17 Things Every Liverpool Hope University Student Should Experience Before They Graduate
If you’re a student at Liverpool Hope University, make sure you experience these things before you graduate.
1. Pay a visit to Penny Lane.
Made famous by The Beatles, Penny Lane is just a short walk or bus ride away from the Hope Park campus. Go and explore the many delights it has to offer.
2. And try the “Nation’s Best Breakfast.”
While you’re down there, try The Tavern Co’s fry up! It’s been voted the Nation’s Best Breakfast, 2 years in a row! The perfect hangover cure!
3. Take a ride on The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour.
Don’t be surprised if you see the colourful Magical Mystery Tour Bus driving around the area, either! Hop aboard at the Cavern Club in town, and discover places near campus associated with the Fab Four.
4. And explore Liverpool’s music scene.
Liverpool has a bustling music scene, with live performances available across the city! Studio 2 on Parr St is a particular highlight, and serves a mean Long Island Ice Tea to boot!
5. Don’t forget about Hope’s own lunchtime concerts.
If you’re looking for something a little more reserved, definitely head to the beautiful Capstone Building in the Creative Campus on Shaw St, where you can see free lunchtime performances from some of Hope’s best musicians!
6. And its open-mic nights.
And if you’re looking for somewhere to display your own Beyoncé-esque vocals, look no further than Hope’s Open Mic nights!
7. Make the most of Liverpool’s 🔥 nightlife.
After you’ve strutted your stuff, unwind by hitting the town and exploring the nightlife that Liverpool has to offer!
8. And hang out in Concert Square.
The hub of all things nightlife in the city – choose from a plethora of banging clubs, try the outdoor shisha bars, or venture down the streets just off the square to discover extra delights, such as Bar Cava’s £1 tequila shots!
9. Go for food at Brookhouse or Halfway House.
Looking for somewhere closer to campus? Try a night at the Brookhouse in Smithdown and challenge yourself with their 50 Chicken Wing plate, or walk 5 mins from Hope Park to the Halfway House and grab a delicious carvery!
10. And experience a Liverpool V Everton match.
Many neutral football fans still agree that the Merseyside Derby is the biggest in the country. Try your luck and see if you can snag a ticket!
11. But don’t worry if you can’t; Hope has its own teams worth watching.
If you can’t get a ticket for the derby, don’t fret. Pretty much if you name a sport, Hope have at least one team for it! Get out and support your fellow students!
12. Play some local pub sports.
Remember the Brookhouse? Why not try out their pool tables? Or try some darts at the Ship & Mitre pub? Or some air hockey at the Hope & Anchor?
13. And don’t let the Christmas Markets pass you by.
You’ll have at least three Christmases while you’re at Hope, so make sure you visit the markets for at least one of them. Grab yourself a crepe, some fudge, or a beer.
14. Take a wonder around the Creative Campus, even if you’re not doing a creative degree.
If you’re not doing a creative degree, the chances are you’ve never gone down to Shaw St to visit the Creative Campus, but definitely take advantage of the Free Uni Shuttle Bus and relax by the fountain.
15. And try studying in Liverpool’s Central Library.
If you don’t feel like being surrounded by rowdy students and locked computers in the Sheppard-Worlock – which, let’s face it, who does? – then definitely head into the city and spend some time in the magnificent Central Library. It’s breathtaking and conducive to study!
16. Pay a visit to the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.
While the “Bombed Out” Church gets a lot of attention, it’s the Anglican Cathedral that deserves the most attention – take a tour and marvel at the enormous stained glass window! Unfortunately, you won’t be graduating here, so it’s worth making the effort.
17. And, most importantly, just enjoy being at Hope before you have to leave.
It’s no secret that Hope gets a bad reputation, not helped by its rivalry with the University of Liverpool, LJMU, and Edge Hill, but don’t let that spoil your experience of it. Hope is a great uni with some amazing facilities and a beautiful campus. Enjoy it while you can.