12 Reasons You Should Study in Liverpool
1. It’s Cheap!
Liverpool is one of the most student friendly cities in the UK and because of its student culture there are lots of inexpensive shops, bars and restaurants that students can take advantage of. Alongside the big name supermarkets, such as Tescos and Sainsburys, there are also a host of cheap shops that will soon become your favourite. Home & Bargain, Poundland and Wilkinsons all offer everyday essentials, often with special student offers. Liverpool is compact, meaning you can grab a bargain without having to travel too far – almost everything is within walking distance. There ‘s also a host of vintage shops that serve up a unique and fashionable bargain – head over to Bold St. to find some of the best in the city. Take a look at three places to bag a bargain in Liverpool below.
3 Places to Grab a Bargain in Liverpool
Home & Bargain – for all your home decorating and snacking needs.
The Pilgrim – hugely popular with students, The Pilgrim serves some of the cheapest pints in the city.
Pop Boutique – vintage fashion for men and women at a fraction of the price.
2. It’s Iconic
Studying in Liverpool means studying in one of the most important cities in the UK. Need we mention that Liverpool is the birth place to one of the biggest bands in the world? The Beatles get a lot of love around the city including their own dockside attraction and many gift shops selling their familiar faces. It’s also home to architecturally iconic buildings such as The Liver Buildings, The Anglican Cathedral and the RIBA winning Everyman Playhouse. You can learn all about Liverpool’s important place in history with a trip to The Liverpool Museum or Walker Art Gallery – both of which are free.
3 Iconic Places to Visit in Liverpool
The Liver Buildings – grade 1 listed and stunning. You can even catch the ferry across the Mersey close by.
The Anglican Cathedral - a reassuring presence that can be seen across most of the city. It wouldn’t be Liverpool without The Anglican. In fact Liverpool is lucky enough to boast two cathedrals, not bad for such a small city!
The Albert Docks – one of the best views in the city can be seen from its waters edge.
3. Its Got a Diverse Selection of Universities
With roughly 500,000 people living in the city, Liverpool has an unusually high concentration of Universities. Whether you’re looking to study in The University of Liverpool, Liverpool Hope, Liverpool John Moores or LIPA you’re sure to meet a diverse selection of students. The city really comes alive when the students are in town due to them making up a large part of the city’s population. It’s this concentration of young residents that give the city its energy and vibrancy, which is part of the reason so many students choose to study here.
4. There’s Always an Event Going on
With a high concentration of live music, theatres and performance friendly bars Liverpool always has something going on. There’s a thriving fringe scene in Liverpool, thanks to the enterprising spirit that can be felt throughout the city. The people of Liverpool are the makers of their own fortunes, which means you’re always bound to meet someone who is putting a show on somewhere. It also has a thriving music scene thanks to its legendary music roots. You can even take a seat in Bier off Bold St and look at the wall for all of the great Liverpool bands that have come from the city.
3 Places to Find an Event in The City
East Village Arts Club – great bar, live music and a theatre in the back, you’re bound to find something going on here.
Unity Theatre – often filled with performances from graduates and local theatre practitioners, The Unity is a great independent theatre close by to one of the best pubs in the city – The Pilgrim.
Camp and Furnace – in the Baltic Triangle lies Camp and Furnace, one of the most versatile spaces in the city. Everything happens here, from live music to big screenings.
5. The People Are Great!
Liverpool would be nothing without its people. Known globally as being friendly and funny you’ll be hard pressed not to make friends with a Liverpudlian. Besides from its celebrity royalty, like John Lennon and Cilla Black, the people of Liverpool are some of the best in the UK. If you’re studying in Liverpool its the people that will make your time in the city memorable.
3 Places to People Watch in Liverpool
The Bombed Out Church – in the Summer, it can’t be touched for some of the most eccentric people in the city.
FACT - the perfect place to find arty, interesting people and see a decent bit of independent cinema.
