· By Herb Lester

Sefton Park Palm House, Liverpool

Extracted from A Liverpool Companion.

A short bus ride from the city centre, this handsome park feels a world away. Prosperous-looking houses line the perimeter, dogs are walked, ducks and geese enjoy the large boating lake, and attractive features such as the Fairy Glen make it a thoroughly pleasant place to  wander. Crowning it all is the Palm House, constructed in 1896; 100 years on it was almost derelict. Now fully restored, it’s elegant and light-filled, used for tea dances, yoga and home to a very jolly robin, who serenades all who enter.

Sefton Park Palm House
L17 1AP
Tel: 0151 726 2415
Mon-Sat: 10.30am-5pm; Sun: 10.30am-4pm