Reasons to love LJMU

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First-class teaching and a world-famous city

Discover new talents. Explore Liverpool's vibrant social scene. Make friends. These are just some of the things you'll do at LJMU.

LJMU is fantastic. But of course, we would say that. To show you just how good LJMU really is, we asked students and staff to share the reasons why they love LJMU with us. Here are the poll results:

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10 reasons to love Liverpool

Liverpool is a fantastic city. Here are just 10 things you might enjoy about Liverpool.

  1. Bold Street

    Bohemian and independent, Bold Street is the place to go if you want to meet friends for food. As well as eclectic restaurants, Bold Street is packed with trendy cafes, street food bistros and quirky shops.

  2. Sound City

    Every year, Liverpool is home to Sound City – a three-day music festival set within Liverpool’s abandoned dockland. Awarded 9/10 by NME, the festival attracts big acts, like The Vaccines, as well as more obscure artists. As an LJMU student, you’ll be given the opportunity to apply for an events or a runner internship with Sound City.

  3. Liverpool ONE

    From vast, sleek high street stores to stylish boutiques, Liverpool ONE is a haven for shoppers. As well as having a great choice, Liverpool ONE is open to 8pm during the week. Perfect for picking up something after a day studying.

  4. FACT

    FACT houses galleries, a café and a Picturehouse cinema. Modern and innovative, the arts centre is a bustling venue where you can soak up some culture and watch a great film from the comfort of a sofa.

  5. Liverpool Cathedral

    Liverpool Cathedral is the fifth largest cathedral in the world and to say it is impressive is a huge understatement. Cavernous and imposing on the outside, inside the cathedral is vibrant and welcoming. Though the building itself is well-worth a visit, the cathedral is also a gig venue and often hosts art exhibitions. On a clear day, you can climb to the top tower and get a great view of Merseyside and the Wirral.

  6. Everyman and Playhouse theatres

    A powerhouse within the theatre world, the Everyman and Playhouse are two distinct theatres who produce renowned work. Modern and engaging, their programme is bound to contain plenty of shows you’ll love, whether you’re a seasoned theatre-goer or a newbie.

  7. Baltic Triangle

    Liverpool buildingSpringing up within the last few years, the Baltic Triangle is a relatively new but thriving area within Liverpool. Once largely used for commercial purposes, the Baltic Triangle is now a hotbed of creative businesses, from the one-of-a-kind Camp and Furnace hangout to the Fruit and Fibres craft workshop.

  8. Sefton Park

    Bandstand, boating lake, fairy glen – Sefton Park has it all. Edged by an almost circular path, which is great for runners, this 200-acre haven is one of the best greenspaces in Liverpool. You’ll be able to kick back on a sunny bank, play a game of football with friends or explore the Victorian Palm House. Sefton Park also has an excellent programme of events throughout the year, from the dazzling fireworks display to the Liverpool International Music Festival.

  9. Bombed-out church

    Bold StreetAt 3.36am on the 6th May 1941, a bomb hit St Luke’s Church. Fire destroyed the building, leaving only a burnt out shell. Today, that shell remains and the St Luke’s, known to locals as the bombed-out church, sits proudly at the top of Bold Street. Throughout the year, gigs, film screenings and community gatherings, including a carol service, are held at the bombed-out church. It’s a truly iconic landmark.

  10. Football

    Football is part of the very fabric of Liverpool. With Everton FC and Liverpool FC, you’ll be spoilt for Premiership games.