What makes Liverpool such a great student city?

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With a population of over 70,000, it’s safe to say that Liverpool is one of the UK’s most popular student hotspots. More and more students flock to the city each year to study in prestigious institutions, but it’s not only the academics on offer that make Liverpool a prime university city. Here are some of the reasons why Liverpool holds the name as such a fantastic city for students in the UK.

A rich culture

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From music to theatre and art, Liverpool has a rich history and plenty to offer when it comes to culture in the city. Beatles fans can enjoy hanging out in the Cabin club, art-lovers have plenty to see in the many famous spots like the Tate and Walker Art Gallery, and theatre lovers can spend an evening watching a play in the likes of the Liverpool Empire and Everyman Theatre. Not only this, but many of the cultural attractions in the city are also completely free of charge,meaning Liverpool’s students need not spend a penny on a great day out.

Lively nightlife

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Liverpool offers one of the best nights out in the whole of the UK, especially for students. A number of bars and nightclubs in the city host regular student nights and events all through the week. Nightlife spots like the Raz (otherwise known as the Blue Angel) are famous student haunts, and particularly popular for those seeking cheap drinks and a place to party until the early hours. Other bars like the Merchant and Shipping Forecast can make a good spot for some chilled out drinks, whereas hidden bars such as Jenny’s Bar and Berry and Rye offer fantastic cocktails in a fun, quirky environment.

Fantastic leisure attractions

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People travel from all around the UK to take advantage of Liverpool’s shopping attractions. Liverpool ONE, The Metquarter and Bold Street are just a few areas in the city centre where students can shop for fast fashion, books, makeup and cosmetics, groceries and more. The city is also home to a growing number of brilliant restaurants and eateries, many of which cater to a student-friendly budget. Compared to more pricey cities like London, it just takes one walk around the city centre to find an array of affordable spots for food in the city, all offering an eclectic mix of cuisines.


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Affordability is one of the most important things to a student, which is why Liverpool scores brownie points as one of the best cities for those on a tight budget. Students in Liverpool can eat out, go out for drinks, get taxis and public transport at a fraction of the price that they would in a city like London. Not only this, but student accommodation rental prices in Liverpool are heaps cheaper than in the capital, with an average of £324 per month in Liverpool and £730 a month in London. The types of accommodation available for students in Liverpool is also a lot more varied, with property investment companies like RW Invest offering more high-end, luxury student properties with modern designs and furnishings.

We’re very proud to bring you this feature in association with RW Invest. You may also enjoy: Why more women are investing in property.

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