Shopping

Creative Tourist

The best places to get your retail kicks in the city – our guide to shopping in Liverpool includes retail behemoths like Liverpool ONE, but has a penchant for the smaller, more unusual outlets the city has to offer.

Visitor guides

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Independent Shops in Liverpool

The best service-heavy, knowledgeable and cheerfully independent shops in Liverpool.

Culture Guides

Black Men Walking at the Royal Exchange

Theatre

Vibrant and celebratory – you may be having a dry January but the Northern theatre scene is sure to satisfy your creative thirst.

Music

Manchester’s top music venues have been busy filling their diaries for the year ahead – with early highlights include Iron and Wine, Jeff Tweedy, Mogwai and Joan as Police Woman, plus whole seasons by the likes of The Stoller Hall and the RNCM.

Cinema

Featuring live scores, forgotten curiosities and cutting edge indie gems – we take a look at the best cinema coming to a screen near you.

Exhibitions

2018 kicks off to an exciting start culture-wise, with a number of major anniversaries to be marked and must-see exhibitions in store.

Families

Think January can’t be a magical month? Think again with our guide to the best things to do right now with kids and book ahead for.

Poet Jazmine Linklater.

Literature

There’s splendid spoken wordage a-go-go as we sashay forth into the first half of 2018: award-winning authors and emerging writers, book-buying opportunities, experimental and avantgarde wordage, and plenty of festival fun.

Things to do right now

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