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".
Augmented Orchestra @ China Town: 1st June - 31st July
Augmented Orchestra is an beautiful, intimate augmented reality trail throughout Chinatown with Chinese characters such as this one - 大胡 - for the Chinese instrument the Dao Hu, which was developed and created here in Liverpool by Mr Li.
Hover your phone or tablet over the characters on the trail to reveal First Take films of members of the Pagoda Chinese Youth Orchestra explaining and playing their instruments in the Orchestra. Explore Chinatown and discover new music, new instruments and new culture. Part of the Cultural Programme underpinning the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014.
Rock of Ages: 21st - 26th July
The Empire Theatre - Lime Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 1JE
Still rocking after five years on Broadway, and following three years of ovation-inducing performances in London’s West End, the legendary Rock of Ages now heads out on UK Tour starring Ben Richards as Rock God Stacee Jaxx and Noel Sullivan as Drew Boley.
This 80s-themed hilarious musical features over 30 eyebrow scorching tunes including: Don’t Stop Believin’, We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead or Alive, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight this Feeling and I Want To Know What Love Is.
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: