Liverpool is a diverse metropolitan city that boasts a fantastic culture and musical atmosphere. It was even named European Capital of Culture in 2008, and is well known for its friendly population, great nightlife and amazing music background; Liverpool offers excitement and plenty of attractions.
Liverpool is a spectacular place to shop and many people come from miles around to sample it. The city is home to many designer brands and hosts Britain’s only Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar with 3 floors devoted to fine fragrance and beauty.
Liverpool One Retail Park - Europe’s largest open air retail complex with over 160 high street and designer brands, you really can shop ‘till you drop at Liverpool One.
The Met Quarter – Home to 46 exclusive designer and boutique brands and is also referred to as the ‘Bond Street of Liverpool’.
Bold Street - A bohemian haven that’s rated by Lonely Planet as one of the best shopping streets in the UK. It’s the place to go to for independent shops, cafes and restaurants.
The city is vibrant and diverse in its nightlife and boasts a huge array of bars, pubs and clubs in hotspots like Concert Square and St Peters’ Square.
The Cavern Club -Must see destination as the birthplace of the Beatles and possibly the most famous live music venue in the world. A great laidback atmosphere with different live bands every night.
Krazy House – The biggest alternative venue in the north of England, very student focused with plenty of deals and three floors of Rock, Indie and Dance Anthems.
Superstar Boudoir - Located in the heart of Liverpool’s Gay Village, this basement club has long been a go to place for the LGBT community and is very popular with general clubbers and students.
Comedy Central Comedy Club – Laugh out loud at one of the longest running comedy venues in Liverpool, it hosts top comedians every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday night.
A large part of Liverpool’s fantastic reputation is built on its passion for sport, most famously renowned for its two English Premier League Football Clubs, Liverpool FC and Everton FC. The city also has traditions in sports like boxing and golf, hosting world class events such as World Championship Boxing, ‘The Open Championship’ and the ‘Champions league’.
Want to keep fit or just enjoy competition? The city has the highest number of leisure and sporting facilities per person than any other city, so it has something for everyone no matter what sport you take part in.
Liverpool has a spectacular restaurant scene that is currently booming with foodies coming to the city to sample everything from fine dining to international street food. Liverpool has something for every taste and budget.
Here are a few of Liverpool’s most popular restaurants:
The Egg –If you want tasty vegetarian or vegan food then this student hotspot is for you. Very affordable with a laid back and creative atmosphere.
Smuggler's Cove - This amazing theme bar is very popular with students and offers a delicious deli style and barbeque menu. As a bonus it also has live music every night!
Moose Coffee – Liverpool’s top spot for lunch, famous for their skyscraper stacked pancakes, great coffee and amazing American dishes.
Ichi Noodle -Well known for it’s full to the brim boxes of rice and noodle snacks at fantastic prices, this is a place that will keep you going back for more.
The Arts & Attractions
Liverpool has more galleries and museums than any UK city outside of London and as most are free to enter, so it’s great for your bank account.
The Beatles Story – A fantastic attraction that lets you experience the life and times of the legendary band. An atmospheric and fun place that also offers student discount.
The Walker Art Gallery - Home to internationally renowned works of art by artists like Rubens, Rembrandt and Gainsborough and it’s free to enter.
The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall - Home to the award winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
Liverpool’s music background is legendary across the globe and the city is home to many influential venues and bands.
The Beatles - Hometown of one of the most celebrated and successful bands in history and also named the ‘Guinness Book of World Records Capital of Pop Music’.
Liverpool Echo Arena – A large and modern arena that plays host to the biggest names in music, comedy and sport.
The Liverpool International Music Festival - Bringing over 200,000 people to the city every year, it hosts a wide range of bands and artists playing all genres of music across the city.
Liverpool has a great rail service with frequent inner city and national train services from Liverpool Central and Lime Street stations that allow you to get around the city and the rest of the UK very easily. John Lennon Airport is a major international airport and allows you travel across the country and the rest of the world.
All four of our Liverpool student accommodation buildings are within a 15 minute walk of both the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moore’s University, and only a 15 minute bus trip from the city centre.
The best thing about living at Raleigh Park is the staff team, all of whom are friendly and willing to help at any time. Raleigh Park provides a safe environment, perfect for your time at university.Stacey Marie Lee, MSc Biology, University of Nottingham