The Lyceum

Jennifer

The Lyceum first opened in 1802 and experienced life not only as a gentleman’s club, but also as a news room and subscription library (said to be the oldest in Europe). For years it was empty, then occupied by a restaurant and post office but it has settled back into closure. It has been the subject of bids for demolition and redevelopment over recent years, but for now the neo-classical gem still stands on Bold Street.

Bold Street LiverpoolL1 View map

What's on near The Lyceum

An image captured from overhead of two men embracing. One is seated, and the other is kneeling.
Until
ExhibitionsLiverpool
On the other side at FACT

‘On the other side’ at FACT presents the work of three artists, thoroughly examining themes of authority, power and control.

free entry
Until
ActivityLiverpool
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

Where to go near The Lyceum

Inside Utility
Liverpool
Shop
Utility

Utility, a homewares, gifts and furniture brand, has three shops in Liverpool’s city centre.

Vegan burger from Frost Burgers
City Centre
Restaurant
Frost Burgers

Our favourite is The Scorpion, two beef-free patties with melted spicy pepper ‘cheese’, yellow mustard, jalapenos, sriracha mayo, spicy chipotle paste, red onion, ketchup, tomato and lettuce, packed in a vegan burger bun.

City Centre
Bar or Pub
The Shipping Forecast

Cooler-than-thou yet immensely comforting, this pub does it all: chilled mornings, lazy afternoons and music-filled nights.

City Centre
Bar or Pub
The Jacaranda Club

Originally owned by Allan Williams, The Jacaranda was the first home of the Beatles and has been an important part of the Liverpool music scene since 1958.

Liverpool
Restaurant
Bundobust Liverpool

Bundobust have brought their Indian street food and craft beer to Liverpool, with 4,000 of eye-catching decor and a dedicated bar and kitchen.

City Centre
Café or Coffee Shop
LEAF on Bold Street

Keeping Bold Street a hub of creativity, LEAF is more than a tearoom, it’s also a bar and thriving event space with a packed schedule of upcoming happenings.

City Centre
Café or Coffee Shop
The Egg Café

The Egg Café in Liverpool is an unpretentious vegan and vegetarian restaurant that does simple food, very well.

Liverpool
Restaurant
Food From Nowhere

Food From Nowhere is a weekly vegan cafe held in the basement space of much-loved radical bookshop News From Nowhere. It’s open every Saturday from midday to 5pm.

City Centre
Café or Coffee Shop
Garden Cafe FACT

FACT Liverpool gets back to its coffee-with-creativity roots thanks to a foliage-full new café.

Culture Guides

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
Cinema in Manchester and the North

From the latest installment in the Mad Max franchise, to silent movie masterpieces we highlight the best new releases and big screen classics showing near you this month.