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Top 5 reasons to study in Liverpool

To celebrate our partnership with the University of Liverpool, we’ve taken a look at the top five reasons to study in this vibrant city. Famous for its illustrious music scene, Liverpool has arts and culture at its core, and is a place that embraces creativity. If you’re considering one of our postgraduate courses delivered at the University of Liverpool our guide has you covered.

By Grant Longstaff. Published 20 March 2022. Last updated 6 June 2024.

Booming music scene

If there’s one thing Liverpool is renowned for, it’s music, and the city is home to some of the most iconic British musicians. Most famous of all, of course, are The Beatles, however there are many more artists and bands from Merseyside, including, Cilla Black, Paul Heaton, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, The Wombats, The Zutons and many more. Its star-studded music scene even gave Liverpool the title of ‘City of Pop’ in the 2001 Guinness Book of World Records.

The city is also home to The British Music Experience, a museum devoted to the history, growth and evolution of British pop and rock music, with a focus on the artists who helped 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 discount with a valid student ID.

Thriving nightlife

For a city with such a rich musical history it makes sense that Liverpool also boasts a lively nightlife scene. No matter where you are in the city, you’ll find an abundance of charismatic clubs and bars for students to choose from.

One of the most popular areas is Mathew Street, home of the infamous Cavern Club, and many other bars, where you’ll find live music of all kinds most nights of the week. Concert Square is also another popular area for a great night out, and if you want to take the night into the early hours of the morning you’ll find a range of clubs on Eberle Street.

If you’re looking for a place that will cater to a variety of tastes then Wood Street might be your best option. It has student bars, cocktail places, traditional Irish pubs and themed bars, a real mix for any might out. You’ll also find plenty of live music here too. You could also visit Royal Albert Dock which offers a range of cafés and restaurants and a picturesque view of the river Mersey.

Finally, Stanley Street is the place to go if you’re looking for Liverpool’s thriving LGBTQ+ scene, including The Lisbon, the cities longest established gay bar.  You’ll also find more bars and clubs just a short walk away on Victoria Street.

Escape the hustle and bustle

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city you don’t need to look too far at all. You could visit Sefton Park. Whilst close to the city centre, the relaxing, green space offers a place to reconnect with nature among its 235 acres of beautiful open space and decorative monuments.

Alternatively, you could visit New Brighton, a seaside resort on the Wirral. If the weather is right you could take a day trip to Wallasey Beach, otherwise you could explore one of the many places to eat and drink at Marine Point, walk along the promenade, or take in views of the lighthouse and Liverpool Docks.

Sporting venues

Liverpool is home to two premier league clubs, Liverpool and Everton, so if you’re into football then you have to make it a priority to see at least one match. Liverpool play their home games at Anfield, whilst Everton play at Goodison Park, with both venues offering stadium tours taking you behind the scenes of each club. Be sure to book your visit to Goodison Park sooner rather than later, as their new home, Everton Stadium, is under construction at Bramley-Moore Docks. Once opened, the site will also host shops, bars and restaurants alongside the new stadium.

Live events

The city is the host of live events all year round and you’re sure to find something that interests you. Some of the most popular are River of Light, an annual free event which turns the Liverpool waterfront into an illuminated gallery, and the Africa Oyé festival, the UK’s largest celebration of African music and culture.

It would be impossible to list every event here, but there’s festivals for everything from music to food and drink, and you can find a full listing of what’s on in the city at Visit Liverpool, making it easy to fill your calendar with incredible events.


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