The Best Student Areas in Liverpool to Live In

When moving out of halls, deciding on the best place to live in Liverpool can be a difficult decision to make. There are plenty of student-populated areas in which you can thrive, but which is the right place for you? For many popular student areas in Liverpool, there is a list of pros and cons for each, but it’s up to the individual to decide on whether it’s the best place for them. We’ve compiled a list of the best student areas in Liverpool, and why you should consider them for your second or third year of study.

The City Centre

Usually, properties in the city centre of Liverpool begin their postcodes with L1, L2 and L3. Living here would mean that you’re close to any campus in the city itself, as well as the vibrant day and nightlife that Liverpool has to offer. You’ll be close to shops, cafe’s and libraries, and you’ll live within the hub of the city, something you may be used to if you’ve lived in city centre halls. However, some disadvantages of living in the centre itself are limited parking and higher costs of living, so take these considerations into account when deciding for yourself.


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Comprising of the postcodes L6 and L7, properties in this area benefit from being within walking distance to the city centre without a larger price tag or cost. There are plenty of amenities in Kensington for students, including cheaper options for food shops, and there are plenty of unique small businesses that are quirky and cheap just on your doorstep.


Properties in Toxteth usually have an L8 postcode. Also known as the Georgian Quarter, Toxteth is home to historical Georgian buildings and terraced houses at reasonable prices for those looking to rent. There are limited student accommodations in this area, but if you’re lucky enough to find one, it could be the perfect place for you.

Wavertree and Smithdown Road

Properties in this area of Liverpool have an L15 postcode and it is home to a large number of restaurants, takeaways, shops, pubs and so much more. The Brookhouse is one of the biggest student pubs in this area and is renowned for its £1 pint nights every week. Although it’s quite a distance from the city centre, there are plenty of public transport links that can assist you. Smithdown Road is one of the most popular student areas in Liverpool, so if you’re looking for the hustle and bustle of student life, this is the place for you.


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Home to the popular Lark Lane, students who live in Aigburth can enjoy plenty of beautiful restaurants, shops and cafes. There are great transport links to the city centre in Aigburth, and with Sefton Park nearby you’ll have plenty of green space to explore if you’re a nature lover.

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