Concert Square - where you’re bound to spend some of your time getting to know the locals.
6. The City Belongs to The Students
As stated before, a large part of the population of Liverpool is made up of its students. It’s the perfect place to meet new people, whether that be on your course or when you’re out in the city. Many of the local businesses also support student culture and offer discounts.
3 of the Most Student Friendly Places in Liverpool
The Everyman & Playhouse Theatres – Join YEP and you can see a play for £5!
The Hope & Anchor - Just outside the John Moores Library is one of the most popular bars to play pool and drink in – and it’s near a cash point.
St John’s Markets – One of the most recognisable spots in the city, and it’s right next door to Radio City Tower. It’s the best place in the city to find quality, cheap food and you’ll meet some of the legendary locals.
7. It’s Home to Liverpool FC and Everton
Whether you’re a red or a blue the football teams are one of the biggest reasons students to choose to come to the city. Join the reds at Anfield and the blues at Goodison park and watch two of the best known teams in the UK battle it out. You’re sure to meet a fellow football fan as you study and live in the city
8. It’s Conveniently Located
Manchester is only a 45 min train journey away and London is 2 hours, both of which are reachable from the main train station, Liverpool Lime Street. Being that close to two of the most prominent cities in the UK means that your new home away from home is seriously convenient. It’s a lot close to everything than you think. You can also travel to the immediate surrounding areas that feature some great things to do, you could even see some of the coast.
9. The Night Life is Anything You Want it to be
Liverpool is a city of many faces which means you can make your night out anything you want it to be. Whether you like super clubs and cocktail bars and want to party hard in Concert Square or you want to chill with the cool kids at Camp and Furnace or The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool is sure to offer something you’ll love. You can turn your night out in Liverpool into anything you want it to be as the city caters to all tastes. Party in some of the best night spots in the UK, and it won’t cost you the earth!
3 Great Places to Have a Drink in Liverpool
Brooklyn Mixer – one for hip hop fans and those than enjoy a good lager. Head to Brooklyn mixer for beats and beers.
Cafe Tabac - A great starter for the night, Tabac is funky and in a great location.
Santa Chupitos – the best five dollar shake in town and it plays great music, it’s on Slate Street which is the heart of Liverpool night life.
10. It Boasts Amazing Alumni
The cities wide array of Universities has some impressive alumni. With The University of Liverpool boasting Channel four news anchor Jon Snow, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, the city produces great talent. You could be part of the next generation of great minds that the city has produced. Make you mark in a city that produces great minds.
11. It’s Cultural
Liverpool is home to some of the greatest galleries and theatres in the country. Right on your doorstep you can find Tate Liverpool, The Walker Art Gallery and The Everyman and Playhouse. These iconic institutions house great works by local and international artists as well putting on innovative shows that celebrate the city’s culture. You’ll never be short for culture in Liverpool, and almost all of them offer student discounts or are completely free.
3 Places to Get Your Cultural Fix in Liverpool
The Walker Art Gallery – located in the culture quarter, this gallery hosts some of the biggest collections form local artists.
Tate Liverpool - home to some of the most important artworks in the world Tate Liverpool is one of the best modern art galleries outside of London.
Liverpool Central Library – After an extensive refurbishment Central Library is by far one of the best places in the city to study and discover some local history.
12. It Has Diverse Food & Drink on Offer
Liverpool is the happy home to many different places to eat. As well as the big chains that will offer student discount the city’s collection of local eateries is astounding. Dine on Lebanese street food, south american soul food or traditional English fare – the city has it all. Keep your brain nourished as you study in Liverpool and discover the city’s huge collection of independent restaurants.
3 Student Friendly Places to Eat in Liverpool
Egg Cafe – Vegetarian and Vegan friendly as well as reasonably priced.
Tokyou Noodle Bar – pan asian food at cheap prices.
The Moon & Pea – Located outside of the city in the artsy Lark Lane this cafe does proper homecooked food well.