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We are indeed, it'll be best cos Anton's not djing so won't play The Distillers.
The Distillers are the best band in the history of mankind, Anton has my full support.
Thank you Benny.
So Shakedown are gona be playing Tell All Your Friends in full this Saturday, so stoked.
Has anyone mentioned all the boss punk gigs going on at Basement 20 recently? Cheap beer, friendly staff, nice size - it's the new home of punk rock in Liverpool!
Check out Punkfast and Dead Sound Promotions for gigs:
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I went on the tour of the old dock yesterday. It was quite interesting; it runs from the Maritime Museum 3 times a day every Tuesday and from there you go across to Chavasse Park where the guide explains the history of the Mersey and Albert dock and the significance of the fountains and pools in L1. Then we went down into part of the dock itself, which has been excavated underneath the Hilton hotel. It's a free tour and lasts about 40 minutes.
Also called in at the Central Perk café on Hatton Gardens. As the name suggests it is decorated to be a replica of the café in Friends; the coffee and cake selection was great and reasonably priced for a "novelty" store. Best coffee shop in Liverpool is still Bold St Coffee for me though.
The ice cream and coffee in P&D Deli, Williamson Square is incredible. Highly recommend checking it out.
Just bumping this to see if anyone has anything to suggest for a day in Liverpool? I've read the thread but a lot of it is a couple of years old.
So far I've got:
Walker Art Gallery
Museum of Liverpool
TokYou for cheap eats.
Back this 100%.
I prefer World Museum (the one next to the Walker) to the MoL. It has dinosaurs.
If beer is your thing check out the Ship and Mitre (not far from the Walker) or Baltic Fleet (on the dock road, same side as the big Hilton at Liverpool One)
Lark Lane is great but you might want to give it a miss if you're pushed for time.
I'll reply later if you have any specific questions.
Lark Lane is awesome, I live right near there at the moment and its such a novelty.
Also, apparently big noodle bar is better than tokyou which i find interesting cos tokyou is awesome.
I think my favourite place to eat in liverpool is probably lunya. Nicest tapas i've eaten. There's LOADS of places i've never tried but really want to and should, especially jamie's, hanover social, salt house tapas, the hub, light of bengal (i live 5 minutes away, there is no excuse for me to have not gone yet) and chy. Green days cafe on lark lane is a total gem, the breakfasts are mega. Also keith's wine bar is excellent for food and its dead cheap with a nice atmosphere as well, also on lark lane.
I can never really pinpoint my favourite pub but i reckon its probably the ship and mitre, excellent beers, excellent atmosphere and its just a really traditional pub and has a really nice feel about it. Other pubs in town that i enjoy are the caledonia, ye cracke, the pilgrim (sometimes), the philharmonic, the clove hitch (probably more of a bar), the dispensary, the grapes (the one in the georgian quarter, not the gash one on matthew street), roscoe head and the belvedere. Outside of town my other favourites are the lodge and the albert on lark lane, kelly's dispensary on smithdown (the only good place on smithdown, i really don't see why people like going there, especially to the brookhouse - terrible), the fulwood arms on aigburth road, the crying tree and the bear and staff in gatacre and the dovey on penny lane.
Liverpool is rad.
Ha, a guy I work with has recommended Salthouse Tapas, Hub and Hanover Social to me over the past month or so! I need to eat out more often, I'm usually content with stocking up on cheap Chinese and Indian food from WH Lung supermarket down by Sandhills instead though.
Bit late to recommend people visit but I went down to the docks yesterday to check out the tall ships, worth a look next time they are in (i think they leave later today)
That's an impressive list of pubs too - I agree with most of what you said, especially about Smithdown; the place is a dump!
Also, I don't know if I've mentioned the Moon & Pea on Lark Lane yet but I enjoyed having lunch there a couple of months back. Not sure if I was just happy with the novelty that I could have Dandelion and Burdock with my meal though!
Smithdown is cack. It has a few decent cafe's and obviously they've just opened a new Christakis and a big new Tribeca which is awesome but apart from that, I don't get the hype. Same with Allerton Road.. it's alright but I'd sooner go to Lark Lane. Oh and also reverting back to Smithdown, you've got Dafnas Cheesecake Factory which is excellent. But I would sooner chew off my arm than go to the Brookhouse to drink.
Yeah Moon and Pea is a really nice place, I've only eaten in there twice, its pretty cool that it's open fairly late and you can take your own ale in too.
Where near Liverpool are you? Its not Widnes is it?
I'm from Widnes, I now live in town near the Women's Hospital though. I should probably update that!
Sorry for your loss. I went to school and college in Widnes, sadly.
I know what you mean, I still have the pleasure (ahem) of going back every day for work.
Yeah there's no way i'd be able to cope with living in widnes. I know its only like 20 minutes on the train into liverpool but that's besides the point.
I used to live in speke which is just the absolute pits. Then i moved to halewood for like 7 years and i just moved to aigburth a few months ago and i fucking love it there so much, but i always did love aigburth anyway even before i moved here.
Which part of Aigburth are you in dude? I live up by the McDonald's/Shell station.
I live down the other end, ampthill road. Near the main entrance to sefton park where the boating lake is and the fulwood arms. I love it there, never wanna move.
Ah right, we looked at a house on Ampthill Road before we chose this one.
Well I'm living with three students (I work) and this was the first and only place we looked at and took it cos it was the only place we could find that was bills included, cos we didn't started looking until March, by which time most places in decent areas with bills included had been taken, so we were quite lucky. And we pay buttons for the place too. It might have even been this place you viewed.
I love it here but the length of the road does my tits in a bit.
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