Best places to visit in Liverpool

We asked our LJMU community for their top spot across the city. Here are their favourites...

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Whether you’ve studied with us before or are new to Liverpool, being a student at LJMU means you get to live and study in the UK’s most exciting city. With a wealth of music, arts, culture and sport all within easy reach. 

Here are LJMU's current students, staff and alumni's top spots... 

Royal Albert Dock  

Taking the top spot and by far the most popular answer is Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock. There’s nothing quite like a walk around the famous Albert Dock to take in the ambience along the waterfront, try one of the many bars and restaurants or visit the Tate Liverpool, World Museum or International Slavery Museum – all for free. If you fancy a nice stroll, you can walk all the way to Otterspool promenade along the water's edge. Great for a cycle or evening run to catch the sunset too! 

Baltic Market 

Liverpool’s first street food market is the perfect place to dine out on a budget. With events throughout the year and independent food and drink vendors galore, the Baltic Market offers a cool place to hang out in the city. 

Sefton Park 

The magnificent Sefton Park is 200 acres of winding paths and parkland set around a beautiful lake. Cross the road from the park’s entrance and you’ll discover Lark Lane, where you'll find an eclectic mix of shops, cafes restaurants and independent retailers. 

Crosby: 'Another Place' by Antony Gormley 

Hop on a train from Liverpool Central and you’ll find yourself at Crosby Beach, now the permanent home of Antony Gormley’s 'Another Place' art installation. Look out for the ice cream van that blasts out dance music whilst you wait in the queue! 

Bold Street 

A five-minute walk from LJMU’s Mount Pleasant Campus is Bold Street. Full of bohemian, independent cafes and shops, it’s heaven for a food lover. Only a stone’s throw away from Liverpool Central Train Station, St Luke’s Bombed Out Church or FACT Liverpool Cinema and Gallery too, you’ll love the hustle and bustle of Bold Street. 

Football fan?

If you’re new to Liverpool you’ll soon realise the city is split into two colours, red and blue. So will you be a Liverpool FC or Everton FC supporter? You can also visit the stadiums for a tour or try to get tickets to a game. 

Love The Beatles? 

Head to the Cavern Club for live music, go to The Beatles Museum to learn all about Paul, John, George and Ringo or take a picture with the famous four’s statue on the Pierhead.  

There is so much to do around Liverpool when you are a student here, for more ideas head to VisitLiverpool 


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