In a city packed with 70,000 students, Liverpool is one of the best student experiences in Europe. The former ‘Capital of European Culture’ is famous for its history, art, music and football, and is a mecca for those in search of a higher education layered with spectacular socials, cosmopolitan attractions and the friendliest locals around.
Our Liverpool student accommodation, The Glassworks, is centred between Liverpool John Moore’s University (hello, two-minute morning commute) and the infamous city centre, packed with sights, sounds and tourists. You can take a short bus ride or stroll through the ‘most grade-listed buildings outside of London’, passing ‘the largest cathedral in the UK’ before ending up at the University of Liverpool.
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There’s so much to love about our Liverpool student accommodation Glassworks, but time and again students tell us the property can’t be beaten on location. Right on the doorstep of Liverpool John Moores University, and an easy commute to the University of Liverpool, this student accommodation boats an amazing location, as well as some of the best facilities in town for an affordable price.View Property
Living at our contemporary student accommodation in Liverpool means you will be in an ideal location to reach both major universities in the city, Liverpool John Moore’s University (hello, only 2min walk!) and University of Liverpool.
So if you want to roll out of bed at 8.50am and still make your 9 o’clock lecture (and we’re not saying you do, let’s be hypothetical), then you’ll love living at Glassworks. This student accommodation boasts an amazing location, as well as some of the best facilities in town for an affordable price.
Liverpool attracts tourists from around the world to its nightlife, so no matter how niche your music taste is, you will find your place here. While there are different areas in town with lively clubs, bars and pubs to enjoy, it doesn’t mean you’ll have to spend your already-tight student budget on making your way around as everything is so close together!
Liverpool is one of the most exciting cities in the UK and the shopping experience does not leave you short-changed!
Liverpool offers a plethora of food experiences to try, from indie bistros and live entertainment dining to international cuisine, we guarantee you will not get bored of eating out in this unique city. As a student living at the Glassworks, you will be living in the centre of the vibrancy, with fine-dining restaurants and cheap and cheerful feeds to revisit at the end of a hard week at Uni.
The beating heart of Liverpool is loved by student and locals alike, we advise you start your love affair with this musical city in Bold Street and taste the worldwide cuisine lining the streets here. Not only is it one of the best shopping streets in the country for a vintage and retro wardrobe bought at bargain prices, it’s also home to places like Love Thy Neighbour, Leaf, Kabsah, Bold Street Coffee and The Italian Club, where you will get sizable portions, authentic surroundings and the friendliest service around for exceptional prices.
For more unique student-food options, you should check out Big Bowl Noodle on Berry Street (opposite the iconic Bombed Out Church, St Luke’s) Here you can delve into a large bowl of freshly made noodles and bring your own alcohol. For all of you vegans and vegetarians out there, amongst the hundreds of options available we’d recommend – The Egg café on Newington Street for a perfectly curated meal, large portions and fantastic price and Green Fork, a charming vegan restaurant in Liverpool, headed by renowned chef Sean Paul Redding, a highly-regarded chef who has cooked for all kinds of famous faces.
Liverpool’s food markets are packed every weekend and soon enough, you will find yourself there too with a group of friends, even if just to enjoy the atmosphere. The Grand Central Food Bazaar, a luxury central market, is open every day and offers a selection of food vendors to choose from. Nestled in the old Cains Brewery in the Baltic Triangle, the Baltic Market is alive with local bands playing live music, against a backdrop of street food, restaurant stalls and quirky cocktail bars to enjoy every Thursday through Sunday.
After a night of (heavy) drinking in many of Liverpool’s vibrant bars, head for lunch at Duke Street Market, another food court. But instead of the food hall itself, why not visit its flagship restaurant, Pilgrim, which sits on the mezzanine level of yet another renovated warehouse building.
