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A Snapshot into.. Liverpool

  • November 16, 2020

Liverpool is a city found in the North West of England. It has a population of 897, 218 and is the sixth largest UK city.

The city is a vibrant, growing city full of history and architecture. It provides its residents with access to city life, the countryside, the beach and the welcoming Liverpudlians make it a city where many people relocate and never leave!

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust comprises Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. In a recent inspection, the Care Quality Commission rated the Trust 'Good'. The Trusts hospitals make them one of the largest employers in the region, employing over 12,000 people, and providing services through outsourcing arrangements. The Trust has an annual budget of £930m. The Trust deliver a range of services including general hospital services, specialist services, cancer services, dental services and community services.

Facts about Liverpool

1. It was the first city in the world to have a mosque, a lending library, a school of tropical medicine and school for the blind!

2. It holds the Guinness Book of Records title for being the Capital of Pop – more artists with a Liverpool origin have had a number one hit than from any other location, with the Beatles changing the face of music.

3. Liverpool is the most successful footballing city in England, home to Liverpool and Everton. It has won 27 League Championships, five European Cups, three UEFA Cupa, one Cup Winners Cup, 11 FA Cups and six League Cups.

4. King John founded Liverpool in 1207 and the liver bird soon became the city's symbol, however, the football club only trademarked the symbol in 2008.

Average Living Costs


One bedroom flat in the City Centre


One bedroom flat outside of the City Centre


Three bedroom flat in the City Centre


Three bedroom flat outside the City Centre


Tip to save money on accommodation - choose the area you reside in carefully if you are trying to save money on accommodation. The south side of Liverpool is typically referred to as the more affluent area in which to live. Other lovely areas are Bowring Park, Gateacre, Childwall, Wavertree Garden Suburb and Aigburth. Lark Lane is a popular location for young professionals and artists.


Adult single


One day ticket for bus, ferry and train


Monthly season ticket for bus, ferry and train


Yearly season ticket for bus, ferry and train

£1, 294


Basic dinner out for two at the local pub


Two cinema tickets


Two tickets to the theatre




One pint of beer


One month of gym membership in a business district


Travelling to other UK cities from Liverpool via Train

London Euston – 2 hours 15 minutes

Birmingham – 1 hour 46 minutes

Manchester – 35 minutes

Bristol – 3 hours 23 minutes

Cardiff – 3 hours 34 minutes

Leeds – 1 hour 23 minutes

Edinburgh – 3 hours 45 minutes

Where is Liverpool’s nearest airport?

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is an international airport is located just 7.5 miles outside of the city centre. Scheduled domestic, European and North African services are operated from the airport.

Other nearby international airports include Blackpool, Manchester and Leeds Bradford.

The best things to do in Liverpool

1. Take a ferry across the famous River Mersey – The daily River Mersey ferry cruise runs throughout the entire year from the Pier Head to Merseyside’s other terminals at Seacombe and the Wirral. The journey lasts for fifty minutes and includes a full commentary guiding you through the various landmarks.

2. Check out the view of Liverpool from above – By doing the St Johns Beacon Tour you will experience amazing panoramic views of the waterfront and even views of Wales.

3. Explore the Historic Royal Albert Dock – The dock was recently awarded a ‘Royal’ title to recognise the landmark’s significant role in the city’s maritime history. The city is just a short walk from the city centre and all year round there are plenty of events going on such as live music, water shows and football tournaments.

4. Wander around Liverpool’s famous Chinatown – This is home to one of the oldest Chinese communities in Europe and the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself into a multi-cultural environment.

5. Visit the Beatles Museum - Experience of how four young men from Liverpool were propelled into fame and how they became the greatest band in the world.

The top three reasons to relocate to Liverpool

1. It’s very green

The city alone has 43 parks and outdoor play areas, all with very different characteristics.

2. The architecture

The Architecture UNESCO declared six locations across the city a World Heritage Site. The waterfront, St. George’s Hall, the Cathedrals and Philharmonic Hall means that there is always something new to see!

3. Accessibility

When living in Liverpool, you can easily access other major northern cities such as Manchester (35 minutes away), Leeds and Sheffield – all of which are easily accessible by road or rail.

Relocating to Liverpool

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