As residents of Hatton Garden, right in the heart of Liverpool city centre, we’ve seen a lot of things come and go, but it’s fair to say the area is now positively booming.
The Richmond Hotel, right opposite our office, has become one of the more popular destinations for visitors to Liverpool in recent years, especially being just around the corner from the Terracotta Warriors exhibition at The World Museum; meaning people from across the country and indeed the world can be seen gathering outside our gates most mornings.
Then there are the recent additions such as; Costa Coffee, Barley & Beans and the fabulous Fattoush, which boasts a marvellous menu of Middle Eastern delights, so it’s fair to say we pretty much have it all on our doorstep.
And recently we welcomed another newcomer to our beautiful neighborhood in the form of Sleep, Eat, Love; the new self-titled ‘Poshtel’ from the same team behind ‘Love Thy Neighbour,’ which has also opened up next door in the old Victorian fire station – complete with some stunning street artwork courtesy of Graphic Artist Neil Keating.
Built in 1884 by Thomas Shelmerdine, who was at the time the city’s corporation surveyor, the building was designed specifically to provide cover for the city centre and the old inner areas of the city and much of its original elegance is still evident for all to see.