As recommended by Inday Anderson, Kitchen Assistant
A very popular 235 acres designated a grade Historic Park. The park was opened on 20 May 1872 “for the health and enjoyment of the townspeople”. With the rapid growth of the city and cramped neighbourhoods it was recognised that a green space be created. The park reflected the grandeur of the city during its mid-Victorian period when Liverpool was the second city of the Empire.
The park has a ‘gallops’ (very popular with today’s runners with a 2.2km circumference), a Grade II* Palm House, a replica of the Eros fountain and a replica of the Peter Pan statue – unveiled in the presence of JM Barrie himself.
I love walking through the park, it has so many different trees and views and I enjoy the seasons changing as the swans and ducks bring up their young ones.
Continuing our fabulous evenings of jazz
Friday 10 June, 7pm – £30 Includes a two course dinner and a glass of wine
Or, if you just want to come for the music, arrive from 8.00pm and pay £9 per ticket.
We will be joined by Steve Parry, Genevieve Lamb and friends.
Steve, a multi instrumentalist, is fresh back from being arranger on The Voice (BBC). Steve has also been Musical Director for Calendar Girls and The Blues Brothers.
Genevieve is a leading figure in the North West Jazz Scene, host and founder of Parrjazz, a well-known and respected saxophonist / flautist.
To book Call Lauren on 0151 709 3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are limited so book soon.
Wedding Showcase – Sunday 15 May
Come and see how we say ‘we do’
Sunday 15 May 2016 (previously 8 May)
12noon – 4pm
See our chic rooms and spaces all set up to give you an idea of your special day. We will also be joined by a selection of our recommended florists, photographers, make-up artists and wedding dressers.
Free admission and no appointments needed.
For more information please call Rosie our Wedding Coordinator on 0151 709 3000.
…the service we received at The Hope Street Hotel was far above and beyond anything we could have ever expected. The attention to detail, the professionalism shown by every member of staff and the perfect mix of friendly hospitality, I don’t believe we could have received anywhere else, absolutely contributed to our dream wedding! Leanne and Jamie
Everybody said how wonderful the venue was and how beautiful the food was.
You’ll definitely have a lot of returning customers from our group. Leah and Michael
Our favourites – ‘Penelope’
As recommended by Mary Colston, Director
By Jorge Pardo at Wostenholme Square in the Rope Walks area. This massive sculpture has ten giant weaving stalks ending in brightly coloured plexi glass spheres all illuminated at night. Pardo had two inspirations: the historical significance of the area itself, where long ropes were laid out in the surrounding streets to be dried and plated for the ships’ rigging and secondly, in Homer’s Odyssey, Ulysses’ faithful wife Penelope patiently waits for his return from the Trojan wars. She spurns persistent suitors by weaving all day and unravelling her work at night. A jolly name for a piece of public art, that itself makes me smile. I detour on my journey into town to walk under her, she thrills me. The square can get pretty lively with music and happenings and she cavorts alongside any revellers.
World’s biggest coffee morning – Friday 25th September
Coffee and Cake!
We’re taking part in Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” this Friday. Pop into The London Carriage Works any time from 11am onwards for a coffee and a slice of delicious cake (made by our sweet patisserie team).
There’s no charge for the cake, we’re just taking donations for Macmillan.
See you there.
A Winemakers’ Dinner with Allegrini Wines
In association with Liberty Wines
Wednesday 30th September, 7pm
£95 per person
The Allegrini family has played a leading winemaking role in the Valpolicella region since the sixteenth century. They have been named Gambero Rosso’s Winery of the Year in the 2016 edition of the renowned guide Vini d’italia! A fantastic recognition of their continued commitment to producing impeccable wines. Gambert Rosso comments “The Estate’s vineyards now extend for more than one hundred hectares in the Valpolicella, distributed along the best exposed slopes in the appellation: indeed, Allegrini eschews the valley floor and pursues the freshness that only high elevations can provide, thus producing wines in a manner that is disciplined and beyond compromise.”
This is a ticketed event, to book call us on 0151 705 2222 or email email@example.com
Our chic rooms and spaces will be all set up to give you an idea of your special day.
Free admission and no appointments needed.
For more information please call Lauren or Rosie on 0151 709 3000.
“Thank you so much for helping us plan our special day. Everything was better than we imagined and our guests commented that it was the best wedding they had been to.”
Will and Lynda, May 2015
“The day was perfect and we had the most amazing time, as did our guests. If we could do it all again, we would!’
Kingsley and Gemma, June 2015
our favourite places – liverpool central library
As recommended by Anastasija Zukova, Breakfast Supervisor
Britain’s first purpose built public lending library opened in Liverpool in 1860. After severe WW2 blitzing only the grade II* listed facade remained. In 2013 a rebuild behind this facade has produced a real wow factor of a space. Introduction of the 21st century spaces has included 14km of archives and some of the city’s historic treasures from the last 800 years on show. It’s a very beautiful and peaceful place to be.
Café Scientifique is a forum for debating science issues and promoting public engagement with science. Audiences consist of people who are interested in science but generally never have the opportunity to discuss their views with, and ask questions of, someone “in the know”.
Meetings generally start with a short talk from the speaker, who is usually a scientist or a writer on science, followed by a short break for drinks. This is followed by a session of about an hour for questions and answers and general discussion. Cafés are free although a voluntary contribution may be asked for to cover any expenses. (It does not pay fees to a speaker).
Meetings take place once a month on the second Wednesday of each month, starting at 7.30pm.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, 8th July, 2015
Place: The Old Bookroom, Hope Street Hotel
Speaker: Professor Chris Collins, from the Astrophysics Research Institute of Liverpool John Moores University
The universe began over 13 billion years ago with the Big Bang and is expanding. Surprisingly, the expansion rate is accelerating. This has been explained by the idea of dark energy – energy that is otherwise not detected except for its gravitational effects. Claims of a large under density or void in the matter distribution on scales out to 300 million parsecs have recently been made using samples of galaxies. These results could have profound implications for the Big Bang providing an alternative explanation for the acceleration of the universe without the need for dark energy. In this talk Professor Chris Collins will discuss the results of an alternative test of the matter distribution on these large scales using clusters of galaxies, which provide an independent and powerful probe of large-scale structure. Professor Collins will also discuss the cosmological implications of these findings.
Biographical details about Professor Chris Collins may be found here>