Royal Albert Dock is the historic jewel of Liverpool’s waterfront, and it also happens to be a great place to head for some retail therapy. Nestled among the country’s largest group of Grade I-listed buildings, you’ll find trendy design stores, independent fashion houses and an array of brilliant souvenir shops. Don’t miss the Tate Liverpool store, which offers a wide range of books, art-inspired gifts and homeware.
Liverpool gets its supersized personality from a combination of fierce independence and a big-thinking worldview, something very much reflected in the city's shops.
Despite all of its fancy developments over the last few decades, Liverpool has managed to hang on to those quirky venues and outlets that make a place unique, whilst supporting bigger, bolder, higher-end shopping experiences like Liverpool One. So if you fancy rifling through vintage clothes and accessories at a Camden-style market, there's a place for you. If you’re on for treating yourself at a designer boutique, you're in luck. Maybe your Airbnb’s cupboards are looking decidedly empty – in which case a farmers’ market will certainly tempt you. However you like to shop, and whatever you’re looking for, Liverpool is a city with a lot to offer (and often at decent prices).
For a side order of culture, bask in the historic surrounds of Royal Albert Dock, on Liverpool’s waterfront, before checking out the gift shop at Tate Liverpool (both are essential things to do here, according to us). And don’t forget to pause for some refreshment during your hard day’s shopping in Liverpool – this city boasts some of the best restaurants in the North West, and endless tempting cafés and bars.
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