Street cafés are now a common and accepted feature in Liverpool. Bars, cafés, restaurants etc utilise the public realm to develop their business which in turn animates our streets providing a vibrant and lively dynamic to our city.
Liverpool City Council supports the use of street cafes. Permission to place a café on a street can only be granted by Liverpool City Council. The permission is granted in the form of a highway licence called a ‘Street Café licence’
Guidelines have been produced to advise and guide applicants how to obtain permission to place a café on the street and once permission is granted how the café should be managed and maintained to ensure high operational standards of cleanliness, appearance and safety.
Useful documents to download:
- Liverpool City Council’s Street Cafés Application Form
- Liverpool City Council’s Street Cafés Guidelines
If you wish to discuss any of the guidance or application form please contact:
Highways & Transportation
Liverpool City Council
tel: 0151 233 3001