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Uncovering The Liverpool Fabric District

Apr 16th 2024

Liverpool’s Fabric District was once a prime hotspot for textiles manufacturing during the Industrial Revolution and is undergoing a transformation into a vibrant and buzzing part of the city. 

The City of Liverpool has undergone huge growth in recent years, with the introduction of Liverpool ONE back in 2008, redeveloping 42 acres of land within the city, along with big developments to The Strand and the Baltic Triangle. It doesn’t stop there, the city is growing and innovating with an exciting future planned for the historical Fabric District coming in the next few years. 

Situated at the heart of the city, just a short walk from Liverpool Lime Street Station, St George’s Hall and the main universities, the Fabric District is a convenient place for independent businesses, students and investors alike.

No matter if you’re coming to Liverpool to study, you’re looking to relocate or you’re seeking an investment opportunity, this city offers all that you seek.

In this guide, we will be focusing on the exciting regeneration of the Fabric District, as well a shining a spotlight on some of the local businesses.  

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History of The Fabric District 

The history of Liverpool’s Fabric District dates back to the 19th century, with various fabric manufacturers and retail businesses setting up in the area. 

Today, the area is home to around 200 businesses mostly in the fashion and creative industries, including Abakhan, the ultimate destination for all types of fabrics, crafts and hobbies. 

Fast forward to 2024 and the area is rich in heritage with fantastic local businesses, buildings, street art and places of interest. To shine a spotlight on some of the local businesses, the area is now home to one of the UK’s biggest recording studios outside of London, Parr Street Studios, furthering the city’s rich musical history. 

Other local businesses within the area include Kempton St Works, a fantastic collaborative co-working space, perfect for working professionals looking for a place to focus on the task at hand. 

The Tapestry is your one stop shop for work, craft and play and is located in the beating heart of the quarter.

Looking for a place for a post-work drink? Sketch Bar is the ultimate destination. Situated along London Road, this funky independent bar serves up an array of cocktails to suit everyone’s taste buds, and they even showcase all live sports and have a weekly quiz night.

Of course, no guide focusing on the Fabric Quarter would be complete without mentioning The Empire Theatre. Here, you can enjoy the glamour of West End theatre right on your doorstep, with an exciting program of shows throughout the year to suit everyone.

Aside from a wealth of bars and shops, there’s plenty of captivating street art found on every corner of this bustling district, so be sure to take a walk around and experience it for yourself. 


Properties On London Road 

With buzzing shops, cafes, restaurants and cultural hotposts, this neighbourhood has plenty on offer for locals to enjoy and is set to evolve further with planned developments and initiatives. 

No matter if you’re coming to Liverpool to study at university, you’re looking to relocate or you’re looking for an exciting investment opportunity, the Liverpool Fabric District offers all that you seek.

At the heart of this creative district is London Road, and here at X1 we have multiple properties which offer a fantastic living experience.

Take a look at X1 Borden Court, X1 Arndale House and X1 The Edge if you’re searching for Liverpool student accommodation.


Read next: The Official Guide To Living & Studying In Liverpool. 

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