Liverpool offers a broad selection of shops for every age, shape and style. From the small vintage boutiques on Bold Street, to the high street giants at Liverpool ONE, you’ll never be short of places to peruse regardless of budget.

What’s more, aside from the usual student discount most high-street stores offer, there are a number of discount cards you can buy, such as the Independent Liverpool card, which unlocks special deals in smaller-run, independent stores, saving you money and helping to support small business.


Liverpool’s cultural diversity is perfectly represented through its wide range of fantastic places to eat. Whether it’s trying out one of the restaurants in Europe’s oldest Chinatown, or grabbing a coffee whilst studying at Root in Liverpool ONE, there are a lot of different flavours and atmospheres to relish.

Liverpool also offers a number of food shops, including zero waste options in shops like LIV Organic in the city centre, and fully vegan stores like Purple Carrot on Smithdown Road, to suit every dietary requirement and budget.


Hailed in the Guinness Book of Records as the capital of pop, and one of only two English cities to hold the UNESCO City of Music title, Liverpool is world-renowned for its music – and no, not just the Beatles!
If you’re after smaller, independent live music gigs you can find them at the likes of 24 Kitchen Street, the Arts Club or the Kazimier’s Invisible Wind Factory. Liverpool is also home to the Liverpool’s O2 Academy for those wanting to enjoy larger events.

If festivals are your thing, Liverpool has you covered. Our annual festivals include Sound City, Africa Oyé and Liverpool International Music Festival, to name just a few.


For those looking to dance the night away, Concert Square is packed full of clubs and bars, with outdoor seating areas for the summer nights. Smithdown Road is a popular student area, housing dive bars and pubs that put on great offers for students as well as an energetic and positive atmosphere.

The Baltic Triangle is another great place for students to enjoy drinks and dancing for all tastes, styles and budgets. With nights like Camp and Furnace’s open-deck nights on Tuesday’s, and the cosy botanical hide out at Constellations, you’ll never be short of things to do!


Liverpool has a rich history and cultural offering that it showcases through its many museums, theatres and art galleries. The Tate Liverpool on the docks and each of Liverpool’s excellent museums have a constant stream of amazing exhibitions, whilst Unity Theatre showcases the region’s best creative performance minds.

The cities two major cathedrals – Anglican and Roman Catholic – dominate the beautiful waterfront skyline, however there are many churches to be found across the Greek Orthodox, Unitarian and many other churches, mosques, synagogue and temples can be found across Liverpool.

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