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".
The Empire Theatre - Lime St, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 1JE
Winner of 9 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell over audiences across the world for a decade and continues to break records at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is already the 15th longest-running West End musical of all time.
In a brilliantly witty re-imagining of the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Packed with thrilling technical wizardry, stunning costumes and show-stopping songs (by Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz), Wicked is an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.
Monday - Thursday: £72.50, £52.50, £43.50, £32.50, £25.00, £20.00, £10.00
Friday and Saturday: £75.00, £55.00, £47.50, £35.50, £27.50, £22.50, £10.00
World Museum – William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EN
Open daily from 10h00 – 17h00. Free entry.
Discover the slithering, secret life of snakes with this family friendly exhibition.
Have you ever wondered how snakes capture their prey? Or why they shed their skin? Find out the answers and other slippery snake facts at 'Sssnakes Alive!'
You will come face to face with live specimens, including a boa constrictor and a royal python, learn about the importance of conservation and discover what life is like in countries where encounters with deadly snakes are a daily occurrence.
Objects on display include a Burmese python skeleton and stunning photographs of snakes from around the world.
'Sssnakes Alive!' is a touring exhibition created by Blue Tokay, with additional content from National Museums Liverpool and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
Now in its seventh year, the festival is a celebration of the city’s fantastic restaurants, bars, and cafés, as well as some of the finest regional food producers. Sefton Park will be transformed into a weekend ‘food heaven’, bringing together more than 160 talented local chefs and producers to serve up a giant feast for the public.
This year’s additional Friday evening event will toast the great British pub with a celebration of pub grub, real ales, spirits, live music and entertainment. There will also be an exclusive fine dining experience, as well as a street food zone and a hand-picked selection of producers, showcasing everything from posh pork pies, cheeses and olives to coffee, fudge and liqueurs.
Other must-see features include a ‘chocolate area’, an ‘edible garden’ and a ‘children’s zone’ dedicated to family entertainment, as well as a whole programme of master classes and celebrity chef demos.
Leaf - 65-67 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4EZ
Open from 11h00 – 17h00
Pillbox Vintage Fairs hold numerous vintage / retro fairs in Liverpool throughout the year, offering a mix of stalls selling men and women’s vintage/retro clothing, re-customised vintage/retro fashions, jewellery, accessories, homeware /collectables and retro inspired cakes and bakes.
The stalls are predominantly vintage/retro traders who normally sell through their website and Facebook rather than retail outlets, therefore offering original, interesting stock at a great price.
Pillbox Vintage Fairs also feature local designers who re-customise vintage clothes with a new twist.
Pillbox Vintage can also be found at major events throughout the city region throughout the year.
You can also follow Pillbox Vintage Fairs on twitter @pillboxvintage and Facebook.
UNTIL NOVEMBER 2014
10h00 - 17h00 daily (free entry)
To mark the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, this compelling exhibition explores Liverpool's central role in the Titanic story. This exhibition is part of the Liverpool and the World exhibition series, part-funded by the European Union.
The exhibition features previously unseen collections of international significance including material from Merseyside Maritime Museum's extensive archives.
It complements the museum's permanent gallery, the hugely popular Titanic, Lusitania and the Forgotten Empress.
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: