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First Visit To Liverpool?

The University of Liverpool is a highly esteemed research institution with a rich academic history that has earned it global recognition. As a proud member of the prestigious Russell Group, which comprises the UK’s top research-intensive universities, the University of Liverpool is renowned for its exceptional academic standards and significant contributions to various fields. This consistently places it among the best universities in the UK, attracting students from all over the world who are eager to benefit from its outstanding education and research opportunities.

Aside from its football culture, Liverpool is a city steeped in history, with a wealth of fascinating sites and attractions to explore. During the Industrial Age, it was one of the busiest ports in the world and underwent tremendous growth, leaving behind an impressive legacy of architectural marvels and cultural landmarks. Visitors to Liverpool can immerse themselves in the city’s storied past by visiting its national museums and galleries, exploring its unique neighborhoods, or even taking a tour of locations featured in the Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts.

Liverpool boasts an array of remarkable landmarks, including one of the largest cathedrals in the world and a clock tower that stands taller than Big Ben. Visitors can also enjoy strolling along the scenic waterfront, taking in the views of the iconic Liver Building and other architectural gems that line the river. With so much to see and do, Liverpool is an extraordinary destination for anyone seeking a unique cultural experience filled with history, beauty, and excitement.

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The official currency in the United Kingdom is the Pound sterling (GBP).

Air Travel

If you’re looking to fly to Liverpool, the closest airport is Liverpool (LPL) Airport, which is situated 7.2 miles away. You may also want to consider Manchester (MAN) Airport, which is 29.3 miles away, Leeds Bradford (LBA) Airport, which is 63 miles away, or Birmingham (BHX) Airport, which is 84.6 miles away.

Other Transports

* Rail:The Merseyrail train system is extensive, encompassing a distance that spans from Chester to Southport, with a total of 92 stations that are situated throughout Merseyside. Additionally, it oversees the underground network within the city.

* Bus: Buses get busy at peak times and some routes will be standing-room only. They are frequent so if one is full, another will be along soon enough. Buses are run by Arriva and Stagecoach and cover the city center, Wavertree, and out into the regions.

* Ferry: Public transport in Liverpool also includes a ferry. There aren’t many cities that can say that! A ferry across the river costs around £3 one way or £4 return. The ferry tour takes 50 minutes and costs £10 for NUS cardholders.

* Bike/scooter
* Uber/taxi


It’s important to keep in mind that prescriptions and dental services may come with charges. If you’re planning on staying in England for less than 6 months, it’s vital to have personal medical insurance to ensure you’re fully covered for healthcare during your stay, even if you previously lived in the UK.

In the event that you become unwell while on your trip, having a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) provided by the country can offer coverage for any necessary medical treatment expenses.

Visa and Entry

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Power Outlets

In England, the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

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