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'Warm hubs' in Liverpool where you can escape the cold this winter

People are donning layer upon layer of jumpers and jackets to escape the cold this autumn and winter.

With energy bills leaping every few months, many are anxious about the cost of turning on the heating, even just for a couple of hours of warmth at home. Some don't even have a home to heat, so organisations across Liverpool are opening their doors to members of the public who need somewhere warm to go during the day.

These "warm hubs" take different forms, with hot drinks like tea and coffee often offered either for free or low prices, along with access to wifi, computers, educational resources like books and exhibits, and even financial advice.

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The warm hubs each have different opening hours, with some only open on a certain day of the week. You can attend most of them without booking a slot, but it's always worth checking it's open before travelling to it. The list of 'warm hubs' in Liverpool include:

  • National Museums Liverpool is welcoming people into its museums and galleries across the city to keep warm between 10am and 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday

  • Liverpool Hope University and its Student's Union are opening warm hubs on their campuses in the city centre and Childwall
  • The Brain Charity on Norton Street in the city centre has hot drinks and free wifi available in its warm hub between 5pm and 7.30pm on Wednesdays
  • The Life Rooms on Evered Avenue, Walton, serve as a warm hub with hot drinks, computer access and financial advice on weekdays between 9.30am and 4.30pm. Such hubs are also open in Southport and Bootle
  • The Archdiocese of Liverpool has opened its 40 parish centres as "warm and cosy hubs" offering "free tea, coffee, biscuits and access to TV, wifi and friendly company" since October
  • Carers registered with Liverpool Carers Centre can visit its warm hub for a hot drink every Monday between 10am and 3pm
  • Liverpool Council has designated the Central Library and 12 community libraries as warm spaced with "free access to books, wi-fi and public computers"

  • Paper Cup Coffee at Queen Square has a "pay it forward scheme" to make hot food and drinks available for homeless customers, giving them a warm space to go

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