Sefton Park - The Palm House
Whether you are just out for a stroll in Sefton Park or would like to make a specific visit, Sefton Park Palm House is open to the public virtually all year round with free admission. We are fully accessible with a ramp, flat surface and a lift downstairs to the accessible toilet.
The Palm House has a full and interesting History and Heritage. As one of its kind, this glass structure is different every time you visit depending on the time of day, type of light and seasonal growth. The Liverpool Botanical Collection is a sight to be seen. Every season brings new delights to discover. With benches both inside and out, it is a perfect place for quiet reflection or, if you fancy something more lively, come along to one of our Trust events.
A recent survey of 100 visitors to Sefton Park Palm House confirms just how much this Grade 2* Listed building in the heart of Sefton Park is loved by its visitors and provides useful pointers for future developments. A summary of the results of the Palm House survey is available by clicking here.
Alongside your visit to the Palm House, why not have a walk around Sefton Park and make an afternoon of it. You could even plan a longer trip and take in some of the surrounding green areas such as Otterspool Promenade and Calderstones Park.
Find out how to get to us. Cycling is an environmentally friendly way to visit and you could pick up Cycle Route 56 which goes through Sefton Park or look out for one of the Bike Time Rides in Sefton Park. We have bike racks within the Palm House grounds for you to use.
Lark Lane, Liverpool L17 8UU
Lark Lane - The wonderful hidden gem
Discover one of the best little streets in Liverpool - Lark Lane. Tucked away behind twisting trees and rows of historic houses, you’ll find a picturesque lane, bursting with history, character and exquisite food and drink.
Bicycles are dotted outside family-run shops and artsy hideouts, while cobbled side streets weave from the centre. Lark Lane is Liverpool’s leafy hidden gem, bustling with bohemian bars and quirky independent bars and restaurants.
Without an ounce of pretence, it’s a far-cry from the hipster streets of London and corporate coffee spots, Lark Lane is effortlessly alluring – the charm lies in the fact that it doesn’t really need to try.
So whether you’re a local yet to explore the best bars on Lark Lane or you’re visiting Liverpool for an atmospheric night out, join us as take a walk along the lane…
Liverpool ONE is a contemporary open-air shopping complex, described as one of Europe's leading retail and leisure destinations. Built around the existing streets of Liverpool and located right by the iconic waterfront, Liverpool ONE is a stylish must-visit destination for those who love to shop, eat, drink and relax.
Liverpool ONE has over 170 stores, bars and restaurants, a 14-screen cinema, an indoor adventure golf course and an award winning five-acre park. Stores include high street favourites such as Topshop, Zara, Victoria’s Secret, John Lewis and Debenhams.
Peter’s Lane, Liverpool ONE’s designer fashion hub, is the home of big brand style. It plays host to stores including Michael Kors, The White Company, Reiss, Ted Baker London, Karen Millen and Flannels. You’ll also find the first Beauty Bazaar, Harvey Nichols in the UK, it’s the ultimate luxury beauty experience and one-stop destination for all things beauty.
After a day of shopping, why not relax in one of Liverpool ONE’s restaurants or bars? With over 35 to choose from, there’s something for everyone! From family dining at Nando’s or YeeRah on The Terrace, a night with friends at Yard & Coop or Wahaca on Hanover Street, or a romantic meal at Jamie’s Italian or Browns in between!
Greenland Street, Liverpool L1 0BY
Baltic Triangle is a must
The Baltic is probably one of the most exciting and fast growing areas of Liverpool; once the well-worn factory and workshop of the city back in the slave trade of the 1800s, now a thriving and cutting-edge destination that is at the heart of the Independent Liverpool scene and is home to a number of digital and creative businesses. Unlike other cultural quarters of Liverpool, the Baltic is not polished and prepared, it’s raw, it’s organic and it’s exciting.
