Liverpool has many exciting and amusing attractions that make it an excellent home for students. Whether you’re a party animal, nature lover or culture vulture, Merseyside’s crowning jewel has the perfect exhilarating escape for you.
Throughout this blog, our student accommodation experts Caro Lettings share their extensive knowledge of everything this city has to, giving you the best = must-try activities in Liverpool.
Eight of the best things to do in Liverpool
If we were to list every exciting attraction in Liverpool, you’d be reading for hours on end – that’s why we’ve narrowed it down to eight entertaining experiences that we think you’ll love.
1. Let loose at a Camp and furnace-themed events
Located in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, Camp and Furnace offers the most unforgettable themed experiences – whatever subject you’re interested in, this unique events hall hosts it all.
From unmissable Harry Potter quiz parties to ABBA tribute nights, this venue provides different topical events throughout the month.
Additionally, Camp and Furnace hosts their signature ‘Bingo Lingo’ night weekly – an exciting and wacky event that turns traditional bingo completely on its head. Fun-loving event hosts help to truly get the party started, which involves plenty of crowd interaction, stage battles, and best of all, incredible prizes!
2. Take a trip to one of many game rooms
Looking for fun indoor activities in Liverpool suitable for day and night ventures? If so, Liverpool has you covered – fusing party games and booze, Liverpool city centre is home to several game arcades including Boom Battle Bar, Roxy Ball Room, and the recently opened Gravity Max.
Venture down to either with a friend or your entire house and let the games commence. Keep it simple with traditional games such as pool, ten-pin bowling, shuffleboard, and air Hockey.
Planning on hitting the town afterwards? These fantastic bars offer the ultimate classic drinking game to kick the night off – beer pong! You could even get on the karaoke and offer your friends a treat for the ears!
Boom Battle Bar also offers super-thrilling axe throwing, but there’s a but – to avoid accidents and save your dignity when axes end up wedged in the heavens, management insists on no drinking before and during the activity.
3. Live music at Matthew Street – Liverpool’s most famous street
Liverpool is famed for its music and entertainment scene, with revolutionary band The Beatles hailing from this magical city. So, it’s no surprise that you can find several live music acts up and down Matthew Street – the home of the original Cavern Club, where the Beatles spent their early days performing.
Although the original club was knocked down and replaced by the new Cavern Club, it still offers an incredible live music atmosphere where you can drink, laugh, and dance the night away with your pals.
4. Roller Drome at the Invisible Wind Factory
Roller skate to your heart’s content at the Roller Drome, an incredibly chill yet fun roller experience in Vauxhall. Simply hire a pair of skates or bring your own and groove the night away to funky tunes and a light show that will heighten your senses.
When you’ve skated all you can, mooch on over to the bar for drinks, and delicious pizza slices – we’re sure you won’t be able to resist!
5. Formby Beach and Red Squirrel reserve
Escape from your textbooks and endless submissions to Formby Beach, a coastal haven just a short train ride up the coast. Take in the sights and breathe in the refreshing sea air as you stroll through the sand dunes and along the tide’s edge – and be sure to visit the ice cream van usually parked near the beach entrance!
Take a break and immerse yourself in spotting some of Formby Beach’s many animal inhabitants during your visit – in fact, Formby is one of only a few red squirrel reserves left in the UK. Take a stroll through the nearby woodlands to catch a glimpse of the beautiful and rare red squirrel, which you’re unlikely to see throughout most of the UK due to declining numbers.
6. Museums galore
Liverpool is a beacon of cultural richness thanks to its maritime influence and musical heritage – so why not take some time away from your subject studies and explore the city’s array of museums and galleries?
Embark on a journey through some of Europe’s most exquisite galleries, including the renowned Walker Art Gallery and the iconic Bluecoat. For contemporary art enthusiasts, the Tate Liverpool offers a captivating experience that is not to be missed.
Liverpool’s historic Albert Dock is home to two significant museums: The Maritime Museum and the International Slavery Museum. These institutions shed light on Liverpool’s maritime history, with a focus on both the lighter and darker chapters.
For fans of music history, The Beatles Story provides an immersive exploration of the groundbreaking journey of the world’s most revolutionary band and has an on-site café perfect for light bites.
7. Anfield and Goodison Park stadium tours
Calling all lovers of the beautiful game – no stay in Liverpool is complete without visiting the famous grounds of Liverpool’s most decorated clubs.
Take a guided tour around Anfield, home to the six-time European champions Liverpool FC. Visit the home and away dressing rooms, sit in the stands, and explore the club’s interactive museum which is filled with trophies, famous memorabilia, and lots of club history.
Or venture across Stanley Park for a tour of Goodison Park and explore the stadium of Liverpool’s oldest club: Everton FC. Learn about the extensive history of this historical club and walk down the club tunnel towards the pitch, just as many famous players have done before.
8. A drinking experience – Alcotraz style!
Visit one of Liverpool’s most unique cocktail bars Alcotraz, where you’re guaranteed a drinking experience like no other. Forget who you really are for a few hours, as you’re now a convicted inmate living in Cell Block Three-Six.
Laugh along with your friends as you attempt to smuggle in liquor as instructed by an infamous bootlegging gang. The drinks you manage to sneak past the guards and Warden will be turned into a delightful and truly bespoke cocktail crafted by an inmate mixologist for you to enjoy behind bars.
But don’t worry, you’ll be eligible for early release as soon as you’re ready to leave!
We hope you’ve found our guide on the fun things to do in Liverpool insightful and useful!
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