The RopeWalks, part of which lies within the UNESCO World Heritage site, is home to much of Liverpool’s history and culture, including the oldest Chinatown in Europe, FACT and the well-known entertainment areas around Concert Square.
The RopeWalks, like London’s Shoreditch or New York’s Meatpacking District, is Liverpool’s Design Quarter, where you will find an eclectic mix of old and new, traditional and modern.
Most of all, the RopeWalks enjoys what Benji Lanyado, writing in the New York Times, described as “that most heady of urban ingredients: an edge".
Dreaming of a Barry White Christmas: 15th December – 3rd January
Echo Area - Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4FP
A second (Barry) White Christmas is forecast for Liverpool! Dave Kirby’s hilarious smash hit Christmas show of 2013 is back!
The show that stormed EchoTwo @ Liverpool’s Echo Arena for five nights last Christmas is back by popular demand for a three week run at the Echo Arena’s sister venue, The Auditorium. Dave Kirby’s grown-up festive treat and the only Christmas-themed show in town Dreaming of a Barry White Christmas, will run from Monday 15th December until Saturday 3rd January 2015.
It is the first penned Christmas show from renowned Liverpool playwright Dave Kirby, whose hilarious hit shows include: ‘Lost Soul’, ‘Council Depot Blues’, ‘Reds and Blues’ and ‘Brick up the Mersey Tunnels’. Dreaming of a Barry White Christmas played to packed houses and to critical acclaim on its premiere run, and this time it plays at the Arena’s impressive state-of-the-art Auditorium. It will be the first Christmas show staged at the 1,300-seater venue, which Kirby has labelled, ‘An untapped gem’.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: 9th – 10th January
Liverpool Empire - Lime Street, Liverpool L1 1JE
The Liverpool Empire Youth Ballet returns with the magical production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Over 100 young people work with professional choreographers to present a breathtaking sensational show, set to an energetic and riveting score.
The Liverpool Wedding Show: 10th - 11th January
Aintree Racecourse Exhibition - Ormskirk Rd, Liverpool, L9 5AS
The region’s biggest wedding show, sponsored by Keyhole Studios, is on the move from Knowsley Safari Park to Aintree Racecourse Exhibition Centre, with new dates added to the show!
The Liverpool Wedding Show will come to Aintree in January, bringing together over 150 leading local, national and international wedding specialists under one roof, all showcasing the latest trends, styles and colours, and offering professional advice and inspiration.
Echo Arena - Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4FP
Kaiser Chiefs opened Glastonbury 2014 before headlining the John Peel Stage and stormed Sunday at T in The Park. The band will also join the Foo Fighters at the sold-out Invictus Games Closing Party on 15th September, ahead of a US Tour and a European Tour in October.
A new single from their “My Life” album is the third single from the band’s Number 1 album "Education, Education, Education & War", which was released earlier this year via Fiction Records. The single version of “My Life” mixed by Billy Bush (Muse, Foster the People) is set to impact on 22nd September.
Whether you are visiting Liverpool city centre for a conference, business, a budget weekend or city break or for the football and clubs, many of Liverpool’s main points of interest are within walking distance of the hotel:
To explore Merseyside’s many sporting and tourist attractions, there’s quick and easy access to public transport: