With three internationally recognised campuses, the University of Liverpool, John Moore’s University and Liverpool Hope University, all situated within the city centre, Liverpool is one of the most famous educational hubs in the world, home to around 70,000 students all living in student halls.
But apart from exceptional learning facilities and world-class tuition, what else does vibrant Liverpool have to offer?
Throughout this article, we’ll explore what makes Liverpool so appealing to students and why it’s such a fantastic place to live and study in.
What’s so special about Liverpool?
There are so many reasons to study in and stay in student accommodation in Liverpool, it’s hard to list them all. But we’ve highlighted the best that this bustling port city has to offer its students.
1. Sports central
If you weren’t aware, Liverpool lives and breathes football and is home to two of the world’s biggest football clubs: Liverpool and Everton FC. Love for the beautiful game is also evident with the high volume of grassroots men’s and women’s leagues across Merseyside.
Asides from football, Liverpool hosts the UK’s most famous annual horse race: The Grand National.
2. A night out like no other
Whether you’re a party animal or just a social drinker, Liverpool’s night scene offers something for everyone.
For live music, tribute acts and an all-around wholesome night out, Matthew Street is home to the Cavern Club.
Cocktail and lounge bars such as The Alchemist can be found on Liverpool’s Albert Dock and Cavern Quarter for a sophisticated outing.
Can’t resist arcades and enjoy drinking games? If so, Roxy’s Ballroom or Boom Bar are the places to go. Play pool, darts, and beer pong and even order food whilst you play.
Plus, be sure to check out Camp & Furnace in Liverpool’s Balti Triangle – this fantastic venue hosts themed nights and themed quizzes, for everything from ABBA to Harry Potter and even Universal’s Shrek.
3. It’s a city of music
Calling all music enthusiasts – Liverpool is synonymous with the UK’s music scene and is a hot spot for producing local musical talent. In fact, Liverpool is the only city in England to be awarded a UNESCO City of Music title.
The Beatles, Jamie Webster, and The Wombats are just a few famous acts to come from the heart of Merseyside.
Liverpool’s passion for sound is evident throughout the city, with live music on show throughout the year in bars and events, such as the International Liverpool Music Festival and Creamfields.
4. Shop till you drop
With a range of shopping destinations to visit, you can treat yourself after seminars or on the weekends.
Liverpool One, St John’s Market and Church Street offer a fantastic high-street shopping experience.
Or, if you’re looking for something more high-end, Liverpool’s MetQuarter and Cavern Walks is filled with designer boutiques and luxurious shops including MAC, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton.
5. A city for all
Liverpool is a proudly diverse and multicultural city that welcomes all religions – many churches, mosques, synagogues, and Buddhist centres exist in the city, ready to cater to the wide range of communities living in Liverpool.
This wonderful area is also LGBTQ-friendly, with a lively gay scene and community living in the city.
6. Culture Capital
Liverpool is one of the most culturally rich cities in the UK – given its immense impact on the world, it’s no surprise that Liverpool boasts several museums and galleries.
Visit some of the finest galleries in Europe, from the Walker Art Gallery to the Bluecoat. If modern art is what you prefer, the Tate Liverpool is well worth a visit.
Liverpool’s Albert Dock has The Maritime and International Slavery Museums that give a great insight into Liverpool’s dark maritime past – whilst The Beatles Story explores the ins and outs of the most revolutionary band in the world.
Get in touch with the student-let specialists
Here at Caro Lettings, we develop modern and affordable student accommodation in Liverpool city centre. From stylish student houses to contemporary flats, you can be sure your new home in the city will create a fantastic living experience in Liverpool.