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City of Liverpool


Liverpool is a city like no other. From world famous architecture and magnificent museums, to music legends revolutionising popular culture, Liverpool has always been a hub of creativity. Through spectacular festivals, dramatic sporting attractions and unique art, the city continues to be a gateway for UK culture, attracting millions of visitors every year. There is something for everyone in what is officially the UK's friendliest city.

  • Home to more than 50,000 students
  • Liverpool is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site and UNESCO City of Music
  • The iconic waterfront was voted as England's Greatest Place in 2015 by RTPI
  • Ranked in the top three places in the world to visit in 2014 by Rough Guides
  • Liverpool has the fastest growing economy, outside London, in the UK

Student Guide to Living in Liverpool

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As the birthplace of The Beatles, Liverpool is renowned for its music scene. A range of annual music events, including the Liverpool International Music Festival, Africa Oye and Liverpool Sound City, take place in and around the city.

Liverpool Hope University also has a partnership with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, which provides classical and contemporary music performances throughout the year. On the waterfront, the Liverpool Echo Arena is a key music venue for the city offering a range of concerts. From current pop superstar Jess Glynn to music royalty The Who - there really is something for everyone. 


From the latest clubs such as Level to retro theme bars such as Popworld, Liverpool has a thriving nightlife with all tastes catered for. It is a vibrant student city and home to a huge selection of pubs, bars and night clubs, with most clubs and bars offering discounts to students throughout the week.

From Concert Square in the centre of town, to the hipster Seel Street and the high-end clubs at the Albert Dock, there is something for everyone - all within easy reach and only a short taxi ride away from both campuses.


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.

The city also boasts an array of world-class museums including the International Slavery Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum and the new Museum of Liverpool.

When it comes to theatres, you truly are spoilt for choice in Liverpool. The Liverpool Empire Theatre attracts all the latest touring theatre productions, while the Playhouse, the RIBA Award-winning Everyman, and Unity theatres offer a rich and varied programme of classic and contemporary productions. Liverpool Hope University also has its own performance venue at the Creative Campus, the Capstone Theatre, providing an international music and arts programme throughout the year.

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.


When it comes to sport, Liverpool excels. You can enjoy the friendly rivalry between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, both based within 5 miles of our campuses. If horseracing is your sport of choice then you're in luck as Liverpool is also home to the world-famous Grand National, which attracts thousands of visitors to Aintree Racecourse each year. There are a number of rugby clubs in and around Liverpool, and there are also two world-class golf courses, Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, and the Royal Birkdale Golf Club on the outskirts of Southport.

If it's water sports that you're into, then there are plenty of Marine Activity Centres in and around Liverpool that you can visit. Head over to the Liverpool Watersports Centre to try canoeing, or have a go at windsurfing at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre.


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 over 40 individually designed buildings and over 1.6 million square feet of shopping - over 100 shops.

Liverpool is also home to a wide variety of independent stores, with the famous Bold Street home to a selection of shops to suit all tastes, from vintage clothing to unique home furnishings. 

Closer to the Hope Park Campus is Allerton Road, Smithdown Road and Lark Lane, famed for its student-friendly shops.