Halloween; the time of year it becomes acceptable to blast out Monster Mash, sneak pumpkin into near enough everything and cover a whole apple in toffee and still deem it as one of your five a day. From bingeing on […]READ MORE
The word independent is multifaceted. Everyone has their own definition of it but I think we can all agree it has just one shade, and it is all grey. One glance at the grand building on Duke Street that Il […]
Nationwide the same deflating pattern can be seen to be repeating itself; smaller, independent businesses that characterise and give charm to the places in which we live and love struggle, close down and are eventually replaced by something less charismatic […]
Gather round everybody, it is time for a history lesson. Coffee: you might drink it every day but do you know how it was discovered? In the hills of Ethiopia there was a goat herder who, whilst enjoying the view, […]
James, Thom and Dom are the trio behind Maray, a restaurant on Bold Street where falafel, small plates and cocktails of the highest quality take centre stage. Before Maray existed the three friends had always wanted a place of their […]
In September 2011, 21 Parr Street was graced by the presence of a cafe by day and a platform for local music and various other events at night. Seems pretty ordinary huh? Think again. Set up by Action on Addiction, […]
We are brought up not to favour change. Change is different, change is scary and oh, we got so used to the old. Change, however daunting, can be necessary and arguably better, which is the exact situation which has happened […]
“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” – Orson Welles Whilst much attention and gratitude is paid to Bold Street and other areas oozing that certain bohemian vibe and culture that you never see but […]
“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” – Ernest Hemingway. Liverpool has always been full of dreamers and thanks to Hope Street Hotel, we’re not the only ones. 40 Hope Street […]
Liverpool is one of the few places you can eat all over the world in one street. Indian is our national dish, we all love a Chinese on a weekend but there is a cuisine becoming ever-increasingly popular amongst the […]
“The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl.” - Dave Barry Kids, fancy a history lesson? In a land far far away from now there was a time when the only way to listen to […]
“Where the dead come to dance is where they shall drink” Wander down Wood Street and you’ll see all the usual haunts, including a favourite of ours: Lucha Libre. People in their hundreds choose to dine in the authentic Mexican […]
For what felt like an eternity, the people of Liverpool were without The Everyman. They say good things come to those who wait and the resurrection of the building in March was a beautiful reality of that exact sentiment. Thousands paraded […]
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Breaking free from the Chain Gangs, Independent Liverpool is about linking up all those little places that fill life's little spaces. Funny how many of us go travelling all around the world, yet how often do any of us take the time or trouble to do our exploring closer to home?
Sure too, don't we all know that it's the little things that mark a moment, make a difference, that make you smile... The big idea of Independent Liverpool is to explore what the city has to offer, from the less well-known to the best kept secret gems that deserve a place in your heart. We're looking beyond the uniform. And the uniforms. We're searching for somewhere different, something unique, just like you, for you.
Our website sets out to showcase and highlight the diversity of taste and talent of the individual and the independent places that abound in the city if you care to take a delve a little deeper and take a walk around the corner of your eye. The aim is to show there's more than just One Liverpool... so don't just follow us, join us to help keep our city heart beat.