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Tel code: 0151 | code search
Postcode: CH41 | code search
Population: 83700
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Sleep Station
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Summer Palace
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The Merseyside Dance Centre
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Birkenhead is located on the Wirral peninsula in the North West of England nestling on the banks of the River Mersey opposite one of the most famous places in the world – Liverpool. Birkenhead is often the overlooked town and whilst Liverpool was famed for its world wide trading links Birkenhead was in effect the “engine room” where many of the ships that sailed the Seven Seas were built. Back in the 12th Century Birkenhead was quite rural and for a period was farmed by local monks who established the first ferry across to Liverpool where they sold their produce. It wasn’t until the mid 1800’s though that Birkenhead started its rapid growth. It all started around 1824 when a certain William Laird came to live in Birkenhead. Despite a faltering start shipbuilding had arrived at Birkenhead – in 1821 the local population was recorded as being around 200 people by 1851 the population stood at 24,285. People were coming to Birkenhead in their droves anxious to be a part of this economic boom. There was still a reliance on the ferries to get across to Liverpool and it wasn’t until 1925 that works on the Mersey Tunnel commenced that was to further contribute to Birkenhead’s success. Birkenhead has in recent times experienced its economic problems, in keeping with most areas where there was a reliance on heavy industry – however today Birkenhead is once again undergoing a period of regeneration, there are new shops and stores, there are ample leisure pursuits available with cinemas, golf courses and leisure facilities all available on the doorstep, today Birkenhead is a town that is embracing the 21st century and


Gartland Financial Services
Gerrard Accountant & Business Services Ltd
The Small Business Station


Birkenhead Park
Birkenhead Priory & St. Mary's Tower
Birkenhead Tramway
Shore Road Pumping Station
U-boat Story
Williamson Art Gallery
Woodside Visitor Centre


Sleep Station *book online*

Care Home

Heyberry House


Stanley Wirral Casino


Vue Birkenhead


Dance - Arabesque School of Dance




Argyle Street Dental Practice
Castle Dental Care
Hamilton Square Dental Practice


Cavendish Medical Centre

Claughton Medical Centre
Commonfield Road Surgery
Devaney Medical Centre
Fender Way Health Centre

Estate Agent

Band & Spencer

Golf Club

Arrowe Park
Prenton Golf Club
Wirral Ladies

Health and Fitness Club

Reviva Health Clubs for Women


Birkenhead Market
Peninsula Park Car Boot

Performing Arts

The Merseyside Dance Centre

Pub and Bar

Firemans Arms
Garrick Snug
Grand Trunk

Letters Cafe Bar
Mersey Clipper
North Star
Rose & Shamrock
Worsley Arms


Capitol Chinese Cuisine
Himalaya Indian Restaurant
Letters Cafe Bar
Mersey Clipper
Platters Restaurant
Summer Palace


Bell Lamb & Joynson
Berkson & Berkson
Fanshaw Porter & Hazelhurst
Higgins & Co
Integrum Law
Nadim Associates

Wilkinson R A & Co


All The 3s
Argyle Park Taxis
Cavalier Taxis
Liver Davy
OZ Cabs
Satellite Cars

Sports Clubs

Birkenhead Park FC (Rugby Union)
Cammell Laird (Amateur Football)
Cammell Laird Reserves (Amateur Football)
Parkonians RUFC (Rugby Union)
Tranmere Victoria CC (Cricket)


Stem By Stem
Albistons Bookshop
The Lilac Tree
Early Learning Centre
Jamiesons Pharmacy
Brumpton Opticians

Caran D'ache
Ernest Jones
Hallmark Cards
Hallmark Cards
J J B Sports
House of Fraser


Fairway Phoenix
Bodhouse Antique


Birkenhead Victoria Cycling Club(Cycling)

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Sleep Station (0.49 miles)

Sleep Station

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With a name like ‘Sleep Station’ you might be forgiven for assuming this devised a series of boxy, identikit compounds decked out in a depressingly uniform decor of steely greys ... More

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Riverhill Hotel (1.34 miles)

Riverhill Hotel

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The riverhill is situated in a quiet part of oxton village, and is a privately owned hotel

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Campanile Hotel (1.40 miles)

Campanile Hotel

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A modern, purpose-built hotel situated close to the Albert Dock Waterfront, 10 minutes walk from the lively city of Liverpool. The Hotel is a 10 minute walk from the city centre and ... More

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Premier Inn Liverpool Albert Dock (1.48 miles)

In the heart of Liverpool Albert Dock, this Premier Inn makes an ideal base to explore the local surrounds. Local attractions include ACC Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool One shopping centre, Tate Art Gellery and the ... More | visit website
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Express by Holiday Inn Albert Dock Liverpool (1.48 miles)

Express by Holiday Inn Albert Dock Liverpool

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The Express by Holiday Inn Liverpool has been developed within the Britannia Pavillion, Albert Dock. A group of 19th Century Grade one listed warehouses, made entirely from cast iron & ... More

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Crowne Plaza Liverpool (1.51 miles)

Crowne Plaza Liverpool

Enjoy views over the River Mersey at the contemporary Crowne Plaza Liverpool City Centre hotel, opposite the Royal Liver Building. With a smile, our top-hatted doormen will direct you from our secure car park into ... More | visit website

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Apartment 118 (1.54 miles)

Apartment 118

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A luxury waterside apartment with breathtaking veiws of the River Mersey and furnished to an extemely high standard. A short walk from the city centre and world famous Albert Dock ... More

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Malmaison Liverpool (1.55 miles)

Malmaison Liverpool

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Mal life. Think you know bars and hotels in Liverpool? Think again. The hotel as we know it is evolving. She’s beautiful and a totally different creature to your ... More

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Riverfront Luxury 2 Bedroom Suite (1.56 miles)

Riverfront Luxury 2 Bedroom Suite

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Luxury two bedroomed apartment overlooking the River Mersey. Two bathrooms, TV/VIDEO/DVD, Luxury kitchen, Lounge overlooking the river, Tea/Coffee, Fridge, Microwave etc. Apartment is non smoking. 24 Hour security. ... More

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Kings Dock Penthouse Apartment (1.57 miles)

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Luxury two double bedroom, two bath penhouse apartment in the pretigious Kings Dock. Idealy situated next to the famous Albert Dock and central to ... More

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