Travelling around Speke
Sitting peacefully in Merseyside, Speke is part of the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley. Although relatively small compared to its neighbours, this doesn’t stop Speke from being a wonderful place to visit.
Blossoming over the last 60 years or so, this once small village has since turned into a thriving little community. Filled with wonderful things to see and do, it’s also home to one of the UK’s busiest airports, Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
You’ll find there’s easy access to public transport here. Arriva bus services can take you to a number of areas, including Liverpool City Centre, the airport, Bootle and several other destinations.
A small area with a long history, Speke was part of Uctred’s manors back in 1066. It later became part of the forest fee when Lancashire forest was formed.
It was a sparse village for most of its existence, with only a scattering of houses, and didn’t begin to grow until the 1930s. The area started to expand during the 1950s, following the Post-war expansion from Liverpool, and Speke became popular due to its flat land, which attracted many companies from the motor, engineering, chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries.