Full of amazing independents and creatives working hard and playing harder - The Baltic Triangle is one of Liverpool's most exciting and rapidly growing areas in Liverpool. From tasty brunches to garage raves, the Baltic is the perfect place for creative types - or just those who love a non-pretentious, laid-back bev!
Just a 15 minute walk (or £3 taxi!) from Liverpool ONE, there are loads of interesting pop-up art or music events happening in the area, and a good place to start finding them is by searching on Twitter.
However, we’ve complied a list of some of the top things to do in the Baltic Triangle so you don’t have to!
If the weather’s nice, we definitely recommend heading over to Constellations. Their outdoor dining and drinking area is perfect for a couple of drinks in the sunshine. They also run a great brunch club every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm, with brilliant meaty, veggie and vegan options.
Speaking of food, the Baltic Market in the Cains Brewery Village is a-ma-zing. With loads of independents serving up all manner of tasty treats at their own stalls, it’s a perfect place for a bite to eat and a nice drink to wash it down with.
The traders change every six weeks or so meaning there’s even more reason to come back and try something new. Plus, they’re dog friendly, and without a doubt you’ll be making some four-legged friends every time you go! What’s not to love?
Just around the corner is Ghetto Golf; the ultimate spot for a big group night out. Combining crazy golf with booze, junk food and street art, this day-glow golfing experience is one of a kind. It’s only a tenner per person for the 18-hole course, meaning that it’s a great option for when you and your housemates want to get away from the usual club scene in the city centre.
Camp and Furnace
This well known and loved space in Liverpool is loved by locals, students and tourists alike: and it isn’t just a one trick pony. Hosting huge festivals, small intimate gigs, sports screenings, great food and not forgetting the bonkers Bongo’s Bingo, Camp is an absolute must when it comes to the Baltic Triangle. You’ll never look at Sunday roasts the same way again after trying the one here!
Built in the 19th century, this historic pub is a good option for those who want something a bit more low-key and casual. They are the city’s only microbrewery that brews right beneath your feet – how cool is that?! They offer a good selection of different locally sourced beers and also serve freshly prepared pub grub. Just make sure nothing is on at the Echo Arena that night though, as it usually fills up quite a lot when there’s a gig on.
Liverpool Music Week
With something for everyone, this week-long celebration of the world of music is held in various venues across Liverpool with many events held within the Baltic. They’ve hosted artists like CHIC, Nile Rodgers, Jungle and Mount Kimbie before, so this is not one to miss during October!
International Festival of Psychedelia
Now known as one of Liverpool’s top music events – the International Festival of Psychedelia (or Psych Fest as the locals call it) has won an NME award for Best Small Festival. Bands from around the globe, artists, street food vendors and record fairs all come together for a super fun fezzy that attracts people from all over.
It’s held in two converted warehouse spaces at Camp and Furnace, and usually takes place over the course of a weekend in September.
Far out, man.
How to get to the Baltic Triangle
The nearest train stations are either Lime Street or James Street.
Buses that go near to the Baltic Triangle area include the 82 Stagecoach and 82A that runs between Liverpool ONE bus station and Speke.
The 26, 30, 82, 135 and 235 all stop at Brick Street.
You can also use the Merseytravel journey planner by clicking here!
How far away is it from universities and student hot spots in Liverpool?
Depending on which side of town you are on the Baltic Triangle has great links to the well-known student areas and university campus’ in Liverpool, which we’ve set out below.
2.5 miles, which would work out as a:
• 10 minute car journey
• 25-30 minute bus journey via the 86A, 86 or 86C
• 47 minute walk
• 15 minute bike ride
Liverpool Hope University
4.0 miles, which would work out as a:
• 16 minute car journey
• 45 minute bus journey via the 86C, changing at Magdala Street to jump on the 26
• 1hr 22 minute walk
• 30 minute bike ride
University of Liverpool
1.3 miles, which would work out as a:
• 5 minute car journey,
• 23 minute bus journey via the 75, 80, 80A, 86, 86A and 86C
• 25 minute walk
• 11 minute bike ride
Liverpool John Moores University City Campus
1.1 miles, which would work out as a:
• 5 minute car journey
• 19 minute bus journey via the 75, 80, 80A, 86, 86A and 86C
• 18 minute walk
• 8 minute bike ride
Liverpool John Moores University IM Marsh Campus
3.9 miles, which would work out as a:
• 15 minute car journey
• 33 minute bus journey via the 82 or the 82C
• 1hr 14 minute walk
• 28 minute bike ride
1.0 miles, which would work out as a:
• 6 minute car journey
• 13 minute walk
• 8 minute bike ride