, which bathe the space in natural coloured light year round.

Today the original crypt, built nearly two decades before the rest of the building was complete, plays host to Liverpool’s Annual Beer Festival as well as a series of other exciting events.

Entertainment in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter

Not only a great place to explore bars, restaurants and landmarks, Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter is also home to the city’s top theatres and performance spaces, not to mention LIPA, where many a talented artist have developed and honed their skills.

Everyman Theatre

The hub of creative talent in Liverpool, The Everyman has been putting on groundbreaking theatrical performances for over half a century. Responsible for promoting the carers of some our favourite on-screen stars including Dame Julie Walters and the unimitable Bill Nighy.

At Everyman, their mission is to dazzle and inspire with each and every performance they showcase. Everything from plays to workshops, concerts and special events take place year-round, simply check Everyman’s what’s on section to see what you can get involved in during your visit to the city.

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Home of the oldest symphony orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is based in the centre of Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter. The space promotes a variety of musical artists including soloists and choirs and is also responsible for some of the city’s favourite annual events.


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Visitors can get tickets to everything from opera to talks from the industry’s biggest stars as well as screenings of popular movies, backed by live orchestras. For those of us who enjoy the trips to the theatre, and live musical experiences, The Philharmonic Hall should be on your list of things to do in Liverpool during your city break.

Unity Theatre

This is a little hidden gem of theatricality that has been pushing the boundaries of performance art since the 30s. The company came together when radical theatre wasn’t performed in mainstream spaces so, those who wanted to see something with a little more cultural relevance would head to Unity for their entertainment.


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Today Unity Theatre is known as one of Liverpool’s top performing arts venues known for organising stand out productions and working with diverse themes and trends.


Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter is only a small portion of the city but is widely recognised as a cultural and creative hub in Liverpool.

From the fabulous food and drinks scene here to the amazing historic and iconic landmarks, take a tour of the Georgian Quarter for a deeper understanding of where Liverpool came from and where it is still trying to go.

About Laura Bowery

Laura is a creative writer who has an interest in all types of artistic expression, be it food, music, fashion or art and she enjoys sharing those interests through her writing

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