Getting Here and Essentials to Consider on Arrival

Getting here

Go to our page for guidance on reaching Liverpool. as well as the University.

From the airport

It is definitely worth doing some research about the cheapest way to get from the airport to your destination - compared to many countries, taxis in the UK are expensive. Websites such as Taxicode can be used for this.

Note for families with children: UK law states that children must use a child car seat until they are 12 years old or 135cm/4ft 5in tall, whichever comes first. If you are not travelling with your own child car seat, then you must ensure beforehand that the taxi or car hire firm can provide one. 
You should also check beforehand whether the taxi will accept payment by card, mobile or cash. While it is increasingly common for card and mobile payments to be accepted, it isn't standard.

Essentials on arrival

Accommodation: if you are moving straight into rented accommodation, make sure that before you arrive you have asked if there are any up-front costs, such as a deposit. You might also want to have a pack of bedlinen, towels, cutlery and crockery prepared if these will not be provided as well as basic food.

Food: if you've just got off the plane, it's unlikely that you'll feel like food shopping and cooking a meal. Just EatUber Eats and Deliveroo are sites where you can search for local restaurants which will deliver to your address.

Water: it's safe to drink the tap water in UK. The quality of drinking water is tightly controlled.