Liverpool is home to three universities and has a student population of over 50,000. The large student population means there is no shortage of options for a night out; in fact, most weekdays are popular student nights. The area around Seel Street is always lively- Heebie Jeebies and The Masque always deliver top nights out particularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Medication is the place to be on Wednesdays and Krazy House hosts great dance parties on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Liverpool has a strong history in producing world-class musicians including The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers and more recently The Zutons. Live music fans should check out Zanzibar Club, as the venue regularly hosts live music events and provides a great place to listen to undiscovered talent. The O2 Academy is also a great place to listen to live music, although the bands here are generally more established meaning tickets can be pricier.
In 2008 Liverpool hosted the title of European Capital of Culture. There is still an abundance of cultural delights on offer all year round. The Tate Liverpool is an art gallery and museum in the centre of the city and is one of the largest galleries of modern and contemporary art in the UK outside of London. The gallery showcases an impressive rotation of contemporary art from sculpture to performance art and video installations.
Liverpool provides many opportunities to shop ‘til you drop. Shoppers can take refuge in Liverpool One, a shopping centre with more than 160 famous high street names. The Metquarter is where you will find the more expensive, designer outlets like Jo Malone, Tommy Hilfiger and Gieves and Hawkes.