Manic on the Mersey: living it up in Liverpool

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    John Bishop (Comedian)
    Paul McCartney (Musician)
    Wayne Rooney (Footballer)

  • Population: 466,415

    • About Liverpool

      Whether it’s the accent, the history or just the people, the city of Liverpool has something you can’t quite put your finger on.

      A blend of history (with more listed buildings than anywhere outside of London) and the previous status of European Capital of Culture give the city an optimism, an excitement, just something that gets in your blood and leaves you longing for more. 

      World famous for the Beatles, Liverpool is home to four high education institutions each punching their weight in their respective academic circles. The University of Liverpool argues with Manchester about who was the first ‘redbrick’ uni (not the only thing the two cities disagree on in a history of not-always-friendly conflict) and boasts more than a handful of Nobel Prize winners to go in the trophy cabinet. 

      Based fairly centrally to the city centre, it has one of the biggest ‘city’ campuses and has an excellent reputations in pretty much all fields of study. Liverpool John Moores University is the younger, ambitious brother, already exceeding itself gaining more research funding and acclaim than any other ‘new’ university. Based around three main campuses in the city, the uni has a mix of functional blocks with more attractive Georgian and Victorian builds. 

      The former home to world-famous Cream nightclub, the city has nightlife to rival anywhere. Whether you want to (try to) rub shoulders with the city’s famous footballers in the trendy Albert Dock district or go for the slightly more wallet-friendly Concert Square bars and clubs, there’s always something going on. As the home to the Beatles, Zutons, Hot Club de Paris and the Wombats, Liverpool’s gigging scene is constantly evolving, and with student-friendly admission prices it’d be rude not to take advantage.

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre
      • Liverpool Hope University
      • The University of Liverpool
      • Liverpool John Moores University
      • Edge Hill University


      Student Accomodation in Liverpool

      Nearby Universities

      Interesting Facts

      • Liverpool holds the title of ‘The World Capital City of Pop’, awarded by the Guinness World Records

      • Everyone knows that Liverpool was home to the Beatles...but did you know that John Lennon was born during an air raid!

      • The bells in Liverpool Cathedral are the heaviest in the world