Two of Liverpool’s neighbourhoods have claimed the titles of UK’s hippest in Travel Supermarket’s 2018 Hip Hang-out Neighbourhood Index. The list ranked up-and-coming areas in cities across Europe based on their independent shops, restaurants and cafes as well as their vibrant cultures and creative spirits. The two areas in Liverpool are worth consideration by anyone interested in investing in the city, as their “cool” status will likely make them a magnet for young people who want to live in one of the country’s hippest neighbourhoods.
The Baltic Triangle
The Baltic Triangle area was ranked at number 11 on Travel Supermarket’s list; this accolade coming not long after The Times named it the coolest place to live in Britain in 2017. This area has seen great regeneration that has developed into a thriving independent scene with various exciting bars, music venues and businesses.
The second coolest restaurant in Britain (according to The Times) is also in the area: Camp and Furnace serves street food in space featuring open fires, bare bulbs and vintage caravans. Various arts and culture organisations such as Tate Liverpool, Liverpool Music Week, Liverpool Biennial and Liverpool Psych Fest have all hosted events here.
With the amount of highly-rated attractions in the area it’s unsurprising that large numbers of young professionals and students are moving to the Baltic Triangle to take advantage of its vibrant atmosphere.
At number 17 on the list is Liverpool’s RopeWalks. Thanks to investments of over £100million in the past decade, this former rope-making district is now home to flourishing creative and design businesses. Large warehouses dating back to the 19th century have been transformed to house such startups, as well as independent shops and galleries. The UK’s top media arts centre, FACT, can also be found in the RopWalks area.