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 near the Student Villages in the south of the city is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. Nearby Lark Lane is home to chilled-out bars and restaurants and an eclectic mix of independent shops.
You might also be surprised to find that as we are a coastal city, we have some beautiful beaches. Formby to the north of the city offers an unspoilt stretch of National Trust coastline with fantastic dunes and forests that are one of the last remaining habitats for the red squirrel. 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. Aside from the many eateries dotted around the campus, take a short walk into the city centre to find there’s hearty food to be had in chilled out, bohemian surroundings at independent venues like Neon Jamon, The Egg Café and Lucha Libre.
On a special occasion, push the boat out at 60 Hope Street, or enjoy fine dining alongside breath taking 360o views across the city and over to the Wirral Peninsula from Panoramic 34, on the 34th floor of West Tower.
Liverpool also has Europe’s oldest Chinatown, Yuet Ben offers delicious food with a view of the magnificent Chinese Arch, the largest outside China.