The Best Things You Can Do in Liverpool as a Student

Are you a student studying in Liverpool or do you plan on living in the city in the near future? Liverpool is widely regarded as one of best cities for delivering a true student experience. This vibrant city has a little something for every student, from music to fun activities.

We have created a list of some of the best things for students to do in Liverpool.

British Music Experience

Liverpool is renowned for its rich musical heritage due to legendary acts like The Beatles and Frankie Goes to Hollywood originating from the city. Liverpool is even recognised as a UNESCO City of Music, so where better to start than a top musical attraction? The British Music Experience, located at the famous Liverpool waterfront, is the perfect destination for music fans. This exhibition tells the story of British music from all the ages. As well as the Beatles, this museum showcases acts such as Oasis, David Bowie and the X Factor.

The British Music Experience allows you to get up close and personal with iconic costumes, instruments and memorabilia used by the artists themselves. Interactive activities are also available, including the chance to test your skills on various instruments – or show off your dance moves! Doors are open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am until 5pm. If you think you’ll be visiting multiple times, make sure to check out the Annual Pass for great savings.

VR Here

Virtual Reality has blown up over the last few years with massive amounts of hype surrounding the technology. Do you fancy trying it out for yourself? VR Here is the place to be to get a taste of how VR takes gaming’s immersive worlds to a whole new level. Just on the outskirts of the city centre, the venue has been designed to create an environment optimised for virtual reality. Players have all the space they need to utilise the technology’s full motion tracking and top of the range headsets.

VR Here offers several immersive experiences so your choices are endless whether new or experienced to gaming.  You can choose the tranquillity of exploring new worlds, work up a sweat with a sports game or get a fright with a horror. There’s even a chance to play with friends thanks to a selection of multiplayer experiences.


If you’ve ever read a Haunted Liverpool book, you’ll know the city is no stranger to ghost stories and spooky goings-on. If this mystique whets your appetite, Shiverpool is an attraction to add to your list with student tickets priced at £12.50. With the interactive Shiverpool tour, you will experience a fun 90-minute show while learning about the city’s creepy past. This is a street theatre performance like no other where you should expect the unexpected…

Shiverpool will take you to iconic locations in Liverpool including the two stunning cathedrals and the elegant Georgian Quarter. As well as multiple street tour options, you can also hop on board the Ghost Bus Tour which promises to deliver a comedy horror roadtrip. Don’t get spooked on an empty stomach! Shiverpool have teamed up with various independent restaurants to provide packages inclusive of tour tickets and dining options.

Fab Four Taxi Tour

This one is for all the Beatles fans out there! The Fab Four Taxi Tour visits some of the most iconic locations in the Beatles’ history. This award-winning tour has become popular with both tourists and new residents seeking a bit of history of their new home. You will visit destinations made popular by the Beatle’s personal background as well as iconic song references. The tour stops off at the Fab Four’s childhood homes, Penny Lane, Strawberry Field and the Eleanor Rigby Tombstone, to name but a few.

There are multiple tour options and packages for you to choose from with tours ranging from 2 hours to 7 hours long. You can even add some extras to discover more of Liverpool and the surrounding area such as the Casbah Coffee Club, Anthony Gormley Statues, Conway Castle and Speke Hall.

CoverStar Experiences

Do you consider yourself a star in the making? Put your ambitions to the test at CoverStar Experiences! CoverStar offers a variety of bespoke activities at their recording studio next to Hope Street. Each package is tailor-made to your requirements, whether celebrating a birthday or a hen party. You can even organise a portable studio to be brought right to you.

CoverStar is a fantastic choice for ensuring a special day is that bit more memorable. This experience allows you to showcase your vocal talent while drinking and dancing the time away with friends. You can even purchase several extras to enhance your experience further, including video recording and makeovers.

Arts Club Liverpool

The Arts Club Liverpool on Seel Street is a brilliant venue for catching live music and was built all the way back in the early 1800s. The Arts Club has transformed into a high quality space for music, art and drinks. Musicians from across the world have performed here as well as as local and national artists. Other live events take place here including comedy and club nights.

A number of bars are available at the venue serving your favourite liquor while and if you have any personal belongings, these can be stored in a cloakroom. Event tickets can be booked in advance or on the day if any are still available.

Breakout Liverpool

The escape game craze has hit the student community in particular and Liverpool has one of the best venues with Breakout Liverpool. The aim of Breakout is for you and up to four friends to escape a locked room within 60 minutes. To do so, you must work together to find clues and solves puzzles which are necessary to aid your escape plan.

Breakout Liverpool currently has 12 rooms each with varying difficulty, themes and stories. For instance, one has you escaping a bank vault as an elite team of robbers while another takes place on a shipwrecked Pirate ship.

Velocity Inflatable Park

Let loose and unwind from the stress of studying at Velocity Inflatable Park in nearby Widnes! Velocity is the largest inflatable park in the UK and is a suitable leisure centre for people of all ages and ability. There’s plenty of activities to choose from on top of a standard jumping session. Test your bravery climbing an inflatable wall, take part in a gladiator duel or slide into the country’s largest ball pool.

Velocity is the perfect all-in-one destination for having fun, letting go of stress, exercising and competing against friends. Tickets start at £10 for a 1-hour Bounce Session.

City Explorer Liverpool

With so much to discover, Liverpool is a city best explored by transport. The City Explorer Liverpool open top bus is the ideal solution catching a sightseeing tour of the city. This bus allows you to hop on and off at 14 of the best destinations in the city. You will visit iconic locations throughout the city centre including the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, the Cavern Quarter, the two cathedrals and Cains Brewery Village. City Explorer tickets cost just £8 for students and are valid for 24 hours.

Are you a football supporter? Then you may wish to also consider LFC City Explorer. This tour bus visits the Shankly Museum and travels past the best view in the city at Everton Park. It stops right outside Anfield Stadium where you can tour the ground of Liverpool FC, one of England’s most successful football clubs.

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Author: Mark Boyle

Date: March 22, 2019