Getting to know Liverpool
Before you explore what the city has to offer yourself, here's a quick idea of what to expect when it comes to weather, climate, transport and shopping in Liverpool...
Weather and Climate
It’s handy to know what the weather will be like so you can pack the right clothes. The weather in Liverpool during the winter months (January-March) can be cold. The temperature on the average day will see highs of around 8°-10°. Be sure to bring clothes and layers for cooler, windy days.
Moving into spring and summer, the weather will become warmer. In the summer months (June-August), the weather is usually mild and the temperature on the average day will see highs of around 19° and lows of 10°. There will be some sunny, hot days where temperatures can increase to mid-20°, but we also have rainy days where temperatures are cooler.
It’s important to bring a clothes suitable for hot, sunny days but also rain jacket and warmer clothes for cooler days. If you need to buy some new clothes when you're here, don't worry there's plenty of shops to choose from.
Liverpool is a compact city and easy to travel around on bus and train. If you are planning a day trip, you can use the Mersey Travel website to plan your route via bus, train or ferry. You can also use the Ticket Finder option to check what ticket is best value for you to buy when travelling.
How to get from campus to...
City centre, Liverpool One, Albert Dock, Baltic Triangle
The city centre and Liverpool One shopping centre is around a 15-minute walk from campus. If you want to take the bus, you can go from Brownlow Hill and take bus number 79 to Liverpool One bus station. Albert Dock is just a 5-minute walk from here.
Liverpool One has a bus station where you can travel onwards to Anfield, Goodison Park (bus number 26).
Baltic Triangle has event venues, independents cafes, vintage markets and is home to the Baltic Market. It’s just a 15-minute walk from Liverpool One Bus station... spot the street art along the way!
Sefton Park and Lark Lane
Visiting Sefton Park and Lark Lane is a must when staying in Liverpool! It's a great day out for shopping and local, independent restaurants, bars and cafes. Take the 75, 80 or 80a bus from Sugnall Street (near to south campus). To get to the bus stop, head towards the Management School, turn onto Myrtle street and walk in the direction of the city centre.
Formby and Crosby beach
Formby and Crosby beaches are super popular on warm, sunny days. It’s often easier to travel to these beaches by train than bus. You can travel to Liverpool Central Station by walking 10-15 minutes from campus or taking the 79 bus from Brownlow Hill. From Liverpool Central Station you can take the train to Crosby or Formby. It takes around one hour to get to Formby Beach and around 30-40 minutes to Crosby Beach.
Living in campus halls, you won't be short of shops nearby. Campus halls are just 15-20 minutes walk away from the city centre and the main shopping area of Liverpool but there are plenty of smaller grocery shops nearby to our accommodation. This means that when you arrive, you won't need to worry about stocking up your cupboards.
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