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Accommodation in Liverpool's student residences

Not just for students - anyone can book!

  • Liverpool is a city rich in history and culture, and university residences offer a cost-effective alternative when visiting the home of The Beatles
  • Rooms are modern and well equipped to provide another option instead of a cheap Liverpool hotel or hostel
  • These rooms are centrally located, so provide an ideal starting point from which to explore this vibrant city

Liverpool Visitor information

Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880. By the 18th century, trade from the West Indies, Ireland and mainland Europe, coupled with close links with the Atlantic Slave Trade furthered the economic expansion of Liverpool, and by the early 19th century, 40% of the world's trade passed through its docks. Several major docking firsts have occurred in the city, including the construction of the world's first enclosed wet dock (the Old Dock) in 1715. The best-known dock in Liverpool is the Albert Dock, constructed in 1846.

The popularity of The Beatles and the other groups from the Merseybeat era contributes to Liverpool's status as a tourist destination. Liverpool's rich architectural base has also helped the city become the second most filmed city in the UK outside of London, often doubling for Chicago, London, Moscow, New York, Paris and Rome. The city's new cruise liner terminal, which is situated close to the Pier Head, also makes Liverpool one of the few places in the world where cruise ships are able to berth right in the centre of the city.

There is a considerable variety of architectural styles found within the city, ranging from 16th century Tudor buildings to modern-day architecture, but most of buildings date from the late 18th century, when the city grew into one of the foremost powers in the British Empire. One of the most famous locations in Liverpool is the Pier Head, renowned for the trio of buildings, the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building, collectively referred to as the Three Graces. Liverpool is noted for having two Cathedrals: the Anglican Cathedral, the largest Cathedral in Britain and the fifth largest in the world, and the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral.

Accommodation in Liverpool’s University Residences

Liverpool has three universities, the oldest of which is the University of Liverpool, established in 1881. Some visitor accommodation is offered during the university vacation periods, however, it should be understood that the university halls are designed primarily for students: not children or for adults expecting a high level of luxury. However, with this in mind, the halls do meet level of comfort that we expect most visitors to be happy with, and we will welcome any feedback where this is not the case.

Getting to Liverpool

Transport in Liverpool is primarily centred around buses, trains and ferries. Liverpool has direct road links with many other areas within England: to the east, the M62 motorway connects Liverpool with Hull, Manchester, Leeds and Bradford, as well as the M6 and M1 motorways, providing indirect links to Birmingham, Sheffield, Preston, London and Nottingham.

The national rail network provides Liverpool with connections to major towns and cities across the England. The city's primary mainline station is Lime Street station, which acts as a terminus for several lines into the city. Train services from Lime Street provide connections to numerous destinations, including London (in 2 hours 8 minutes with Pendolino trains), Birmingham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Manchester, Preston, Leeds, Scarborough, Sheffield, Nottingham and Norwich. The Port of Liverpool is one of Britain's largest ports, providing passenger ferry services across the Irish Sea to Belfast, Dublin and the Isle of Man.

History of Liverpool

King John's letters patent of 1207 announced the foundation of the borough of Liverpool, but by the middle of the 16th century the population was still only around 500. Battles for the town were waged during the English Civil War, including an eighteen-day siege in 1644. In 1699 Liverpool was made a parish by Act of Parliament, that same year its first slave ship, Liverpool Merchant, set sail for Africa. As trade from the West Indies surpassed that of Ireland and Europe, and as the River Dee silted up, Liverpool began to grow. Substantial profits from the slave trade helped the town to prosper and rapidly grow. By the close of the century Liverpool controlled over 41% of Europe's and 80% of Britain's slave commerce.

In the early 19th century Liverpool played a major role in the Antarctic sealing industry, in recognition of which Liverpool Beach in the South Shetland Islands is named after the city. In 1830, Liverpool and Manchester became the first cities to have an intercity rail link, through the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. The population continued to rise rapidly, especially during the 1840s when Irish migrants began arriving by the hundreds of thousands as a result of the Great Famine. The Great Depression of the early 1930s saw unemployment in the city peak at around 30%. During the Second World War, the critical strategic importance of Liverpool was recognised by both Hitler and Churchill, with the city suffering a blitz second only to London's, with over 80 air-raids, and the pivotal Battle of the Atlantic being planned, fought and won from Liverpool.

From the mid-1970s onwards Liverpool's docks and traditional manufacturing industries went into sharp decline. The advent of containerisation meant that the city's docks became largely obsolete. Capitalising on the popularity of 1960s rock groups, such as The Beatles, as well as the city's world-class art galleries, museums and landmarks, tourism has also become a significant factor in Liverpool's economy. The first United States consul anywhere in the world, James Maury, was appointed to Liverpool in 1790, and remained in office for 39 years. Ferries, railways, transatlantic steamships, municipal trams, electric trains and the helicopter were all pioneered in Liverpool as modes of mass transit. In 1829 and 1836 the first underground railway tunnels in the world were constructed under Liverpool.

Reviews for Liverpool

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My daughter and I were impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of reception staff. The accomodation was small but exceptionally clean and very new. We enjoyed our stay.

(Review Of Vine Court, University of Liverpool) Vine Court, University of Liverpool

Everything was fine with my stay except the first night when Chinese students came home late and were yelling in the courtyard; they woke me up twice. Other than that, everything was A-OK!! Thank you for the nice welcome when I came. Great staff.

(Review Of Crown Place, University of Liverpool) Crown Place, University of Liverpool

Hard to book room, timed out several times online. Rang up, but Call never returned. Emailed, but no reply. If I hadn't been on a Liv Uni reunion I would never have persisted. However, once Actually booked in, I thought everything else was extremely Good; especially for the money.

(Review Of Vine Court, University of Liverpool) Vine Court, University of Liverpool

Very impressed by Vine Court. From the start of my booking to the checking out. Excellent location, fantastic facilities, friendly helpful staff and an absolute bargain. Really helped make the weekend, will be staying here again! Thank you.

(Review Of Vine Court, University of Liverpool) Vine Court, University of Liverpool

Excellent place to stay very easy booking and checking in.The gentleman on reception was most helpful and friendly. Room was clean and location good. We used this for a graduation visit but it was also only a short walk into Liverpool.

(Review Of Vine Court, University of Liverpool) Vine Court, University of Liverpool

Very satisfied, top class room and excellent value for money, better than some hotels ! Staff were very helpful and always provided service with a smile. Would definitely stay again.

(Review Of Vine Court, University of Liverpool) Vine Court, University of Liverpool

the kettle had bits floating around it that i just couldn't get rid of in spite of scraping and rinsing it, luckily there was a kettle in the kitchen. also second person arrived on 27.8. and I was continuing my stay yet the maids were not informed to put in extra towels. still that was alright.

(Review Of Vine Court, University of Liverpool) Vine Court, University of Liverpool

Room clean and comfortable. Very handy having kitchen facilities, although do note that there is no crockery, cutlery or cooking utensils! Staff very helpful. So handy for graduation. Thank you

(Review Of Dover Court, Liverpool) Dover Court, Liverpool

Front desk staff 10 out of 10. Cleaning staff shortage meant towels were only changed once in 10 days 3 out of 10. Otherwise clean, well fitted out and very good value for money.

(Review Of Vine Court, University of Liverpool) Vine Court, University of Liverpool
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