You might be surprised to find how green Liverpool is, with a wealth of beautiful city parks and a real sense of space.
Sefton Park in the south of the city is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. You can also find Palm House there, a Victorian glass building full of lush greenery that also regularly hosts events.
Nearby Lark Lane is home to chilled-out bars and restaurants and an eclectic mix of independent shops.
As we are a coastal city, we have some beautiful beaches too.
Formby is a National Trust coastline with forests that are one of the last remaining red squirrel habitats.
Nearby Crosby Beach is home to Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’, an installation of 100 life-size statues facing out to sea.
Liverpool is also within easy reach of the Lake District, North Wales and the Peak District.
There is an incredible range of cafés, bistros and restaurants in Liverpool appealing to all tastes and budgets.
On a budget
Close to campus is The Font, a great place to eat with friends on a tighter budget.
On Bold Street is Crust, whose freshly-made pizzas won’t break the bank. There you will also find Bakchich, which serves delicious Lebanese food at budget prices.
Near Smithdown Road is The Tavern, a well-loved establishment that serves unlimited hot drinks with their breakfasts!
Take a short walk into the city centre to find hearty food in chilled out independent venues like Neon Jamon, The Egg Café and Lucha Libre.
Bundobust is a wonderful vegetarian Indian chain that has recently opened in Bold Street.
Or, head to the Baltic Market which offers a range of independent stalls serving global cuisine.
60 Hope Street prides itself on its British sourced food. Or, enjoy fine dining alongside breath taking 360o views across the city from Panoramic 34, on the 34th floor of West Tower.
The Albert Dock is also home to some high-end dining.
Don’t forget, Liverpool has Europe’s oldest Chinatown. Yuet Ben offers delicious food with a view of the magnificent Chinese Arch, the largest outside China.