Liverpool is famous for its wealth of independent eateries, shops, boutiques, bars and pop ups, so it’s no surprise that our city is dedicating a whole week of celebrations to these unique businesses.
The party kicked off on Monday and runs all the way up to Sunday 9th July, when Bold Street will come alive with an exciting celebration of the very best of Liverpool’s independents’.
Expect plenty of outdoor activities, food markets, mini festivals and food and drink offers as the city honours this ever-growing community.
Why not treat yourself to a stay at the Arthouse Hotel for Liverpool’s Independents’ Week and really make the most of the Bold Street festivities.
The Arthouse is just a few minutes’ walk from the heart of the festival so you’ll be in the perfect location to really enjoy the merriment.
Celebrating Bold Street
When: 10am-6pm, Sunday 9th July
Where: Bold Street
On Sunday 9th the spotlight will be set over Bold Street as the Independent shops, bars and restaurants put on exclusive offers and events for one day only.
There will be a farmers marker, arts and crafts stalls, a pop up kitchen featuring some of Bold Street’s favourite chefs, street theatre and much more.
Check out the best offers and events to look out for on the day.
Fab Food and Drinks Offers
East Avenue Bakehouse
One of the favourites on the Bold Street Independents’ circuit, East Avenue Bakehouse have teamed up with the Bombed Out Church to offer a brilliant picnic deal.
Pick up a ready-made picnic in a tote bag from £9.95 and enjoy it in the gardens of the Bombed out Church.
Let’s hope the weather is nice!
This popular tea and music emporium will host a pop up tea stall where you’ll be able to create your own individual tea blend and take part in fun activities.
There will also be DJ sets from Crackle and Dust who play a vinyl only excursion into hip hop, boogie, funk and disco.
A delightful Japanese restaurant, Miyagi will be celebrating Liverpool’s Independents’ Week by offering diners a brilliant 25% off their food bill and 2 for 1 cocktails all day.
Don’t forget to try some of their fantastic Sake, it’s delicious.
Red Dog Saloon
Red Dog will be carrying on the party with an outdoor seating area and food stall selling their Kansas City BBQ style food.
They will also be giving away some of their signature American chicken to lucky passers-by!
The Italian Club Fish and Restaurant
Fan of all things fishy or maybe you want to try something new? Don’t miss out on the Italian Club Fish’s oyster giveaway, only available on Sunday.
There will also be an extended outdoor seating area, so you can soak up the rays whilst you knock back an oyster or two.
The hugely popular International Food Supermarket will be offering special food tasting events all day.
If you’re not familiar with Mattas, they specialise in international, vegan and healthy foods you won’t find in your average supermarket.
Top Retail Treats
This music emporium is a firm Bold Street favourite, and to prove it they’re putting on a massive 50p vinyl sale on hundreds of single and LP’s.
It’s not just on Sunday either, it’s already started! So if you want to miss the crowds, head there this week and bag a bargain.
Cow Vintage will be hosting a range of outdoor activities for all the family, plus there will be great deals on their vintage fashion.
What’s not to love?
News From Nowhere
This Liverpool institution will be holding their famous “Bolshy Bargain Bookstall” outside the bookshop.
With an amazing array of bargain books on all subjects, books to entertain you, inform you and empower you to change the world.
Uncle Sam’s will be hosting their famous burger challenge for anyone who is brave enough to take on the gigantic feast.
If you think you can eat the colassal burger that also features fries inside it, give it a go! If you’re successful you won’t have to pay a penny.
There will also be a few local celebrities there, you’ll have to attend to find out who.
Why not treat yourself to a mini massage or nail treatment?
Whisc will be there for all your beauty and pampering needs, plus Tai Chi and Yoga classes, tasters and dancing demos.
Located in the heart of Bold Street’s restaurant scene, Maray specialises in small plates that are perfect for sharing.
On Sunday, they will be putting on a BBQ with outdoor seating and a live demonstration from their talented chefs.
With an array of homegrown treats, handmade keepsakes, chef demonstrations and secrets on signature dishes, street theatre, games, face painting and much more, Liverpool’s Independents’ week is set to be a fantastic celebration.
Book a Stay at Our Movie-Themed Hotel
Just a few minutes’ walk from Bold Street you’ll find the Arthouse Hotel, perfectly located to enjoy the best of Independents’ Week.
Each room in our unique hotel is themed around a classic film, director or icon, making it a hotel like no other.
It’s perfect for couples, families or groups who want to stay together as we offer accommodation that can sleep up to 8 people.
Take a walk down the yellow brick road and book a weekend stay to remember at our magical movie-themed hotel.