Over the last 4 weeks the public have been voting for their Hidden Gem as part of the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards.

The Hidden Gem category celebrates the region’s best kept secrets and puts them in the tourism spotlight. Gems may be attractions, bars, restaurants, tours, or natural assets which are off the main tourism trail.

Promoted in association with The Guide Liverpool there were more than triple the number of votes for this year’s awards. Today we reveal the top 12 businesses and ask for your support again to vote for your winner.

The overall winner will be revealed at the awards ceremony on Thursday 10 March 2022.

The awards which are organised by Growth Platform and held in association with headline sponsor Liverpool BID Company and executive sponsors Quest, Liverpool ONE and National Museums Liverpool, will take place at the magnificent Liverpool Cathedral.

The Hidden Gem finalists are:

• A Slower Space, Liverpool
• Bijou Cinema Southport, Southport
• British Lawnmower Museum, Southport
• Enelles Glass House, Southport
• Frederiks, Liverpool
• Invisible Wind Factory Rollerdrome, Liverpool
• Southport Pier Pavillion, Southport
• Sudley House, Liverpool
• Sugar and Dice, Liverpool
• The Watering Can, Liverpool
• Vintage Tea Room, Churchtown
• Volunteer Canteen, Waterloo

Voting will close at 5pm on 11 February. Not only does the winner receive the accolade of Hidden Gem 2021, the overall winner will receive a Gold promo package from The Guide.

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Jay Hynd, Director at The Guide Liverpool said:

“This years shortlist for the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards Hidden Gem has surely got to be one of the strongest to date. We’re delighted to be able to offer the winning attraction a free video production and promo package on The Guide Liverpool to help support the business and make sure everyone in the City Region and afar knows exactly why they should visit our winner in the coming months.”

Tickets for the awards ceremony are on sale now and can be purchased here.