Getting to the graduation ceremonies


We are fortunate to have both of the beautiful and inspirational Liverpool cathedrals involved in our graduations.

Metropolitan Cathedral Christ the King

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King is the city’s Catholic cathedral.

Students will arrive here first to pick up their tickets, collect their gowns and have their official photographs taken.

Metropolitan Cathedral opening times

Monday 10 July: 7.45am to 7pm
Tuesday 11 July: 7.45am to 7pm
Wednesday 12 July: 7.45am to 4pm
Thursday 13 July:7.45am to 7pm
Friday 14 July: 7.45am to 7pm

Location: Lutyens Crypt, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, L3 5TQ

See the Gowning and Photography page for details about ordering your gowns and photographs. Entry is via the rear of the Cathedral, not up the main front steps by Mount Pleasant.

Liverpool Cathedral (Anglican)

The Liverpool Cathedral is the city’s Anglican cathedral.

All ceremonies will be held in the Liverpool Cathedral.

Location: St James’ Mount, Liverpool, L1 7AZ

See the On your graduation day page for further details.

Assisted access for the venues

When you register for your tickets, let us know if you or your guests have access requirements and need assistance or prior organisation. Please complete the relevant section of the registration form. We will contact you before your ceremony to discuss your requirements further.

If we are notified, we can arrange for a coordinator to be available at the Metropolitan Cathedral and Liverpool Cathedral.

If no arrangements for additional support are made prior to the ceremony, then LJMU cannot guarantee that requests will be met. However, every effort will be made to meet your requirements on the day.

Train information

Liverpool Lime Street Station is the nearest mainline train station.
It takes approximately 15 mins to walk from Liverpool Lime Street Station to either the Metropolitan Cathedral or to the Liverpool Cathedral (Anglican)

Liverpool Central is the nearest local train station.
It takes approximately 5 minutes to walk to the Metropolitan Cathedral, approximately 15 minutes to walk to Liverpool Cathedral (Anglican).

Other public transport

For bus and ferry timetables, please visit Mersey Travel.

Please be aware that the city is undergoing several road improvement schemes. Please allow plenty of time for your journey in case there is some delay.

Venue parking

Liverpool Cathedral is for Blue Badge permit holders only. These are all operated on a first come, first served basis. You will be able to drop off close to the venue.

The Metropolitan Cathedral has an underground car park which is open to all visitors from 7.30am-6pm daily. There are also clearly marked spaces for disabled drivers.

The height restriction for the Cathedral Car Park is 7 foot 6 inches.

Entrance to the Cathedral Car Park is on Mount Pleasant.

Parking charges are:

  • £1.50 for 1 hour
  • £3.00 for 3 hours
  • £6.00 all day to 6pm

The University of Liverpool operates a car park located on Mount Pleasant opposite the entrance to the Cathedral Car Park. Details of tariffs can be found here.

Alternative car parking options

There are two local multi-story car parks available:

  • Liverpool Central Car Park costs £1.50 per hour or up to £10 per day.
    Open 24 hours a day.
    Location: Heathfield Street, off Renshaw Street, L1 4AT
    It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk to Liverpool Cathedral.

  • Mount Pleasant Car Park costs £1.20 per hour or £5 for over 3 hours.
    The car park closes at 8pm.
    Location: Mount Pleasant
    It takes approximately 15 minutes to walk to the Liverpool Cathedral.

Street level parking can be found at:

Brownlow Hill (behind the Adelphi hotel)
This car park is on the flat and suitable for guests with accessible requirements.
It takes approximately 15 minutes to walk to the Liverpool Cathedral.
Charges are:

  • up to 2 hours - £3.00
  • up to 4 hours - £5.00
  • up to 6 hours - £6.50
  • up to 12 hours - £7.50

There is on street pay and display parking around the area between the venues.

Car charging point locations

Visit Zap Map (or your preferred app/website) for locations of charging points.