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The Bluecoat

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A hidden gem

We found this oasis of peace hidden in the centre of this vibrant city. The courtyard is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margaret M
hidden gam

The Bluecoat is well worth a visit if you are in Liverpool the bistro upstairs is splendid good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“oldest building”(15 reviews)
“city centre”(21 reviews)
A former school tucked away in the city center. One of the oldest and most attractive buildings in Liverpool now plays host to contemporary art and performance displays. The rear secret garden is a tranquil, picturesque place to take a breather from...more
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School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX, England
+44 151 702 5324
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this oasis of peace hidden in the centre of this vibrant city. The courtyard is a beautiful place to sit with a coffee in the sunshine. The shops in the complex are varied and interesting - especially the gallery/shop which had a wide...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bluecoat is well worth a visit if you are in Liverpool the bistro upstairs is splendid good menu and the staff are very friendly if you don't want a big meal there is a café down stairs were you can get a snack and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank carolbilly1
Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

We popped in here as a group of 3 friends for Saturday lunch. We decided to eat upstairs in the bistro. The menu is really interesting and two of us ordered the scouse and another the cauliflower steak. The food was delicious and really filling....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HullPhil
Reviewed February 24, 2019

We popped into Liverpool for the day over half term and had to take the day with us. I'd been to an event at the Bluecoat many years ago with a colleague from work and suspected it was the sort of place that might be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank N8649SNjaneb
Reviewed February 22, 2019

Visited the Bluecoat today in Sunny Liverpool. . We were met by a friendly young man just outside the main entrance to the Bluecoat ( School Lane) . He told us there was a Bistro upstairs which served fresh meals etc. We went back later...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank evertonSurrey
Reviewed January 29, 2019

My visit this week took me back down memory lane! It was in this building that I took both my intermediate and final examinations for membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in .... heavens, the 1950's, soon after the building was first restored after...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cbbarrie2016
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

I found this place whilst researching free places to visit in Liverpool and I'm so glad I did!! There s a nice little gallery exhibition, a cafe, cute little garden but the thing I was most enamoured by was Kernaghans bookshop, we were greeted by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank angelambeckett
Reviewed January 24, 2019

dropped in for a coffee and a discussion with our guide about its history. Like a hidden gem in the bif city!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tony H
Reviewed November 18, 2018

The Bluecoat is easy to miss if you haven't heard of it, so be sure to seek it out. As well as going to the main entrance via Church Street, you can also enter the 'secret garden' via College Lane. It's worth reading the information...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David N
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Lovely old school building restored as a thriving Arts centre & function space, you can still imagine the schoolchildren of the 1800’s tripping down the lane.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevin J
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