Here’s 10 reasons why we think you should visit Southport’s ‘Northern Quarter’


Whilst it seems the centre of Lord Street is struggling to fill them empty shops. There is no denying that the northern end of Lord Street is thriving. The burning question is; Should this area of town be named to give it it’s own identity? Murmurs have suggested naming it The Northern Quarter but surely we can come up with something more original? We’d like to know your thoughts.

  1. Scenery – Princess Diana Gardens

Arguably the most beautiful gardens on Lord Street. Ok, it’s a bit cold to sit and enjoy a picnic at the moment but bare this forgotten area in mind in the warmer months. Watch out for the hundreds of daffodils due this spring thanks to the Lord Street in Bloom volunteers.


    2. Neighbourhood Cafe – Tapper’s Cafe, Union Street

Tapper’s has been a firm favourite with locals for nearly six years. You will get a warm welcome and served at your table. A must for a spot of breakfast, lunch or simply coffee and a homemade cake. With the large windows on this corner site you can eat and watch the world go by.


    3. Real Ale – The Guest House, Union Street

Traditional pub where no children are allowed. Voted the Best Community Pub by CAMRA in 2015. Say no more!


    4. Pamper yourself  – The Lavender House Spa, Manchester Road

The exclusive Lavender House Day Spa is situated at the head of Southport’s famous Lord Street shopping boulevard and provides supremely comfortable and luxurious treatment rooms together with a wide selection of therapies to pamper you. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for fabulous up to date  offers.  


   5. Al Fresco – Lords Cafe Bar, Lord Street. 

Perfect cafe pavement area to watch the world go by. Great for dog walkers. You will be lucky to get a table in the warmer months at this popular venue but it’s worth waiting until you do. 


   6. Shopping  – Union Street

This area boasts a handful of gorgeous boutiques including the ever popular Over The Moon Kids, Vintage Designer Dress Agency, Momo and Pearl Anchor. There are still a few empty retail units available and rumour has it that there will be some new additions this year.

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   7. Italian – Volare, Lord Street

This is a restaurant that prides itself on authentic Italian cuisine and has been a town favourite since 2007. At Volare, you will get excellent food and a large wine list to choose from. All ingredients are sourced locally where possible and the rest is imported from Italy. Popular with some of Southport’s celebrities too!


   8. Nightlife – Seabank Road

Planning has been submitted for a Craft Cider and Rum bar which will compliment the successful Auberge and Sacre Bleu. Quite a destination along with the newly opened Peaky Blinders on the corner.

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   9. Property – Marine Gate Mansions

According to Rightmove you can bag yourself a two bedroom apartment from £225,000 at this Northern end of town. Snap it up before it’s too late!


   10. Home – Stockers Fine Furnishings, Houghton Street 

A lovely furniture shop where customer service is key and nothing is too much trouble.  


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