Retail Property Liverpool Guide

Liverpool – grow your retail brand in Liverpool: a city of culture.


Liverpool is Merseyside's largest city and sits in the south west of Lancashire in the North West of England. Liverpool is an exciting and vibrant place with its own Tate Gallery, a series of innovative museums and a fascinating social history. It boasts an unrivalled musical heritage – this is, after all, the place that gave the world The Beatles. Liverpool is home to a major port, which has aided its urbanisation and expansion. As a result, Liverpool has a diverse population drawn from a variety of peoples, cultures and religions.

Liverpool has been voted the fourth friendliest city in the world. Its relatively low property prices, compared to high employment and low cost of living, ensure an excellent quality of life for its residents both young and old. Also offering an outstanding number of retail properties available if you’re looking for space to let in the area.


The population of Liverpool city is estimated to have over 906,000 residents, making it the tenth-largest English district by population. Liverpool is also ranked as the 6th most visited city in the UK.

  • With over 54 million tourists and 4.8 million overnight guests annually.
  • The economy within Liverpool is now worth over £4.9 billion and welcomes on average over 67.3 million visitors.
  • Liverpool supports over 57,000 jobs and continues to increase in numbers.

Transport Links

Transport around Liverpool is primarily centred in the city’s road and rail networks, both of which are extensive and provide links across the UK. Liverpool has an extensive local public transport network, which is managed by Merseytravel. This travel includes buses, trains and ferries as well as boasting the city’s airport and a major port, both of which providing links to locations outside the country.

Liverpool Shopping Centre

Shoppers can choose from a huge range of gleaming new city centre shopping centres, boutique arcades, bohemian streets and farmers’ markets. The exclusive Metquarter houses select fashion and beauty outlets such as Gieves & Hawkes, Hugo Boss, MAC and Armani Exchange. The ultra-fashionable Cavern Quarter is home to the Vivienne Westwood store and famed designer boutique Cricket. Lonely Planet rated Bold Street as one of the best shopping streets in the country, and it's easy to see why with independent stores selling everything from world foods to vintage clothes and music stores to art shops.

Liverpool's main sights are scattered through the centre of the city, with easy walking distance between most of them. There are unique attractions, exciting events and world class sports along with more listed museums than any other city outside London, and its galleries are among the best in the country. The main attractions are Albert Dock, the trendy Ropewalks area and the Cavern Quarter – a mecca for Beatles’ fans.

Retail and Leisure Park

On average retail and leisure parks to rent are between £4750 per year up to £130,000 dependant on size and volume. New Mersey a site which boasts multiple occupiers like Next Home, Boots, Currys PC World. And has a leisure development with a Cineworld and multiple restaurants such as TGI Friday, Nando’s and Wagamama. 

The future of retail in Liverpool

With good anchors in retail like M&S, TK Maxx and Lush Liverpool already have an established amount of brands situated around their highstreets. Liverpool is an amazing city not only of culture but also variety in the retail sector. The city also offers Liverpool ONE, which takes in over 29 million visitors per year. Liverpool ONE is based right in the heart of the city a huge open-air shopping district that is home to more than 160 famous high street and designer names making it the perfect location to open your new shop.

average price to let retail space

£4,750 per year up to £130,000 per year

number visitors per year

54 million

number of shoppers during Christmas period

4.8 million



Find your next shop to let in Liverpool

Renting a unit within a retail scheme is a great way to gain exposure for your brand because they attract a large footfall of customers who wish to engage with retail, leisure and culinary providers.

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