Liverpool is a magnificent and vibrant riverside city with a strong heritage and famous skyline designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The European Capital of Culture in 2008, Liverpool ranked in the top five UK favourite cities in the 2010 Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Awards, putting it ahead of other historical cities including Manchester, Bath and Cambridge. The same survey rated the people of Liverpool the friendliest of all UK cities.
As the birthplace of The Beatles, Liverpool is renowned for its music scene. A range of annual music events, including Liverpool Summer Pops, the Mathew Street Festival and Liverpool Sound City, take place in and around the city. The city also has a thriving nightlife with all tastes catered for, from the latest clubs to 70s theme bars and live music venues. Liverpool Hope University also has a partnership with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, which provides classical and contemporary music performances throughout the year. The Liverpool Echo Arena also hosts major entertainment events such as the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2008.
Liverpool’s many art galleries range from the Walker, which contains one of Europe’s outstanding collections of fine and decorative art, to Tate Liverpool, one of the largest galleries of modern and contemporary art outside London.
Liverpool Empire Theatre attracts all the latest touring theatre productions, while the Playhouse, Everyman and Unity theatres offer a rich and varied programme of classic and contemporary productions. Hope has its own performance venue, the Capstone Theatre, providing an international music and arts programme throughout the year.
The city also boasts an array of world-class museums including the International Slavery Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum and the new Museum of Liverpool.
Students at Liverpool Hope are given a range of opportunities to get involved in the cultural life of the city. The University works closely with The Playhouse and Everyman theatres, The Tate and Bluecoat art galleries, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society, FACT, European Opera Centre and numerous smaller galleries and theatre companies - many of which are run by our former students.
Sporting fans will enjoy the friendly rivalry between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the world-famous Grand National which attracts thousands to Aintree Racecourse, the thrills of Rugby League and the golfing excitement of The Open Championship.
Liverpool city centre is full of shops with all the high street names available.
The 42-acre Liverpool One development provides a stunning shopping complex in the heart of the city with 40 individually designed buildings and over 1.6 million square feet of shopping.
To find out more about what’s going on in Liverpool, go to www.visitliverpool.com/