Liverpool Shopping Guide

The city invested £920m in its new shopping development, Liverpool One in 2008 and this plays host to over 160 stores and services including many of the leading names in retail; such as: HMV, Topshop, American Apparel, Urban Outfitters and Debenhams. Liverpool One also features a 14 screen Odeon cinema and many of the nation's favourite restaurant chains (Nandos, Pizza Hut, Gormet Burger Kitchen etc). Incidentally, this new retail haven is also an ideal spot to secure a Christmas temp job for the hard-up fresher.

If you prefer your shopping a little off the beaten track, Liverpool is again not shy of options. Bold Street is largely pedestrianised and runs from St Lukes (the bombed-out church) to Church Street and is a delightful combination of independent shops, record stores and cafes. The Bluecoat centre on School Lane also houses Landbaby and Purlesque, two of the best examples of local handicraft talents making their intricate goods available to buy. Perfect for an afternoon of leisurely browsing.

If you're looking to rid yourself of your student loan early-doors, then the Met Quarter will surely oblige. Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, and Flannels all call this exclusive Whitechapel mall home. Opposite from this destroyer of worlds are vintage clothes shops, Flashback Boutique and Pop Boutique. Keep your eyes peeled for Flashback Boutique's legendary “Fill a Bag for a Tenner” offer in the first few weeks of university. 

This could be your first taste of the dreaded food shop and luckily it's not too daunting an experience in Liverpool with a supermarket seemingly around every corner. Tesco's silent occupation of the UK shows no sign of abating, with Liverpool's city centre now having no less than 7 (SEVEN!) stores of varying sizes. There are a few fresh fruit and vegetable markets that appear dotted around the city centre Monday – Saturday, as well as a Mattas world food store on Bold Street, if you'd rather not aid Tesco's rise. If you drive and fancy getting all your food shopping sorted for the month ahead, then there's an Asda on Smithdown Road (a five minute drive from the city centre) that will provide all of the frozen pizzas/oven chips/pot noodles required to survive until Christmas.

nightlife

nightlife

Liverpool is relatively small city centre which makes for an ideal night out with clubs and bars on every corner. There's a few areas to target primarily, from Concert Square’s in your face beats to Seel Street’s laid back indie vibe, there’s truly something for everyone. Con…

eating out

eating out

Liverpool has never had it so good when it comes to eating out on a budget, with a city centre packed with reasonably priced restaurants; ideal for eating out while getting to know new friends. Here are our pick of the best: Chine

Hotels

Hotels

Liverpool is relatively small city centre which makes for an ideal night out with clubs and bars on every corner. There's a few areas to target primarily, from Concert Square’s in your face beats to Seel Street’s laid back indie vibe, there’s truly something for everyone. Con…

Liverpool Attractions

Liverpool Attractions

Museums – Maritime & Slavery Museum Liverpool’s proud maritime history is celebrated in this must-see voyage into the past, aptly located on the docks. Housed in the museum are many collections associated with nautical archeology and the history of one of the world’s oldest po…

shopping

shopping

The city invested £920m in its new shopping development, Liverpool One in 2008 and this plays host to over 160 stores and services including many of the leading names in retail; such as: HMV, Topshop, American Apparel, Urban Outfitters and Debenhams. Liverpool One also features a 14 screen Ode…

transport

transport

The city centre of Liverpool is quite small, so can certainly be negotiated on foot, but for those trips outside of the city, or for your commute from accommodation outside of the city, public transport will be required. Bus