Guide to the best areas for students in Liverpool

Thinking of going to university in Liverpool but wondering which area to live in? We’ve got you covered.

Liverpool is a vibrant city full of culture and history, making it an attractive place for students looking to study in the UK. It's also home to some of the top unis in the country and has everything you need to settle in and feel right at home – excellent transport, safe neighbourhoods, good food, and plenty of affordable things to keep you busy.

But with so many different neighbourhoods and suburbs, it can be hard to figure out where exactly is right for you. To make things easier, we’ve compiled this guide to the best places for students to live in Liverpool.

City Centre

The city centre is very student-friendly and has plenty of bars, cafes and shops that cater to students.  It’s close to the University of Liverpool and John Moores University, putting you in the ideal location for your uni commute. If you want to be in the heart of it all with easy access to Liverpool’s nightlife and student scene, this is a great place to be.

Smithdown Road

Another area great for students is Smithdown Road. This suburb is located south of the city and is filled to the brim with restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs that offer great student discounts. It also has an array of shops selling everything from clothes and books to electronics, so you don’t have to travel far to shop. There are also plenty of parks around when you need fresh air or want some peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle.


Wavertree is another popular spot among students because it’s also one of the best connected in Liverpool. Located in south Liverpool and close to local unis, there are plenty of bus routes running through Wavertree, which makes getting around really easy, even after a night out. The area offers some stunning scenery, including Sefton Park - one of the biggest parks in Europe - which is a great place to study or relax.

Find your student home in Liverpool

At iQ, we offer excellent student accommodation in this beautiful city at Great Newton House in Liverpool. Located on Lower Gill Street, it’s close to most of Liverpool’s major universities as well as Lime Street and Liverpool Central train stations, making it convenient to get around.

Liverpool has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for accommodation close to campus or vibrant nightlife within walking distance. There are plenty of neighbourhoods around Liverpool that cater specifically towards a range of students, so you’re bound to find a place that’s right for you.


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