Liverpool is a vibrant and energetic city and seaport in Merseyside and is situated in the north west of England, approximately two hundred and ten miles from London. The Liverpool John Lennon Airport is an international airport and is only seven miles from the city centre and there are several train stations in Liverpool with the main station being Liverpool Lime Street.
It is here where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. You can take a ‘ferry across the Mersey’ as mentioned in many famous songs and where you can soak up some of the best views of the fabulous waterfront and surrounding areas.
Liverpool has a long trading history dating back centuries which soon became a leading port within the British Empire, appealing to many who decided to then settle here which included the Irish. Because of this, many Liverpudlians can boast an Irish ancestor or two from previous generations.
Liverpool has a large regional economy which in late 2023 was identified as being the UK’s fastest growing city economy with a growth rate of 20%. When Liverpool hosted the Eurovision Song Contest last year, it added around a £55 million economic boost to the Liverpool city region and further placed the city in the world’s spotlight.
Strongly connected with global markets and as leaders of innovation and revolution, Liverpool offers fantastic possibilities within many sectors which include advanced manufacturing, energy, environmental, creative, digital, software development, business support services, health and life sciences, maritime, logistics, infrastructure and professional and business services. Several well known brands and globally recognised businesses have chosen Liverpool as their main base or head office whilst others have been created here and then decided to stay. The strategic location of the city enhances its role as a major port and trade hub.
There are three universities in Liverpool which generate an extremely high standard of skill and academic knowledge which is then integrated into the city, further amplifying the region's economy and attracting quality investments.
Famous for being the birthplace of the legendary rock group The Beatles, the well known football teams and the distinctive scouse accent, there is so much more to this splendid city. You need not venture far at all to appreciate the rich and varied culture. There are numerous interesting museums and galleries to captivate you. In fact, apart from in London, there are more on offer here than in any other place in the UK.
The recently regenerated Royal Albert Dock offers visitors the opportunity to stroll around the quayside to sample the many places of interest as well as the fantastic bars and restaurants. There are more grade one listed buildings here collectively than anywhere in the country. The once derelict riverside area has been carefully transformed into a smart waterfront where visitors can enjoy the famous Three Graces or visit the impressive Liverpool Museum.The renowned Tate Liverpool Art Gallery and Museum is home to the national collection of British and international modern and contemporary art as well as talks, displays and activities.
If it is a day of retail therapy that you prefer then look no further! With designer shops, traditional high street shops and hidden quirky gems selling unique goods, shopping has never been so much fun. Many of the cafes and restaurants are multiple award winning with several of them occupying wonderful historic listed buildings which adds to the experience. Nightlife in the city is lively and diverse and has everything from bars and clubs to live music venues and concerts.
It has been voted as one of the best places to live in the south west in 2023 by the Sunday Times and was especially praised for several initiatives. These include the thriving science and tech scene, community spirit, variety of shops and great places to eat and drink as well as the innovative vision of Ten Streets. This is uniquely based on ten ideas from the creation of a new cultural enterprise industry hub to collaborating with local businesses and investors to regenerate and transform the city.
The city is within easy reach to several unique coastal towns which include Southport with its sandy beaches and historic pier, Formby whose magnificent coastline is managed by the National Trust and the traditional and well known seaside resort of Blackpool.
Living and working in Liverpool presents an enticing blend of culture, history, education and entertainment. The city’s dynamic atmosphere, combined with its friendly community and abundant opportunities, make this a place where both personal and professional aspirations can thrive.
The next event being hosted by the UK Careers Fair will be held on February 7th 2024 between 10am - 2pm. The venue is Anfield Stadium, L4 OTH, home to Liverpool F.C.