Nightlife

When you're ready to let your hair down, you won't be stuck for choice of venues in Liverpool. You'll find a student night, with student prices, at a different club every night of the week. Many of the bigger clubs hold up to three floors, with different music genres spanning the rooms, so there's always something f​or every taste. Rave in the basement of Heebie Jeebies on a Friday, sing along to cheesy pop of the 90's at Popworld on a Sunday. The choice is yours.

If that's not enough, Liverpool has always been a breeding ground for up and coming artists, and often, LIPA is the birthplace of this talent. You'll have the option to see emerging acts perform at the numerous live music venues around the city, or even to take centre stage yourself. You'll also find artists who have already found their fame playing at the larger arenas such as the O2 or the Echo Arena.

Food and Drink

A cultural melting pot with a strong cosmopolitan influence, Liverpool never falls short on variety when it comes to feeding and watering its population. Whether you're after an affordable fry up to cure the hangover, a quirky café lunch, or a relaxed dinner with drinks, Liverpool's got you covered. From Asian to American to European, this city can take you to every corner of the world, all while sitting at a table with friends. The countless pubs and bars act as student watering holes where you can soak up the vibrant atmosphere while sipping a craft beer or delicious cocktail.

Shopping

With 160 shops, as well as several restaurants and a multiplex cinema, the 42-acre Liverpool ONE is the main shopping complex right at the heart of the city. If you want to escape the high street chains, take a walk down Bold Street, where you'll find a range of colourful independent stores from vintage clothes to bedroom decorations. If you have a taste for the finer things in life, or just fancy eyeing up the latest in high-end fashion, the MetQuarter and Cavern Walks are just a stones-throw away from Liverpool ONE.

Sport

Home to Liverpool FC, Everton FC and the annual Grand National at Aintree, it's easy to see why Liverpool is famous for its sport. Matches and races always create a buzz in the city, so even if you're not a sports fan, you can't help but be infected by the excitement. There's also county cricket at Liverpool Cricket Club, two world-class golf courses as well as opportunities to try your hand at canoeing or windsurfing at the various Marine Activity Centres in and around Liverpool.

Architecture

A great piece of advice when walking around Liverpool: look up. Liverpool's skyline fuses striking modern architecture with classically beautiful Victorian buildings. English Heritage named Liverpool the country's finest Victorian city, but that doesn't stop the new kids in town stealing the spotlight; in 2014, the recently renovated Everyman Theatre bagged the RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture.

When your neck is tired from looking up, take the short walk to the world-famous waterfront where you can look across the river with the Three Graces at your back and the wind in your hair. If you fancy it, you might even take a ferry… across the Mersey…

Outdoor Spaces

Because we all like the best of both worlds, it’s good to know that Liverpool’s thriving city is home to various peaceful parks, as well as having good transport links to some beautiful sandy beaches. LIPA’s neighbour is the Anglican Cathedral, which is bordered by the tranquil oasis that is St James Mount and Gardens. Just two miles from us, you’ll find Sefton park; where the magnificently restored Palm House is nestled in 200 acres of parkland, lake, ponds, woods and gardens.

Various sandy beaches are easily accessible by public transport, including the 22-mile stretch of Southport coast, with Formby, Ainsdale and Crosby beach - which is home to the iconic sculpture installation ‘Another Place’ by Antony Gormley.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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