Thanks to Liverpool's historic background, there is rarely a part of the city which hasn't been documented or talked about in some form.

However, Queens Avenue is arguably one the Liverpool's best kept secrets, leaving many people unsure about what is based there.

It is located just off Castle Street close to the city's business district with its entrance standing between a hotel and a restaurant.

With so many new places opening along Castle Street, Queens Avenue was at one time often overlooked.

However in the last year a bar and bistro has joined the street. Today, there is also a wine merchants, an art gallery, a hair dressers and hair clinic.

There is also a recruitment agency still based close to the Dale Street entrance.

The avenue is lined with Georgian lamp posts and is well maintained.

In the past, one of Liverpool's oldest tailors was based on Queens Avenue along with a clothes and coffee shop too, however they now appear to have closed and moved away from this part of the city.

Below, we've taken a look at the business which line one of the city's much-loved streets

Queens Wine Bar & Bistro

Inside Queens Avenue's newest bar and bistro

Queens Wine Bar & Bistro opened back in August last year and has been a welcome addition to the street.

Its co-owner Devin Stewart from South Liverpool and owns R and H Fine Wines which is based next door too.

Speaking to the ECHO, Devin said: "Queens Avenue is pretty special and we're really lucky to have it.

"When the opportunity became available to get the space, we did all we could to get it.

"I thought, we better have that - we want to invest in the area and stay here for a long time.

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"We have a great menu, it's a traditional, old-school style menu but with a few curveballs on there to keep people interested and excited."

Queens Wine Bar & Bistro provides customers with handmade wines from traditional vineyards and seasonal cooking six days a week and is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 12pm.

The head chef at the bistro, Tom Lee, was the North West Young Chef of the Year in 2014 and will be bringing his extensive training to the menu.

R and H Fine Wines

R and H Fine Wines is one of Queens Avenue's most popular stores Photograph Geoff Davies.

When it comes to wine and spirits we actually can't imagine there are many people in the city who know more than owner Devin does.

The shop is a wine merchants, specialising in hand-made wines, with Devin always offering that first-hand approach of listening to his customers and suggesting the best wine for their occasion or taste.

Anyone who may not be familiar with his shop will have certainly drunk some of his drinks as he regularly supplies champagne and quirky beers to bars and restaurants across the city.

Devin said: "Its great to see customers taking the time out to find the shop.

"We know nearly all of them by name now, which is what we aim for. We always try and provide a personal touch, we are happy to spend time helping customers choose the perfect wine."

Abditory

Queens Avenue welcomed bar Abditory in November last year.

The bar is being operated by Camp and Furnace co-founder Steven Burgess and Josh Moore who have a long term vision for the venue to "become a well loved contribution to the city's growing collection of amazing spaces."

Steven Burgess said: "We want it to be a place we are proud of and can bring our wives, girlfriends, partners and work mates of an evening and enjoy a decent drink without the hassle.

"Everything in Abditory will mean something to us, from the names of drinks to the soundtrack to the toasty fillings. We could not be more excited about having our own place in the city centre."

Its menus features a variety of wines, cocktails, beers and food such as toasties and sharing boards.

There is also a range of hot drinks and coffees too.

dot art

Dot-Art Gallery opened on Queens Avenue in 2011, however the business has been running for 11 years.

The team host regular exhibitions which change every six-eight weeks, displaying the work of local artists.

Lucy Byrne, managing director, said: "We are still trying to let people know we are here but we love our city centre location.

"Our shop is more of a destination. Customers who pop in tend to come back regulary.

"Our mission is to make art accessible to everyone and help promote local artists. Our prices start from £20 to help make it affordable."

Lucy decided to open a business in the city after attending the University of Liverpool and "falling in love" with the city's culture.

Hair Transform

As well as its few shops, Queens Avenue is also home to Hair Transform which specialises in non-surgical hair loss treatments.

The team have two clinics, this Liverpool one and also one in West Midlands.

It is open Tuesday-Saturday with the team also offering hair extensions, traditional hair dressing appointments as well as make-up and aesthetics.

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