Wallasey can be found toward the north-east of Wirral and is at the mouth of the River Mersey. The town has a rich history with horse races organised there in the 16th and 17th centuries considered templates for the modern Derby. Modern Wallasey has a generous mix of 20th century semi-detached and detached housing. Liscard is part of Wallasey and has good shopping options for local residents with plenty of affordable semi-detached housing.
There are a variety of primary school options across the Wallasey and Liscard areas for parents to choose from including St. George's Primary, Greenleas Primary, Mount Primary, Somerville Primary, Park Primary, Liscard Primary, and Little Rainbows Nursery for pre-schoolers.
There are also good secondary schools available including Mosslands School, a technology college; a boys’ school with girls able to attend its sixth form. Also local is The Oldershaw Academy, a mixed school which is notable for teaching pupils in smaller groups. Weatherhead High School is a mixed academy and also includes a sixth form.
The Cherry Tree Shopping Centre can be found in the centre of Wallasey with its units filled with a number of popular high street names including Primark, B&M, Holland & Barrett, and many more. Also close to Wallasey is a retail park featuring a large B&Q, Halfords, Carpetright and others, with a Tesco superstore in nearby Bidston.
Wallasey village and Liscard also have a variety of shops and independent stores to take advantage of, including florists, pet shops, designer bathroom fitters, and more. Also close to Liscard are arts and craft shops for the creative, including Made Wirral which specialises in knitting and craft supplies.
Wallasey has two train stations, Wallasey Grove Road and Wallasey Village, which both lead to the end of the line at New Brighton. Both stations are a short distance from each other; changing at Birkenhead North opens up access to the Wirral Line toward West Kirby, Liverpool city centre, and routes toward Chester and Ellesmere Port.
Liscard has a number of local bus routes leading across the Wirral and to areas such as Birkenhead bus station for other connecting services. Both areas are close to the A59 leading into Liverpool city centre, with the M53 a short drive away.
Supermarkets in Wallasey include a Co-operative and Heron Frozen Foods while Liscard features Asda, Iceland Foods, and a Tesco Express. Popular restaurants in the areas include Wallasey’s Mezze, serving Turkish cuisine, with Magic Spices and Chutneys both local Indian restaurants. Canteen offers a unique fine-dining experience.
Pubs in Wallasey include The Lighthouse, The Nelson Hotel Flaming Grill, The Magazine Hotel, Sheridan’s Bar, and gastropub Cheshire Cheese. Locals in Liscard include the Clairville (a Wetherspoon’s), the Royal Oak, The Boot, and Stanley’s. The Vineyard is also a popular wine bar in the area. Nearby New Brighton also offers Marine Point with a plethora of dining options.
Central Park in Wallasey offers large open spaces and fantastic views with its three formal gardens including two rose gardens behind Liscard Hall. The park also features a visitors’ centre, children’s playground, sporting facilities such as bowls, cricket, and basketball areas, nature ponds, a lake for angling, and much more.
Harrison Park on Harrison Drive in Wallasey features a popular children’s playground, while Wallasey beach and coast is recommended by the Marine Conservation Society as a place of interest. Close to the beach is grassland, too, for picnickers. Wallasey beach is popular for kitesurfers, explorers and dog walkers.
Wallasey Golf Club is the home of the Stableford scoring system and a tough links course to play on (Wallasey Golf Club was a finalist to host The Open in 2006 with Royal Liverpool). The course offers great views of Wallasey coast and is open to visitors.
Guinea Gap Recreation Centre can be found in Wallasey and features a fitness suite, swimming pools including a 25-metre training pool, sauna facilities, and more. For ladies, Curves For Women is available in Wallasey as is Hearts Ladies Health Club. World Class Gym is also available in Wallasey for fitness fanatics.