The Audi Q2 on the streets of Liverpool

The #untaggable guide to Liverpool

Your average guidebook instructs you to see and do the obvious. We navigated Liverpool in the Audi Q2 to create a city guide that is anything but ordinary.

Liverpool has never been a place that’s afraid to defy convention. We travelled there in search of experiences, which, like the Q2, were created for those who cannot be defined. This is your #untaggable guide to the city.

The royal liver building in Liverpool

A close-up of the Audi Q2’s front wheel

Time: 10:00am

Location 1: Everybody Razzle Dazzle

#transport? #ferry? #artgallery? #untaggable

Start your day aboard the Dazzle Ferry. This active commuter boat – which transports hundreds of people to work every day – has been transformed into a moving art exhibition by legendary pop artist Sir Peter Blake. It pays homage to the colourful ships of WW1, and the end result is an unforgettable Merseyside tour.

The Dazzle Ferry on its Mereyside journey

Time: 12pm

Location 2: 'Another Place'

#man? #metal? #unnerving? #calming? #untaggable

Drive 25-minutes north to Crosby Beach. There you’ll find Another Place, a sculpture by Sir Antony Gormley of 100 life-sized figures.

The installation was created to reflect man’s relationship with nature, and the horizon of bodies disappearing and then reemerging from the sea certainly provokes contrasting emotions.

Time: 2pm

Location 3: The Baltic Social

#afternoontea? #punk? #untaggable

Drive back into the city and head to the Baltic Social. Situated in a creative melting pot known as the Baltic Triangle, this place serves up a very unique twist on a British institution - The Punk Afternoon Tea. Choose from an eclectic menu offering treats such as mac and cheese balls, deep-fried ham hock and bubblegum cake. Booking essential.

A close-up of the Audi Q2’s steering wheel

Inside the Baltic Social restaurant

Time: 4pm (warning: you might not leave)

Location 4: Camp & Furnace

#warehouse? #urbanspace? #bingo? #rave? #untaggable

Once you’ve digested, take some time to explore the Baltic Triangle in more depth. Artists, musicians and tech start-ups harmoniously mix together here, and one venue that really epitomises the scene is Camp & Furnace - an industrial space that plays host to a variety of events. Our pick? Bongo’s Bingo – a high-octane take on your grandmother’s favourite game.

Nightclub scene in Audi vide

Time: 8pm

Location 5: Bombed Out Church

#church? #cinema? #theatre? #museum? #untaggable

Finish off your tour at the Church of St. Luke – or the ‘Bombed Out’ church. The roof was badly damaged during WW2, and it remains roofless to this day. The building has been transformed into a cultural hub that hosts summer music, theatre and cinema events. It’s the perfect way to round off a day in one of the UK’s most #untaggable cities.

Want to see more? We asked local boy and #untaggable adventurer The Nomad Barber to take our 12-hour journey around Liverpool. Watch the highlights here.

As part of the #untaggable series, we also headed to London,Cardiff and Bristol.


Written by Ruaridh O’Donnell. Photographs by Martin Dennison, Steve Allen and The Baltic Social.


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