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12 things to do in Liverpool this week

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12 things to do in Liverpool this week
things to do in Liverpool

We were loving Celebrating Bold Street over the weekend – and doing a cheeky fill-up on loads of amazing food samples! – now it’s all about what’s happening over the next week.

If you’re looking for inspiration, here are 12 things to do in Liverpool and the surrounding areas this week…

Southport Flower Show is on this weekend

Southport Flower Show is back at Victoria Park from Thursday to Sunday, which means a packed weekend of gorgeous gardens and floral displays, entertainment including a dog display team and birds of prey, food and drink, a huge shopping village plus celeb cooking demos from the likes of Masterchef’s John Torode and Lisa Faulkner, Phil Vickery, and Liverpool’s own Gabriella Margiotta.

More info here.


Enjoy lunch at Gaucho

Gaucho on Water Street is already a firm favourite with anyone who knows their steak and you don’t have to wait until dinner to tuck into the tastiest cuts. The lunch menu is just as special, including sirloin or rump, or a fillet steak salad if you fancy something a bit lighter and summery (or you just want to leave room for the chocolate volcano dessert!)


The Indoor Funfair returns to the Exhibition Centre

Indoor Funfair
Credit: Jason Roberts

For all the adrenalin-pumping thrills of a funfair, you’ll really love the Indoor Funfair that’s coming to the Exhibition Centre this week, running from this Tuesday until next Wednesday August 23. You get three hours of unlimited fun for all the family, with plenty of rides for little ones plus some like the Terminator 3 Matterhorn making their Liverpool debut.

For more info click here.


Enjoy a Night at The Movies at Bongo’s Bingo

Credit: Bongo's Bingo
Credit: Bongo’s Bingo

Get red carpet ready because Bongo’s is having a Night at The Movies this Thursday. It’s at Content in the Baltic as usual, with all the standard bingo mayhem but with an added movie theme so you can dress up as your favourite character for the crowd sing-a-longs and prize dance-offs. Just remember, no fake weapons or full-face masks. https://www.bongosbingo.co.uk/event-date/7252/bongos-bingo-liverpool-presents-night-at-the-movies-170823/  


Visit Hardware on Renshaw Street for breakfast

Restaurants in Liverpool. Credit: Hardware
Restaurants in Liverpool. Credit: Hardware

If you’ve not checked out Hardware on Renshaw Street yet then you really should. The clue’s in the name – it’s where the old Rapid Hardware used to be – now a cool little coffee shop and kitchen with a great menu including top breakfast dishes like Hardys builder’s butty with bacon, hash browns and avo, or a Hardys toolbox aka a Full English, traditional or vegan. https://hardwareliverpool.co.uk/ 


Book on to the LFC Stadium Tour 

With the new season up and running, and the big title and trophy chase on again for the Reds, there’s no better time to go behind the scenes and see how it’s done. It’s an absolute must-do if you’re a massive fan because you get to see Anfield in a different way, including lots of amazing photo opps, and relive some incredible moments in the club’s history.

Find out more here.


Visit Liverpool ONE’s latest attraction, Gravity MAX

Gravity Max
Credit: Gravity Max

This was a massive opening last week and it’s bound to be one of the biggest attractions the city centre’s seen in ages. Inside the old Debenhams store in Liverpool ONE, Gravity MAX is full of unbelievable immersive experiences from e-karting to augmented reality bowling, street golf and Liverpool’s biggest pool hall.

More info here.


Blondie and Talking Heads Classic Double at Camp and Furnace

Blondie Talking Heads - Camp and Furnace - music - Nightlife
Credit: Camp and Furnace

You can’t beat a bit of Blondie for 70s and 80s nostalgia, they’ve got a fabulous back catalogue of hits from Heart of Glass to Atomic. This Friday, Camp and Furnace hasn’t just got the best of Blondie, the Classic Double Band will be doing everyone’s favourite Talking Heads tunes too, live on stage from 8.30pm, so two legends in one night.

More info here.


Experience Seized! at the Maritime Museum

If you’re on the hunt for great free summer holiday ideas with the kids, especially ones that are indoors, head to the Maritime Museum and check out their Seized! exhibition. It’s fascinating, giving you all the inside info on smuggling gangs and some of the weird and shocking things that the border force has discovered and impounded.

More info here.


A Greasy Spoon continues at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre

This new comedy’s been getting some fantastic reviews and it’s on until August 26 so if you like a laugh on a night out, make sure you don’t miss it. Lindzi Germain and Hayley Sheen make a brilliant pair as Mandy and Shannon, café workers who find themselves in hot water after a murder (which they may well have committed!).

Find out more here.


Head to Bloom in Allerton for a Sunday Roast

bloom
bloom

Bloom is a gorgeous bistro and bar at the Mather Avenue end of Allerton Road, serving up one of the most delicious Sunday Roasts in south Liverpool. It’s on from 1pm every Sunday and you can take your pick from beef, chicken, lamb or nut roast, with all the usual veggies and trimmings including their special red wine gravy.

Check out their website here.


Have a sunset stroll along Otterspool Promenade 

Otterspool Promenade
Otterspool Promenade

We know how this summer’s shaping up, so you’ve got to make the most of those sunny days and early evenings when you can. You won’t find a better place to do it, for free, than taking a walk along Otterspool Prom. Head down there after 8-ish and you should time it nicely for a beautiful sunset.

Check out our 50 FREE things to do in Liverpool here.


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