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ESCAPE TO LIVERPOOL: WITH FLANNELS

ESCAPE TO LIVERPOOL: WITH FLANNELS

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ESCAPE TO LIVERPOOL: WITH FLANNELS



The home of The Beatles, Liverpool football club and the works of T.S. Lowry. The place Carl Jung once described as ‘the pool of life’. It’s fair to say, with Liverpool there’s a lot of history. A lot of love. And a lot to do.

Heading there for 24 hours to check out the biggest FLANNELS flagship yet? Course you are. While you’re there, we’ve rounded up a hit list of the very best places to eat, sleep, chill and get your culture fix.

This is Liverpool, curated by FLANNELS.

WHERE SHOULD WE EAT IN LIVERPOOL?

Bacino

Modern. Social. Italian. Three words that sum up the latest foodie hot spot in Liverpool. Situated on the ground floor of FLANNELS Liverpool flagship, Bacino is serving up brunch classics, alongside pizzas, pasta, aperitivo, cocktails, coffees, and desserts. Think seasonal, fresh ingredients made with creativity.

Chapters Of Us

You might almost walk past this one but once you’re in, it’s like home. A great spot to sit on your laptop solo or catch up with friends, the menu offers the best combination around: crispy grilled cheese served with a cup of miso onion soup. Left wanting more? Pick up natural wines, chocolate and their own brand of coffee from the shop on exit.

Baltic Bakehouse

Carbs on the mind? Take a pit stop at the Baltic Bakehouse, just around the corner from Chapters Of Us. Dubbed the place to bag – as they call it – ‘a decent daily loaf’, it’s a Liverpool institution. Bacon butty in the am? You’re on. A just-baked sourdough for the weekend? Absolutely. Fresh, fluffy pastries, doughnuts and cakes? Yes, yes, yes. Word of warning though: it sells like hot cakes.

The Quarter

One of the most visually pleasing parts of Liverpool? Its Georgian Quarter. Big sweeping streets lined with terraced houses, leafy trees, even a spot of wisteria. And at the end of one of those streets? The Quarter. Catching the late afternoon sun, the restaurant spills out onto the street, with guests dining and drinking outdoors all summer long. On the menu? Pizzas, pastas, and fresh fish straight from the grill.

Maray

Inspired by the founders’ experiences in Paris’ Le Marais, Maray’s menu takes touches of Middle Eastern cuisine and adds a well-sourced wine list and expertly mixed cocktails. Expect dishes with big flavours, served on small plates. With two spots in the city – one on Bold Street and the other on Royal Albert Docks – you’re spoilt for choice.

Lerpwl

Sat a couple of doors along from Maray on the docks, Lerpwl brings fine dining dishes with a Welsh influence to the waterfront. With a focus on seasonal food and responsibly-sourced product, there’s a few different menus to try: a nine-course tasting, seven-course capricious - which as the name suggests, is constantly changing – and a Sunday sharing special.

Nightcrawler Pizza

‘Support your local pizza dealer’ reads the sign outside. You don’t have to tell us twice. A pizza bar within a bar – best to get this bit straight - it serves up American-style pizzas by the slice. Think piping hot cheese, slices as big as your head and fresh toppings to mix things up. Ideal for a late-night stop off.
WHERE SHOULD WE HANG OUT IN LIVERPOOL?

Petit Café du Coin


A slice of Paris right on the edge of Berry Street. Dotted with classic café-style round tables and wooden chairs, its home to a popular jazz night (and bookings free) so grab your seat early doors. First come, first serve.

Botanical Garden 

The ideal spot for a cold glass on a warm night. Covered in graffiti and located right next to a mini skate park in the Baltic Quarter, it’s just the place to stop pre a Camp + Furnace visit (more on that below).

Habitual x Bunch

The much-loved natural wine shop is now a café and bakehouse by day, wine bar by night. Don’t have time to take a seat? Pick up a bottle to take home instead. Specialising in natural wines, you’ll find everything from chilled reds to orange wines.

Camp + Furnace

With everything from ‘Bingo Lingo’ to live music on offer, this is one of Liverpool’s most fun spots for after dark. Located right in the action of the Baltic Triangle, it’s famed for its night that tap into pop culture, from Euphoria-themed evenings to celebrating Macca’s 80th (aka Sir Paul McCartney).

