Independent Places in Liverpool

Independent bars, restaurants and venues in Liverpool. To help support independent businesses in the city

  • Christmas at MerseyMade

    Get Into The Christmas Spirit at MerseyMade

    MerseyMade is bringing a touch of creative magic to this year’s Christmas celebrations with a jam-packed schedule of workshops including a festive wreath-making masterclass with talented upcycler and star of Channel 4’s Find It, Fix It, Flog It, Gemma Longworth.  The seasonal events programme at MerseyMade, which also includes Christmas crochet, decoration making and baby penguin needle felting, promises hours of festive fun as guests are encouraged to unleash their inner creativity, picking up handy…

  • Say It With Diamonds Black Friday Bonanza

    Say It With Diamonds’ Big Black Friday Bonanza

    Say It With Diamonds has revealed its big Black Friday bonanza! This year, the award-winning jewellery brand that was created in Liverpool, is throwing its biggest ever Black Friday sale. With up to 50% off some items, as well as exclusive secret sales, Say It With Diamonds is giving customers the chance to snap up some bargains that are perfect for Christmas presents or treat themselves to something sparkly for the festive season. Starting from 9am on Thursday 24 November, Say It With Diamonds will have…

  • Artisans In The City Winter Market Metquarter

    Metquarter Backs Shopping Small And Local This Christmas With Winter Market

    Liverpool’s Metquarter will support small businesses and local makers this Christmas, welcoming a takeover by one of its retail tenants. The Art Quarter Liverpool will present the Artisans in the City Winter Market which will run 11am – 5pm, on Saturday 3 December. This brand-new event taking place on Metquarter’s upper level will showcase the incredible work of 22 local artists just in time for the gifting season.  Run by a group of independent artists,…

  • Transalpino Open in Metquarter

    Transalpino Opens Doors In Metquarter

    Metquarter – home to a raft of independent and boutique Liverpool brands and creators – has today (12 November) opened its doors to cult trainer and menswear store Transalpino. Now open on the ground floor, Transalpino boasts a loyal community of more than 110,000 fans across social media who follow the brand for its unique designs and vast array of trainers. Founded in 2006 on Hanover Street by Brendan Wyatt, Transalpino is loved citywide. The store…

  • Best Bookshops in Liverpool - Reid of Liverpool

    The Best Bookshops in Liverpool

    Here’s our guide to the best bookshops in Liverpool. This list contains the best independent bookshops with reference to chain bookshops at the bottom. We always recommend and encourage you to support your local, independent bookshop! News From Nowhere Liverpool’s radical and community bookshop, News From Nowhere is a strong favourite among locals. Established in 1974 and run collectively by a women workers’ co-operative, they stock a great range of all kinds of books. You’ll…

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    Makers Market returns to the dock with over 50 stalls

    A Makers Market bringing together some of the finest local independent makers, bakers and creators is returning to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool on Sunday 3rd July.  Taking place along Hartley Quay opposite the Maritime Museum, a total of 59 stalls will offer a variety of the best seasonal produce, beautiful homeware and design products, vintage clothes, delicate jewellery and much more.  Food and drink lovers will be able to savour a selection of flavoursome dishes…

  • The Vintage Store Opening This Month In Former Topshop Building 1

    The Vintage Store Opening This Month In Former Topshop Building

    A huge vintage store is opening in the site of the former Topshop store in Liverpool city centre. The Vintage Store has been taking over large empty units across the country, as they share their anti-fast fashion mission. The Liverpool store will become the company’s biggest ever vintage store, so there will be tons of amazing vintage Levi’s jeans, unique t-shirts, rare American sportswear, sports jerseys, caps and hats, footwear and much more. The Vintage…

  • The Retro Room Vintage Clothing Store Is Opening Its Doors On Lark Lane Later This Week 3

    The Retro Room Vintage Clothing Store Is Opening Its Doors On Lark Lane Later This Week

    This spring, Lark Lane is gaining a fabulous vibrant independent vintage clothing store, The Retro Room. Once open, they will offer a variety of beautiful sustainable jewellery and clothing from chunky knits to eclectic dresses and flamenco skirts. These vintage pieces will definitely be adding a pop of colour to shoppers wardrobes. The proud owner of The Retro Room, Kate, previously ran a different business but was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease which meant she had…

  • The 5 Best Plant Shops In Liverpool 3

    The 5 Best Plant Shops In Liverpool

    When looking for house plants, it is highly recommended that you buy from local nurseries, and luckily, Liverpool has plenty. Whether you want to buy a little cactus whilst you’re out shopping or need five new peace lilies dropped off at your doorstep, we’ve got you covered with the 5 best plant shops in Liverpool. Root Houseplants Root is a family-run business, which homes over 200 varieties of plants. Created by Lisa and her passion…

  • GOOD Market Liverpool Shines The Spotlight On Independent Businesses 1

    GOOD Market Liverpool Shines The Spotlight On Independent Businesses

    Ever since the first lockdown was enforced, we saw the boom of small businesses and how they adapted and flourished in the current landscape.  During the festive period GOOD Liverpool has been collaborating with organisations through a series of events to support the city’s trailblazing independent retailers. On Thursday 16, between 3pm and 8pm, GOOD Market teamed up with The Metquarter hosting over 40 stalls of independent retailers, filled with the perfect Christmas gifts ranging…

