Hotels near Liverpool University

Long known as a prestigious institute for research and academics, the University of Liverpool draws many students and visitors to Liverpool's city centre. When visiting the University of Liverpool, whether as a student or for attending lectures and conferences, staying at a Premier Inn hotel means you’ll be perfectly placed for both the uni and for exploring the city's famed arts and music scene. View all hotels in Liverpool or learn more about the city with our Things to do in Liverpool guide - packed with everything you'll need for your next break.

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About Liverpool University

Is Liverpool University a campus?
The University of Liverpool is a campus university, with most facilities, student unions and halls accommodation all grouped together. The halls and facilities are also, however, only around five minutes’ walk from the centre of Liverpool city, meaning students can enjoy all the benefits of both a campus and city university in one.

Is Liverpool a good university?
Yes, Liverpool is considered to be a very good university, ranking 23rd in the UK and 165th in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2020.

What is Liverpool University known for?
One of the original redbrick universities, the University of Liverpool is one of the UK’s leading research groups, renowned for its fantastic overseas studying opportunities, including unique opportunities for studying in China. Famous alumni include BBC TV and radio presenter Victoria Derbyshire, former Poet Laureate Professor Dame Carol Ann Duffy and Dame Stella Rimington, the first female Director-General of MI5.

How many students are there in Liverpool?
There are four universities in Liverpool, making the city a major hub for students. As a result, there are estimated to be around 56,000 students living and studying in the city.

Is Liverpool University safe?
Liverpool is generally a safe city, but students are always reminded to be aware of their own possessions and personal safety when out and about. The university itself has its own security, meaning the campus area in particular is usually problem-free.

Where do students live in Liverpool?
The university halls are well placed near the centre of town, but once students are ready to move into their own accommodation they tend to head to areas like:


  • Smithdown – a bit further from the city centre than other options, but the Brookhouse pub here is a famed student hangout, and the area is home to large supermarkets, restaurants and takeaways
  • The Georgian Quarter (Toxteth) – well-located for campus, this pretty part of the city is a little more expensive than other student areas, but worth it for the cobbled streets and Georgian exteriors
  • Mossley Hill – with plenty of useful amenities, Mossley Hill is within walking distance of the University of Liverpool campus
  • Kensington – nicely located close to the city centre, Kensington is also well priced and not too far from campus

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Open Days at Liverpool University

What can you expect at a Liverpool University open day?
If the University of Liverpool is on your list of potential unis, the open day will be the perfect opportunity for you to get a feel of what life could be like here. You can expect campus and facility tours, chances to speak with current students and opportunities for Q&As with academic staff. Virtual open days have also been a recent feature when it’s not been possible to run in-person events. These include online tours, Q&As and course videos.

Do you have to book open days at Liverpool University?
Yes, just head to the University of Liverpool website and book ahead for open days – that way you can ensure you won’t miss out on a place.

How often does Liverpool University have open days?
Open days tend to take place in summer and autumn, although can change year to year. It’s worth checking the University of Liverpool website for exact dates.

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Getting to Liverpool University

How far is Liverpool University from the train station?
The nearest railway station to the university is Lime Street. From here, it’s just a 10 minute walk to the campus.

How far is Liverpool University from the nearest Premier Inn hotel?
For a centrally located hotel during your time at the University of Liverpool, choose our Liverpool City Centre hotel, just 20 minutes’ walk or 8 minutes’ drive from the campus. Alternatively, take a room at our Liverpool City Centre (Albert Dock) hotel for a perch right over the River Mersey. Why not take a look at our budget hotels for your next visit?

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