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How to spend a day in the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool’s ultra-cool creative district

Our series of micro-guides are inspired by the slow travel movement, encouraging travelers to slow down their pace and delve into a specific neighborhood in a beloved city. Instead of a whirlwind cruise aiming for every must-see attraction, these compact, close-up guides encourage you to zone out, take your time, and truly explore like a local.

Ten years ago, walking further south along the River Mersey beyond Liverpool’s Albert Dock would lead you to a series of industrial warehouses. But since then, these once-abandoned buildings have been home to some of the city’s best-loved bars, restaurants and creative spaces in an area now known as the Baltic Triangle. .

From the outside, not much has changed. The warehouses are still standing, but are regularly packed with people eating and drinking from lunchtime until early morning. With thousands in their 20s flocking to live there by thousands in recent years, the Baltic Triangle – or The Baltic as it is affectionately nicknamed – is most people’s first destination. locals when planning a night out, and it’s well worth the 15-minute walk from downtown.


Discover local street art

Baltic barns are ideal canvases for street art. Start on Jordan Street to see an already iconic mural of Scouser Jurgen Klopp being adopted, then cross the street to snap a photo in front of a pair of bird liver-inspired wings.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was immortalized in the Baltic Triangle

(Flickr/Gerald Murphy)

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Book an event at Camp and Furnace

The original house of Bongo’s Bingo, Camp and furnace hosts all kinds of events, from food festivals and exhibitions to kitsch-y club nights and the perfect match, regularly filling large spaces to Test everyone’s knowledge of Alan Partridge.

Play a crazy game of mini golf

With 18 holes and a cocktail list long enough to warrant the same amount of drinks, Fang It’s both a crazy way to improve your staging and also cultural, with local DJs playing music and original artwork hanging on the walls.

Dance til the early morning at 24 Kitchen Street

If you’re even a little into dance music, this intimate club is the only place to end your night. 24 Kitchen Street is the location that solidifies the Baltic Triangle as a nightlife hotspot, with up-and-coming DJs residence and regular gigs by big names like Melé.


Baltic Market

This street food market has drawn queues since it launched six years ago, serving food from Liverpool’s best independent restaurants. Most people are here because Hafla Hafla’s the famous salt and pepper fries, but don’t leave without trying the Greek restaurant Christakis’ honey-soaked feta spring rolls.


Featured in last year’s Michelin guide, Clear is the ultimate in fine dining, serving seasonal small plates made with local produce. Try and get a seat at the bar for a variety of wine recommendations and a chat with the chefs.

Lu Ban

For somewhere more upscale, Lu Ban’s The extensive menu inspired by China’s Tianji region will not disappoint. A completely different experience from your usual Chinese fare, shrimp crackers accompanied by caviar and lobster served with garlic ginger butter are a feast for the senses.



This open-plan cafe – a cross between a coffee shop and a bike shop – is the perfect place to relax. buckwheat worth a visit alone for a coffee but if you’re even a bit into the bike you’ll spend hours chatting with the owner and browsing the shop.

Love Lane Brewery

love alley known for the craft beers they brew and serve in this warehouse space, along with two local gins. Take a tour of the distilleries or, if you’re short on time, pop in for a drink and enjoy a truly delicious Sunday roast.

Botanical garden

Located on a modest side street, this place charming gin garden open from March to September and it’s the best place to end a summer day. Find a seat on a park bench or covered stairs and soak up the sun with a glass of gin slushie in hand.



An afternoon of contemplation around the gift shop concept meets in this studio. Window shopping is recommended, as there are regular exhibitions. But it would be rude not to reward yourself with one of these by Dorothy Printed, smart design is sure to become a conversation starter in your home.

Mary Mary flower

It’s worth going this florist for three things: a custom-designed bouquet of dried or fresh flowers, browse the pastel-colored interiors, and chat with owner Anna Forster, whose local knowledge is as impressive as her flower arranging skills .

Red Brick Market

You could spend hours in this vast market, which is packed with vintage sellers, whether you’re looking for a new coat or a piece of trinket. There is also a wide range of products from independent manufacturers, including a LGBTQ+ Bookstore and a crystal healer.


Baltic Hotel

Baltic Hotel is an art hotel full of personality and its obnoxiously bright pink doorway means you can’t miss it. Rooms are cozy and have the right level of quirky, and they welcome guests and locals alike for quiz nights and comedy shows during the week.

Hope Street Hotel

Located in the nearby Georgian Quarter, relax after a day of exploring the Baltic Sea in Hope Street Hotelspacious, modern rooms and spend the next morning at their spa before you check out.

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