Going out in BirkenheadMerseyside

Discover the best pubs & restaurants in Birkenhead

Town/City Name
Birkenhead

County
Merseyside

Population
88,818

Going Out in Birkenhead

About BirkenheadAbout Birkenhead

Birkenhead is a town located in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, Merseyside in Cheshire. It is positioned on the Wirral Peninsula, along the south bank of the River Mersey, inverse the Liverpool city. Birkenhead has many great destinations to offer. Birkenhead town hall is the focus of Hamilton square which was opened in 1887; this building can be viewed on heritage open days help every September in the town. Birkenhead is the home to many iconic landmarks, parks, and nature reserves such as Hamilton squares garden, Brotherton Park and Dibbinsdale Local Nature Reserve, Eastham county park and many other parks.

Hamilton Square is a place you should visit. The building was designed by eminent Scottish draftsman James Gillespie Graham, which required 22 years to set up. This design of this landmark inspired by a park in New York. This park compromises of two lakes, a café, children’s play area and visiting centres which vouch for an enjoyable day out. One of Birkenhead popular shopping centre is the Pyramid shipping centre which consists over 150 stores.

Birkenhead has many pubs, the Gallagher’s traditional pub in offers beer, live music and even have their own barbers inside! Other pubs include the swinging arm, the waterloo pub, the river view pub, and many others, all offering exceptional customer service. Birkenhead has many restaurants to choose from, satisfying your cravings. Some popular restaurants include the Dough, Armadillo restaurant, spice flavours and a range of different places.

Places to eat in BirkenheadPlaces to eat in Birkenhead, Restaurants in Birkenhead

Sawasdee Asian Birkenhead
Sawasdee
Asian Birkenhead
Capitol Chinese Cuisine Chinese Birkenhead
Capitol Chinese Cuisine
Chinese Birkenhead
The River View British Birkenhead
The River View
British Birkenhead
Cafe Amore Italian Birkenhead
Cafe Amore
Italian Birkenhead
No 32 British Birkenhead
No 32
British Birkenhead
Joro Vegan Eatery Vegan Birkenhead
Joro Vegan Eatery
Vegan Birkenhead

Places to drink in Birkenhead Places to drink in Birkenhead, Pubs and Bars in Birkenhead

The Exchange at Hilton Liverpool Pub/Bar Birkenhead
The Exchange at Hilton Liverpool
Pub/Bar Birkenhead
Supper Club At Blundell Street Pub/Bar Birkenhead
Supper Club At Blundell Street
Pub/Bar Birkenhead
Hogs Head Pub/Bar Birkenhead
Hogs Head
Pub/Bar Birkenhead
Oaksey Diner Pub/Bar Birkenhead
Oaksey Diner
Pub/Bar Birkenhead
Golden Lion Chinese Takeaway Pub/Bar Birkenhead
Golden Lion Chinese Takeaway
Pub/Bar Birkenhead
Yiamas Greek Taverna Pub/Bar Birkenhead
Yiamas Greek Taverna
Pub/Bar Birkenhead

A brief history of BirkenheadA brief history of Birkenhead

The most outdated structure still standing is the Birkenhead priory and St Marys tower, which withholds most of the town's history. It was founded in 1150, and the Monks of this establishment looked after travellers for 400 years and assisted with ferry crossings. Birkenhead is famous for Cammell Laird's shipbuilding and the town's seaport, which was constructed in the 20th century. Later in the century the Birkenhead docks pulled in exchange as a business port.

Television host Paul O'Grady and lawmaker Glenda Jackson both hail from Birkenhead. Everton legend Dixie Dean was brought up there while World War I artist Wilfred Owen called it home during his school days. During the nineteenth century, Birkenhead advanced significantly, improving in the industrial revolution, with Birkenhead Park and Hamilton Square being examples for other towns.

With a population of 110,000 during 1901, Birkenhead was a bustling town that appealed to individuals. In that year, electric trams were replaced with buses. 1934 welcomed the Merseyside tunnel opening; a new Central Library opened in Birkenhead during the same year. The 1930s was a year of unsuccessfulness for Birkenhead as the unemployment number increased. Employment returned to normal in the town after the Second World War. After the war, Birkenhead boomed, and new council estates were built. For time shipbuilding in Birkenhead prospered, but this shortly declined. However, there were some improvements in Birkenhead, such as the opening of Arrowe Park Hospital, a Technical College, and the Pyramid Centre.

Popular things to do in BirkenheadPopular things to do in Birkenhead

Great for kids in BirkenheadGreat for kids in Birkenhead

Did you know?Did you know?

Birkenhead was called the one eye city by some people as the trams had one headlight on the front.

Hidden gems of BirkenheadThe hidden gems of Birkenhead

Some hidden gems include the Chocolate cellar located on school lane, the refreshment room which is a bar and Wirral transport museum.

Unique to BirkenheadUnique to Birkenhead

Birkenhead is home to the Birkenhead park which is the first publicly funded park in the UK, this park has been influenced by a park in New York and offers a range of activities to take apart in.