11 Quirky Independent Shops in Liverpool, UK

69A in Liverpool | © 69A/Facebook
69A in Liverpool | © 69A/Facebook
Those visiting Liverpool will be pleased to know that the city is full of creative and quirky independent stores for you to get lost in. Though Bold Street is known as Liverpool’s Independent Quarter, there’s a scattering of stores to check out. Here are 11 of the city’s best!

News from Nowhere

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News From Nowhere book shop
News From Nowhere book shop | © NFN/Facebook
Move over Waterstones, News From Nowhere is the best book shop in Liverpool – fact. Opened in 1974, this Bold Street favourite stocks a wealth of literature influenced by powerful people and the content they curate. News From Nowhere’s staff are also paid equally, regardless of gender or age, making this a wonderful community cause to support.
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Whiskey Business

As the name suggests, Whisky Business is an independent shop in the city which specialises in spirits, beer and wine. Operated by the owners of popular cocktail haunt Berry & Rye, here you’ll be able to find a selection of the world’s finest – and often rarest – spirits. Each bottle is includes a handwritten tasting note, making the experience all that more charming.
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Originally starting out selling 1950s vintage clothes at Birmingham’s Rag Market, 69A is a staple of Liverpool’s quirky independent trade. Situated on Renshaw Street, you can expect to find a range of antiques, vintage fashion and collectables with prices ranging from 50p upwards.

69A in Liverpool © 69A/Facebook


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Setting up shop in Liverpool and eventually expanding with further gift boutiques in the city and down in London, Utility are one of the success stories in Liverpool’s independent scene. Here you’ll be able to find a splendid selection of contemporary items for the home in their stunning store setting, while their gift shops offer lots of quirky items.
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