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As one of the UKs biggest cities, a ‘European Capital of Culture’, a massive centre of commerce and the home of possibly the most famous band on the planet, it’s probably a lot easier to ask what you can’t find in Liverpool! The universities here are Liverpool Hope University, the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.
Top 10 Tips for Students in Liverpool...
1. Feeling Peckish? For places to eat, visit the South John Street end of Liverpool One. Whether you’re grabbing lunch or looking for a nice evening meal, it’s easy to find something you’ll like as there are various big-name restaurants around. Alternatively, head down to Chinatown for an all-you-can-eat buffet.
2.Bold Street. A treasure trove of vintage shops and independent boutiques. It also has some lovely cafes.
3. Day trip? If you’re looking for somewhere to visit during the day or just feeling like you ought to do some of the touristy things, there are loads of museums, art galleries and other places of interest in the Cultural Quarter and Albert Dock. If you don’t want to spend money, you can find some free ones in the Cultural Quarter.
4. Fast food? Get yourself over to the Oven Door Bakery in Alsop Arcade for dirt cheap burgers, hot buns or sandwiches. It may not be gourmet but it’ll only set you back £1!
5. Nightlife. When it comes to nightlife, Liverpool has something for everyone. Concert Square is full of student-type bars, there’s the LGBT quarter around the Victoria Street area, or if you’re looking for live bands or a bit of the Beatles get down to Matthew Street.
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6. Albert Dock. For something a bit special head to the Albert Dock area. It’s a bit pricey but perfect for a posh cocktail. Somewhere to impress a date perhaps?
7. The Beatles. Whether or not you’re a fan of the Beatles, you’re in Liverpool. You might as well embrace the Beatles love. Start at the Beatles Story Exhibition for a bit of background info, then head to a tribute show before moving on to one of the many Beatles-themed bars.
8. Gift shopping? For a bit of gift-shopping or to browse some local artwork check out Made-Here. They sell unique, quality art, homeware, jewellery, cards, t-shirts and more. If you’re stuck for Christmas shopping, you know where to go!
9. Freebie. Definitely don’t miss out on the Slackers Club at FACT Picturehouse. It’s absolutely free to join and provides its members with free screenings of certain films and TV shows, for free. Did we mention it’s free?
10. Liverpool One. If you’re ever at a loose end, just go to Liverpool One. There’s an ODEON cinema, an adventure golf course, Chavasse Park, a gym and of course plenty of shopping to be done.
Taxis: Alpha cabs.
Buses: Arriva runs the main service, although there are other smaller ones too. Check out their website for full timetables.
Train Stations: Lime Street, Central, Moorfields, and James Street are all just a short walk from the the city centre. Perfect for visiting parents.
The Scream Bar: Tasty pub food, with some high-rise burgers. It’s really called the ‘Hope & Anchor’, but is commonly known by the name of one of these burgers – they’re just that yummy.
Kimos: A Greek and Mediterranean restaurant that also caters to British tastebuds. Check out the classy décor!
Chinatown: It’s a toss up. Jumbo City does a solid takeaway, but Buffet Star and Tso’s have all-you-can-eat buffets. Choices, choices…
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I'm not from this part of the country but I have found Liverpool to be an amazing city. The people are very proud but very welcoming, and have the best sense of humour. Eating out and clubbing is amazing in the city as there is so much choice. The cost of living is also amazingly cheap.
There are 4 train stations in Liverpool and two main bus stops on the city centre. Buses are every couple of minutes for most services. There are so many different places to go out for food and different types of food for everyone to try out such as Korean and Lebanese. The nights out are great and cheap.. Can spend under £10 if you pre drink before you go out and don't buy lots of drinks! Taxi's are also quite cheap unless you get a black cab.. They can cost you double the amount Delta or Alpha or Excel charge