Abercromby Square

Phoebe Hurst
Abercromby Square, city parks, urban gardening

Built as a communal garden for the rectangle of 19th-century houses that surround it, Abercromby Square’s Georgian credentials don’t stop at its surrounding architecture. The square was named after an army general killed at the Battle of the Alexandria and is centred by a round building constructed in 1822 to store garden tools. The square’s proximity to the University of Liverpool’s library (and student boozer, The Cambridge) makes it popular with undergrads but Abercromby Square can usually be enjoyed by non-academics too.

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Admission Charges

Free

What's on near Abercromby Square

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Old Dock Tours, Liverpool

The Old Dock tour is a treat for younger and older visitors alike, fans of Liverpool’s maritime past, and anybody curious about local history.

£8.50 with concessions
Is This Thing On? at Shakespeare North Playhouse
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Is This Thing On? at Shakespeare North Playhouse

Meet flatmates Mary and Liz, one a musician and the other a poet, as they battle over integrity, ownership, the spotlight and whose turn it is to buy the f*cking toilet roll. As their friendship reaches boiling point, one fateful open mic night forces them to confront each other over whose right it is to tell someone’s story.

from £5

Where to go near Abercromby Square

Everyman Theatre
Hope Street
Theatre
Liverpool Everyman Theatre

The Everyman Theatre on Liverpool’s Hope Street reopened in March 2014 after extensive renovation. It is twinned with the Playhouse on Williamson Square.

City Centre
Restaurant
The Pen Factory

From the team behind the old Everyman Bistro comes The Pen Factory, a warm and welcoming space situated in the basement of the Annex Building.

Liverpool
Music venue
Tung Auditorium

The Tung Auditorium is Liverpool’s new, state-of-the art performance space seating up to 400 people and hosting a variety of concerts.

Liverpool
Gallery
Arts Bar Baltic

A safe and creative space, with a mission to help support and develop Liverpool’s artistic scene.

The garden at Free State Kitchen
City Centre
Restaurant
Free State Kitchen

With a large beer garden and commitment to using locally sourced produce, Free State Kitchen in Liverpool isn’t just-another-burger-joint.

Liverpool
Gallery
LJMU Exhibition Research Lab

Exhibition Research Lab is the first academic centre and art gallery in the UK dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of exhibitions and curatorial knowledge.

Liverpool
Bar or Pub
Frederik’s

Frederik’s neighbourhood kitchen & bar has been the hub of the Georgian Quarter since 2013. Award winning cocktails and a great Sunday roast!

Liverpool
Restaurant
The Reader Bar & Restaurant

The Reader Bar & Restaurant offers diners a bistro-style menu, inspired by continental European flavours and created using locally sourced seasonal produce. 

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