Liverpool Skyline

Joining us at the University of Liverpool gives you the opportunity to live in one of the UK’s most fun, friendly and famous cities.

There’s a world-famous waterfront, thousands of sports and cultural events each year, tours, attractions, bars, shops, restaurants and cafes stretching across the city-region.

Whilst you’re studying with us, we hope that you take advantage of living in one of the UK’s most exciting cities. Outside of London, the city of Liverpool has the fastest growing economy, more green space and more museums and galleries than any other city.

With beaches, parkland, seafront and skyscrapers Liverpool is a beautiful city, but the view isn’t the only reason people love it so much. Liverpool has all the attributes of any major European city, but with all the convenience of a small one. 

Whatever you enjoy, Liverpool has something for you. The city has an unmistakable personality and the people are recognised throughout Europe for their humour, welcoming nature and friendliness.

Accommodation Presentation delivered to students at XJTLU, 21st October 2020

Safety and Security

Liverpool has been rated as one of the UK’s safest cities and was voted the fourth friendliest city in the world by travel gurus ‘Rough Guides’. Our Campus Support Team operate to ensure a safe and secure, crime-free environment within the University community, through the provision of a proactive and vigilant Campus Support Officers. The team also provides a Chaperone Service within the campus grounds 24 hours a day subject to availability of officer staff. The University also has a Police Liaison Officer on campus.

Some key facts about our amazing city: 

Heart and soul

  • 445,000 population
  • 80 languages spoken at home
  • UK's oldest Chinese community
  • Six in ten UK graduates remain in the city 

Knowledge economy

  • Three universities
  • Home of 50,000+ students
  • 36,000+ active businesses
  • Projected 15% growth in knowledge economy by 2022 
  • England's fastest growing city outside of London over the past 20 years (Centre for Cities, 2018)

Arts and culture

  • Thriving arts, music and cultural capital
  • 54 million visitors annually
  • World Heritage skyline
  • Birthplace of the Beatles
  • Two Premier League football clubs
  • Most museums and galleries outside London
    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

    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

    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

    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.


    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