Serviced Apartments In Liverpool’s Rope Walk District
At Serviced City Pads, we make sure our serviced apartments in Liverpool are by the most centrally located and attractive areas. The Rope Walk district is one such case in point, right in the city centre. A major regeneration project has made it one of the most prestigious addresses to live.
Unlike many other declining inner cities, Liverpool hasn’t bulldozed away hundreds of years of industrial history; it has embraced it. Liverpool docks was the first commercial dock area in the world and this heritage has been retained, with Rope Walks at the very centre of the regeneration plan.
When the Port of Liverpool was home to sailing vessels, long thin strips of land were utilised for the manufacture of rope – these were known as “rope walks”. In the late 18th/ early 19th Century, some of these became fashionable residential areas while others developed an industrial focus. You can explore the rope walks by booking some of our accommodation in Liverpool.
The residents were merchants – and not just of goods and cotton. Liverpool was the centre of Britain’s slave trade, and this less savoury aspect of the city’s past can be traced via a fascinating heritage walk. It’s worth remembering that some of the luxury serviced apartments in Liverpool by the Georgian town houses were once owned by the city’s slave traders.
In the 20th Century the Rope Walks’ warehouses became neglected and unused – the fine mansions and run-down tenements. However, the 1990’s saw the birth of the Rope Walks Project. 96 of the houses have become listed buildings, and the warehouses have been transformed into the chic restaurants, shops and serviced apartments in Liverpool by the city centre. Visit our website to see some of the accommodation in Liverpool that we offer.