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".
With ground-breaking choreography by the legendary Jerome Robbins, the book by Arthur Laurents, an unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story changed the face of musical theatre for ever.
This bright, dynamic new cast is directed and choreographed by Joey McKneely using the Jerome Robbins full, original choreography. Joey has worked extensively on Broadway and was the former assistant to Jerome Robbins, so brings with him the true essence of the original production.
This is an event not to be missed. Tickets are selling out fast so make sure to book now!
Friends Life Tour of Britain Grand Depart: 7th September
The Strand, Pier Head, Liverpool L2 0PP
The Friends Life Tour of Britain 'Grand Depart' takes place on Sunday 7th September, with the start and finish of the race taking place in front of the world-famous backdrop of the Three Graces.
It will take in many of the beautiful sights of the city, and the fantastic green space that is Sefton Park and the stunning waterfront will be amazing for these elite cyclists to take in as they're racing around our city.
The Sunday will also see thousands of residents and visitors take part in the free Sky Ride Liverpool Big Bike event which gives families the chance to get on their bikes and experience part of the prestigious route before the main race takes place.
For more information please visit http://www.visitliverpool.com/whats-on/friends-life-tour-of-britain-grand-depart-p353871
The Empire Theatre - Lime Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 1JE
Winner of 90 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 & Saturday: £75.00, £55.00, £47.50, £35.50, £27.50, £22.50, £10.00
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.
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: