One of the UK’s capital’s of culture, Liverpool is a student’s dream. Liverpool life has it all; a vibrant social scene, countless things to do and overall an affordable cost of living. With a number of student hubs offering its own positives, picking the right area to live in for you can be a tough task. To help you out, we’ve put together this short guide so let’s check out where students live in Liverpool!
The Baltic Triangle
Fast becoming Liverpool’s cultural and creative hub, the Baltic Triangle is definitely a vibrant place to live. The city centre is within walking distance and boasts numerous bars, restaurants and shops that’ll keep you stocked and entertained. Lots of the area’s old warehouse buildings have been transformed into awesome venue spaces, meaning events here can be pretty unique! Despite its favourable location for the city centre and universities, rents can be affordable here for a student budget.
Without a doubt one of the most popular student areas in Liverpool, Wavertree has a lot going for it. Its student population is extensive (definitely a sign that it’s a popular student area!) meaning you’ll be surrounded by other students which is great for grabbing a good deal. Shops, bars and restaurants in the area offer brilliant student discounts and deals such the Brookhouse Pub’s £1 pint night. There’s a big ASDA, an Aldi and enough takeaways to satisfy any appetite. Vibrant and bustling, Wavertree has something for everyone. The rents here are very favourable too which make it more attractive to some students than other areas in Liverpool. It is located slightly further out for the city centre and the Universities, but you can hop on bus that’ll take you there in 20 mins.
Kensington is a great area for those that don’t want an extensive journey to university. Convenient for both universities in Liverpool, Kensington is becoming more and more popular with students. There are the amenities that you need, and the city centre is within 20 minutes bus journey. Favourably, the rents are overall cheaper here which has attracted a lot of students to Kensington.
Kicking off this list is the heart of the city itself. Living in the city centre is often a popular choice for students given the fact that everything is on your doorstep. Chances are you’ll often be wandering into town, whether it be to look at the shops or to have a bit of an explore, so living in the centre puts you in a great location. It’s a good location for both the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, with excellent bus routes taking you there. Bold Street boasts lots of bars, restaurants and unique world food stores, and nearby is the outstanding FACT cinema. For first years who have spent the year in halls, living in the centre is handy as you’ll know the area very well. As you can expect, living in the city centre generally comes with higher rent prices.
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