Bold Street is, without doubt, one of the most eclectic and vibrant streets in Liverpool city centre.

Attracting thousands upon thousands of Liverpudlians and tourists every year, it boasts a long history of shops and restaurants, many which have stood the test of time and others that now live in the past.

Once Liverpool’s top shopping streets for more than half a century, it was compared to London’s Bond Street due to the excellence of goods on offer to those who could afford them.

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But over the last decade, the popular destination has established itself as home to many of the city’s best independent restaurants, offering cuisines from around the world.

These photos, unearthed from our archives, capture Bold Street back in 2007.

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From shop fronts of the time to people behind individual businesses and the hustle and bustle of shoppers, many of these photos have been unseen for years.

Here are 25 photos that offer a glimpse into life on Bold Street 15 years ago.

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