Changing the face of Liverpool’s most unusual street – .

Changing the face of Liverpool’s most unusual street – .

Lark Lane is one of Liverpool’s most beloved streets – and this bohemian haven has changed a lot over the years.
Best known for its thriving bars and restaurants, ‘The Lane’ has everything from sophisticated cocktail bars to traditional pubs, if you’re looking for a way to spend the afternoon and soak up the atmosphere.

And when it comes to food, you’re spoiled for choice with brunches, curry houses, and Parisian-inspired restaurants all on offer.

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The face of Lark Lane has undoubtedly changed over the years with each new business that joins the street and gives it a new character.

But one thing that has always remained the same is the quirky charm that is so unique to this corner of South Liverpool.

The eclectic shops and regular market give Lark Lane a special character unlike any other street in the city.

Beer on Lark Lane which is now Love and Rockets

The street originally had a local police station, the elaborate building of which is now used as a community center.

In recent months, the street has faced another transformation due to the changes made in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

As businesses were finally able to reopen and welcome customers again, Liverpool Council introduced new measures that allowed them to trade safely.

The Albert on Lark Lane before its renovation

This included more dining on the streets and allowing bars and restaurants on the street to extend their service to tables on the sidewalks.

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Some businesses that occupy the streets feel like they’ve always been there, like Keith’s Wine Bar and Maranto’s. But even these old favorites have received a facelift over the years with a new coat of paint and a new look.

Other new additions to the street like The Old School House and Doogles Donuts have just opened but are already establishing themselves as beloved businesses.

Waller’s of Lark Lane photographed November 25, 1992

There have been a few notable departures from Lark Lane over the years, with stores like Waller leaving the street and Bier turning into Love and Rockets.

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Last summer, Lark Lane joined Castle Street and Bold Street by being part of the Liverpool Without Walls project, which allowed a number of areas to be pedestrianized.

In July last year, it was replaced with a one-way street to allow restaurants to use areas outside of their businesses, with the aim of increasing the number of people they could serve under social distancing guidelines.

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