A guide to living in AigburthJanuary 29, 2020 | Laura Whittle
Aigburth is considered to be one of the more affluent areas of Liverpool. Home to beautiful Grade II listed buildings, spectacular open spaces and a bustling, bohemian social scene, this leafy suburb caters to all ways of life. It’s little wonder that Aigburth was recently voted among the best places to live in the UK.
And best of all, you’re still only minutes away from the bright lights of Liverpool centre, making Aigburth a popular choice for house-hunters who work in the city.
If you’re thinking of moving to this popular south Liverpool hotspot, or if you’re already proud to call Aigburth home, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite places to eat, drink and play.
Enjoy the park life
Although this sought-after location is built up with residential developments, it is blessed with some of Liverpool’s greatest outdoor spaces, the best of which is the serene 200-acre Sefton Park.
Surrounded by striking Victorian mansions, the park is a favourite with the locals. Taking a wander through this vast open space you’ll quickly realise it’s a popular haunt for joggers and fitness fanatics taking part in group workouts on one of the many fields (just be careful not to get roped in as you tip-toe past!). With its beautiful scenery, lakes and waterfalls, Sefton Park is also an ideal spot for walking the dog, taking a morning stroll or enjoying a family picnic.
But as well as being a place of tranquillity, Sefton Park also plays host to some of the city’s largest and most lively events including the Liverpool International Music Festival, the Liverpool Food & Drink Festival and Africa Oye.
Elsewhere, Otterspool Promenade is a great place to enjoy a bike ride alongside the River Mersey. On a nice day you can forget you’re in Liverpool as you watch the sun rays glisten on the water. The Britannia Inn is a perfect spot for a pit stop, where you can enjoy views to dine for over one of their famous carveries.
Shop till you drop
You can’t talk about Aigburth without mentioning the famous Lark Lane, which is an ideal choice for a spot of retail therapy with its eclectic mix of independent and unique shops.
This popular boutique gift emporium jam-packed with a stunning range of products, from vintage clothes and jewellery to quirky homeware and gifts. It’s the perfect place to shop if you’re looking for unusual pieces and one-of-a-kind finds.
Remains to be Seen
A fixture on Lark Lane for over 25 years, Remains to be Seen is an Aladdin’s cave of curios, antiques and second-hand furniture and decorative items. Make sure you set aside some time for a good browse, as you never know quite what you might discover.
Wining and dining
As well as being a great place to shop, Lark Lane also boasts some of Liverpool’s best bars and restaurants, serving a wide range of cuisine from all over the world.
Located on Lark Lane, Milo Lounge is a café/bar open all-day, every day where families, friends and locals come to enjoy a coffee, drink or a quick bite. This vegan-friendly, dog-friendly, shabby-chic spot is definitely worth a visit – no matter what the occasion.
Gelato at Lark Lane offers a selection of award-winning ice creams, sorbets and coffee all made fresh daily. Make sure your try the Ferrero Rocher flavour gelato, which goes down a treat on a hot summer’s day.
At the Alison Appleton Tea House you can certainly expect an A-grade cuppa. With a selection of over fifty loose leaf teas, rooibos, fruit and herbal infusions you’ll be spoilt for choice. For £19 per head you can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea which comes with a selection of sandwiches, small savouries and dainty cakes and all the tea you can drink.
The Lodge on Lark Lane is a favourite among the locals, renowned for serving up a hearty Sunday roast dinner. There’s always plenty going on here, from pub quizzes to open mic nights throughout the week. Choose from a wide range of fine wines and cocktails for an idyllic night out on ‘The Lane’.
Aigburth is within easy commuting distance from Liverpool city centre and is well served by public transport links.
There are two train stations to choose from: Aigburth and St Michaels, which will both get you into the city within 15 minutes.
There are also a couple of bus routes which pass through Aigburth: the 82 and 82D, which take around 20 minutes to get to town, depending on traffic.
Aigburth is also less than 20 minutes away from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, in case you have an international commute to work or fancied a quick getaway.
Looking after yourself
When it comes to taking care of yourself, Aigburth has got everything you need.
Sandringham Medical Centre is situated at the top of Aigburth Road and has its own car park and pharmacy. Open Monday to Friday, 8am – 6:30pm.
Aigburth Dental Practice offers a full range of dental services including teeth whitening, root canal treatment and teeth straightening. Open from 8:30am, Monday to Friday.
Set up home in Aigburth
From beautiful green spaces to popular brunch spots, Aigburth really does have it all. If we’ve missed one of your favourite Aigburth hangouts off the list, be sure to let us know @Onward_Living
Want to experience the best of suburban life in Aigburth? Our Alexandra Court apartments are situated just a short walk from Sefton Park and Lark Lane.