If you’re anything like most students, you love good hearty breakfast (especially if you’ve been out the night before!). Liverpool unsurprisingly has a busy breakfast and coffee scene, with Bold Street Coffee and Moose taking a lead as a true favourites here if you enjoy a buzzing atmosphere with your eggs and bacon the day after the night before. The Bagelry in the oldest Chinatown in Europe is another great alternative and wins on its great sandwich and drink deals that goes a long way on a student budget. Down the Hatch, The Brunch Club and Alma De Cuba on Duke Street or Lunya Lita on the Albert Dock and nearby Lark Lane nearby Sefton Park make you feel as though you are in Camden high street.
Whatever food is your favourite, this popping food scene is something Liverpool can be proud of and as a student living in this dynamic city you will surely get to enjoy. We couldn’t possibly list all our favourites but some we visit regularly include; Mowgli for Indian street food and Bakchich for unrivalled Lebanese food at a good price.
Whether you are choose Bold Street for a trendy urban scene, Liverpool One for all the big brand names, Castle Street with its countless upmarket restaurants, Chinatown for spicy treats or the Albert Dock Heritage Site for its spectacular dining with view, Liverpool has it all.
Did you know that Liverpool is home to more theatres and galleries in any city in the U.K outside of London? Most of which being free entry! As a student living here, you will never run out of things to do.
Liverpool has fifteen theatres and halls, ranging from The Liverpool Empire, the second largest theatre in the country, to Art Deco style Philharmonic Hall, home to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
Every year, Liverpool has a calendar of large music events, including Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) and Liverpool International Food Festival and more, utilising the vast Sefton Park to stage international artists and international chefs from around the world.
The M&S Bank Arena, opposite the big wheel, welcomes acts from all over the world from Neil Young, to Stormzy and Beyonce, and if dance is more your choice of sound, Creamfields, which takes place every year, has successively won ‘Best UK Dance Festival’ for the best part of the last decade!
In 2008, Liverpool was awarded ‘European Capital of Culture’, a status which brought about significant development and a year of vibrancy and spectacular events to the city, watched throughout the world. The award represented an opportunity for urban regeneration as well as a recognition of its attractions, thus reviving it’s cultural, social and economic image on the world stage.
For clever and thought-provoking art exhibitions and events, the stunning Bluecoat building and FACT (independent cinema and gallery space) provide access to artists all year-round and offer an alternative experience to your average museum or cinema experiences.
Liverpool Chinatown is the first Chinatown established in Europe, with the Chinese Arch that acts as a welcome to the bars, restaurants and quirky cobbled streets within. The Chinese New Year celebrations are not to be missed, lighting up the city each year with carnival celebrations.
Liverpool is also a winning sporting city, home to Liverpool FC, current Champions of World Football, Europe and the English Premier League, and within the city walls, you’ll find the rivalling Everton FC, fighting for inner-city dominance on and off the pitch.
The biggest names meet in the horse racing calendar for the most acclaimed trophy in global horse racing, The Grand National which takes place at Aintree every April and fashion, as well as racing, is covered by the world’s press. The event is a once in a lifetime occasion, and even if you’re not lucky enough to attend, it is an exciting time to be living in the city.
Engrained in the life of every Liverpudlian is Music, Sport and Culture, and as a student living here, you’ll be welcomed with open arms to enjoy the festivities. Liverpool has a ‘country within a city’ feel and living at the Glassworks gives you the perfect location to become a part of the fabric of this unique and characterful city.
Liverpool attracts tourists from around the world to its nightlife, so no matter how niche your music taste is, you will find your place here. While there are different areas in town with lively clubs, bars and pubs to enjoy, it doesn’t mean you’ll have to spend your already-tight student budget on making your way around as everything is so close together! You can explore on foot, starting in traditional pubs in the Georgian Quarter, where many of the old-fashioned boozers reside, through to cocktails at Liberty or Dash, upmarket favourites in the commercial district. Pubs like The Shipping Forecast on Slater Street, are full of local characters, musicians, artists, students and locals alike, while The Baltic Fleet offers a fine selection of local beer, gins, including the famous Liverpool Gin, and to-die-for food (including hearty bowls of the local speciality, scouse).
