Hidden Gem

The Hidden Gem category was voted for by the public. From the below shortlist, the winner was announced on the evening of the awards as The Friends of Williamson Tunnels.

Birkenhead Priory, Wirral – The oldest standing building in the city region, which comprises of a chapel, museum and refectory.

Bluecoat Gardens, Liverpool – Behind the Bluecoat Arts Centre the gardens have space for outdoor performances alongside a woodland area.

Friends of Williamson Tunnels, Liverpool – A labyrinth of tunnels and underground caverns in Edge Hill and preserved by this group of volunteers.

Hobo Kiosk, Liverpool – Small friendly pub in the Baltic Quarter with selected local beers, unique design and warm atmosphere.

L20 Restaurant, Sefton – Created by Hugh Baird College in 2003, the restaurant provides training, work experience and inspiration for students taking their first steps into the catering industry.

Old Dock Tour, Liverpool – Liverpool’s Old Dock – the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock – has been carefully preserved under Liverpool One and has free tours available.

Red Brick Market, Liverpool – An independent market in the Baltic Quarter with over 50 businesses under one roof – it also supports local artists and start-ups. 

Squash Café, Liverpool – An eco-friendly community led food space in Toxteth, which incorporates a food shop, café and catering space.

St Peters Church, Liverpool – An Anglican Church in Woolton Village with strong links to the early days of The Beatles.

Zap Graffiti Arts, Liverpool – A unique graffiti art focused venue providing classes, workshops for schools and custom artwork.