Eurovision 2020

Is this the most #EUROVISION loving street in Liverpool?

Welcome to the party indeed!

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.

The official merchandise shop on Manesty’s Lane

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 – possibly Liverpool’s most Eurovision loving street!

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!

Gifts galore at Utility
Voodou Hair Salon – which flag colours would you choose to dye your hair?
Ukrainian sunflower – can’t remember where this one was sadly! If you know the shop window, let us know!
Shared Earth’s array of flags and souvenirs!
Pizza Punks Liverpool with Liverpudlian Liver Bird and Ukrainian Stork in colours of Ukraine’s flag
Pop Boutique with buntings and some Eurovision classics on record!

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!

Shared Earth have picked their Top 10 – will they be right?

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!

Bold Street – follow the signs out of Liverpool Central station!

Author: James Scanlan
Source: Eurovision Ireland
Image Source: Eurovision Ireland (James Scanlan), Google Maps screen grab

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