With its rustic feel and community spirit, the Baltic Triangle is one of the hippest places in Liverpool, if not the UK. Find out why everyone is raving about it, and why the area is the ultimate cultural hotspot…
1. It’s Liverpool’s new creative and digital hub
In terms of industry, the Baltic Triangle is thriving. There are now over 500 businesses in the area, mostly comprising of digital, creative and events-based organisations.
If you’re in need of a game design company, a radio station, an art studio or a quirky cafe, you can be sure to find it in the Baltic Triangle! There’s an exciting buzz in the area at the moment, and it really would make a great place to work.
2. It has a rich and interesting history
You might wonder where it gets its name from. It turns out that the term ‘Baltic’ comes from the area’s links with northern European countries such as Sweden and Poland.
During the 19th century, local businesses regularly traded with these nations due to the area’s close proximity to the docks. A Scandanavian church on Park Lane was even opened in 1884 to accommodate the growing number of foreign tradesmen who ended up on Liverpool’s shores. Pretty cool, right?
3. There are loads of trendy and quirky bars
Whether you’re looking for a quick pint after work or a full blown night out, the Baltic Triangle has you covered! Here are some highlights:
Hobo Kiosk: This vintage-shop turned boozer is truly one of a kind! Self-proclaimed as the “friendliest and strangest” pub in the Baltic Triangle, it’s filled with unusual vintage trinkets, loads of vinyl records and excellent beer. It currently boasts a 4.9 rating on Google, which says it all really!
Constellations: This award-winning venue can be considered a fine intersection of music, art, food and drink! You’ve got to try Constellation’s ‘Rubber Dub and Live Music Thursday’ – a weekly showcase of interchangeable musicians and a chance to have a boogie.
Hippie Chic: Discover your inner-flower power at Hippie Chic, Liverpool’s only bar that’s located in a tipi-tent! If you love chill disco vibes, this place has your name written all over it.
This is just a sample of the nightlife that’s on offer in the Baltic Triangle area. We’d also definitely recommend Punch Tarmey’s, the Baltic Social and the much-loved Baltic Market!
4. Street art is everywhere
If you know anyone in Liverpool, you might have seen them posting pictures of themselves in front of the iconic Liver Bird Wings! Designed by artist Paul Curtis, it has become a rite of passage for girls (and guys!) to pose in front of the art work, which is situated on Jamaica Street. Even the Duchess of Cornwall joined in on the trend earlier this year!
And it doesn’t stop there. You’ll also find plenty of eccentric graffiti in the Triangle’s skatepark, as well as a mural of Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp on Jordan Street which has gained a lot of attention recently.
5. It’s a thriving area, with plenty of exciting things happening
As you’ve probably already gathered, the Baltic Triangle is the place to be. If you’d love to become part of this creative community, Baltic View could be what you’re looking for.
It’s an upcoming development of 130 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, due for completion in summer 2020. Embed yourself in this forward-thinking district of Liverpool and enquire about one of our Baltic Triangle apartments today.