With a combination of waterfront views, the famous Sefton Park and the bustling bohemian of Lark Lane, Aigburth provides the perfect mix for suburban living. The area is packed with lovely neighbourhood cafes and bars, fantastic schools and is well linked to the wider city of Liverpool.
With a wealth of affordable property types available including terraced and semi-detached houses, converted flats and purpose-built apartments, Aigburth is a popular choice for everyone, from students and young professionals to families and those seeking a quieter pace of life.
Whether you're looking for a property to buy or rent in Aigburth, here's our ultimate guide to all of the great things that the area has to offer.
Things to do in Sefton Park
Sefton Park is one of the loveliest places to spend some time in Aigburth, and the city of Liverpool itself! It's a Grade I listed park by English Heritage and covers over 200 acres. It's famous for its scenic boating lake and the stunning Palm House, making it the perfect place for a stroll, whatever the weather.
The park also plays host to lots of Liverpool's events including the Liverpool Food & Drink Festival, Fusion Festival, Africa Oye and much more. The beautiful dome shaped Victorian Palm House is a favourite for young couples choosing to tie the knot and is well worth a visit.
Things to do in Aigburth
Alongside the beautiful green space of Sefton Park, Aigburth also has the peaceful Festival Gardens. The tranquil space, accessible from the waterfront, has waterfalls, waterways and oriental gardens - ideal for a quiet afternoon stroll.
The waterfront itself is a hugely popular part of Aigburth and is referred to as Otterspool promenade. The walkway stretches along the River Mersey, reaching all the way up to the Albert Dock. Often action packed with walkers, joggers and cyclists, it's a lovely area, which also contains substantial green space in the middle (as well as access to Festival Gardens).
It is the perfect destination for young families and those with children as Otterspool Adventure Playground is right on the waterfront. With a 12-hole adventure golf course, outdoor play area and a cafe, it has everything you'd need for a fun day out.
Liverpool Cricket Club is also at the far end of Aigburth (towards Speke and Garston) and as well as being the regular home venue of Lancashire County Cricket Club, it also hosts events, weddings and regional events.
Places to eat & drink
Looking for the perfect place to eat and drink? Lark Lane is one of Liverpool's most bustling thoroughfares. Situated in the middle of Aigburth, between Sefton Park and Aigburth Road, it is full of quirky bars, delicious restaurants and small boutiques. Affectionately called The Lane by locals, you won't struggle to find somewhere nice for a quick bite to eat or an indulgent meal.
From pizzas and halloumi fries to thai food and perfect brunches, try these hotspots out:
- Chilli Banana
- Love & Rockets
- Hafla Hafla
- Polidor 68
How to get to Aigburth
Aigburth is well connected when it comes to public transport, with two train stations in the main area - Aigburth and St. Michaels. Cressington station also connects Aigburth from the South, and Liverpool South Parkway is a major transport hub just 10 minutes drive away, and has connections to the rest of the country, including London.
There are a number of bus routes passing through Aigburth including the 82, which will connect you to Liverpool city centre in 10 minutes, and the 60 and 68 connecting you to the Northern areas of the city.
How far away is it from Liverpool’s main hotspots?
Depending on which area of Aigburth you're based in, Liverpool's city centre, including Liverpool One Shopping Centre and Bold Street, is just a 10 - 15 minute bus or train journey away.
That includes all major universities too, so LIPA, Liverpool John Moores and Liverpool University campuses are easily accessible from Aigburth.
Lark Lane is situated in the middle of the area and, as the name suggests, is just one road, which sits opposite Sefton Park so you're never too far away from beautiful green space.
Liverpool's waterfront is similarly around a ten minute walk away from most parts of Aigburth, providing stunning views of the Wirral and the perfect walkway for a stroll or a jog.