Social life, travel and tips
Liverpool is a great place to live with an interesting maritime history, beautiful buildings, friendly people and a wide variety of social activities to enjoy. We are proud of our city and cannot wait to share it with our international students. Whatever your interests, you are sure to find something to do in Liverpool.
The International Hub offers a great programme of events and trips throughout the year. Discover on-campus events celebrating cultures from around the world, or join the International Hub on a choice of Saturday trips to places of interest in the UK. Trips included visits to historic castles, stately homes and Roman towns, giving you the opportunity to see some beautiful parts of the UK and take some amazing photos to show your family and friends.
The University has an exciting programme of social events on campus throughout the year – these can be found on the Monthly Events Planner available around campus, or watch out for information by email or on the International Buddies Facebook page. There is a great social space called Our Place at Hope Park, with pool tables, a bar, restaurant and dance floor. From quiz nights to comedians and acoustic nights to themed fund-raisers, there is always something to.
At Aigburth Park, the Trinity room offers a central hub of activity where you can chat to friends, have a game of table tennis or pool or even play the piano. A computer room, laundry room and vending area, plus the stylish decor and relaxed seating make this a great place to socialise. With a choice of film nights, quizzes, competitions, bring-a-dish events and themed parties throughout the year, you don't have to go far from your room to be entertained.
Social Life in Liverpool is as exciting or as chilled and laid back as you want it to be. The city centre has a host of sophisticated bars, traditional English pubs, nightclubs and theatres, from vibrant dance clubs to laid back acoustic venues. You will never be short of somewhere to go!
If you love art or history, there are many galleries and museums for you to browse – most of them are free to enter. You can also explore our historic buildings, such as St George's Hall or visit our two Cathedrals.
If you will be living at the Aigburth Park Student Village you will love the local night scene, especially around Lark Lane – only a few minutes’ walk from Aigburth Park, you will find many small restaurants, wine bars and traditional pubs, almost on your doorstep.
Travelling beyond Liverpool
Liverpool is very well placed for travelling to the most popular UK destinations – Edinburgh (Scotland), Dublin (Ireland), the Lake District National Park, the Cotswolds, Derbyshire and Wales are only a couple of hours away and London can be reached by direct express train in just over two hours.
If you want to venture further afield to the many beautiful cities in Europe, Liverpool has its own international airport and flights to Europe can be booked at very reasonable prices - you can be in Paris or Madrid within a couple of hours. For long-haul flights, Manchester International Airport is a short train journey away.