City Life

Liverpool is a world-class city famous for music, art, sport, culture and the friendliness of its people.

The city is on the North-West coast of England, close to Wales and its rugged coastline, and with easy travel to London, Manchester and Edinburgh, as well as Dublin and Belfast.

Liverpool has more museums, galleries and listed buildings that any other city in the UK outside of London, so outside of your academic programme you’ll have plenty to do and see!

Not to mention that Liverpool is regularly named one of the friendliest cities in the UK.

3, or even 6 weeks is never going to be long enough to explore all that Liverpool and the UK has to offer, so we work hard to create a social programme that introduces you to the best of the city, takes you deeper into local culture, and gives you the freedom to enjoy and express yourself however you choose.

Included in your tuition fee are welcome meals, a weekend trip outside of Liverpool as well as some activities and social events during the week to encourage you to socialise outside of the classroom. From day one you will have access to a responsive team who are on hand to recommend a restaurant, bar or gallery, or to assist with any welfare issues you might have.

You'll do a lot of exploring independently, so we've put together some ideas below and look forward to hearing your own suggestions of things to add!

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    Galleries, Museums and Culture

    Front of Everyman Playhouse

    With more galleries 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 too, 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, theatres and museums below:


    Colourful shot of live concert

    You may know The Beatles, but Liverpool has so much more!

    Whether you prefer to see big names in stadium size venues or the newest talent in underground clubs, Liverpool is the place to be. Summer in Liverpool brings internationally acclaimed music and cultural festivals, and all year round, Liverpool has a thriving underground music scene, with lots of venues to cater to all tastes.

    It’s not all pop music and festivals though. Classical music fans should not miss the world renowned Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, just a 5 minute walk from campus.

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    Champions League Trophies, Anfield

    Liverpool is sport mad. Home to two of the Premiership's biggest football teams, Liverpool and Everton, both stadiums are a mile or so from the city centre and open for visits. If you want tickets for a Liverpool game though, you’d better book in advance!

    Locally there is county cricket, golf on England's Golf Coast, Rugby League at St Helens and Widnes and ample opportunities for sailing, kayaking and open water swimming from the very centre of the city!

    Our tips:


    Liverpool One Shopping Centre

    Liverpool is a shopping destination to rival any city; many stores in the centre of the city are open late into the evening, along with restaurants and a nearby multiplex cinema.

    Close to campus there is a high-end and designer fashion at the Met Quarter and Cavern Walks, as well as the very popular Liverpool One shopping centre. Just a short stroll 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.

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    Eating Out & Night Life

    Image of people eating at Baltic Market

    There is an incredible range of cafes, bistros and restaurants in Liverpool appealing to all tastes and budgets. The City is becoming famous for its diverse and forward thinking independent food scene, and Scousers are known for enjoying a big night out!

    There's traditional food in the grand surroundings of Hope Street, fast food of all kinds around Ropewalks, or you could enjoy afternoon tea with breathtaking 360° views across the city from Panoramic 34. You can eat cheaply at student hangouts, visit Europe’s oldest Chinatown, or splurge on a three course feast at an internationally recognised restaurant.

    To get a sample of the city's truly independent food culture, head to the Baltic Market, just 10 minutes from the University and the city centre. Alternatively, head to Duke Street Food and Drink Market and sample food from a large number of independent restaurants 

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

    For food, start with:

    For places to spend your evening, why not try:

    Time Out for Nature

    Sefton Park, including lake

    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. Sefton Park also hosts music and food festivals over summer. It’s a quick train ride from the centre of town.

    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 stretching into the water.

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

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