Famous as the birthplace of the Beatles, for two top football clubs, plus a merchant history that goes back centuries, Liverpool is a bustling, cosmopolitan city that attracts students and visitors from all over the world. Its size and heritage mean there's always something new to discover, but its distinct neighbourhoods and communities make everyone feel at home.
Head to the Baltic Triangle for street art, breweries, skateparks and raves. The Cavern Quarter is the heartland of Beatlemania, but you'll also find big name shopping at the Liverpool ONE centre and the foodie hub of Castle Street. St George's Quarter is the cultural centre. For Chinese and pan-Asian food, look for the Chinese arch marking Chinatown.
Your new student home in Liverpool is walking distance from the city's historical landmarks. The waterfront, once the centre of maritime power, is now a UNESCO world heritage site and a hub for cool bars and happenings. The Ropewalks, where rope was made for sailing ships, is where you'll find indie cafes and boutiques. Liverpool's two monumental cathedrals are found in the Georgian Quarter, which also has exclusive bars and restaurants. The Museum of Liverpool is the place to find out more about this fascinating destination.
Liverpool is well served by trainlines from across the UK, and connected by road via the M6. Liverpool John Lennon Airport offers international flights, and Manchester Airport is just 45 minutes away. Local rail, bus and ferry services make travel around the city easy, and bikes are also available to hire from the CityBike scheme.