Even with strikes you can still get to British Style Collective by train this weekend

Jump on the train and arrive in style with Merseyrail this weekend as British Style Collective takes over the city

There’s a whole host of brilliant events taking place across the city this month, from brand new bars and waterfront fun at the Pier Head Village to Liverpool International Music Festival 2017 (LIMF) at Sefton Park and this weekend’s fashion extravaganza, British Style Collective in association with Alcatel plus new city restaurants and bars bringing world cuisine to the north west.

As summer begins to heat up, it’s a breeze to catch the train to wherever you’re going across the region.  Merseyrail return tickets start from just £1.95 so ditch the sweltering traffic jams and arrive in style.

There are currently 3 dates in July when planned strike action is due to take place. Saturday 8th JulyMonday 10th July and Sunday 23rd July, however a regular service will still run on these days and Merseyrail suggest checking the main website www.merseyrail.org for updates, before you travel.

Its been six months since the Wirral loop line track renewal began and during that time, Liverpool has enjoyed a real boost to its city centre bars, restaurants and shops. Thanks to a dedicated engineering team, Merseyrail is back on track running regular services from Wirral right to the heart of the action in Merseyside and for as little as £1.95 return, you can spend summer days and nights rediscovering the city.

British Style Collective

Get the girls together for a weekend bursting with fashion and beauty. Taking place from 7th-9th July, British Style Collective will embrace some of Liverpool’s most iconic venues including St George’s Hall, Echo Arena and Albert Dock as part of a citywide event, boasting trend-led catwalks and unrivalled shopping. Get your tickets from www.britishstylecollective.com and we’ll see you there. Nearest stations: Lime Street, James Street, Central.

Pier Head Village

The Pier Head Village is back and we’re ridiculously excited to be able to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat on our iconic waterfront again this summer. With a wide range of attractions and new features for 2017, including the new Sound City Bar, Liverpool Art Fair’s purpose built art gallery and the chalet style hut Artisan Market, Pier Head Village will be the go-to summer destination for culture, food, drink and entertainment in the city. Nearest stations: James Street, Moorfields.

Destination Castle Street

Since the cold, dark days of January, Castle Street has blossomed into a destination all of its own. There’s a brand new branch of Indian street kitchen, Mowgli plus all day dining and nightlife at Castle Street Townhouse and in just a matter of weeks, celebrity chef, Gino D’Acampo will be opening his new restaurant and prosecco bar in the former HSBC bank. Explore Castle Street, just a short walk from James Street and Moorfields. Check out our top places to dine al fresco in the city here.

Liverpool ONE

Now you might think you know your way around Liverpool One, but it too has seen some changes over the Spring. SuperDry has moved into the centre of the complex to allow JD to evolve into an ever bigger sports emporium, while Australian stationery chain, Smiggle has joined the flagship Urban Decay store on Paradise Street and a whole host of new eateries on the Hanover Street site. Why take a stroll from James Street or Central and check out what’s new? Head to Merseyrail’s Destination Merseyside page here for your guide to shopping across the network and don’t forget to purchase your return ticket for as little as £1.95, more money left over to treat yourself!

For more information on strike action, to book tickets and to check services before you travel head to www.merseyrail.org or follow @merseyrail on Twitter for live updates.

Where are you travelling to on the Merseyrail network this summer? Tweet us your favourite destinations @TheGuideLpool or email us info@theguideliverpool.com and we’ll share the summer loving on our socials.

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