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Study in Liverpool

Arguably the birth of modern pop music, this former European City of Culture is packed with museums and cultural landmarks.

The Beatles

Home of the Fab Four, Liverpool has been referred to as the 'World Capital of Pop'.

Nightlife – Liverpool John Moores University student

'Liverpool's nightlife alone is spectacular; the city is filled with culture; and we are home of the Beatles – why would you go elsewhere!?'

Liverpool vs Everton

One of football's fiercest and most emotional rivalries belongs in Liverpool.

City life – first year student at Liverpool John Moores University, 2016

'There is a huge variety in one area [in Concert Square]. You can dip in and out of the different bars depending on your taste and what offers they have on. Because it's all centered around one place, it feels very safe with police and club bouncers so I feel confident walking [around as a girl].'

The Three Graces

The Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building, and the Port of Liverpool Building make up the iconic waterfront.

Student life in Liverpool

Local gems, tips and things to do, as recommended by students.
Treat yourself
Shopping at Liverpool One, followed by cocktails in Seel Street
Low on cash
The Albert Docks always has free events, plus the Tate is here
Friday feeling
Concert Square is the heart of Liverpool nightlife
Sunday chilling
Moose Coffee for their Eggs Benedict or waffles – ultimate hangover cure!
Grab a bite
With Europe's oldest Chinese community, you're spoilt for choice
Feeling cultural
Go on a sightseeing tour of the city

Radio City Tower

The tower's viewing gallery offers panoramic views of Liverpool's skyline and beyond (Instagram: @thepaulellett).

City life – second year student at University of Liverpool, 2016

'Massive variety of pubs with the big chains like Wetherspoons offering cheap pitchers [while] smaller local pubs provide a good variety of guest real ales and ciders. The Grapes and the Pilgrim are two of these locals, and both frequently have live music from local bands.'

The Albert Docks

Home to award-winning attractions like The Beatles Story and The International Slavery Museum (Instagram: @thepaulellett).

Second year student at University of Liverpool, 2018

'I live in Smithdown which is where most students live. It's a great area with local shops such as Asda and Tesco a 5 minute walk away, as well as having great transport links. I would live in the same area again if given the chance.'

View from Albert Docks

Enjoy the waterside views that Liverpool has to offer from Albert Dock (Instagram: @thepaulellett).

Second year student at University of Liverpool, 2018

'Wavertree itself is fine. Lots of young couples and families. Not too many other students, but we chose this purposely. Close to bus stops and Edge Hill train station for easy access to Lime Street and Manchester Victoria.'

The Cavern Club

A thriving live music destination where The Beatles' musical identity was formed (Instagram: @thepaulellett).

Living in Liverpool

Housing, travel, and budgeting tips.

Average weekly rents*
  • Private landlord
  • £63 - £111
  • Cheap
Housing value for money*
  • Good deal
Local transport*
  • £9.60
  • Merseytravel Weekly Solo Ticket
  • (Bus)
Where you'll find students*
  • Kensington
  • Smithdown Road
  • London Road

*Average mean rents via Spareroom.co.uk (Feb 2017). Value for money via Which? University Survey 2016. Local transport via local operators' website.

Student money tips

Tate Liverpool is a free, cultural afternoon out.

The cost of living as a student soon adds up, us our budget calculator to find out roughly how much you'll need each month.

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