Liverpool

Student city guide to Liverpool

It’s not possible to talk about Liverpool without mentioning music. Famously the birthplace of The Beatles, it holds the Guinness World Record as the World Capital City of Pop. Between them, the city’s musicians have had 56 number 1 singles — more than any other city in the world. For something a little more classical, the city is also home to the world’s oldest surviving symphony orchestra: the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

With such strong musical heritage, it’s no surprise that the nightlife in Liverpool is lauded. With loads of smaller clubbing districts around the city centre, there’s endless choice for entertainment. Nation is home to Medication, the UK’s largest and longest-running student night. The city hosts the biggest free African and Brazilian music festivals in the UK each year.

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Liverpool is twinned with Shanghai, and home to Europe's oldest Chinatown

Speaking of which, foodies will be spoilt for choice in Liverpool. The independent restaurant and cafe scene is booming, so whether you're after fine dining with panoramic views of the Mersey, or authentic Moroccan street food you're sure to find your dream dish.

Liverpool’s architecture is some of the most diverse in the country, with parts of the city listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city is also described by English Heritage as England’s finest Victorian city. The waterside landscape is developing quickly, while The Albert Dock is home to the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings and tourist attractions in the UK outside of London. If you fancy some greenery, the city has 10 listed parks and cemeteries. Sports fans will also feel right at home, with the city producing some of the country's most decorated teams and players over the years. 

Right in the centre of town with its own outdoor terrace, Great Newton House is a great base for students studying at the University of Liverpool.

 

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