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Liverpool is a world-famous city. This place birthed The Beatles, Wayne Rooney, and Elvis Costello! This city is known for its amazing music scene and it’s extremely unique accent! Take a look at our guide and you’ll be a proper Scouser in no time!
If you’re new to the city, our Liverpool city guide will help you find your feet and experience the best of it.
Liverpool has a great bus network that’ll take you around the city. The city can be quite spread out at times, but you’ll soon get the hang of the local buses.
For students attending the University of Liverpool, you won’t need to catch any buses to get to campus from the centre of town, as it’s only a short walk.
If you’re attending Liverpool Hope University, to get to Hope Park, hop on the number 75 or 86c bus. To get to the creative campus, get the 21 to Shaw Street or the 101 to Langsdale Street. These will drop you near to the creative campus.
If you’re attending Liverpool John Moores University, you won’t need any buses to get to the city campus or the Mount Pleasant, as they are both about a 10-minute walk from the city centre.
In terms of getting around by taxi, there are lots of taxi ranks in the city centre and an average fare won’t cost too much. As Liverpool is a little busier than most cities, you may find your fare is a little more expensive if you get stuck in traffic. Alternatively, Uber is available in Liverpool.
TIP: If you want a speedy way to get around the city, bike rental is available in Liverpool for as little as £1 a day or £5 a week. Find out more here.
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Liverpool is a city known for its incredible music scene and great nightlife. It’s a gorgeous city with plenty to see and do.
The first place you should check out in the city is Albert Dock. It’s home to a whole host of shops and historic sites to see. Here you’ll find the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Beatles museum, The Beatles Story. If you’re a culture-vulture, Tate Liverpool has an amazing collection of artwork to go and see. The Tate is based in a few cities in the UK and is known if showcasing the latest in innovative art.
Other than Albert Dock, there’s plenty of cool stuff to see in Liverpool. Head over to the Walker Art Gallery to see painting ranging from the 12th century to the 20th century. For something totally different, pop into the Blue Planet Aquarium to see loads of exotic fish and even some sharks!
If you want somewhere to take a nice walk, Liverpool has got tons of amazing parks to check out. Sefton Park is absolutely huge and a great place to spend an afternoon in. its even got a huge lake for you to walk around. St James Gardens is a stunning space to walk around and is even home to the gothic Liverpool cathedral! Festival Gardens is another gorgeous open space to walk around.
For something totally different, head over to Liverpool’s Chinatown. Liverpool has one of the oldest Chinese communities in Europe. You’ll this area a mile off, as it’s home to the largest Chinese arch outside of China! It stands at over 44 metres high and has over 250 dragons carved into it! It was given as a gift from Shanghai to the city of Liverpool in 2000 and has been there ever since!
If you’re looking for somewhere to grab a few drinks, Liverpool has lots to offer! If you want something a little international, check out La Revolución De Cuba! It’s an awesome Cuban themed bar on Albert Dock. Modo is a cool nightspot, with loads of awesome neon lights adorned all over the bar. Baa Bar is a great place to have a few drinks in for a reasonable price. They even offer a £1 shot with every drink! If you’re looking for something totally different, go to the famous Cavern Club. It’s known as being one of the first clubs The Beatles played at. You can even watch a Beatles tribute band live!
If you’re looking for a fun night out, Liverpool’s got plenty to offer! The Krazyhouse is a student favourite in the city. With loads of great drink deals and themed nights (like lightsaber parties!), this is a perfect night out for you and some mates. Fusion is another great place to check out. This club is a little fancier than Krazyhouse. If you’re worried it’ll hurt your wallet though, don’t fear! It’s got free entry for students! Level nightclub is another cool nightspot to check out. It’s got three floors to explore and has great resident DJs. If you’re a big fan of EDM and Dance music, check out Medication. The clubs been going for over twenty years and is one of Liverpool’s best dance spots for students! Heebie Jeebies is a student favourite. Its ‘cheese’ floor is a particular favourite of partygoers as well!
If you’re looking to grab a lovely cup of tea or coffee, you’ll find lots of places to get your fix in Liverpool. Moose Coffee is a cool place to go to They’ve even got faux moose antler chandeliers hanging from the ceiling! 92 Degrees Coffee is a relaxing place to grab a cuppa. It’s got lovely sofas for you to kick back on whilst you sip your java! Bold Street Coffee is the perfect place for your breakfast brew and a tasty bacon sarnie!
If you’re a sports fan, it goes without saying that you should be excited to come to Liverpool. Not only does Liverpool house the historic Liverpool FC, but also the mighty Everton! Whether you choose the reds or the blues is your call, but you’d be a fool to live in Liverpool for three years and not pop into either ground. Anfield is known for having one of the best footballing atmospheres in the world! Catching Everton at Goodison Park is also an amazing day out.
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Liverpool has got loads of great places grab dinner or a bite to eat! As Liverpool is quite large you’ll be able to find all of the main restaurant chains here.
If you’re looking for some delicious tapas to share with friends, head over to Neon Jamon. It’s a gorgeous Spanish restaurant that specialises in delicious sharing plates. A good place to check out with mates is the Yard and Coop. It’s got a stunning interior. This place specialises in delicious burgers! If you want to share a slice with some mates, the aptly named Crust should be your go-to spot!
For vegetarians and vegans, the Egg Vegetarian Café serves up tasty homemade veggie meals every day. If you want some great vegetarian Indian food, check out Sanskruti for some amazing dishes!
Liverpool has loads of great shops you can visit. It’s got tons of range, from mainstream brands to quirky vintage shops. Whatever you fancy, you’ll be able to find it here!
The Liverpool One and St Johns shopping centres will cater to most of your shopping needs. They’re both full of loads of shops and stock all of the high street labels. They’re both easy to access and are close to the city centre. There are lots of shops in Liverpool centre to pick up some new clothes as well.
If you’re looking for some vintage clothing, Liverpool has a lot to offer. 69A, Total Recall and Duke Street Bazaar, all have loads of old-school clobber for you to have a rummage through!
Liverpool has got a large student population, so there’s plenty of student accommodation to choose from. The main student areas are Tuebrook Kensington, Toxteth, Wavertree/Smithdown, Aigburth, Allerton/Mossley Hill.
The closest to the city centre are Tuebrook and Toxteth. Out of the two Toxteth is a little more expensive, you’ll find fewer students here.
Wavertree/Smithdown, Aigburth and Allerton/Mossley Hill are quite far out. You’ll probably have to get a bus to get into town from these places. The rents are quite low though and these places tend to be quite popular with students.
Some choose to stay in the city centre. This means you’re close to the action, but rents will be higher here and you’ll likely be interspersed with working professionals and families.
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