The Official Guide To Living & Studying In Liverpool

Mar 1st 2024

For those studying in Liverpool, you’re guaranteed to have an amazing and unforgettable university experience with a wealth of things to do and see on your doorstep, and first class accommodation options across the city. 

With a student population of nearly 70,000, this vibrant North West city has a diverse community of students so you’ll be surrounded by people from all walks of life. 

In this guide, our team of experts at X1 will be providing you with an insider’s guide to student life in Liverpool, highlighting the housing options available and providing you with tips on the best places to visit during your university years. 

After all, a huge part of your student journey is about making long lasting friendships and amazing memories, so stick with us as we reveal all within this article! 

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Student Life In Liverpool 

Liverpool is a city known across the world for its iconic music scene which has produced some of the biggest names in history, it’s also known for its two world class sporting teams, its buzzing entertainment scene and stunning waterfront location. The city is also home to multiple universities, which each offer a range of courses and fantastic amenities. 

In this next section, we will be discussing the ins and outs of student life in Liverpool, providing you with an overview of what you can expect whilst studying in the city!

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Arts and Culture in Liverpool

People come from all over the globe to visit, live and study in this North West city, and it’s not hard to see why. 

Liverpool has a wide variety of museums and galleries if you’re looking to learn more about the city’s rich history and fantastic art and culture. In fact, the city has the largest number of museums and galleries outside London, so you’ll find heaps of places to visit! 

The best part? Admission is free for the likes of the World Museum, the Museum of Liverpool and the Maritime Museum so you can enjoy a great day out without breaking the bank. 

When it comes to the city’s unique architecture, you can marvel at The Three Graces, situated on the stunning Liverpool waterfront, or wander around one of the city’s magnificent cathedrals – yep, there’s not one, but two! 

Another iconic attraction is the Royal Albert Dock, which happens to be the most-visited free tourist destination in the North West, and has a range of bars, restaurants, and shops for you to explore. 

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Sporting Scene 

For the sporting fans out there, you can experience the Merseyside Derby whilst studying in the city, an iconic rivals match between the two premier league football teams, Liverpool and Everton. 

If you’re a golf lover, the Liverpool City Region often plays host to The Open Championship, the oldest golf tournament in the world, so you can experience a world-class event right on your doorstep. 

Be sure to experience the Grand National, the world’s most famous steeplechase at Aintree Racecourse at least once during your student years too, it’s your chance to dress to the nines and is not to be missed! 

Liverpool sports scene

Student Nights in Liverpool

Aside from fantastic cultural offerings, the city also has a renowned nightlife scene, and is rated as one of the best nightlife destinations in the UK. 

There’s an abundance of bars and nightclubs scattered throughout the city, so no matter your budget or preferences, you’re sure to find somewhere to let your hair down and unwind after a hard day of studying. 

Of course, no student night out is complete without a trip to the infamous Concert Square, which is located in the heart of the city and is home to some of Liverpool’s top rated nightclubs and bars, like Soho, Level, McCooleys and more. 

If that’s not your style, the city’s creative district, the Baltic Triangle is home to numerous venues such as the Baltic Market, Liverpool’s first food market, offering delicious food from independent vendors. There’s also the likes of Cains Brewery, Punch Tarmeys and Camp and Furnace for grabbing a drink with friends. 

For those who are keen to experience the event’s culture in the city, there’s 24 Kitchen Street, your one stop shop for gigs and club nights. Not to mention, the Baltic Triangle is also the place to be for a Bongos Bingo event, a bingo extravaganza like no other. 

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Excellent Transport Links

Liverpool is well connected with fantastic transport links, with Mersey-travel trains and buses taking you all across the Liverpool City Region with ease. 

Liverpool Lime Street Station is conveniently situated in the centre of the city too, so you can catch a train to other nearby cities and towns like Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds in no time at all.

A trip to The Capital from Liverpool will only take you around 2 hours via train, so no matter where you’re headed, you’ll have a wealth of excellent transport links at your fingertips. 

If you’re an international student or love planning trips abroad, the John Lennon Airport is also just a short drive away from the city centre. 

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Student Accommodation in Liverpool

No matter if you’re a social butterfly after an ensuite apartment in a cluster flat, or looking for some more privacy with a studio room, we’ll help you find the right accommodation for you. At X1, we have more than 500 student apartments at five different developments in Liverpool City Centre. 

London Road

A Hub for Academic Convenience if you’re studying at the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, or the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, you should consider choosing a student apartment in the London Road area.

Our properties such as X1 Borden CourtX1 Arndale House, and X1 The Edge offer the perfect balance of proximity to campuses and comfortable living arrangements.

When you choose us as your student accommodation provider, not only will you move into a hassle-free apartment, which comes fully furnished with white goods and offers ample storage space, you’ll also benefit from all inclusive bills. This means you can focus on your studies and hobbies as everything is included in one simple monthly payment! 

Liverpool City Centre

Immersed in the Heart of the City, for students who thrive amidst the city’s vibrant atmosphere, Liverpool City Centre is the place to be. X1 Liverpool One provides modern and spacious studios with an array of amenities, including an on-site cinema and games room.

There is also the added convenience of a 24-hour gym which ensures you can stay fit while enjoying bustling city life.

With on-site security from 7pm until 7am and secure door access, you’re bound to feel at home in no time!

The Baltic Triangle

If you seek accommodation in a trendy neighbourhood, consider the Baltic Triangle area. X1 The Studios offers fully-furnished studios with breathtaking views of Liverpool’s waterfront. Immerse yourself in this creative hub, where art, music, and culture thrive.

You can even enjoy the complimentary on-site gym if you’re keen to break a sweat, or head to the games room to get competitive in a game of pool or ping pong, and make new friends.

Are there specific student discount programs available in Liverpool?

Everyone knows students can benefit from exclusive perks thanks to their university status, however, living with X1 means you’ll also get deals and discounts with our loyalty card program

There’s a fantastic array of Liverpool venues featured amongst the X1 Loyalty Card Program, including The Font, Dough Bar, and Liverpool Arts Bar to name just a couple. So, you and your friends can whip out your X1 loyalty card and reduce the bill! 

FAQs about Student Life and Accommodation in Liverpool

What makes studying in Liverpool unique?

Liverpool offers a vibrant university experience with its iconic music scene, diverse student community, and a plethora of cultural and entertainment attractions right on your doorstep.

What housing options does X1 offer for students in Liverpool?

X1 provides a variety of accommodation options, including ensuite apartments in cluster flats, studio rooms for privacy, and modern studios with amenities like on-site cinemas and gyms.

What housing options does X1 offer for students in Liverpool?

X1 provides a variety of accommodation options, including ensuite apartments in cluster flats, studio rooms for privacy, and modern studios with amenities like on-site cinemas and gyms.

What cultural attractions are available for students in Liverpool?

Liverpool boasts numerous museums, galleries, and architectural landmarks like The Three Graces and the Royal Albert Dock. Plus, students can explore the vibrant arts scene in areas like the Baltic Triangle.

What entertainment options does Liverpool offer for students?

Liverpool’s nightlife is renowned, with a plethora of bars, nightclubs, and entertainment venues catering to all preferences. Students can enjoy popular spots like Concert Square and the Baltic Market, as well as events like Bongos Bingo.

How accessible is Liverpool for students in terms of transportation?

Liverpool offers excellent transport links, including trains and buses across the city region. With Lime Street Station centrally located, students can easily travel to nearby cities or catch flights from John Lennon Airport for international trips.

If you need help with the student booking process, we have put together a simple step-by-step guide. Ready to kickstart your booking with X1? Email our Liverpool student accommodation team on

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