Don’t Be a Drag in Liverpool

It has taken a while for Liverpool to rise up to the standards of its fellow Northern cities such as Manchester and Leeds in being able to establish a quality gay scene in its area. Liverpool’s ‘Gay Quarter’ is a must-see, regardless of anyone’s sexual orientation, when making a trip to the city. If you want to party the night away, a cheap hotel Liverpool Centre will do the trick to ensure you won’t still be legless on that first train back home.

The area, which was officially recognised by the council in August 2011, consists of Stanley Street, Victoria Street, Cumberland Street and Eberle Street. There is a big variety of bars and clubs. It has only been a few years since the area was pedestrianized with a banning of cars in the area after 10pm. The LGBT community put fire under the council to ensure that they too had a designated area within the city. Eberle Street is closed for public transportation 24/7. Liverpool’s first official Pride festival took place this year (2011), attracting crowds of over 21,000 people. Plans have been revealed this year to further expand and develop the area with a £12,000 scheme. Speculation has suggested that rainbow coloured paving, tree planting, outdoor seating and a new public square will be available to all within the next five years. Liverpool also hopes to be the first city in the UK to set up street signage that bears the Gay Pride flag to identify the area.

For a great night out, head to G-Bar, one of Liverpool’s most popular gay clubs. Cheap drinks and busy crowds means this is a place you won’t want to miss. However, before that, be sure to sip on cocktails at Masquerade Bar, watch live sports at Jupiters or enjoy a local drink at The Lisbon. If you are flying into the city, there is a variety of Liverpool airport hotels in the area to ensure you can have a worry-free evening. Don’t be a drag, just be a queen. Live the scene.

December 1, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Destinations


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