Liverpool's university district: 6 things students should do

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Hoping to study in Liverpool? Good thinking. This lively and vibrant city is brimming with things to see and do for students.

Best of all? Loads of them are within walking distance of both the University of Liverpool, and Liverpool John Moores University.

Here’s our pick of the 7 best things to do in and around the uni district. 

 

1. Get snap happy in the Georgian Quarter

 

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 to the top of the Liverpool Cathedral and you’ll enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

If you end up in 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

 

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, before heading home satisfyingly spooked. 

 

3. Celebrate New Year in Chinatown

 

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. Trust us; you won't want to miss out - it's a treat for the senses, and your social media accounts.

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 stay 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

 

Cocktails

 

The thrill of being invited to something exclusive is hard to beat.

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

 

Electrik Warehouse

 

Good news – legendary club, Krazyhouse has been revitalised and reopened as Electrik Warehouse.

Be 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

 

Everyman Theatre

 

At the Everyman Theatre in the Georgian Quarter, you can benefit from super-cheap tickets to a range of new and classic 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 live at Liberty Park during your student days, you’ll be just a 14-minute walk away from the theatre. Get in!

 

Looking for student accommodation in Liverpool? Find out more about Liberty Living's 4 residences here

 

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