Liverpool's university district: 6 things students should do
Whether you’re studying at the University of Liverpool or Liverpool John Moores University, you’re always within walking distance of a multitude of cultural and fun activities. Here’s a taste of what Liverpool’s university district has to offer…
1. Get snap happy in the Georgian Quarter
The Georgian Quarter is one of the most aesthetically pleasing parts of Liverpool, and it’s right on your doorstep as a student. There’s an abundance of top restaurants and plenty of elegant Georgian houses to take pictures of as part of your architectural adventure. If you’re after that Insta-perfect picture, head up to the top of the Liverpool Cathedral and you’ll enjoy a panoramic view of the city – see if you can spot your university up there! If you’re living in popular student area Islington at Liberty Park or Liberty Prospect Point, then you might just spot your residence, too.
2. Go on a ghost tour
What’s better than exploring Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter by day? Exploring it by night, of course! Shiverpool’s Historic Ghost Tours are award-winning, taking place year-round on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays - but they’re especially fun on Halloween. Learn about the horrors and history of Hope Street, then head home looking like you’ve seen a ghost (maybe you will – spooky)!
3. Celebrate New Year in Chinatown
Chinatown is super close to the university district, and it’s a great place to find some authentic food to eat. Chinese New Year 2019 takes place in February, and the celebrations are out of this world! You won’t want to miss out - your senses and your social media will both be fulfilled. The Chinatown Gate is just a nine-minute walk from Liverpool John Moores University, beyond which you’ll find some great Chinese restaurants. If you're living at Liberty Atlantic Point, you'll be able to reach Chinatown in just 12 minutes by hopping on bus from Juvenal Street.
4. Drink cocktails in a secret bar
There’s nothing cooler than the feeling of being involved in something exclusive. At speakeasy-style bar 81LTD on Seel Street, you can text a secret number to book an appointment to be granted access to the bar, where you’ll be asked for a code word before entry. It’s a little fancy, but that’s perfect if you’re celebrating a special occasion. Better yet, the bar is less than 15 minutes’ walk from both universities, wedged between the Knowledge Quarter and Ropewalks.
5. Go to the Electrik Warehouse
Good news – legendary club Krazyhouse has recently been revitalised and reopened as Electrik Warehouse to recapture its glory days, just in time for the new academic year. Make sure to head on down and don’t miss the student night Medication on Friday nights. The club is just east of the University of Liverpool, towards the city centre - or just a 13-minute walk from Liberty Gardens.
6. Watch a play at Everyman Theatre
At the Everyman Theatre in the Georgian Quarter, you can benefit from super-cheap tickets to a range of exciting plays. Anyone aged between 14 and 25, in addition to LJMU students, can save even more with the YEP membership, meaning you’ll have access to £5 tickets and 10% off food and drink. If you’re living at Liberty Park, you’ll be just a 14-minute walk away from the theatre. Get in!
As you can see, Liverpool’s university district is brimming with things to do. Our four residences in Liverpool are located within or close to the city’s most popular student areas, so you’ll never get bored of the activities nearby.
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