Planning a party? Need space for twenty? In the coolest city in town? Welcome to Liverpool’s Duke Street. On offer are two apartments in this uber-cool converted warehouse just 400 metres from the Liverpool One retail mecca and 600 from the Royal Court Theatre.
In a minor labyrinth of industrial chic, the first-floor Albert Pad is your party base. There’s a big open living space for lazing, lounging and recovering, with a big kitchen for big appetites. The Pad sleeps eight in four bedrooms and The Cabin on the ground floor has space for twelve more.
Albert Pad is a place to stagger back to, kebabs in hand, after cocktails in town, or a place to drop your bags after shopping at Liverpool One. A place to talk about the Tate or the International Slavery Museum, just a stroll away. It’s a place to chill with a beer in your hand and the big match on the brick wall.
The living spaces here are as retro chic as an old campervan, but a thousand times more comfortable. You’ll love the spacious living area, with its exposed brickwork, reclaimed floors and homely rugs. The lived-in leather sofas are your front-row seat for the big games on the telly on the wall.
Gather for drinks or cards, or both, around the big, weather-beaten table. Swap stories, tell tales, get the party started, or finish it in style and comfort among close friends.
Albert Pad gives you a big kitchen in which to strut your culinary stuff. Fully fitted and totally cool, they come with granite worktops, slate floors and exposed brick. Cook up a storm yourself or let us take the reins. Book our chef for a special celebration and we’ll even waft away the washing-up afterwards.
Eating out? No need to go far. Le Bateau is downstairs, open all day for light lunches, steak beefburgers, sourdough pizzas, summer salads and more. Cure your weekend hangover with a special ‘Surf’s Up’ breakfast, a smoothie or shake. At night, Le Bateau hits the wild seas, with cocktails, bubbles, beer and great music.
Just along the road is Sapporo Teppanyaki, where theatrical chefs cook at your table. For Italian elegance, it’s San Carlo, bedecked with striking white lamps and serving classic Italian dishes. For the authentic taste of Rio, try Viva Brazil and enjoy Brazilian BBQ meat skewers carved at the table.
Elsewhere, pick from French, Spanish, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese… Liverpool is a melting pot from which all manner of multicultural dishes emerge. To wish upon a Michelin star, get over the water to Fraiche on the Wirral. Book three months ahead and nibble your way through the exquisite tasting menu.
Just 400 metres from the bright lights of downtown Liverpool, your Albert Pad bedrooms are far more than a crash pad after one margarita too many. Floors are stylish reclaimed wood, walls are exposed brick, and artwork recalls the glorious past of dockside bonded warehouses.
Albert Pad is a pure guestfest. Between two apartments you can make merry with 20 of your closest friends. Up on the first floor, in your main base, there are four bedrooms, carved up as three twin rooms and one double. Three quirky bathrooms, comprising one family bathroom and two shower rooms, ensure no crossed legs on the landing.
On the ground floor in The Cabin there are five further ensuite bedrooms, sleeping 12 – that’s five double beds and one twin.
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