McCooleys, Modo, Coyote Ugly Saloon, Boston Pool Loft and Level are just some of the clubs and bars on offer at Concert Square, which sees students and locals alike lining the doors for entry Monday – Sunday. This open-aired square features a covered outdoor seating area outside of Modo and Soho and Shisha pipes can be ordered to your table as well as drinks from surrounding bars. Here you will also find Be At One, known for its array of high-quality cocktails, making this venue up there with Concert Square’s finest watering holes. Backed in the side streets by clubs and bars for you to explore, with infamous club nights on offer to Students, such as Medication on Wood Street and Liquidation at EBGBs on Seel Street, this area is a classic melting pot for a student night out in Liverpool.
If your more of a Jay-Z or Cream Classics fan, Seel Street in particular has it all, with a variety of resident DJs, including hip hop, dance and indie classics respectively, what’s not to love? Seel Street hosts student nights and offers from Heebee Jeebies, to legendary student nights at Brooklyn Mixer and Aloha!. Free burgers in the BBQ garden every Friday at The Peacock will make sure you’re not drinking on an empty stomach, with a huge range of drinks and unbelievable hip house and house music lighting up this area of town, surely you don’t need more reasons to join in?
If you love the Beatles… should we even say more? Why not embody the spirit of the Fab Four? Liverpool is the birthplace of this iconic band, inviting you to visit the places where they played their first shows, still preserved and hosting gigs every week. Mathew Street is home to The Cavern Club, where the Beatles famously played live and so the streets are lined with tourists looking to have a drink where John and Paul did. The whole street is lined with bars, live music and partying until the early hours, presenting a unique opportunity to see a different side to this area. Not far you will find Slaters, an incredibly popular student bar and with doubles, bottles and pints all for less than two quid it’s not hard to see why and the central location of Glassworks means that you never far from all the action.
Being close to the Royal Albert Dock, you would visit here for a classy night out with friends. In particular, we recommend Revolution De Cuba for Bottomless Brunches. Here you can take a journey to the heart of Cuba straight from the riverside, with a real island experience and two floors of island feel, serving rum, cocktails, freshly prepared tapas and all with the incredible spirit of Havana surrounding you.
For the trendiest night out in Liverpool, we recommend heading to the Baltic Triangle. Ten years ago, the place was predominantly made up of run-down warehouses, but since then, it has been revived into the fashionable and colourful Baltic Market, home to street food stalls, experiential bars and many a live event. As a natural result, the surrounding area’s nightlife has grown too, Camp and Furnace – a truly unique space, houses everything from a bar packed with international beers to Eurovision, Vogue, Football parties, Scandinavian festivals, Biennial installations, and weekly food slams. The venue also plays host to the famous Bongo’s Bingo, renowned for being one of Liverpool’s best student night’s around! Created and hosted by Johnny Bongo, a famous local DJ, formally presenting on Juice FM, this event is so popular with students it has since been taken on a national tour!
Liverpool is one of the most exciting cities in the UK and the shopping experience does not leave you short-changed! In the summer of 2009, Liverpool opened its newest offer to feed the cities appetite for retail and leisure. With over 170 shops, bars, restaurants and a cinema complex spread across five fabulous districts, Liverpool One shopping centre. is the largest shopping complex in the city, and the 5th largest in the U.K. Here you will find all your high street staples and designer stores including Zara, Topshop, H&M, Ted Baker, Coach, Harvey Nichols and more.
Home to Chavasse park, being the only city centre park to be awarded Green Flag status (for the 5th year running!) and featuring five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the parks winding paths and open green spaces make it an ideal place to relax. Chavasse Park hosts a number of exciting events throughout the year, from Sandy beaches and carnival fayres to an ice bar and ice ring every Christmas, you never know what you’ll find on Chavasse Park.
A favourite amongst bargain hunters and students alike outside of Liverpool One is the historic Bold Street, lined with café’s and boutiques and described by a well-known travel guide as one of the ‘best shopping streets in the country’. Bold Street features independent stores selling everything from antique homeware to world foods, vintage collector pieces and vinyl records. Here you will find vintage and retro stores such as SOHO and Resurrection, where you can bag yourself a one-off look at the fraction of the price of a designer or handmade purchase.
