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Woolton Is A Beautiful Area of South Liverpool, Where Its Quaint Village Has Become A Cosmopolitan Hub for A Thriving Suburban Social Scene. Living in Woolton Offers A Distinctly Diverse Lifestyle That Is Enviable to The Modern Family.

In the lively city of Liverpool where tangible energy runs throughout its streets, Woolton in the south of the city is an attractive destination for the modern homebuyer. Although it may have a distinct village feel, it is certainly not the sleepy village you may conjure up in your mind.

With dainty cottages that line the narrow streets surrounding the main hub, residents have a blissful short walk to the centre of Woolton Village, filled with trendy bars, restaurants and shops that attract many from across Liverpool. As one of the oldest parts of Liverpool, you can still see some incredible monuments to its past. Woolton Picture House, for example, was built in 1926 and throughout the Second World War, provided the local community with news from the frontline and even survived the bombings.

As an affluent and historic area, the house prices in Woolton tend to be higher than in other areas of the city but not too dissimilar to other areas located in South Liverpool. Many of the properties for sale in Woolton Village are Grade ll listed and so, if you are looking for something more modern, you may have to look a little further afield, however, there are some beautiful properties that surround the village that would be a perfect fit for a family. 

Five Quick Facts about Woolton

Colourful Bunting in Woolton Garden 1 John Lennon and Paul McCartney, from The Beatles, met at a garden fete hosted by St. Peter’s Church in 1957. Old Brown Book with Set of Old Keys 2 Woolton was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086, albeit under a less recognisable name, ‘Uluentune’.  The Elephant in Woolton Village 3 Celebrity Chef, Simon Rimmer, owns The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse right in the heart of Woolton Village, a popular place to visit, especially in summer due to its outdoor seating area.  Medieval Fight Scene 4 The Knights of St. John of Jerusalem had land in Woolton, allowing a safe passage to Christian pilgrims to The Holy Land. It was taken off them by Queen Elizabeth I in 1559.  Two Men Clasp Hands Like Willy Russell Play, Blood Brothers 5 Local Playwright, Willy Russell, responsible for the theatrical hits of Blood Brothers, Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine lives in Woolton. 

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Lifestyle & Activities

If you are looking for a relaxed area that has a slow-paced lifestyle but great community feel, then Woolton should definitely be top of your list. Not only does the centre of the small village have so much to offer but it is conveniently located close to Allerton, making the beautiful greenspaces of Reynolds Park and Allerton Towers within walking distance.

A popular pastime for many locals can be found at Woolton Golf Club, where the tree-lined 18-hole golf course is where many budding golfers can be found practising their skills. For those who have worked up an appetite, their restaurant provides some hearty meals to enjoy after a tough game of golf. 

Public Transport

Your local train station is Hunts Cross Station.

Hunts Cross Train Station to Liverpool Central - journey time around 17 Minutes.

Hunts Cross Station to Moorfields - journey time around 20 Minutes.

There are two buses which pass through Woolton including the number 75 and number 78.

Woolton to Liverpool - journey time around 35-45 Minutes 


With the village having three key churches, many of the educational establishments are church schools including Bishop Martin Church of England Primary School and Much Woolton Catholic Primary School, each using the religious teachings to help children learn and grow.

For secondary schools, St. Julie’s Catholic High is a female-only school and has recently been voted as a ‘good’ school with ‘outstanding’ leadership and management by Ofsted. For young men, the male-only St. Francis Xavier’s College which has a speciality focus on Mathematics and Computing. Both St. Julie’s and St. Francis Xavier’s have been given ‘academy’ status.

Woolton also has some great choices for children who need a little more care and attention from teachers. The Abbots Lea School provides high-quality education for children with autism and the co-educational Woolton Secondary School specifically caters for children who have social, emotional and mental health needs. 

Woolton Village Bars & Restaurants

The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse

Locally pub in the heart of Woolton. 

Address - 1 Woolton St, Liverpool L25 5NH

Telephone - 0151 909 3909

The Pickled Olive

The Picked Olive may be a 2017 newcomer but having brought a blast of modernity to an otherwise traditional Woolton Village, it has fast become an exciting place to catch up with friends, perfecting the art of suburban socialising. Guests can choose from an exciting cocktail menu, each served so beautifully that guests would be forgiven for thinking that they were in a cool London bar, where perfectly Instagrammable cocktails look almost too good to drink.  There is no better way to spend an afternoon than in this swanky bar and you can even bring along your better half, the dog!

Address - The Pickled Olive, 12 Woolton St, Liverpool L25 5JA

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Liberty Tavern

Timeless American Food, Drink and Music

Address - 
1 Woolton St, Liverpool L25 5NH

Telephone - 0151 909 4909

The Loft Bar & Bistro

Great food, excellent beers, spirits, coffee & live music!

Address -
49A Allerton Rd, Liverpool L25 7RE

Telephone - 0151 428 4988


The White Horse

A traditional pub located in the heart of Woolton Village 

Address - The White Horse, 2 Acrefield Rd, Liverpool L25 5JL

Telephone -  0151 428 2255