Liverpool, one of the UK’s fastest-growing and most diverse cities, it is famous for its cultural attractions, musical heritage, shopping, and nightlife. According to Rough Guides, the city is one of the friendliest in the UK. And it is the third-best to visit in the world, that doesn’t even take into account Liverpool’s numerous reputable higher education institutions. Such as the University of Liverpool, Liverpool Hope University, and Liverpool John Moores University.
So, if you’re thinking about living here, we’ve put together a list of the best things about the city that may help you decide if it is the right place for you.
1. An opportunity to meet new people
There is a large student population due to the city’s three universities and numerous colleges. Including the well-known Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. You’ll meet loads of people your age and with the same interests, making it easy to make friends both on and off-campus. This has resulted in a strong sense of community, which has become an important reason why so many students move to the city.
2. Liverpool is a place to appreciate music
According to Guinness World Records, the city is known as the ‘World Capital of Pop’ and is a UNESCO City of Music.
The city is well-known for its strong ties to the music industry as it is the birthplace of the Beatles. So, if you’re a music fan or simply looking for buzzing nightlife, this is the city for you.
When there are no restrictions, you can expect to find something to do every day of the year. Whether it is a small gig at a local venue, live performances from the O2 Academy, or music festivals such as the International Music Festival and Creamfields.
3. Every shopper will have a unique shopping experience
In terms of shopping, Liverpool has it all. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here, and most likely at a student discount as well.
Liverpool ONE and Church Street are known for housing famous high street names. Such as John Lewis, Apple, and Adidas, but Cavern Walks and Metquarter also have high-end fashion. Bold Street is the place to go if you want to find independent boutiques. The city is a Student’s shopping paradise, and the variety in the city centre is unrivalled.
4. Liverpool is a culturally rich city
We’ve already mentioned the Beatles, but Liverpool is much more than its vibrant music scene.
So, while you’ll quickly come across many a hidden venue hosting some of the industry’s most prominent up and coming artists, you’ll also find a wealth of history here. You’ll never be bored exploring Liverpool, with its Tate Liverpool and two cathedrals displaying impressive art and architecture, as well as the Royal Albert Dock, the Liver Building, and St Luke’s Bombed Out Church.