Liverpool on any given day is a shopping experience to behold, as you find yourself with the option of shopping on the high street with its big brand names, whilst discovering vintage and instant favourites in places that you just didn’t expect to. It really is no wonder that this city is a hit with many fashionistas and bloggers.
Liverpool offers a further two other shopping complexes in city centre, including the sophisticated Metquarter (one for the fashionistas) where you will find the largest MAC makeup store in the city, House of CB (visited by celebrities and fashionistas alike) and a retro luxury cinema with in house bar and table service!
Not far from Metquarter you will find St John’s Shopping Centre for those looking for lower-end boutiques and great food. Playing host and home to Radio City, the shopping centre is easily found if you follow the ‘Tower’ and here you will find a sizable foodcourt with all the go-to quick bite options you’re already familiar with.
Outside of the city centre, you will find an abundance of larger department stores and national chains on both the New Mersey Retail in Speke and Liverpool Shopping Park on Edge Lane.
Liverpool is genuinely a sporting mad city, famous in large part for its two Premier League clubs Liverpool FC and Everton FC. Liverpool FC, crowned World Champions, Premier League Champions (2019-2020) and current European Champions (2019-2020), has a tradition of success in the English competition and in Europe especially, with only Real Madrid and Milan beating Liverpool to the most won in history on the world stage. With the biggest clubs from around the country and Europe visiting the city throughout the season for away games, there is a destination feel in this city throughout the season as fans explore Liverpool’s famous attractions as part of their stay.
Liverpool is also close to a number of top rugby teams, including St Helens (Saints) – the most successful Rugby League club of the British Super League and Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena hosts large-scale sporting events such as international boxing, UFC, gymnastics and most recently, the first of the World Boxing Super Series’ hugely anticipated super middleweight matchups.
If you’re looking to get fit and meet new people, there are plenty of sports teams and clubs to join as a student in Liverpool. Both universities offer a wide range of sports clubs and societies. There is a vast sports complex set on campus at the University of Liverpool for you get stuck into and improve your overall health and wellbeing. Qualified staff are on hand to help you achieve your goals at this newly refurbished Sports and Fitness Centre, inclusive of a 33-metre swimming pool, two sports halls, four squash courts, spinning studio, class studio, a state-of-the-art fitness suite with the latest Pulse Fitness equipment and free weights, and a Bouldering wall.
The Aquatics Centre in Wavertree is a large sporting, exercise and leisure complex with access to swimming pools, swim clubs and various other water-based sporting activities and home to a running track for private use, and an athletics club for those with an interest in track and field.
For a none traditional form of exercise, have you ever watched the Walking Dead and thought, I could survive a zombie apocalypse? If you want to try your hand at a spot of zombie fighting, then the Zombie Survival experience is the ideal indoor, and outdoor activity in Liverpool. Set in the derelict Victorian Newsham Park Hospital, this adventure labyrinth couldn’t be more eerie and adventurous if it tried.
Another way to have some fun whilst keeping fit would be to visit Spring City not far from the Albert Dock. Here take your trampolining skills to the next level in an immersive indoor arena, filled with springy surfaces of all shapes and sizes ready for you to fling your weight about safely, from one side of the room to the other. You can go it alone or as part of a group, no matter what the size of your party, you are guaranteed to have a memorable time on a visit to Spring City.
If you’re in need of some fresh air and want to keep fit whilst out and about, take a trip to one of Liverpool’s many parks and recreational areas. Many of Liverpool’s parks offer tennis courts, outdoor gym equipment and other sporting activities, perfect for socialising and staying in shape!
Sefton Park, located in the South of the city, is arguably best known and most loved by locals for its endless festivals and events. If the above is too much and you feel you need to re-balance and centre your mind and soul, then make your way to Sefton Park for a Yoga lesson in the most tranquil environment, the Palm House. Here you can practice your Hatha or Yin Yoga whilst enhancing your inner harmony with the nature that’s all around you. The ambience of the Palm House is exotic and bathed in natural light, and is a stunning piece of Liverpool’s history to visit.
