Nostalgia – it’s a wonderful thing isn’t it?

So often we’re all looking forward. Planning the next quarter, our next holiday or our next career path. Sometimes, it’s good to slow down and look back. At the fun, the tragic and the beautiful moments that made you. We’ve decided to compile a list of things that every kid who lived in Liverpool in the 90’s went through at some point in Liverpool. Don’t worry, we’ve got the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and more coming. 

Enjoy your trip down memory lane.

Rockports were a right of passage

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Going to Toys R Us was the most exciting thing in the world


Your room was just full of random games from Chipshop 2000

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The only two places to eat where Uncle Sam’s and Caesars Palace


You went the Frenzy at least once


You cried when this closed


You ended up having a pint in Paddy’s Bar at least once


Late Nights Turned To Early Mornings In Quadrant Park

You spent half your childhood anxious you’d be too big to enter Whacky Warehouse


You took the ‘decorate the egg’ competition in primary school way too serious


You took your Tamagotchi to school with you because you couldn’t handle the guilt of it dying


Nothing was more intense than a game of curby

School trips to Deeside ice rink were just the best


You put a coke can on your bike at least once to make it sound like a motorbike


Pleasure Island. Need we say anymore?


You had at least one t-shirt from OPEN 

48-56 Church Street, Liverpool L1, 2003 • Grand building, now a Primark

You never really knew what Microzine was


You had full blown arguments about whether Steve’s or Chris’s chippy was better (to be fair, this still happens)


Quiggins was the best place to be in the world


During your goth stage you spent an afternoon at The Courts or The Gardens with kids who went by their Myspace names


Or hanging outside Wally Wong’s with chips and a can of coke


You Spent The Majority Of Your Time Trying To Draw The Cream Logo On The Condensation On Buses

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You spent at least one birthday at Hollywood Bowl


And one at Steble Street swimming baths

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Everyone knew one kid who got a Nike tick shaved into their head


Who could forget The Palace shopping centre on Slater Street?


Or the heritage market

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You watched Liverpool decide this was a good kit


And Everton decide this was a good one, too


This place.

You went to The Krazyhouse when it had just one floor (and a mad kitchen that sold pot noodles)


Every lad doused himself in this for the school disco


And every girl had a bottle of this


 Going To Doorsteps For A Casual Cuppa and Bacon Butty at Like 3am

This Was The Best Water Gun Ever


You had at least one rack of ribs at Damons


Mood was literally the best place to be

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Okay, maybe second… who could forget Paradox?

You spent night’s terrified of Peg Leg at Colomendy


You thought PGL stood for Parents Get Lost


You danced to at least one gig at The Lomax


Although the 90’s are no more, there’s no need to be sad as never has Liverpool been such an amazing place to be. Fancy checking it out? Say hello to Independent Liverpool Membership Card which brings you fantastic year-long discounts and deals at the best independent cafes, bars, restaurants and shops in Liverpool. Save money and support local at over 100 places. They’re just £10 for one or £15 for two for just a week. Get yours here.