As we know, Liverpool is hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 on behalf of Ukraine and the city has really taken Europe’s favourite TV show to heart: Ukrainian and United Kingdom flags flutter all over the city and everywhere you look you’ll spot official branding and Eurovision logos on bus stops, train stations, banners, billboards, shop windows and even pianos and street art installations all welcoming everyone to this fair city on the Mersey to be United by Music.
Considering how all-in Liverpool has gone for Eurovision, you’d think it would be hard for anywhere in particular to stand out amongst all the branding – but within hours of arriving in Liverpool, Eurovision Ireland found one street in particular that seems to have really gotten itself into the Eurovision mood and decorated itself for the occasion!
Bold Street in central Liverpool, not far from the city’s Central Station, has practically every shop window decked out with flags and self made logos celebrating Eurovision 2023 and of course last year’s winners Ukraine. Here are just some of them!
Some have even gone a step further with their staff’s favourite Eurovision entries and predictions for the Top 10 of 2023 displayed in the window! We think you’ll agree, they’ve done a fabulous job with the art work!
Once you’d done some retail therapy at the variety of shops, you’ll be pleased to know there are also plenty of restaurants and bars along Bold Street and in the surrounding area. Has listening to Marco Mengoni put you in the mood for pizza? Did Victor Vernicos remind you how much you love gyros? Feeling nostalgic for Turkey and craving a kebab? You can find them all along Bold Street as well as restaurants serving Lebanese, Mexican, Persian, Indian and even Korean cuisine.
And best of all, the street is also within walking distance of this year’s Euro Café at The Peacock – so you can explore the street and visit the café all in one go! Sip a cocktail while enjoying a playlist of some of Eurovision’s best loved classics – the perfect place to end your tour of Liverpool’s most Eurovision street!
Author: James Scanlan
Source: Eurovision Ireland
Image Source: Eurovision Ireland (James Scanlan), Google Maps screen grab
Categories: Eurovision 2020, Eurovision 2023, Host City, Ukraine, United Kingdom
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