Sefton Park offers plenty of running spots though too and is sat alongside nearby Princes Park, with just one road running between. Take in the serenity of nature at any time of year and enjoy a picnic across the grass on a pleasant summer’s day.
If you’re a golfer, both Allerton Manor and The Royal Liverpool Golf Club offer courses catering for professionals and amateurs alike. For a less committed go at keeping fit on a course, Ghetto Golf is the perfect crazy golf venue for anyone looking to exercise with a side of fun! With a twisted 18-hole crazy golf experience, an exceptional cocktail bar and top local DJ’s on offer in a captivating graffiti artwork environment, this place offers a workout and night-out in one.
At the Liverpool Marina, you can join a rowing club and take advantage of the dockside, and riverside facilities. Learn from scratch or book progression lessons with wakeboarding pro’s and coaches who really know their stuff. Why not attend their Friday night jam sessions, where gifted riders and beginners get together to get inspired and show off their tricks?
As a runner or a cyclist, Otterspool Promenade offers a 5-mile stretch along the river from the South of Liverpool into the City Centre and beyond. Depending on if you’re an early bird or night owl, here you can complete your run and find your zen watching the sunset or rise over the Wirral Peninsular and Welsh Coastline.
On a summers day, why not get out your swimwear and head to one of the many sandy beaches across Merseyside. Hop on a train from the city centre and cross the Mersey to find wonderful, clean beaches at West Kirkby and New Brighton, overlooking the Liverpool city skyline. On this side of the water, you can choose between Crosby Beach and Formby beach, both made for long walks and days out with plenty of picnic spots, sand dunes and nature reserves. If you keep your eyes peeled, you may bump into a football player, manager and celebrity here too!
The University of Liverpool was founded in 1881 and is the U.K’s original ‘red brick’ university. Considered one of the best higher education institutions in the world, with a long and successful history of vaccine research, improving effectiveness and developing new formulations to fight against devastating infectious diseases. This has provided the institution with a global reach and influence that reflects its academic heritage as one of the UK’s largest civic institutions.
The Guild of Students (the students’ union) is located in the heart of the University campus being is a student-led organisation that prides itself on equal representation, democracy, and well-researched campaigning. It is home some of the best facilities a student’s union can offer, with a cinema, theatre, shops, two dance floors, four bars, a 2,3000-capacity gig venue and an underground nightclub. The Guild regularly hosts live music, theatre and comedy acts.
Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), named after one of Liverpool’s great entrepreneurs and philanthropists, Sir John Moores, is a young and forward-thinking institution that challenges convention. The University promotes a ‘One University’ message, meaning a community working together to achieve common student-centred objectives. A public research University and leader in academic creativity and scholarship, the campus is just a short walk for students living at the Glassworks. Research and scholarship are at the heart of the student experience on this campus and it informs the curriculum at all levels.
The Students Union focuses entirely on you and your experience. It offers a wide range of activities, services and support to help you get the most out of your time at university, from organising a diverse calendar of student socials to offering a 100+ student activist groups open to members, providing you with an opportunity to make change and grow your network whilst studying.
Liverpool Hope University has a history extending 175 years and has developed a strong tradition of scholarship and research in key disciplines. Liverpool Hope has two main teaching campuses. Hope Park is situated in a leafy suburb of Liverpool and is a mini educational village. The Creative Campus in Liverpool city centre is the home to our creative and performing arts subjects. Both campuses have seen major investment in recent years, so traditional architecture now sits beside contemporary buildings and facilities. The University places great emphasis on the bringing together of research excellence and top-quality teaching. The university was the first of its kind to provide higher education opportunities to women.
Since its opening in 1996, LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) has become popular with artists from around the world to come and develop their craft, being founded by Paul McCartney. LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) is a specialist university-level provider of world-class learning for performers and aspiring artists. By studying a Degree or Foundation Certificate or developing your skills with a Master’s degree, you will become part of a creative community where you can grow, experiment and succeed. The aim at LIPA is for you to spend your life doing what you love while being paid to do it.