Liverpool is packed with brilliant things to do and see. Not to mention the history, culture and nightlife. Whatever your budget, this city has something for everyone to enjoy.
Below, we’ve compiled our top attractions that need to be ticked off your student bucket list whilst you study and live in Liverpool.
See the City Skyline
For spectacular views across the city skyline and beyond; take a trip to the tower of the Liverpool Anglican cathedral. Not only is it Britain’s largest church, it’s also the world’s biggest Anglican cathedral.
A treasure trove of historic artefacts and beautiful architecture, you will discover something new on each visit.
Escape any deadline stress with a relaxing stroll around Sefton Park. Grab an ice-cream with friends in the summer months or head to the beautiful Palm House, a Victorian glasshouse that hosts different cultural events every month.
Take a ferry across the Mersey
It’s a cliché, but no trip to Liverpool is complete without taking a ferry across the Mersey. For £12, students can take in the magnificent city waterfront on a boat trip across the river Mersey and get entry to popular attractions, Spacesport and U-boat.
Liverpool has the oldest Chinese community in Europe, and remains proud of its strong cultural links.
Decorated with a beautiful arch shipped from Shanghai, this multi-cultural corner of town boasts an array of Chinese restaurants, takeaways, grocery stores and supermarkets.
Museum of Liverpool
Since being crowned capital of culture back in 2008, Liverpool’s cultural scene has exploded. There’s plenty of museum to choose from, but the Museum of Liverpool is solely dedicated to unearthing the city’s cultural roots.
Perfect for gaining a deeper understanding of the city’s heritage.
Discover modern British art at this iconic gallery and museum. The most popular contemporary art collection outside of London, wander along to the waterfront to feed your artistic appetite.
Temporary collections include works from Tracey Emin and William Blake.
You don’t need to be in California to surf the waves. That’s right, enjoy some wake-boarding fun down at Liverpool Albert Docks. The best thing is, you don’t have to be good at this adventurous sport. Even if you’re a wakeboarding beginner, it’s still great fun!
Student tickets can be bought for £15, with an extra £6 for kit hire.
Visit the Cavern Club
You’ve moved to the birthplace of The Beatles so it only seems fitting that you’d take a trip to the world-famous Cavern Club.
Catch live music every day from mid-afternoon until late evening, with free admission Monday-Wednesday.
British Music Experience
The newest addition to Liverpool’s vibrant music scene, the British Music Experience showcases the soundtrack to our nation’s musical heritage.
Expect to find interactive displays and iconic memorabilia that have helped shape British music over the last sixty years.
Visit the Beach
A beach in Britain? Yes, they do exist. Whilst it’s unlikely you’ll top up your suntan, a trip to the seaside always makes for a great day out.
Being a student in Liverpool means you can take your pick from a few beaches. See the cast Iron Men sculptures on Crosby beach, visit the lighthouse at New Brighton or walk along the sand dunes of Formby.
Afternoon Tea with a View
How about afternoon tea at one of Liverpool’s tallest building?
At 34 floors high, Panoramic 34 offers amazing views of the Liverpool skyline. The drinks menu is not cheap, but it’s great for a special occasion or the ideal destination for when friends and family come to visit.
Think bingo is just for old people? Think again. Jonny Bingo hosts a weekly bingo extravaganza at Camp and Furnace every Thursday. Popular with the student crowd, expect flamboyant fun, daring dance-offs and special prizes.
Housed in an old Brewery, Ghetto Golf is the newest craze sweeping the city. This crazy golf wonderland provides laughs, street food stalls and a healthy dose of competition.
At £10, you can enjoy an 18-hole round and a fantastic evening of entertainment.
Go to a Morning Rave
Morning Gloryville provides an alternative start to the day. What better wake-up call than a morning dance experience?
Granted, a sober rave sounds quite strange. But give it a try. You’ll leave this early morning fitness disco feeling energised and read for the day ahead.
Rent a Bike
Rent a city bike for the day and explore Liverpool’s landmarks. Cycle down to the world-famous waterfront to see the beautiful buildings that line the dock road. Or go for a bike ride to one of the city’s favourite green spaces – Sefton and Calderstones Park are both popular with locals.
Independent art centre, FACT, showcases art exhibitions, installations and indie films. Rather than watching the latest Hollywood movie, head to FACT for something a little different. A real hotspot for the artsy and creative types.
Watch a Football Match
A big decision when you move to Liverpool – are you a red or a blue? Yes, we’re talking football. Merseyside derby day is one of the most competitive on the footballing fixture list.
Whether you’re supporting ‘the reds’ (Liverpool) at Anfield or cheering on ‘the toffees’ (Everton) at Goodison Park, it’s a great way to spend your weekend and mix with the city’s local community.