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City Life

Join us to live and study in the vibrant and friendly City of Liverpool.  The City of Liverpool has more museums, theatres, galleries and listed buildings than in any other City in the UK outside of London.  Liverpool is home to two of the Premiership’s biggest football teams, both home grounds, only a mile or so from the City centre.  As a shopping destination we rival any City, with Liverpool One housing 160 shops.  There are over 250 bars, pubs and clubs and users of Trip Advisor voted Liverpool as Britain’s Best Nightlife Destination.  Not forgetting that Liverpool is home to the Beatles.

To find out about all of the amazing experiences that await you in Liverpool, take a look at It's Liverpool and the University of Liverpool's YouTube channel.

  • Art & Museums


    With more gallaries and museums than any city in the UK outside London, Liverpool is an 'art-lovers' paradise; from old masters to modern masterpieces and cutting-edge film, photography and visual arts. 

    Turn a corner in Liverpool and you will stumble across a theatre venue; the most renowned of which stages premiers by local and international writers, as well as hosting popular touring West End productions. 

    Check out some of our favourite galleries and museums below: 

    • Bluecoat
    • British Music Experience
    • Everyman
    • FACT
    • International Slavery Museum
    • Liverpool Empire
    • Liverpool Playhouse
    • Merseyside Maritime Museum
    • Museum of Liverpool
    • Tate Liverpool
    • Unity Theatre
    • Walker Art Gallery
  • Music


    Whether you prefer to see big names in stadium size venus or the newest talent in underground clubs, Liverpool is the place to be. 

    Classical music fans should not miss the world renowned Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Year-round Liverpool draws crowds to its internationally acclaimed music and cultural festivals. 

    You can be sure Liverpool is always celebrating something. 

    • Africa Oyé
    • Arts Club Liverpool
    • Brazilica
    • Brouhaha
    • Camp and Furnace
    • Creamfields
    • Echo Arena Liverpool
    • Liverpool Guild of Students
    • Liverpool International Music Festival
    • Liverpool Philharmonic
    • Liverpool Pride
    • Liverpool Sound City
    • Mersey River Festival
  • Sport


    Liverpool is sport mad. Home to two of the Premiership's biggest football teams, both home grounds are a mile or so from the city centre. 

    Aintree Racecourse is home to one of the highlights of the annual horse racing calendar, the Grand National. 

    Locally there is county cricket, gold on "England's Golf Cost" (with Royal Birkdale playing host to the 147th Open Championship in 2017), Rugby League at St Helens and Widnes and ample opportunities for water sports on the coastal outskirts of the city. 

    • Aintree Racecourse
    • Everton FC
    • Liverpool Cricket Club
    • Liverpool FC
    • Royal Birkdale
    • Royal Liverpool Golf Club
    • St Helens Rugby FC
    • Widnes Vikings
  • Shopping


    Liverpool is a shopping destination to rival any city. Liverpool houses 160 shops that are open late into the evening, along with restaurants and a nearby multiplex cinema. 

    Nearby, there is a high-end and designer fashion aat the Met Quarter and Cavern Walks. Just a short walk from there you can find small, eclectic boutiques and quirky shops, in Bold Street, offering a range of styles from urban streetwear to vintage fashion. 

    • Bold Street
    • Cavern Walks
    • Grand Central
    • Liverpool One
    • Met Quarter
  • Eating Out & Night Life


    There is an incredible range of cafes, bistros and restaurants in Liverpool appealing to all tastes and budgets. 

    There's hearty food to be had in the chilled out, bohemian surroundings of Hope Street or you could enjoy fine dining alongside breath taking 360° views across the city from Panoramic 34. 

    After you've eaten, take your pick of where to go out from student hangouts to celebrity hotspots - everything is within easy walking distance in the city centre.

    • Aloha
    • Chinatown
    • Heebie Jeebies
    • Host
    • Kimo's
    • Neon Jamon
    • Panoramic 34
    • The Quarter
    • Shipping Forecast
  • Relaxing


    In the south of the city you will find Sefton Park and Lark Lane, home to chilled-out bars, restaurants and an eclectic mix of independent shops. 

    Or head to the north of the city to find Formby which offers an unspoilt stretch of National Trust coastline or Crosby Beach to see Antony Gormley's 'Another Place', an installation of 100 life-size statues. 

    Liverpool is also within easy reach of the Lake District, North Wales and the Peak District. 

    • Albert Dock
    • Calderstones Park
    • Crosby Beach 
    • Formby 
    • Lake District
    • Lark Lane
    • North Wales
    • Peak District
    • Sefton Park