We understand that in addition to working towards your chosen degree you will also want to enjoy the experience. Liverpool is the perfect place to do so. In 2008, the city holds the title of European Capital of Culture and is witnessing unprecedented levels of development.
In 2004, Liverpool's waterfront was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and to date the city has over 2,500 listed buildings - more than any other city outside London. Similarly, National Museums Liverpool is England's only national museums group based entirely outside of the capital. The group's venues include:
- World Museum Liverpool
- Walker Art Gallery
- National Conservation Centre
- Lady Lever Art Gallery
- Sudley House
- Merseyside Maritime Museum
- International Slavery Museum
- Museum of Liverpool (Opening 2010)
In addition to the above, Tate Liverpool and the Beatles Story exhibition can be found at the Albert Dock (the United Kingdom's largest group of Grade I listed buildings). The Liverpool Cathedral and the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King (situated less than a mile apart) are two further examples of the city's grand architecture.
The city has always had a reputation as a musical city - perhaps most famously as the birthplace of the Beatles but also for the countless successful Liverpool acts who have followed. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic plays host to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (one the world's oldest established orchestras) and to the south of the city centre lies the recently built Echo Arena Liverpool which will play host to numerous high profile events such as the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards. The city has a number of theatres to choose from, including the Empire, Everyman and Playhouse, and Unity. The city offers a vibrant nightlife and for shopping there is a combination of high street names and independant boutiques in areas such as the MetQuarter in Whitechapel or Cavern Walks in the city's Cavern Quarter.
Liverpool, and indeed Merseyside as a whole, is famous for its sporting background. It is home to Everton F.C. and Liverpool F.C. of the Premier League (two of the country's most successful football clubs) and based across the River Mersey on the Wirral Peninsula, Tranmere Rovers F.C. of the Football League. Here one can also find the Royal Liverpool Golf Club (often referred to as Hoylake), host of the 2006 Open Championship, and in the north of Liverpool, Aintree Racecourse - venue of the world famous Grand National.
These are just some of the attractions that make Liverpool a wonderful place to both live and work. Many who come to the city as students choose to adopt Liverpool as their home and we believe you will feel the same. Please return to the LJMU homepage for more information on the university and if you would like to find out more about Liverpool and what it has to offer see visitLiverpool.