Ever since it was first built as the Liverpool Echo Arena (now the Liverpool M&S Bank Arena), this incredible venue has hosted some of the biggest national and international tours.
Add this to Liverpool’s already buzzing arts and social scene, and is it any wonder people come to Liverpool from miles around to visit the former Liverpool Echo Arena?
But where can you stay if you’re coming to see an event at the Liverpool Arena? Well luckily for you we’ve picked out a couple of the the highest rated and most conveniently located hotel options out there, so you can have a truly memorable stay.
And if you’re wondering where to eat when you visit Liverpool Arena, we’ve thought of that too, so check below for some time-saving suggestions you can rely on when you’re planning your trip to Liverpool.
We’ve found the best places to stay if you want the most Liverpool of Liverpool experiences, and we don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Representing just a couple of the many unique hotels and self catering options out there, here are our top two picks.
If you’re looking for something a little bit different, we’ve got you covered. The 007 House Boat is exactly what it sounds like – a James Bond themed boat you can stay on.
With James Bond memorabilia all over the place, this is an excellent place for Bond fans to call their base while they’re visiting Liverpool. But even if you’re not interested in Bond, you can still enjoy the novelty of staying on a boat, while taking advantage of the live entertainment and excellent self-catering facilities.
It’s a 12 minute walk or a four minute drive to the Liverpool Arena, and it’s also a great place to stay if you want to visit the Tate Gallery or splash around at the water park.
A 20 minute walk from the Liverpool Arena, or 9 minutes in a taxi, the Adelphi Hotel is a Liverpudlian landmark it would be a real shame to miss out on. It was built in 1826 and still has a lot of its original features such as marble hallways and chandeliers.
Once the star of its own reality show, it’s now a famous three-star boutique hotel right in the city centre. What’s more, it’s a very short walk from the train station and very hard to miss, so you’re unlikely to get lost when you hop off the train for the first time.
There’s a choice of restaurants in the hotel, with Crompton’s serving French food, Jenny’s Bar and Carvery focusing on meat and cocktails, and the Overstuffed Pizzeria serving Italian food of course.
Pretend to be a pirate for the evening with a visit to Smuggler’s Cove. This BBQ joint on the waterfront is a relaxed but spectacularly decorated and atmospheric place with live music, food, drink and character. A three minute walk from the Liverpool Arena, it’s the ideal place to grab a casual bite to eat before you head to a gig.
This Punjabi treat is just four minutes’ walk from the Liverpool Arena, and offers and a la carte menu full of authentic dishes for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. There’s even a menu just for vegans, so it really is somewhere everyone can dine.
For a beautiful and elegant dining experience just seven minutes’ walk from the Liverpool Arena, look no further than Gusto. This Italian restaurant is a high end dining establishment which is perfect for couples wanting a romantic meal just before they head to an event at the Arena. With warm glowing lighting, wooden furniture and gorgeous interior design, the surroundings are certainly a great match for the delicious Italian food on offer.
For a laidback lunch, brunch or dinner, Salt House Tapas is your go-to. It’s a 12 minute walk from the Liverpool Arena, and has a bright and cosy feel which is more like a late opening cafe than a restaurant. It’s the best sort of setting for sharing, doing away with the stuff formality that can sometimes come with fine dining establishments. That said, the food is really excellent, and customers particularly love the vegan, dairy free and gluten free options.
For a bit of Parisian glamour in the heart of Liverpool, we bring you Cote Brasserie. 12 minutes on foot from the Liverpool Arena, it has a French-inspired menu that’s heavy on seafood and meat, but with some delicious vegetarian options thrown in. Specialities include asparagus risotto, spinach and mushroom crepes, and moules frites.
The decor is also particularly stylish and understated, looking from the outside like it belongs on the streets of Paris rather than mere minutes from the Albert Docks.