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Living in Liverpool
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…
Read Liverpool Reviews
Liverpool has been my home for the past three years and I have enjoyed every minute living here. I have never been a big fan of cities however Liverpool is different, I have always felt at home with locals being friendly and welcoming. The city is easy to navigate and I have never felt unsafe walking alone. With the large number of students it is very easy to meet people your own age with similar interests and the night life is the most vibrant and affordable i have experienced. Liverpool will always be my second home and I will miss it greatly when it is time to move on.
The city is a student city, therefore everything is within a walking distance, the night clubs are close to each other and there are plenty of pubs and bars to explore. There are a number of high street shops that are all easily accessible. I would perhaps like some lower cost shops for food shopping as there is a Tesco supermarket which can be costly
I absolutely love living in Liverpool. As a student moving out for the first time i was very worried about being in a bigger city, however you soon get so used to it and there is so much to do! its not too big so everywhere is very accessible but also contains loads of amazing shops and restaurants.
I dont know if this is the same in all cities but there are so many homeless people asking for change. It can be quite frightening. Liverpools okay, but i kinda felt like id done everything i needed to very quickly.
Liverpool is such a friendly student city, it's really a home from home. There's no one like the course (and the Irish, as there's loads of Irish people there). You'll always have a friendly chat with a local and the independent restaurants are to die for. Check out Bold Street which is the heart and soul of the city for food, or around concert square for the nightlife.
I have loved living in Liverpool, it is a vibrant and busy city where there is always something to do if you find the day is getting boring. The nightclubs are some of the best I’ve ever been to with a buzzing night life every night! But if that isn’t your scene then there are alternative things to do each night in the different parts of the city for example the Baltic Triangle. Nothing in Liverpool is overly expensive and the supermarkets aren’t far away from any accommodation. Public transport is always running and with cheap train and bus fares anywhere is never hard to get to.
Liverpool has the best nightlife I have seen in England with all the big clubs being very close to each other. It’s got many places to eat out and loads of things to do. It has loads of shops and loads of student deals around the city.
Uber is great, I haven’t used a bus yet because I’ve walked most places so can’t really comment on public transport. But it’s relatively cheap to live here and nights out are always a good time. There’s Liverpool One and the area by the Docks for shopping and eating out which is a really really nice place to be.
The city is amazing, it has everything you can need and near the uni. With the Liverpool one in the city centre you can find every kind of shops. Nightlife is really good with many pubs around concert square and many other places
Being a student, Liverpool is the best city I could have choose. The city offers a large variety to spend your free time, no matter if you want to go for a wlk on Albert Docks or you feel doing some shopping in Liverpool One.
Best city in England. Best place for lovers :). A lot of good places to spend your night at like: restaurants, museums, parks etc. The cost of living is low, recommended for people who wants to live a beautiful life.
Concert Square and the Baltic triangle are brilliant for nights out, it's hard to have a bad night out in liverpool! There are so many other things to do, museums, the docks, Liverpool one, the beach, theatres, concerts, you name it!