I love Lark Lane. I’ve lived in the area for about three years and it still keeps surprising me! Surrounded by Sefton and Princess Parks, a stroll down this little lane is never time wasted. There’s something for everyone at any day and any time. A night out, a quiet coffee with friends, live music, food from everywhere around the world… If you are looking for something to do and would like to avoid the hustle and bustle of town, head straight to Lark Lane.

My favourite breakfast

The Lark Bistro: Lovely little restaurant that serves fresh homemade food. Can’t recommend enough the Roasted Pepper and Goat’s Cheese Sandwich! The English breakfast or the Mega English Breakfast for the brave ones are fabulous too!

Meeting with a friend?

Milo Lounge: On Saturdays, I always go there for a mandatory coffee with my friends after our gym class. The staff are friendly, the atmosphere is lovely and I am obsessed with the decoration as well as its little terrace when it’s sunny. And it’s family and pet friendly!

Freida Mo’s: A perfect combination of home baked cakes, coffee, tea and vintage fashion and accessories. It’s evident that it’s more than just a business to the owner. She’s put her heart and soul into this petit café. Still not sold? At the end of the day, bags are left outside with food for those who need it most.

Freida Mo’s Lark Lane

Freida Mo’s leave food out for those who need it the most

On The PalletA cosy tiny place in the middle of the lane where Singer sewing machines have been converted into tables. Perfect for cold days! My favourite? Panini and soup of the day!

Tea House Alison AppletonA must go for tea and teapot lovers! There are dozens of teas to choose from, but I always fancy its flavoured matcha!

The Old Police Station Lark Lane

The Old Police Station, Lark Lane

Fancy a drink?

Keiths: Just a classic. For many, the soul of Lark Lane. An extensive wine menu, vintage décor and live music.

The Albert: Lark Lane’s best pub.

Love & Rockets: Ales, IPAs, lagers and ciders on draught. Loud music in a lively and young atmosphere.

Elif Lark Lane

Places to eat: The whole word in a little lane

Elif: The best Turkish restaurant in Liverpool. It has no competitors.  No need for a fancy setting when you’ve got the best food.

Shah’s Balti House: Very good value Indian food to take away or to eat in.

Maranto’s: It’s hard not to be biased towards this restaurant because of its stunning building. The food doesn’t disappoint and it has a lovely bar, too.

Cypriana Greek: Family run small restaurant. Fresh and authentic Greek food and a very friendly atmosphere. The set menu is just great!

Bistro Noir: One of my top choices! They have different set menus depending on what day of the week it is. Sunday-Tuesday is 3 courses 9.99… they have a huge variety of cakes to choose from and I will just say… make sure you leave space for the dessert!

Chilli Banana ThaiA gem in the Lane. Attentive and polite staff and an extensive menu that will thrill your taste buds!

Need for a bit of retail therapy?

Number 13 and Larks: These never disappoint. One in front of each other, here you’ll always find the perfect gift. From vintage clothing to original Liverpool themed items and funky cards that suit any occasion. A wander around Lark Lane is never complete without a visit to these quirky little shops.

Arts Hub 47: A community arts cooperative. The description says it all: a variety of arts and crafts produced by its members… every time you go you’ll find something different and unique!

Lark Lane Makers Market

Lark Lane Makers Market

Lark Lane Community Centre (aka The Old Police Station): Apparently one of the most haunted places in Liverpool, I am not embarrassed to say that I find it the cutest police station I have ever seen. Lots of activities and events going on inside but my favourite is the Makers Market on the first Sunday of every month.

Lark Lane’s Farmers Market: Support your local community. On the last Saturday of every month the Lane becomes even more lively thanks to this beautiful market. An opportunity to buy good quality and locally sourced products.

If you are looking to spend a day around this area, be sure to visit this bohemian and cosmopolitan street: the whole world in a few hundred metres.

 Maria Querol Fortuño