Top spots for new students to get to know across Liverpool

As you prepare to start your studies at LJMU, we asked our current students, staff and alumni to share their top spots across the city that you might like to explore as a new student.

Here are their favourites...

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. 

The Royal Albert Dock  

One of the most popular answers was 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 original 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. 

Liverpool One

For a spot of shopping in the heart of the city as well as loads of places to grab a bite to eat or take part in a fun activity like mini golf, Liverpool One has it all. A firm favourite from those who hadn’t lived in a city before!

Sefton Park 

The magnificent Sefton Park is 235 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. 

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 Fab 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 Visit Liverpool.


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