The 10 minute walk from Host so Well properties is well worth it to experience the best examples of Liverpool’s creative industry. It’s the place for fun, alternative dining, partying and even more partying. Ever been to a late night garage rave? Head down to the Baltic and they’ll show you how it’s done. Expect to be boogying to an array of music in what was once an abandoned warehouse. It’s also probably the best place to Brunch, with a diverse range of cafes on offer. Check out the menu at Constellations for a fantastic British brunch. The jewel in the Baltic Triangle is the Camp and Furnace. Inside you’ll find open log fires, vintage caravans, bare bulbs, lobster and street food. Ranked second in The Times’ 20 Coolest Restaurants in Britain, It’s the place that you’ll want to tell all your friends about.
Just around the corner is where you’ll find Constellations, the urban garden, live music venue, exhibition space and studio. Timber meets flowers, street food and bar. You might be at Constellations for an arts fair, festival of exhibition or just for a drink.
Whatever the reason for your visit to Liverpool, if you want a real taste of creativity, head down to the Baltic.
Albert Dock Liverpool
With its history dating back to 1839, the Albert Dock has been on a rollercoaster ride; from dereliction to a complete regenerative transformation in 1988. Blending the old and the new, it now proudly holds the title of being one of the most visited tourist attractions in the whole of the UK, thanks to its extensive offer of restaurants, bars, hotels, museums and galleries.
Located on Liverpool’s incredible World Heritage Site waterfront, the Albert Dock structure features the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the whole country. With such an impressive accolade, you’d be right in thinking that the attractions housed here are going to be something worth talking about.
Beatles fan? Well, the award-winning The Beatles Story is the perfect start. The world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to their lives and times takes you on an immersive journey; from the start of the band to Beatlemania, the memorabilia and fascinating facts make this one of Albert Dock’s best-loved sights. Pair that with a trip on the Magical Mystery Tour and you’re onto a winner.
Art lovers will be in their element at Tate Liverpool; Albert Dock’s home of British and international modern & contemporary art and culture. Past collections have included Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Picasso, what’s next? You’ll have to make a trip and find out!
Delve into Liverpool’s maritime heritage – and its connection to RMS Titanic - at the Merseyside Maritime Museum and discover the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery, and the part that Merseyside played in the slave trade at the International Slavery Museum.
With past events including British Style Collective, Folk festival on the Dock and the start of The Clipper Race, you can count on the Albert Dock to put on a bunch of spectacular events each year. To find out more, check our What’s On page.
And once you’ve seen it all, experience dozens of delicious dishes and pick-me-ups dotted around the Dock – from the pirate-themed The Smuggler’s Cove to the Italian delights of Gusto – and don’t forget nightlife entertainment like PANAM or Liverpool Comedy Central are always on hand once night draws in. No need to venture away once the fun is over, Albert Dock’s two hotels, Premier Inn and Holiday Inn Express, are on hand to make your experience as fuss-free as possible. What are you waiting for? Come and see the Dock!
Woolton street, Liverpool L25 5NH
This wealthy south Liverpool suburb also boasts numerous Beatles landmarks. John Lennon's childhood home Mendips, where he was raised by his Aunt Mimi, is in Woolton and was bought by his widow Yoko Ono and donated to the National Trust. Lennon's home was near the Salvation Army's children's home Strawberry Field which inspired one of The Beatles' best-known hits while he is said to have first met Paul McCartney at Woolton Village Fete in 1957.
Legendary Liverpool manager Bob Paisley is buried in St Peter's churchyard.
Woolton Village has it all - nice shops, excellent places to eat, pretty parks and lots of history too. Recipient of numerous ‘Village in Bloom’ awards, it is colourful all year round. Look out for the city’s last remaining, independent cinema and the pub with a carved elephant’s head on its side. Worthy of mention as well are the beautiful local churches.
Woolton Village is a fascinating mix of interesting shops, pretty cafes and popular restaurants. There is so much history too and lots of green space to walk the dog or picnic when the weather permits.
There is a lot to see including the quarry where the stone for Liverpool's amazing Anglican cathedral was cut and the place where the the group that became the Beatles first performed
Lovers of fine food will find a host of restaurants and wine bars, encompassing a range of international cuisines and there are little shops and cafes.
Woolton was only incorporated into the City of Liverpool a little over a hundred years ago and even had its own courthouse (now converted to housing).
The area is well worth a visit