Southport Pier Pavilion. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

People in Southport are being invited to nominate your favourite Hidden Gem for this year’s Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards! 

Last year saw FIVE superb Southport venues shortlisted for this prestigious annual awards ceremony, putting the resort firmly on the map and raising awareness of those nominated. 

Today, organisers are announcing that the Hidden Gem category will be back again for 2022. 

A Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards spokesperson said: “This category will be voted for by the public and will recognise the region’s ‘best kept secret’.

“We want to hear what people think is the best gem in the Liverpool City Region, whether that be in Sefton, Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, St Helens, or Wirral. 

“Gems may be attractions, bars, restaurants, tours, or natural assets which are off the main tourism trail. What is the city region’s best kept secret?

“By nominating a ‘Hidden Gem’, they could be catapulted into the Tourism Awards spotlight.”

Please click here for nominations –

Southport’s five shortlisted Hidden Gem entries last year were: 

  • Bijou Cinema Southport, Southport
  • British Lawnmower Museum, Southport
  • Enelles Glass House, Southport
  • Southport Pier Pavilion, Southport
  • Vintage Tea Room, Churchtown

The annual Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards awards recognise and reward excellence across the regions tourism and hospitality sector and are delivered by Growth Platform – Liverpool City Region Growth Company.

The applications will go forward to the awards ceremony taking place at Liverpool Cathedral on Thursday 2 March 2023.

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