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Liverpool City Guide


Visiting Liverpool? Welcome! We can't wait for you to join us. Whether you're in town for one of Mersey Swing's events or something else, we hope you find this guide helpful. There's details of venues we regularly dance at, and bands we dance to. We'll also include some of our favourite parts of Liverpool, so check back!

Please note- whilst we hope to keep this page up to date, we're not responsible for these recommendations, so please check the websites/social media of something you're interested in and confirm the details with them.

With Love from Me to You!


Getting here

Liverpool Lime Street is the main station for trains coming in from around the UK. There is also a local train service, Mersey Rail, Liverpool Central and Moorfields which may be useful if you're staying outside the city centre.

By Train

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is the closest to the city centre and flies in and out of many European cities. From there, it's a short bus ride to the city center. Manchester Airport is about an hour away by car or train and operates destinations worldwide.

By Plane

Coming by car? Liverpool is at the end of the M56, or the A580 (as well as a bunch of local roads!). On-street parking is free after 6 pm, and there are plenty of off-street parking options. The most expensive places to park are the Q-Parks in Liverpool One and the Albert Dock. 

By Automobile


Where can I Dance?

In town and want to get a dance fix? Here's where you might find some live music:


• Mersey Swing,

The Masonic Hall, Hope St •

We have classes every Wednesday, find out more here

• Arts bar, Hope St •

• Fredericks, Hope St •


• Pen Factory, Hope St

• Petite Cafe du coin, Berry Street •


• Handyman Brewery, Smithdown Rd

• Lark lane •


local bands to check out

It could also be worth looking up some of the bands we dance to regularly to see where they might be performing:

• Dr Jazz & The Cheshire Cats •

• Bearcat Gumbo •

• Halcyon Syncopators •

• Speakeasy Bootleg Band •

• Out of the Blue •

• Savoy Jazz men •

• Headhunters Blues Band •

Are you a local Jazz band? If you'd like to play for dancers, we'd love to check you out, get in touch!


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