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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Liverpool, UK

Banners’ perfect Liverpool day: “Ok I’m gonna nominate a Saturday. Breakfast somewhere in Town. Go to the park to play Kubb in Sefton Park. Ever played Kubb? You should, it’s amazing. Go and watch a team in Red play football. Sing loads and jump all over people when the correct team scores goals. Go for a drink in the pub my Grandad has been going to every week since 1965. I’m not telling you where it is. That would be against some ancient code, I’ll just take you. Back into town. We’ll go to the Philarmonic pub, it’s old and beautiful and stuff but really I want to point out how close the taps are to the edge of the sink in those grade 2 listed toilets. Nearly unusable. Then a few more bars and we’re obviously going to Heebie Jeebies for an Indie Disco. On the way home in the cab I’ll try to get to the bottom of where it all went wrong.”

Curated by: Banners

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Liverpool, UK
River Mersey
"I love it there. The sense of movement and space. Historically the movement of people in and out of the city via the river is the reason that so much of Liverpool's culture is so unique to the city. I love that it represents the welcoming nature of the city. And I love the mystery and the hope beyond the horizon once you get out to sea."  —  Banners
River Mersey, United Kingdom
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Baltic Market
"The Baltic Market is a market in a relatively new development called the Baltic Triangle. It's in the old Cains brewery which is an amazing building. I'm really glad it's being used for something unique and interesting. As much as I LOVE boss buildings getting knocked down and turned into more cheap student accommodation!"  —  Banners
107 Stanhope St, Liverpool L8 5RE, UK
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The Cavern Club
"My recommendation would be to go to the cavern, watch a Beatles tribute band, and karaoke yourself senseless to the refrain at the end of "Hey Jude" with a load of drunk, people from all over the world."  —  Banners
10 Mathew St, Liverpool L2 6RE, UK
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"Well Karaoke is not totally my thing, but my friend, Tim, who's an absolute Karaoke machine, tells me that MBox has a fine selection."  —  Banners
66-68 Renshaw St, Liverpool L1 4EN, UK
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Invisible Wind Factory
"The best music venue I've ever been in was called the Kazimier, sadly and infuriatingly, that got closed down but the people that used to run that started a new venue called "The Invisible Wind Factory." They're an ace bunch of people that genuinely care about music and what they do. And it's a super cool space."  —  Banners
3 Regent Rd, Liverpool L3 7DS, UK
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Albert Dock
"I'd get people to stay down by the Albert Dock, it's right on the waterfront which in of itself is ace and there's a load of cool stuff near there. The Liver buildings, the Tate art gallery, big ships and stuff plus you're really close to the city centre. Maybe don't stay in that hotel above the Beatles museum though unless you want to get woken up by the fab 4 doing their thing at 7 in the morning."  —  Banners
Albert Dock, Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool Cathedral
"The Anglican Cathedral: it's boss, massive, and was where I learned how to sing like an angel."  —  Banners
St James Mt, Liverpool L1 7AZ, UK
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Williamson Tunnels
"There are these tunnels that a philanthropist called Williamson had built (dug) just after the Crimean War to help solve unemployment. They were discovered relatively recently and it turns out there's loads of them with more being found all the time. There's a volunteer group that keeps a section open to the public and they're well worth having a look at."  —  Banners
Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, The Old Stableyard, Smithdown Lane, Liverpool L7 3EE, United Kingdom
Bold Street Coffee
"It's on Bold Street funnily enough which is one of the main streets into town so it's a good people watching spot. I started drinking coffee when I started touring. You know what never gets mentioned in all those band biographies is how tiring touring is. You never get Jimmy Page in "Hammer of the Gods" getting a bit sleepy. Maybe a massive plane helps with that. So I started drinking Iced Coffees, with no milk though. That's not good for them ole vocal chords."  —  Banners
89 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HF, UK
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Heebie Jeebies
"It's a club in one of those old underground warehouses that are all over Liverpool. My mate Chris DJ's on a Saturday night and plays nothing but indie bangers. Sells itself really. I'll have a rum and coke please mate. I'll get you the next one. I'm off to dance to The Strokes."  —  Banners
80-82 Seel St, Liverpool L1 4BH, UK
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Light of Bengal
"I like curry. Well the truth is I love poppadoms and it seems that it's culturally frowned upon to just eat them when you go for a meal so I have to like curry to. My favorite curry place is called the Light of Bengal. I used to go with my mate every week and we'd alternate on a weekly basis who would have to have the hottest curry on the menu. It was horrible and you'd dread it all week if it was your turn. I don't know who started that tradition or why but we were both too stubborn to end it. For ages. It's probably taken years off my life. That's not the Light of Bengals fault though. Point is, we started going there because the food is delicious."  —  Banners
286 Aigburth Road, Liverpool L17 9PW, UK
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