Bold Street Coffee

Dubbed ‘the best coffee in town’ by actress (and Liverpudlian) Jodie Comer in British Vogue, Bold Street gets rave reviews from all sides. Simple décor means the detail is in the important stuff: the coffee. Piccolo, cortado, flat white, long black, short black, espresso, iced. The options are plenty, and the result is a solid 10.

Mother Espresso

A couple of streets over, Mother Espresso gives Bold Street a run for its money with equally high calibre coffee on offer in a sleek setting. The good news? They go big on the good stuff. From double shots to filters, cold brew to boozy, they’re not messing about.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO IN LIVERPOOL?

Barry’s Bootcamp


Bringing their signature Red Room to Liverpool for the first time, you’ll find Barry’s venture in the city on the 5th floor of our Liverpool flagship. Expect the usual drill: treadmills, weights and shakes, aka ‘the best workout in the world’.

Dr. Esho

Led by the renowned Dr. Esho, Esho Clinic is setting up camp exclusively on the 5th floor of our Liverpool flagship. On offer? Everything from his signature hydrafacials to dermal fillers and laser hair removal. Book up quick.
WHAT ART SHOULD WE SEE IN LIVERPOOL?

Tate Liverpool


There’s a reason why the Tate is at the top of its game and its Liverpool arm is no exception. Ft. the works of everyone from Henri Matisse to Martin Parr and Bob Roberta Smith, you’ll find pieces you know, pieces you’ve heard of and new ones you won’t forget.

Open Eye Gallery

A tiny spot near the Tate, the Open Eye Gallery is home to works that span from grassroots to global success. The common thread? They’re all from the world of photography, with a focus on social change and collaboration.

Walker Art Gallery

A stone’s throw from Liverpool Lime Street is where local and world-renowned art sits side by side. Housing iconic paintings, like Liverpool’s dock by L.S. Lowry, and all the winners of the John Moores Painting Prize, which recognises some of the best contemporary talents, including David Hockney.

The Bluecoat

Liverpool’s oldest building, The Bluecoat is home to local artists and small-scale exhibitions. At the time of visiting, an immersive exploration of dementia played out across its various rooms, each one made up to feel like retirement homes, inviting you to take a seat and submerge yourself in their world.
WHERE SHOULD WE SHOP IN LIVERPOOL?

FLANNELS


No guide would be complete without a mention of our very own. Our biggest flagship to date, FLANNELS Liverpool is the home of New Luxury, with a mix of fashion, beauty and exclusive experiences playing out over seven floors. Ft. the likes of Mugler, Burberry and Balmain, sitting alongside must-have beauty brands like Patrick Ta, Creed and Kylie by Kylie Jenner, you’ll need to set aside a day – at least.

Probe Records

Nestled next to the entrance to The Bluecoat, is this treasure trove of music. The walls are filled with posters and the shelves with a unique mix of music, from the likes of Velvet Underground to Oasis. It’s a firm favourite with the local crowd. Lost Art Shop The spot where Liverpool’s skate scene head?

Lost Art Shop

Housed in the same spot as Nightcrawler Pizza, you’ll find cool skate apparel, from boards to apparel to entertainment. Not a skater? Think of it as art.
WHERE SHOULD WE STAY IN LIVERPOOL?

Titanic Hotel


100+ years of history. 153 rooms to choose from. Located on the iconic Stanley Dock, the Titanic Hotel is one of the best spots to lay your head. Situated in a Victorian warehouse, the design stays true to its roots: think exposed brickwork, steel columns and concrete ceilings, finished with blown up art, hanging lights and industrial touches, from reclaimed wooden tables to metal bar stools. The best bit? Maya Blue, the spa hidden underneath.

Hope Street Hotel

Fresh white sheets. Light wooden floors. Exposed brickwork throughout. Hope Street Hotel has got the Scandi mood down to a T. It might feel simple but there are some mic-drop moments: the Rooftop Suite with its own private hot tub, the Lounge Suite with balcony bathroom and roll-top bath, and the Studio complete with beams and slanting ceilings. And its clever neighbours? The Liverpool Philharmonic and the Everyman Theatre. Cultured.