15 things you can do this week in Liverpool with theatre shows, tasty food, and the best parties
2 weeks ago
This week in Liverpool is once again filled with great things to see and do!
Reminisce and the opening of the Doddy exhibition were two big highlights for us last week, and it’s looking like a busy one again. If you’re wanting ideas and inspiration, here are 15 things to do in and around Liverpool this week …
Watch The Bodyguard at the Empire
This show is a must-see for Whitney Houston fans because not only is it the stage version of the film she starred in, it’s packed with her amazing hits. Back by popular demand at the Empire until Saturday, multi-platinum Australian artist Emily Williams is Rachel Marron and Ayden Callaghan plays bodyguard Frank Farmer. Book tickets here.
Bongo’s Bingo 8th birthday
Eight years and who knows how many Henry giveaways later, Bongo’s is having two massive birthday parties this weekend at the Exhibition Centre and it’s got Craig David – yes, actual Craig David – as the special guest. Expect all the usual mayhem, weird prizes and more than 7,000 bingoers over Friday and Saturday. Find out more here.
Try the new breakfast and brunch menu at Lock and Key, Duke Street
This is a great little spot if you’re in town in the daytime around Duke Street. Lock and Key is a gorgeous boutique hotel, but the restaurant is open to everyone and its brunch is top class including full English with veggie and vegan options, French toast with blueberries and brekkie burritos. See the menu here.
Deacon Blue are back in the city
Deacon Blue have a huge fanbase in Liverpool and count the city and their second musical home so their gigs here are always something special. An incredible 35 years since their debut single Dignity, they’ll be at the Arena this Friday with their All The Old 45s tour celebrating their greatest hits. Book tickets here.
Check out the new MOJO in Liverpool ONE
Cocktail favourite MOJO is back open again, now at its new venue on Hanover Street in Liverpool ONE. The good news for everyone who loved it in its previous home is there’s now an extra level so it’s even bigger and it has longer opening hours too as well as bottomless pizza brunch!
Late at Tate – Friday
Not long to go now until Tate at the Albert Dock closes for its big transformation, but before that this Friday there’s an after-hours Late at Tate: Fast Forward party from 6pm to 10pm. Expect art, live music, performance, workshops and talks, plus Tate café will be serving tasty street food and drink. Find out more here.
Pre-theatre menu at Pinion in Prescot before Macbeth at Shakespeare North
If you’re heading to Prescot to see Macbeth at Shakespeare North – and you really should! – make a night of it by booking at Pinion for dinner beforehand. You’ll get all the quality and creativity of Elite Bistros, handy for the theatre, with a set 2 or 3 course menu available from 5pm to 7pm, Wed-Fri, and 12-2.30pm on Saturdays. See the menu here.
Boys from the Blackstuff launches at Royal Court Liverpool
There aren’t many scripts that still stand the test of time and stick in your memory 40 years later but Alan Bleasdale’s Boys From The Blackstuff is one of those rare ground-breaking ones. Now it’s being brought to the stage by a fabulous all-Scouse cast, at the Royal Court from this Friday until October 28. Read our chat with actor Barry Sloane here.
Tuck into Ainsdale Village
Fancy trying somewhere different for lunch or dinner out? Get to Ainsdale Village because you’ll be spoilt for choice with great places to eat and drink and they’re only a short walk to the beach. Check out these 7 places, all close to the train station so they couldn’t be easier to get to. See the list here.
Watch Rocky IV at the Plaza in Crosby
Plaza 80s at the Plaza Cinema in Crosby is a chance to see some classics back on the big screen where they belong and fans of Sly Stallone will love this one – Rocky IV is on this Saturday, 7pm, and tickets are only £7.70 inc booking fee, plus DJ Nick Gartland will be playing 80s tunes before the film.
Enjoy the famous Ma Boyles Sunday roast
We’ve already got one eye on the weekend and a nice big Sunday roast. Get to Ma Boyle’s just by St Nick’s Church for one of the best around – with a choice of beef, pork, chicken and homemade mushroom nut roast, or if you can’t decide there’s a duo roast option too so you don’t have to.
Time out at Central library
You won’t find anywhere better to escape the city centre rush and find some peace and quiet than at Central Library on William Brown Street, whether you want to read, browse the internet (there’s free wifi and 130 computers), head to the family area with kids or even explore the archives and do a bit of digging into your family history.
Continue the summer holidays adventures at Gulliver’s World
Just because the kids have gone back to school now doesn’t mean the family days out have to stop – Gulliver’s World in Warrington is a fantastic place to keep the fun going and its rides and activities like climbing walls, diggers, ghost house and play areas are perfect for younger kids especially.
Experience The Puffin Rooms with 200 rare whiskies available
It’s not like you’ve got to try them all at once, probably best to pace yourself, but The Puffin Rooms on Old Hall Street have got an amazing choice of rare whiskies if that’s your drink. It’s a really beautiful place with a jazz age feel, and you get the bonus of live jazz every night and blues on Sunday afternoons. Find out more here.
Chaba Chaba on Allerton Road serves up some of the best Thai cuisine in the city
Plenty of lovers of authentic Thai food already swear by this place, but if you’ve never been then it’s definitely worth a trip to Allerton Road to try out their fabulous menu including a choice of flavour-packed curries however hot you like them, hot wok dishes, stir fries, seafood and fish, rice and noodles. Book here.