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The Bluecoat

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Lovely old school building restored as a thriving Arts centre & function space, you can still... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kevin J
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London, United Kingdom
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This is one of Liverpool's oldest buildings and I visited as my wife's grandad used to go to school... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
IAN D
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once one of the poshest schools in Liverpool. Now a showpiece with some wonderful exhibitions. Has a nice comfy cafe in the entrance and a good garden to eat and drink in on good days. Worth a visit for either the cafe of the exhibitions.

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of Liverpool's oldest buildings and I visited as my wife's grandad used to go to school here. Now a multi functional space for shops galleries and exhibits. Well worth a visit.

Thank IAN D
Reviewed 9 October 2018

such a haven to escape the bustle of the shopping streets outside. It is elegant and tasteful, good cafe, the shop is full of creative art pieces to buy. Go with a book and sit in the quad.

Thank DMW2013_81
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Always lots going on here and it's always interesting to pop in and see what's there. Indoor and outdoor areas, and some interesting shops.

Thank SaigonGal
Reviewed 13 September 2018

I met a friend here and it is the first time I have been in, this is a sin seeing as I live in Liverpool, I did not even know they had a coffee shop. it is a nice bright place with good choice, great...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 25 August 2018

lovely food in a beautiful location tucked away in the heart of the city. staff very friendly and helpful

Thank Marjorie W
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Always a pleasure to visit when in Liverpool. Have been going there for many years and never tire. Weather was great and coffee in the sun lovely.

Thank davec101
Reviewed 4 August 2018

In Liverpool for the Biennial, we decided to call in here for lunch as it used to be ok years ago. 2 veggie meal options so that seemed ok. However, we ordered and paid for our meals, and waited for about 15 minutes for them...More

Thank annie h
Heather C, Manager at The Bluecoat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Dear Annie, Firstly, I wanted to apologise for the standard of service that you received. We are extremely disappointed to read your review and feedback is taken very seriously here. I have passed your comments on to our senior team who are dealing with each...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018

The building and grounds are unspoilt, and the place is a living art gallery, art studios and tea room, with a lovely, peaceful garden at the back if you'd rather sit outside with your coffee and cake. Inside the tearoom, the walls are covered in...More

Thank Cragbag
Heather C, Marketing Coordinator at The Bluecoat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you for a lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your time here, be sure to come back again soon! Heather

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