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 […]READ MORE
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 […]
Silverberg Opticians, located on Whitechapel, has been looking after Liverpool’s eyes for over 50 years. Silverberg’s used to have several small practices across the city and the suburbs, but around 10 years ago they moved to their flagship practice in […]
Just like friends and loved ones, shops come and go and its rare that one sticks around for more than three decades. But Mattas is that rare place that has stood the test of time and probably does feel like […]
It seems today that the coolest thing a bar can offer is to be nowhere to be seen, hidden away like a speakeasy behind inconspicuous doors, encouraging patrons to fall bravely between buildings, stairs that betray nothing of what awaits. […]
A quick chinwag with your grandparents and they will romanticise about a time when you got your meat from the butchers, fruit and veg from the green grocer and bread from, of course, the bakery. They would all be in […]
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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.
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