Moving to a brand new city is so exciting but can also be a little daunting! As thousands of new students decend on Liverpool this September, we thought we ought to put together the ultimate guide on some of the best places to visit, so you can get to know our fantastic city and feel like a local in no time…
1. Bold Street
Just a 5 minute walk from us, Bold Street is a great place to eat and shop, just like a local Liverpudlian! With lots of amazing cafes and restaurants to choose from and a whole host of independent stores, it really makes for an afternoon well spent!
2. Royal Albert Dock
Probably the most well-known part of Liverpool, the Royal Albert Dock is the perfect place for a relaxing stroll, some sightseeing or even a meal or drink on the riverside. Take in the picturesque waterfront views on foot or from a table with a view or for a little local sightseeing drop by the famous Beatles Story Museum or take a spin on the Liverpool Wheel.
3. St. George’s Quarter
If you’re a culture vulture, then our home of St. Georges Quarter is the perfect place to immerse yourself in all of the action. With the World Museum, Walker Art Gallery, Central Library and St. George’s Hall all within the quarter there is no shortage of things to see and do. Plus, until 28th of October 2018, you can catch the world-class Terracotta Warriors Exhibition at Liverpool’s World Museum.
4. Liverpool ONE
One of the biggest shopping complexes in the UK, Liverpool ONE is the perfect place for some retail therapy. With hundreds of high street and designer shops and dozens of bars and restaurants too there is something for everyone at Liverpool ONE.
5. Find the best food joints in the city
Liverpool is filled with loads of independent restaurants offering up some of the best food in the city! However, there are a few that we think are a must visit, including; Cowshed; a classic but delicious steak house, Maray; a tapas style restaurant oozing with character, Mowgli; a unique and tasty Indian street food style restaurant and The Baltic Market, an indoor food market offering up a whole host of amazing and tasty food.
6. Visit the city’s secret bars
There is no shortage of bars in Liverpool but there are a few hidden gems around the city centre which we think make the perfect place for a drink or two! Head to Ex-Directory, the secret bar which requires a reservation and where entry is only permitted through the secret phone box. Or for something a little easier to find, enjoy a refreshing gin and tonic at Brass Monkey or Underground Gin Society.