8 things to do this spring in Liverpool

City Guide to Liverpool
City Guide to Liverpool

Plan your spring in Liverpool with the best food, events and attractions. Put your sunglasses on and take a peak at LJMU’s student guide to spring in Liverpool.

Spring in LiverpoolSpring has sprung and in Liverpool that means a season of delicious food, fantastic markets and blissful outdoor activities.

Typically a challenging time for students with looming deadlines and a lot of study, this season can feel a little drab. We think it’s important to break up the workload and sample some of Liverpool’s best seasonal offerings.

As an LJMU student, you’ll be received well throughout the city. With a multitude of student discounts, free events and everything within walking distance, budget will not hold you back this spring in one of the UK’s coolest cities to live.

1. Upgrade your environment

Rejuvenate your student halls with stunning house plants from Root Houseplants. We all know that plants have mental health boosting effects but particularly if you’re stuck indoors studying for your latest essay, indoor plants have proven to reduce anxiety and improve attentiveness.

Root Houseplants is a stunning hidden gem in Liverpool, tucked away in the historic Bluecoat Arts Centre. You’ll be greeted by the lovely Lisa who will help you choose your latest addition. She’ll even give you care instructions, so not only will your mind be happy and healthy but your plants will too!

The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX
10 minute walk from LJMU Mount Pleasant Campus, 15 minute walk from LJMU City Campus

2. Tuck into one of Clockwork’s delicious meals 


Inspired by the city’s long and colourful industrial history, Clockworks is a stunning Liverpool eatery located in a glorious 200 year-old building. Its exposed brick, steel and iron pay homage to the past but its spring menu is modern and delightful like this scrumptious smoked salmon eggs benedict.

11 Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool, L1 4JJ
10 minute walk from LJMU Mount Pleasant Campus, 15 minute walk from LJMU City Campus

3. Stroll around the Festival Gardens

Enjoy the spring sunshine in blissful tranquillity at Liverpool’s Japanese gardens. These stunning landscapes epitomise the flowering season. So grab a picnic, take a bike ride or stroll through some of the city’s most beautiful woodland trails. What better way to take a break from the books?

Festival Gardens, Riverside Drive, Liverpool, L17 4AZ
15 minute train ride from Liverpool Central Station

4. Check out Granby Four Streets Markets

Granby Street Market

These markets are a true reflection of Liverpool’s multiculturalism and make the perfect spring day outing. The first Saturday of every month hosts stalls ranging from bric-a-brac, vintage clothes, arts, crafts and even henna painting. Taste the globe with their vast selection of local and international food including breads, cakes and locally crafted coffee.

Granby Street, Liverpool, L8 2US
15 minute walk from LJMU Mount Pleasant Campus, 10 minute walk from LJMU City Campus

5. Wake up to Leaf’s Market Brunch

Leaf market on Bold St

A renowned student hangout, Leaf is situated on Liverpool’s iconic Bold Street. The independent tea shop hosts an array of events throughout the year but spring is the time for their Market Brunch featuring live music, craft stallholders and their infamous food.

65-67 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4EZ
10 minute walk from LJMU Mount Pleasant Campus, 15 minute walk from LJMU City Campus

6. Soak up the atmosphere of the Smithdown Road Festival

An annual festival held over May Day bank holiday weekend, this occasion holds events in local bars and cafés alongside its main stage and circus big top. It features live music, delicious food and the best of local talent. What’s more? It’s all free! Relax over spring break without dipping into the precious student budget.

329-476 Smithdown Road, Liverpool, L25 3JJ
10 minute bus ride from LJMU Mount Pleasant Campus, 15 minute bus ride from LJMU City Campus

7. Chill out at the Egg Café

Egg cafe

For the vegans and vegetarians among you, Liverpool caters for all. The Egg Café is located in an old Victorian warehouse and its light and airy loft space provides a vibrant setting to enjoy its fresh, locally-sourced, seasonal spring soups. This place is super affordable and relaxed.

16-18 Newington, Liverpool, L1 4ED
10 minute walk from LJMU Mount Pleasant Campus, 15 minute walk from LJMU City Campus

Venture out to Crosby Beach

Crosby Beach

Liverpool is one of the few UK cities to have the luxury of stunning, surrounding beaches. Of the top picks is Crosby, home to the internationally famous ‘Another Place’ sculptures by Anthony Gormley. You won’t have to go far to get a break from city life, just a short train ride and you’re among lapping blue waves and sandy shores.

Mariners Rd, Blundellsands, Liverpool L23 6SX
15 minute train ride from Liverpool Central Station

There are so many more great things to do this spring in Liverpool. Flick through the pages of the LJMU City Guide below to discover more about this fantastic city.


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