Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter, in the Canning area of the city, is known for its 18th-century architecture, including picture-perfect rows of Georgian townhouses. After being built for Liverpool’s wealthy residents in the 1800s, Canning fell into dereliction in the mid-20th century, before becoming fashionable again in the late 1990s and 2000s. Explore the Georgian Quarter’s history with us, and discover places to eat and drink.
The history of Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter dates back to 1800 when a blueprint for the city was drawn up, including developing an area for the city’s wealthy residents. This kick-started the building of the Georgian townhouses we know and love today.
Hope Street, at the centre of the residential area, has won Academy of Urbanism Awards for ‘Best Street’, while Rodney Street is also lined with beautiful Georgian townhouses.
Canning, the name for this wider area of Liverpool, is named after politician George Canning, who served briefly as British Prime Minister from April to August 1827.
We suggest reserving a table at the following bars in the Georgian Quarter. Each is dotted along the cobbled streets of this classy and in-demand Liverpool neighbourhood.
1. The Art School, on Sugnall Street, benefits from the ambition of head chef Paul Askew, who has turned a passion project into one of Liverpool’s very best fine dining spots. With various menus and a huge wine list, it’s been one of the best additions to the city’s culinary scene; with the classy decor and exemplary dishes combining to brilliant effect.
2. Right in the heart of the Georgian Quarter, 60 Hope Street brings locally sourced British food to a carefully considered menu that’s brimming with ideas and unrivalled flavours. From the à la carte menu to the house and lunch offerings, plus the extensive wine list, it’s the place to go and be seen — and ideal for celebrating those extra-special dates.
3. It’s no surprise that London Carriage Works is a multi-award-winning restaurant, especially when you sit down to enjoy the very best of fresh British produce across a finely tuned menu.
The two biggest landmarks in Liverpool’s Georgian quarter are Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, which tower over the neighbourhood at each end of Hope Street.
At Street level, notable buildings include the Everyman Theatre and Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, which nestle in amongst the stylish architecture of the area.
Wander about, stopping in the bars and bistros of the area, perhaps unearthing some hidden gems as you dive down cobbled back alleys off Hope and Faulkner Street.
Our centrally located Pullman Liverpool Hotel is located near the city’s magical Georgian quarter and is the ideal place to rest after a day exploring the city.