With a student population of around 70,000, this fantastic Northern hub houses more than a strong accent and Scouse brows. Bursting with colour and culture, Liverpool’s charm buzzes through the streets and is ready to welcome you day and night.
Once crowned European Capital of Culture, the city spills history and innovation in every step whilst boasting the greatest collection of galleries and museum outside of London.
Where once was a Work House for Liverpool’s poorest (1771-1928) now stands the magnificentmodern architecture of the Metropolitan Cathedral. Equally impressive is the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral - Britain’s biggest and the 5th largest in Europe.
As well as it’s History, Football, and music legends, Liverpool is known for its wealth of theatrestarring established and supporting up and coming thespians. The Everyman Playhouse has alumni including Julie Walters, Bill Nighy, and Jonathan Pryce. Tickets go for as little as at £5-£10 for students and members.
Meet and Eat
The city is a hub of eclectic eateries making offerings to Meat monsters and Vegan delights alike. Here are a few you should check out:
Leaf - their tag line is ‘Tea, Music, Good Times’ and it sums the place up perfectly.
Filter and Fox - This quirky hideout serves food from 8am til 12am.
Moose Coffee - Mega portions, mega flavour and maple syrup galore.
The Egg Cafe - ‘Liverpool’s premier vegetarian/vegan restaurant’ and independent art gallery, it sits in the converted loft space of a Victorian warehouse, offering panoramic views of the city. Very popular with students because of it’s relaxed bohemian style, but mostly for it’s cheap and delicious menu.
Architecturally, Liverpool is amongst the greatest the UK has to offer, so why not spend your down time winding through the streets. In fact the Albert Docks area holds the countries largest gathering of Grade I listed buildings, and hosts a number of festivals and events throughout the year. Pier Head only adds to Liverpool’s reputation for architectural majesty. To call Liverpool home, it is a right of passage to take a trip on their famed Mersey Ferries, which make port at Pier Head.
Where else can you find an enormous Lamb-banana hybrid SuperLambanana? Maybe you’ll have to see it to believe it. Sefton Park is Grade I listed and sits in 200 acres of beautiful parkland. The boating lake is a real highlight in fine weathers well as it’s historic Palm House where lives one of Britain’s oldest horticultural collections. Nature nurtures happiness so you should definitely have a wander through this parks wonders!
Land, sea, sky, Liverpool’s transport services are fast and frequent. There are 4 underground train stations in the city centre alone and extensive cycle lanes throughout the city.