With a combination of relaxing leafy areas including the stunning Calderstones Park and the busy thoroughfare of Allerton Road, Allerton provides the perfect combination of amenities for suburban living. Full of little cafes, independents and great green spaces for a weekend stroll, Allerton is in the middle of a few lovely parts of the city including Mossley Hill, Wavertree and Aigburth.
With a range of affordable property types in Allerton, there's something for everyone. The majority of houses are semi-detached, but there are terraced and detached properties available too, along with purpose-built apartments. Around Calderstones Park, there's some prestigious properties that are large in size.
If you're searching for a property to buy or rent in the Allerton area, we've put together some tips and hints of the best things to do and see in L18 and L19.
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 Calderstones Park
One of the most visited parks in Liverpool, Calderstones has an impressive history - did you know that it's home to ancient megaliths said to be older than Stonehenge? And that it's also home to the impressive Allerton Oak - a tree that's over 1000 years old?
With a lovely lake and newly refurbished Mansion House, there's lots to see here. The lovely cafe and ice cream parlour is a favourite on a sunny day and has outdoor seating along with a play area to keep the whole family entertained.
Things to do in Allerton
Allerton Road is one of the main hubs in the area, boasting cafes, restaurants, pubs and a mixture of shops. It runs alongside Penny Lane and below Smithdown Road, linking different areas of the city.
The area has lots of other great green areas to enjoy including Allerton Towers, which is a public park connecting the area to Woolton Village.
There is also Allerton Manor Golf Club, which has a 18-hole Championship Golf Course, numerous restaurants and a sports bar. It's also a popular spot for functions - particularly
weddings - and it is currently being redeveloped to include an improved golf course, a boutique hotel, spa and adventure course.
Places to eat & drink in Allerton
As well as a fantastic independent greengrocers, butchers, fishmongers and bakery, Allerton is home to some amazing places to eat and drink. Here are our top picks:
- Three Little Piggies
- East River
- The Old Stables at Allerton Golf Club
How to get to Allerton
Allerton Road is the main intersection of the area and acts as a small hub to connect bus routes to the city centre and further afield.
There are two train stations servicing the area - Mossley Hill and Liverpool South Parkway. The area is also around a 10 minute drive from Aigburth stations, including Cressington and Aigburth.
How far away is it from Liverpool's main hotspots?
It takes around 15 - 20 minutes into the city centre by car and around 20 - 25 by the major bus routes.
Calderstones Park is located centrally to the area and from here, you can walk to Allerton Manor Golf Club and then up to Allerton Tower Park.