Liverpool’s Best Kept Secret is Lark Lane
Liverpool has undergone much development in the past five years. Something that has polarized opinion among locals – many of whom long for the days of the warmth of the community spirit – and typical ‘Scouse’ banter.
Those visiting Liverpool may have yet to have experienced ‘local’ Liverpool life. Yet this is the reason that more and more are being pointed in the direction of Aigburth and in particular the urban-chic of Lark Lane.
Lark Lane is something of a hidden gem. The Lane, as the locals call it, is a delightful place from morning to late at night. Situated in the shadows of Sefton Park – it draws a collection of visitors and locals with its broad appeal.
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What Is On Offer On Lark Lane?
Whatever mood you are in the vegetarian breakfast and a freshly squeezed orange juice from the Moon & Pea cafe is a great place to start the day. Parents and toddlers inter-mingle with the local student population to meet friends and read the newspapers.
Lark Lane is well populated. It draws people from the busy Aigburth Road with its supermarkets and day-to-day shops and those out to enjoy the day with a stroll beside the boating lake nearby. The shops enjoy a brisk trade. Many are quirky and deliver a statement of individuality that may or may not be to everybody’s taste. But interesting they certainly are.
It is that very sense of individuality that is Lark Lane’s appeal. If it is a healing day, record fairs or arts and crafts then just drop in at The Old Police Station. Lark Lane also offers international foods available from the Farmers Market which is held on the Lane every fourth Saturday during the Summer months.
Places To Drink On Lark Lane
Drop into any of the well-established bars and you will delve into the essence of Liverpool life. The Albert is the traditional English pub – those that drink there have done so for years – and all have a story to tell. Just up the Lane is a Spanish bar Que Pasa Cantina owned by celebrity footballer with a typical latin feel especially outside in the secret garden. Across from The Albert is Keith’s Bar. A bit rough around the edges but never the less a great place to get a drink at a reasonable price.
There is something for everyone on Lark Lane and it is easy to get to by train with St Micheals station being only seven minutes from the city center. Lark Lane is unique with its boho – village type lifestyle all in the one street.