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LiverpoolUnited Kingdom

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City Overview

Liverpool is a thriving city in the north west of England, world famous for its sporting and musical heritage. The city’s population is known for its love of shopping and designer labels and according to the Sunday Times has done much to shape the shopping trends of women across the UK in the 21st century. The city’s retail market is centred on Church Street, a key retail thoroughfare for mainstream brands such as Primark, Marks & Spencer, Top Shop, and Next. The Street acts as a link between the Grosvenor owned Liverpool One Shopping Centre; the Central Business District area of the city and the transport hubs such as Liverpool Lime Street Station and therefore it dominates footfall. Liverpool One opened in 2008, adding a further 1.6 million sq ft of retail and leisure space including a large restaurant terrace (Chavasse Park) as well as new retailers including Apple, Ben Sherman, Guess and a relocated John Lewis. The scheme has distinct areas: South John Street caters for families and a mass market audience; Peters Lane is a covered boutique style arcade with an aspirational retailer line up; and Paradise Street is a location for large statement stores and international retailers. Despite opening in the midst of a recession, demand outstrips supply in the scheme and the vacancy rate remains very low. The Met Quarter was Liverpool’s original premium retail destination, opening in 2006 with tenants such as Links of London, Jo Malone and All Saints; but the scheme suffered through the recession and suffered displacement as Liverpool One strengthened. However, redevelopment is currently underway by its owners Queensberry and Bywater Properties to provide a larger offer of food and beverage operators. The Peel Group’s £5.5bn Liverpool Waters coupled with its sister scheme Wirral Waters on the opposite bank of the Mersey will radically transform a long stretch of the city’s once celebrated docklands, with the addition of a retail and leisure offering. 

Things to do



Liverpool One and its various different parts like Chavasse Park, Peters Lane and Manestys Lane


For Beatles fans, visit the Casbah Coffee Club where it all began for the Fab 4; Albert Dock for the Tate Gallery; Anfield for the home of Liverpool FC (just don't mention Everton...)

And be seen


60 Hope Street a great family run restaurant; San Carlo to spot a few footballers; Marco Pierre White Steak House


Panoramic 34 for views of the city; Palm Sugar for cocktails

Be Merry

Alma De Cuba, a funky converted church; Shipping Forecast on Slater Street

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