To celebrate our fabulous Liverpool campus, we are looking at the top five reasons to study in this vibrant city. Famous for its illustrious music scene, the Liverpool has arts and culture at its core and is a place that embraces creativity.
By Elena Carruthers. Published 20 March 2022. Last updated 11 January 2023.
The Royal Albert Dock sits at the heart of Liverpool and gives you access to a range of cafés, restaurants and a picturesque view of the river. Sit waterfront and enjoy a view of the canal while taking in everything the city has to offer.
From the 23rd March to the 5th April, the Royal Albert Dock will be illuminated as part of the Let There be Light installation which will promote up and coming artists. The trail will be converted to an outdoor art gallery lit up by more than 25,000 LED lights.
If there’s one thing Liverpool is renowned for, it’s music. Liverpool has been home to some of the most iconic British musicians, including Cilla Black, The Wombats, and most famously, The Beatles. Its star-studded music scene gave it the title of ‘City of Pop’ in the 2001 Guinness Book of World Records.
The British Music Experience showcases the evolution of British pop and rock music with a focus on the artists that helped to pave the way. The museum has more than 600 artefacts on display serving as monuments to some of the most famous musicians and bands throughout contemporary British history, as well as interactive experiences that display holographic performances. Students can enjoy a £4.50 discount with a valid student ID.
Enjoy a night out on the town
Liverpool is known for its lively nightlife scene with an abundance of charismatic clubs and bars for students to choose from. Some top picks include The Cavern Club which originally opened in the 19050’s as a jazz café. Symbolic of Liverpool’s music scene more widely, the club has seen significant evolution over the years and seen all types of bands and genres. The club is still thriving with various resident artists playing every day of the week.
If you want a more retro vibe, head along to Avenue Nightclub and immerse yourself in its unique aesthetic. With pink walls, patterned floors and funky lights, you can enjoy a night on the town in style.
Relax at Sefton Park
The city has a lively buzz but you will also find plenty of scenic parks to unwind in. Take a leisurely walk to Sefton park which is in the city centre, close enough to the action but still a relaxing, green space where you can reconnect with nature. The park won Green Heritage Award status for its 235 acres of beautiful open space and decorative monuments.
While you are there, you can also visit the beautiful Sefton Park Palm House, an indoor conservatory with an impressive botanical collection. The conservatory offers free entry during the day and becomes a club by night with various ticketed music events.
If you want to get even more out of Liverpool’s music scene, Sound City is a must. The music venue hosts a three-day festival each year and prides itself on presenting new talent to the world, having hosted some of the early performances of Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith, Stormzy and many more. The annual festival will run from the 30th April – 1st May in 2022 when it will also be celebrating its 15th Anniversary since opening. Sound City festival is an ideal opportunity to immerse yourself into the eclectic music and cultural scene that Liverpool has to offer.
Find out more about The University of Law’s Liverpool campus here.