8 interesting places to escape the April showers in Liverpool

The early Spring sunshine spoiled us rotten recently but as with all good things, it was never going to last!

Liverpool enjoyed temperatures as high as some Mediterranean destinations last weekend, but the inevitable April showers have turned up right on cue. With prep for the Randox Health Grand National in full swing and Easter hols kicking off across the region, the last thing we need is a streaky tans and bored kids! Don’t get caught in the rain, check out these 8 interesting places to escape the Spring rain showers in Liverpool.

1 – St John’s Beacon

Did you know that you can view the city from above with a phenomenal 360 viewing gallery experience at St John’s Beacon? Open daily between 10:30am and 5:30pm you can take the lift to the top of what is known locally as the Radio City Tower and at 400ft you might even be above the rain clouds! Tickets start at £5.50 for adults. More info here.

2 – Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock

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There’s more to Tate Liverpool than just ground-breaking modern art. If you’re caught in a shower down at the Albert Dock, take refuge in the Tate Liverpool coffee shop, with spectacular views of the dock itself, plus a gift shop to get lost in and of course, the galleries themselves! Opening times and current exhibition info here.

3 – Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Liverpool’s stunning Anglican Cathedral houses a modern, fully accessible, licensed mezzanine café with stunning views across the Cathedral, offering freshly baked cakes, sandwiches, hot paninis and home-made soup … and free wi-fi internet access! Who cares if it’s raining….we’ll see you there! Menu’s and more here.

4 – Lovelocks Coffee, Old Haymarket

Pouring rain ruining your lunch plans? Head to Lovelocks Coffee on Old Haymarket and pick up a big old bowl of sunshine. Offering up soups, sandwiches, vegan, veggie and coeliac dishes plus freshly ground coffee, this business district eatery has rainy-day pick me up written all over it. Find out more here.

5 – The Old Stables at Allerton Manor

If you’re out in the suburbs and looking for a different type of destination to grab a coffee with a friend, treat your mum to lunch, or simply while away the hours watching the rain dance down on the beautiful terrace? Head to The Old Stables Restaurant for classic British menu’s and plenty of prosecco in the simply beautiful surroundings of Allerton Manor. More info here.

6 – Central Library, William Brown Street

The ground-floor café at our Central Library serves up Costa Coffee alongside four floors of knowledge, inspiration and history. If that’s not somewhere to spend an hour or so learning something new, letting the kids explore the discovery centre or even staring out into the drizzle from the fourth floor terrace with a vanilla latte….then we got nothing left! Opening hours and library Easter programme details here.

7 – Cosy Club, Paradise Street, Liverpool One

Cosy Club

Right in the heart of Liverpool One, this is a great place to grab a brew and a bite and people watch! Quirky, eccentric and playful, Cosy Club Liverpool offers informal casual dining, drinking and lounging in a homely and family friendly environment….Think mansion splendour meets village hall eccentricity! More tea Vicar? More info here.

8 – Open Eye Gallery, Mann Island

Think you know our amazing city inside and out? Take a wander around the Open Eye Gallery, Mann Island and see the city we know and love from a brand new perspective.. Opening on April 7th, Culture Shifts: Global, a new exhibition of photography, explores our city and urban environments as seen through outsider’s eyes. More info on what’s on and opening hours here.

Which is your favourite city centre pit-stop for a coffee, a glass of bubbly or a quick lunch? Share your suggestions with us, tweet us @TheGuideLpool or email us info@theguideliverpool.com and we’ll share the best on our socials.

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