  • Phase One Set To Re-Open After Refurbishment 1

    Phase One Set To Re-Open After Refurbishment

    On the 9 December, Phase One officially re-opens its doors after an almost 8 week refurbishment. The complex at 40 Seel St will house its now familiar Record Store, the evolution of The Jacaranda’s record store on Slater St, birthplace of The Beatles, with a drinking space behind that focuses on a more mature drinking environment than you might find elsewhere on Seel St. However, this is not a venue to rest on those kinds…

  • dot-art Gallery Announces Festive Exhibition

    dot-art Gallery Announces Festive Exhibition

    Independent art gallery dot-art have announced their annual festive exhibition, The Liverpool Collection. This exhibition, running from 12 November 2021 – 20 January 2022, brings together portrayals and celebrations of Liverpool by 17 dot-art Member artists. Visitors will find original works and limited edition prints in an array of media from collage to watercolour to ceramics, with the common theme of portraying Liverpool in all its glory. This winter they look positively to the community…

  • ‘Good Market’ to bring some of the city’s latest independents all under one roof this May

    ‘Good Market’ to bring some of the city’s latest independents all under one roof this May

    Who doesn’t love a little shop on a Sunday to cleanse the soul and spend your pennies?  Look no further as we have found the perfect place to shop until you drop. So, you might ask yourself what’s better than a market?  A GOOD Market! That’s exactly what locals from around the city region will get from Good Liverpool’s first offline event being held at super-cool venue Chapters of Us. Located on Simpson Street, this…

  • 9x9 Records: The DIY Record Label From 81 Renshaw

    9×9 Records: The DIY Record Label From 81 Renshaw

    With the huge wave of rekindled love that record stores have had in the last few years, it’s only right that our city of music, Liverpool, has plenty to do with that resurgence. Far from the ‘High Fidelity‘ style snobbery that can often be associated with those who don’t collect vinyl, 9×9 Records have combined as a sister label to 81 Renshaw, boasting a 100-capacity venue and coffee shop in the record store room giving a wonderful space…

  • Good Liverpool: Delivering 'The Goods' During Lockdown 3

    Good Liverpool: Delivering ‘The Goods’ During Lockdown

    Good Liverpool is the food, drink and gifts delivery market place featuring loads of our favourite independent Liverpool businesses. It’s the next best thing to being able to eat at your favourite restaurant or enjoy a drink at your favourite bar. On their vast website you’ll find dine at home meal kits, beer, wine, spirits, cocktails, coffee, cakes, pastries and more. Plus, there’s loads of gift products and homeware items. It’s become a one stop…

  • Introducing new independent skincare brand toil + trouble 1

    Introducing new independent skincare brand toil + trouble

    Some of you might remember Steph Whalley, one of our resident Liverpool Noise food writers. Turns out Steph isn’t just a dab hand at serial snacking and drinking too many Amaretto Sours as she now also has a finger in the pie of sustainable skincare. Without further ado, allow us to introduce you to the coolest new skincare brand on the market, toil + trouble.  Brought to life with co-founders Abby Brennan and Radia Williams,…

  • Liverpool Independents Christmas Gift Guide 13

    Liverpool Independents Christmas Gift Guide

    As we draw near to the Christmas season, the gift-buying frenzy is starting to snowball! There are so many wonderful present options available, yet we continue to emphasise the importance of shopping local and supporting small businesses. Liverpool boasts numerous independent businesses, with a unique gift guaranteed for everyone. Boozy Gifts Gin: We’re lucky to have some amazing local gin distillers in the city including Liverpool Gin, Everton Gin and Anfield Gin if you’re looking for…

  • Hope Street Restaurants and Bars Guide 2

    Hope Street Restaurants and Bars Guide

    Hope Street Restaurants and Bars Guide: The Best Places To Eat And Drink Around Hope Street, The Georgian Quarter and Hardman Street Hope Street is one of the city’s most vibrant areas. At one end of the street you’ll find the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, the biggest cathedral in the UK and at the other end you’ll see the architectural delight of Paddy’s Wigwam, otherwise known as the Metropolitan Cathedral. In between these two amazing buildings…

  • Love Lane Brewery and Kitchen - Brilliant Beer, Amazing Gin and Superb Food 1

    Love Lane Brewery and Kitchen – Brilliant Beer, Amazing Gin and Superb Food

    Love Lane Brewery, now located in the heart of the Baltic Triangle with its beautiful 2-story refurbished building, is certainly a landmark you’ll want to keep a mental note of next time you’re out and about. With beer, gin and good food at the heart of its operations, it’s safe to say the team have brought together a much needed breath of fresh air into Liverpool’s brewing and distilling scene. Like any good story, Love Lane…

  • Here's How Liverpool's Continental Style Outdoor Spaces Could Boost Our Economy 2

    Here’s How Liverpool’s Continental Style Outdoor Spaces Could Boost Our Economy

    Liverpool’s continental style outdoor spaces are what the city needs to bounce back from the Coronavirus outbreak. Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has announced plans for a £450k project for the city, with European style outdoor spaces. The plans should mean that Liverpool’s independent restaurants and bars would be able to re-open and trade safely as outdoor spaces are believed to be much better for preventing the spread of Covid-19. The project will create a…