When someone tells you they're from Liverpool, the next logical question is: “which half... red or blue?” Liverpudlians are known for their dedication, whether to football (Liverpool FC wear red, local rivals Everton wear blue), music or partying. A typical Saturday in the city contains some combination of the three!
The city which was put on the international map by the Beatles is an exciting and modern place to study English. You will find a proudly industrial city that isn’t afraid of the future. The locals are some of the most friendly and passionate people in the UK. Footballer Johan Cruyff said: “I sat there watching the Liverpool fans and they sent shivers down my spine. A mass of 40,000 people became one force behind their team... For that, I admire Liverpool more than anything."
The old architecture of the docks sits alongside the startling new modern developments that are springing up around the city. Liverpool’s selection as European Capital of Culture 2008 was seen as a glowing endorsement of the ongoing modernisation process and you will find a huge array of things to see and do. The Tate Liverpool is one of Britain’s finest art galleries, the city’s many theatres reflect a strong theatrical tradition and the local music scene keeps producing exceptional artists. You can enjoy live music every night of the week, which is best enjoyed with a pint of lager and the company of friends from your English course in Liverpool!