Liverpool Student Guide

Posted at: 10:05 am,  09/22/2016

Location:

One of the major cities in the United Kingdom and home to two of the most popular teams in the Barclay’s Premier League, we have the city of Liverpool. Boasting a population of roughly 2,200,000 inhabitants according to the very most recent figures, it is one of the most densely populated areas in England.

Culture:

Once the European City of Culture, Liverpool has a rich and vibrant history dating back as far as 1207 and is regarded by many as being one of the greatest metropolitan areas in the UK today. The city has a number of museums that commemorate the history and culture of the city such as; the Museum of Liverpool, the World Museum, the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Sudley House and the Walker Art Gallery.

There are a number of cinemas in Liverpool too, with everything that you could need to be covered. The latest and greatest from Hollywood are shown here, and you can go to either the local Odeon (With its own IMAX screen), Showcase Cinemas or even the Picturehouse at FACT. However, more independent features are available at one of the city’s many film societies.

There are a number of famous people from Liverpool too, including Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Kim Cattrall, Abbey Clancy, Keith Chegwin, Miles Kane, Holly Johnson and Daniel Craig.

Nightlife:

The draw of a university is often the ability to go out and experience the rich and vibrant nightlife of the city that you’re staying in. With the city of Liverpool, you’ll most certainly be in for a great night out. We’ve compiled a list of three places that we think will tickle your fancy, check them out!

First up we have Sanctum, a nightclub in the city that has a very loyal following. The club offers everything from live music and DJ sets all the way through to the very best alcohol that you can buy and a great atmosphere to boot. We cannot recommend this club enough! Check it out; you won’t regret it.

Secondly, we have Cream, which truly does have to be seen to be believed. The club has everything from a large performance stage with the best live acts and DJ sets in the UK, but also the best atmosphere you can ask for in such a large venue, great drinks, friendly staff and an awesome night out!

And finally, we have Heebie Jeebies, the nightclub that has everything you need if you’re a student. Offering a “Meat & Greet”, don’t worry, we haven’t spelt that wrong, it is literally a grill and a chance to meet some of your new students and try some food while you’re at it. The whole club offers everything from alcohol to a dancefloor to awesome alcohol!

Activities:

The city has a number of ways that it brings the people together, one of the best ways is with their Liverpool Sound City Festival, which has a great selection of musicians that play live, previous acts have included Ed Sheeran, who’s first gig was the festival, we recommend you grab tickets while you still can!

Transport:

The city’s transportation is incredibly efficient, offering bus services and train stations as well as designated cycle paths too. The city also has an international airport, named after Beatle John Lennon, which flies everywhere you need if you’re looking for a mini-break abroad, all flights from the John Lennon International Airport.


Concert Square

The nightlife in Liverpool has been known to be one of the best in the UK. Concert Square is an area full of bars and clubs so you can wonder from bar to bar depending on your mood. The intense competition drives the prices to drinks down, which is great for students!

Liverpool ONE

Liverpool is one of the UK's biggest retail and leisure destinations! One shopping we need to mention is Liverpool ONE, which has over 160 stores, bars and restaurants, 14 screen cinema and even an indoor adventure golf course! There is a five acre park to so you can grab some snacks and drinks and sit in the fresh air and the sun (when it decides to come out).

Anfield Stadium

Anfield is home to Liverpool FC. The stadiums capacity is 54,000 so you can imagine what the atmosphere can be like here. Tickets can be pricey, but with some of the cup games and friendlies Liverpool will reduce costs, so this will be better for students to experience this without the large costs. Anfield also hosts another performances and events, so check their website to see if there is something you and your friends may enjoy.