Places to know around the city

Liverpool is one of the most vibrant cities in the UK and with its many student-friendly areas it’s easy to see why. From Smithdown Road to the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool is a place that has something for everyone. So, to help you get your bearings and to feel at home in Liverpool, we’ve put together this guide of key places around the city.

Smithdown Road

With an ever-growing list of independent shops, restaurants, pubs and bars, Smithdown Road really is a perfect place for students. The strong student community makes this road one of the favourites for living off campus in second and third year, and with the number of student houses you’ll probably end up living next door to your mates! Make sure you visit the Tavern for an award-winning breakfast, try a pizza at Tribeca and of course have a couple of drinks at the much-loved Brookhouse pub. Smithdown Road also has regular bus links to the city centre and to both Hope Park and Creative Campus – the 86 bus even runs through the night so you can save on taxi money!

Lark Lane

Hidden between Sefton Park and Aigburth Road stands the quirky and bustling Lark Lane. This small strip of independent bars, restaurants and cafés is bursting with character and the wide range of cuisine means that there’s something for everyone. Visit Maranto’s, a restaurant which has been around for decades, or head to Milo Lounge to sample some delicious vegan food, and of course you’ve got to have a pit stop in Keiths Wine Bar. 

Baltic Triangle

At a glance, you may not think much of the Baltic Triangle but if you look closer this small area is bursting with cool and up-and-coming places to eat, drink, and chill out. Not only is it seen as the city’s new creative hub, but it’s also a firm favourite among students. From Bongo’s Bingo at the Camp and Furnace to a game of crazy golf and a cocktail at Ghetto Golf, the Baltic Triangle is the place to be no matter what time of the day. Before you leave, don’t forget to grab a selfie at the famous Liver Bird Wings!

City centre

There really is no shortage of places to go and things to do in Liverpool centre city. Whether you’re visiting the museums and tourist attractions, shopping until you drop at Liverpool One or grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants; Liverpool has something for everyone. Bold Street is the place to be if you’re looking for quirky independent restaurants, such as Nolita Cantina or Crust, or you can head to Seel Street for a drink in cool bars such as Salt Dog Slim’s or Heebie Jeebies. Liverpool is a vibrant student city with lots of character and history, and there really is something for everyone.

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