Liverpool Shopping Guide

Church Street, City of Liverpool
Church Street, Liverpool - © John Bradley

The Liverpool Shopping guide provides travellers with a concise overview on the shopping facilities in and around the city. Liverpool offers shoppers in need of retail therapy with plenty of opportunities to shop, there are a range of shopping facilities on offer. Liverpool has undergone much modernisation and regeneration in recent years, shopping facilities have been among those that have benefited from this development.

Currently Liverpool is enjoying a renaissance having been the European Capital of Culture for 2008 in addition to the World Heritage Site status, the city has plenty of energy and can look forward to exciting times. The retail scene has benefited from new developments along with modernisation and redevelopment of existing ones and now offers some of the best shopping facilities in the North.

Shopping Facilities

Liverpool ONE is a relevantly recent shopping and entertainment development located in the city centre. There are plenty of shops to choose from well known department stores such as John Lewis and Debenhams to clothing and fashion such as H & M, Mango, Zara, Warehouse to technology, homeware, health & beauty and more. Besides the impressive array of shops there are leisure facilities much as a multi screen cinema and a range of restaurants where you can enjoy a snack or a meal from cuisines that include English, Oriental, Italian and French.

Liverpool ONE is open 7 days a week, however individual store times vary.

Met Quarter is a shopping centre that is located in the heart of the city. There are currently over 45 units that include some well known brands such as Hugo Boss, Armani and Timberland, Molton Brown, Cost & TM Lewin. There are a range of shops catering for fashion and accessories, jewellery, beauty and footwear. Should you be in need of some refreshment there are cafe and eating facilities too. The centre piece is the Flannels store, which stocks some up market collections by Dolce and Gabbana and Prada among others.

The Met Quarter is open 7 days a week, however individual stores may have varying opening hours.

Cavern Walks is a shopping complex located on Mathew Street, in Liverpool’s Cavern Quarter. Cavern Walks is currently the only boutique complex in Liverpool and houses some of the most exclusive and unique collections from independent designers in the city. There are a range of designer outlets to explore here including outlets for Vivienne Westwood, From Me to You, Christopher James, Cavern Hair Boutique, Corsetorium & Amethyst.

The outlets offer shoppers some very individual collections and with the historic and scenic surroundings make for a great location in which to enjoy shopping in the city. Cavern Walks contains a couple of cafes where weary shoppers can relax and refuel before getting some more retail therapy.

Cavern Walks is open 7 days a week, however opening hours for individual stores do vary.

The Albert Dock is one of the most famous attractions in Liverpool, there is also plenty for shoppers here too. There are a range of shops catering for different interests that include arts and crafts, Beatles and football memorabilia, gadgets, gifts and souvenirs. With attractions such as the Tate Liverpool and Museums and the Beatles Storey there is plenty for visitors to do here in addition to shopping. There are also a range of bars, cafes, restaurants making the Albert Dock a must see for visitors.

Individual Shops may have individual openings times outside of the usual 10am to 6pm.

Car parking for the Albert Dock is covered by parking at the 24 hour Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool and the Albert Dock car park. There is additional parking at Liverpool One's Q Park and the John Lewis car park. There is limited parking is available on the Albert Dock.

St Johns shopping centre is located opposite Liverpool Lime Street station in the centre of the city. Its city centre location means it is easily assessable by public transport. There are a mix of shops in the shopping centre that houses over 100 shops that include some of the best known high street brands and some independent outlets. There are shops for clothing and fashion, beauty, jewellery, music, homeware and leisure. There is also a food court that includes McDonalds, Subway, KFC and Shere Khan.

St Johns is open 7 days a week, however individual shops may have different opening times.

A 24 hour Car park is available at the shopping centre.

In Liverpool City Centre Church Street and Bold Street are home to many well known brands synonymous with the High Street. Among the shops located on the two streets are H & M, Topshop, Karen Millen, TK Maxx, Body Shop and Zara among others.


Use the Shopping Search map to find the location of shops and shopping centres in Liverpool. The markers on the map show the shopping facilities that are mentioned above. You can also use the local search for restaurants, Bars, Hotels, Coffee Shops, Tourist Attractions and more. There is also a place finder and phonebook to help your search. To view click on the Liverpool Shopping search link below and ensure your browser is pop up enabled: Liverpool Shopping Map

Tips & Other Considerations

There are variations on the shopping centre and individual shops opening hours, this is dependent on the particular establishment and the particular day of the week.

Visitors will hopefully find there is much to enjoy during a shopping visit to Liverpool, however you should be aware of crowds and follow common sense measures to ensure your safety and that of your valuables.

Always be aware of your belongings especially your wallet/purse and valuables and ensure they are hidden away from public view. If you have a bag try to use a shoulder bag with a strong strap, that is put across your shoulder not on your shoulder making it more difficult for anyone to snatch your bag.

Do not leave your bags/shopping bags unattended to help prevent losing them or being a victim of theft.

If you are travelling by car ensure you park in either in designated car parks or official street parking bays. Check the parking rules carefully & ensure you understand them. If you are unclear of the rules it is safer not to park there, beware of possible fines and other sanctions that can be used if you park illegally or not in accordance with the rules.

Liverpool and the city centre in particular have undergone much redevelopment & modernisation work including the roads, be alert for car parking rule changes and possible parking suspensions or temporary measures to help avoid fines.

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