Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

Creative Tourist

The Baltic Triangle is a curious part of Liverpool. Out on a limb and bordered by dual carriageways, this historic area has become a rapidly-evolving hub for creative enterprises. Only a ten-minute walk from the city centre, it’s home to arguably Liverpool’s finest bar and event space, former warehouse Camp and Furnace. It occupies the now defunct A Foundation, a radical contemporary art space set up by James Moores, also responsible for establishing the Liverpool Biennial – the UK’s largest international contemporary arts festival, which still has its base in the Baltic Triangle.

The main draws here remain eating, drinking and gawping, however. For the former, head for the on-site bakery, where you can treat yourself to a ’99 doughnut, or a grilled cheese sandwich declared by Buzzfeed to be one of the ‘17 best sandwiches in the UK.’ For the latter, keep an eye out for the Grade II listed Gustaf Adolfs Kyrka, closer to the city centre. Rising up in crazy layers, this church was built for the Scandinavian sailors who once passed through the port.

Our top picks

The Royal Standard

The Royal Standard, Grafton St, Liverpool, L8 5SD - Visit now

The Royal Standard is an artist-led gallery established in order to showcase the most exciting, innovative exhibitions and events that it can, working with the most outstanding recent graduates and emerging artists as well as more established practitioners and other artist-led initiatives, through a dynamic and challenging gallery programme.

Courtesy of Baltic Triangle

Red Brick Vintage

Red Brick Vintage, Stanhope Street, Liverpool, L8 5XJ - Visit now

Red Brick Vintage is a cavernous warehouse of vintage, antiques, retro, salvage, hand-crafted, brocante, collectables, vinyl and more. A great place to wander around for a few hours and find a bargain; grab your glad rags and then head out to explore some of the city’s best drinking spots in the Baltic Quarter.

Red Brick Vintage, Cains Brewery, Liverpool

92 Degrees Coffee

92 Degrees Coffee, 24 Hardman St, Liverpool, L1 9AX - Visit now

Placed at the very heart of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, 92 Degrees offers  A delicious menu featuring fresh, locally sourced products and ingredients coupled with a great coffee and drinks selection. . It’s the go-to place whether you’re in need of somewhere to work, relax or socialise.

Courtesy of 92 Degrees Coffee

Gustaf Adolf Kyrka

Gustaf Adolf Kyrka, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 8HG - Visit now

Gustaf Adolf Kyrka, Liverpool is one of just four octagonal churches in England and is of great architectural significance. Today it has been adapted to the modern needs of both resident Scandinavians and the local community, offering a range of social and religious events such as craft fairs, coffee mornings and choral evenings.

Baltic Social

Baltic Social, 27 Parliament Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L8 5RN - Visit now

The Baltic Social brings together great food, decent music and a warm atmosphere, right in the heart of Liverpool’s Baltic Quarter. A laid back vibe, pop in for a coffee or a pint and stay for the night, with a varied programme of live music and DJs in the evenings.

Baltic Social restaurant in Liverpool

Black Lodge Brewery

Black Lodge Brewery, 3 Kings Dock Street, Liverpool, L1 8JU - Visit now

Well-loved Micro-brewery Black Lodge has a taproom in the Baltic Triangle, where it serves the brewery’s latest beers on keg and cask.

Black Lodge Brewery
Image courtesy of Black Lodge Brewery

Camp and Furnace

Camp and Furnace, 67 Greenland Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 0BY - Visit now

Right at the heat of Liverpool Baltic is Camp and Furnace – one of Liverpool’s best purveyors of food, booze and good times. This multipurpose venue remains suitable for a variety of occasions; an enormous space that also manages to remain cavernous and cosy.

 

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