In the run-up to Valentine’s Day, we’re on the search for couples who met their perfect match there. Having been at the heart of the city centre since the late ‘60s, we’ve seen hundreds of happy relationships blossom over the years!
We’re hoping to discover some fabulous Liverpool love stories, and help one pair rekindle that first flush of romance by sending them on a special date night.
Back in the days of flares and glam rock, the Moonstone was the place where eyes often met across a Cinzano and a crowded dancefloor. Or how about the Top Rank Suite? In the ‘70s it was billed as one of Liverpool’s ‘premier nite spots’ and even hosted a David Bowie gig in 1972.
The Top Rank went on to become Romeo & Juliets – with that name surely there were some young lovers who found each other? – and the legendary Rotters in the ‘80s, home of many memorable 18th and 21st parties, as well as some big names from the music world (The Ramones and The Specials both appeared in 1980).
For high flying lovebirds, the revolving restaurant at the top of St John’s Beacon was one of the city’s most iconic, and poshest, dining venues. Did you have your first date here, or do you know someone who did?
And, of course, it wasn’t just the bars, clubs and restaurants in the centre which attracted Cupid’s attention. Workmates have also fallen for each other, serving on counters and stocking rails together in one of the shops.
Do you have a St Johns love story, or know someone who does? If so, the centre would like to hear it. Send in a picture of you, your loved one, family, friend or colleague who found their Mr or Mrs Right there and a short description of their love story via direct message on our Facebook page!
- Entries must be received by January 31, and there will be an online vote to find St Johns favourite love story from February 2 to 9. The winner will be treated to a Valentine’s night date – a three-course dinner for two with wine (there’s a table already booked and waiting on February 14 from 5pm!) followed by a night at the Playhouse to see the Jungle Book (show at 7.30pm).