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Living in Liverpool, England:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Liverpool, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 17 people living in Liverpool what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Liverpool is a fantastic city, full of vibrant nightlife and with a deep-rooted historical background. The people are always friendly and welcoming; you won’t struggle to find a helpful guide or friend at every corner. House prices are reasonable and the city centre is compact, meaning you can travel almost everywhere on foot, or, needs be, take the cheap and easy Merseyrail service – the Scouse version of the London Underground.

Katherine, says: 2020

Anyone wanting to move to Liverpool should know how vibrant and lively the city is. The city is bustling with people from all walks of life and cultures; so much so it won Capital of Culture in Europe in 2008. The outskirts of the city boast dazzling views, with numerous parks (Sefton Park is often cited as a source of inspiration for New York’s famous Central Park) and stunning architecture. The city centre plays host to a stunning modern shopping centre, two cathedrals and two football clubs to go alongside that!

Venesa, says: 2020

Someone moving to Liverpool should know it is a city. It has long narrow streets, and a seaside nearby. Liverpool is the original home of The Beatles; they performed at The Cavern Club on Friday nights. There are many museums in Liverpool, including The Tate Museum. Liverpool is a fairly large city.

Amelia, says: 2020

Liverpool is an incredibly diverse city. In 2008, Liverpool won the award for being culturally accepting. Liverpool has many events throughout the year, such as African Oye and Chinese new year celebrations in February. This city is well know for the Beatles, who were a extremely famous group of musicians. in Liverpool there is a very large Chinese community, and Chinatown is an enormous part of Liverpool’s history.

Liverpool is friendly, also it was known as the capital of culture 2008. My city is the home of the Beatles, and home of a lot of history. It is famous for its two cathedrals and the liver building, it I also known for having one of the closest football rivals that can separate family’s Everton and Liverpool.

If someone moves to Liverpool to attend University, Liverpool has an excellent night-life, entertainment and music sector and is a very friendly city. If someone moves to Liverpool for employment, they should consider where they would like to live as there are many boroughs in Liverpool, all of which have different personalities.

Someone moving to Liverpool should know they have an accent called Scouse. Also, the person should know there is a big City Center in Liverpool and know that Liverpool has a Museum. Liverpool is also made up of people from different diversity ranging from Culture, age, race, gender etc.

In moving to Liverpool you should consider the weather, employment and the area. The better areas tend to be towards the city centre. I would avoid areas beyond Queens Drive which are more likely to be socially deprived and have worse transport links into the city. There are a lot of jobs in various industrial estates but the majority of white collar jobs are in the centre. Liverpool has a strong service industry and the people have a very cheery disposition.

Suzanne, says: 2020

Liverpool is a beautiful city, full of life and culture. The people of the city have hearts of gold, there is nowhere quite like it. Whether you are football crazy, or shopping mad, Liverpool has something for you. If dining out is your thing, Liverpool has an incredible selection of independent restaurants to enjoy.

Tiffany, says: 2020

Liverpool is a maritime city in northwest England, where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. A key trade and migration port from the 18th to the early 20th centuries, it’s also, famously, the hometown of The Beatles. Ferries cruise the waterfront, where the iconic mercantile buildings known as the “Three Graces” – Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building – stand on the Pier Head.

Somebody moving to Liverpool would be pleasantly surprise by all the city has to offer. There are many wonderful places to spend time in the city centre and surrounding areas. Whether you prefer the quiet of the countryside or the bedlam of city nightlife, Liverpool can provide your required lifestyle. My city has a rich history and culture, good schools, friendly inhabitants, plenty of entertainment, and it’s cheap too.

Ambali, says: 2020

Liverpool’s part in the Atlantic slave trade has contributed greatly to the wealth of the city. Many of its streets are named after slave traders, and, many buildings named after the produce collected by slaves. Some of which include; The Cotton Exchange, The Corn Exchange and Water Street.

Liverpool is a very friendly city though some of us do like to drop litter on occasion. We have organic food, arthouse cinemas, fancy coffees, independent booksellers and world class museums and galleries. Many people follow football and support either Liverpool Football Club (‘Reds’) or Everton Football Club (‘Blues’). The atmosphere when Liverpool win the cup is just brilliant – cheering, car horns beeping, fireworks – and when they bring home the cup the streets are thronged with people all day. If you come to Liverpool ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’!

Shifra, says: 2020

It is a fantastic city, with the kindest of people welcoming you with open arms. The amicable nature between strangers and the genuineness of their approach is comforting, to say the least. There is a wide variety of activities from trying cuisine from around the world to crazy golf and quirky bars!

Kendran, says: 2020

Liverpool is a coastal city as such it has docks in it. This means that at times you can meet an unpleasant scent when wandering the city. It is home to one of the biggest football teams in the country! During football season it can get incredibly busy causing traffic to become congested. There is also, much noise to go along with this daily whether it be from cheering fans and cars or docking ships.

Liverpool is a culturally rich city with an ever-growing array of interesting bars, restaurants, and cafes. With tourist attractions such as The Beatles Story, The Royal Albert Dock, and Anfield and Goodison Park Football Stadiums, Liverpool is a great place. The people (Scousers) are known for their sense of humor and welcoming nature.

Liverpool has a wonderful historic reputation, firstly as an economically thriving seaport, and then as a cultural hub for art, music and poetry, but has had to face up to well publicized decline in the past 50 years. However, the cycle of renewal has started once more, as new businesses have invested in jobs, and new houses have been built in the suburbs. Liverpool is less than an hour’s journey away from Manchester, a city with a similar history and which is now a beta world city, and Liverpool residents also have the benefit of being close to the sea, and to many beautiful beaches. It is a great place to live.

Amelia, says: 2020

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