The Lisburn Road is a main arterial road linking Belfast to Lisburn in Northern Ireland.
The Lisburn Road is a main arterial road linking Belfast to Lisburn in Northern Ireland. The road was laid in 1817-19, it attracted shops and the affluent Malone Road was left residential. Both Lisburn Road and Malone Road have a BT9 postcode.
The road runs at an angle to the Malone Road, the two being joined by many side roads. In the past it was a predominantly working class area. Over the past 15 years it has developed into a cosmopolitan area.
This is mainly due to the proximity of Queen's University and a high number of expensive shops and restaurants. The Belfast City Hospital is also located on the road. The relative absence of sectarianism and the influx of many overseas nationals such as Chinese, Indians and Africans have all contributed to the multinational nature of the area.
The Lisburn Road with many upmarket Fashion Boutiques, Jewellers & Gifts, Health & Beauty, Home & Interiors, Arts & Antiques, Cafe Houses, Wine Bars and Restaurants is often compared to the Kings Road, London.
The actual Lisburn Road runs from the nearby Bradbury Place to Balmoral Avenue, beyond which it becomes Upper Lisburn Road.
The Upper Lisburn Road extends south to reach Finaghy, at which point it becomes Kingsway and then in Dunmury it becomes Queensway, before finally becoming the Belfast road in Lisburn.