Liverpool: A Whole Lot More than Football

Step off the train along Liverpool’s Lime Street, and you’ll be overwhelmed by deja vu. Stroll past the rich Victorian architecture and the glorious Georgian squares, and you will realize it all seems so familiar. You’ve seen these in movies, and now you’re seeing it for real.

A Haven for the Literati

Other than the Beatles, Liverpool has spawned numerous other chart topping bands, entertainers, and artists down the ages whose influences have conquered the world. That said, theatres, museums, and art galleries are also numerous, with the largest being the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Highlights also include the Emigrants to a New World Gallery, and the Museum of Liverpool Life, along with the Tate Gallery. The Walker Art Gallery, the Liverpool Museum, the Natural History Centre, and the Space Gallery are certainly worth a visit. Meanwhile, clustered along William Brown Street are some of the city’s oldest and most popular attractions, housed in majestic neoclassical buildings.

Indulgence to the Shopaholic

Life is easy if you’re planning to find flats to rent and stay in Liverpool; you will find everything you’ll ever need. There are giant department stores like George Henry Lee, along with large shopping complexes, such as Clayton Square and St John’s Centre, which is home to markets, boutiques, jewellers, antique, and record stores. Bold Street is a favourite dating area with its galleries, book stores, cafes, and specialty food shops. Everything is amazingly compact, making it ideal for getting around on foot.

Painting the Town Red

A huge range of clubs and pubs ensures that you won’t be spending much time being a couch potato, as Liverpool’s heartbeat rockets into overdrive at nightfall. Perfect for the all-night clubber, the Nation club mixes garage with progressive dance. Importing top British deejays every week, the venue mixes together students, locals and celebrities into a cauldron of excitement and high energy.

There’s also the Royal Court Theatre, along with the Empire that attracts all major live acts while also spawning new artists. There are also live Irish bands that lend a Celtic feel to the area. Meanwhile, a more relaxing time awaits those who prefer Bourbon Street, Heebeejeebees, and Kirklands where jazz and alternative is the speciality of the evening.

Whether you’re thinking of moving here to study or you like the idea of renting a house in Liverpool, all is a lifetime experience never to be forgotten. Indeed it is a city of inspiration whose inhabitants live life to the fullest.

Local real estate websites offer a listing of prime properties to let in and around Liverpool. Start your search online.

About the Author

Since 2005 as a filmmaker who has traveled across Europe and Asia. Presently, Jessa Insidya is dividing her time between writing her latest motion picture and taking care of her three daughters.