The city of Liverpool, to this day, continues to fulfil its legacy of being a major UK destination, boasting unique culture, trade and business. It’s no wonder city apartments in Liverpool are in such high demand.
Liverpool is a coastal city of the county of Merseyside, based in the northwest of England. Surrounded by large towns such as Southport, St Helens and Warrington, and bordering where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea, the Liverpool population consists of around 500,000 people, making the city amongst the most populated in the UK.
It also has one of the larger visiting populations in the UK. As well as being home to one of the most influential rock bands of all time, The Beatles, and one of the UK's most significant ports along the Liverpool waterfront, a rich architectural heritage has made this city an attractive place to visit.
It’s actually the UK’s second-most filmed city after London. In fact, it often stands in for London—as well as for Moscow, Paris, Rome, New York and Chicago. Nicknamed as the UK’s Northern Hollywood, Liverpool served as a filming location for high profile films such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part I) and Capitan America.
The city even has its own film festival and, of course, when overseas film crews arrive here and set up shop, they look for the best luxury apartments in Liverpool on offer.
The potential for further economic growth and prosperity has been continuous over the last decade or so for the city of Liverpool. In fact, reports from the Office for National Statistics and Arcadis reveal that the Liverpool economy has also overshadowed many large UK cities, including London, when it comes to performance, stability and potential. It is for this reason, and many others, that the city draws visitors from all around the world.
It was originally a booming base for manufacturing, although it is the service sector that has taken centre stage today. Around half of all employment in the city is in the banking, public administration, education, finance, health and insurance sectors.
Commuting for work in any of these sectors is straightforward thanks to the city’s strong transport infrastructure made up by an extensive railway network, which includes Liverpool Lime Street station, various bus services and even the Liverpool airport.
Each of these facilities has been constantly developed in recent times too, courtesy of the Liverpool City Council. Developments such as the £150 million Project Jennifer, the £260 million Anfield Stadium regeneration, and the £1bn Liverpool ONE Shopping Centre all prove the ambition of the local council to use its prospering economy to reinvest back into the business community.
It's not just workers within the city that benefit from the economic growth either. Around 90,000 people from across the region commute to the city each day, with many working in one of the many Liverpool business parks. To name a few, there is; the Vesty Business Park, the Liverpool Innovation Park, the Sefton Business Park, the Formby Business Park and many more.
Business travellers visiting these parks and the many others across the city like to book short term stays in corporate housing in Liverpool nearby to ensure less stress and inconvenience.
The history of Liverpool dates back to around 1190, when the city was once a small settlement known as ‘Liuerpool’. It's fair to say much has changed since such humble beginnings as a port city fueled by fishing off the River Mersey.
Liverpool has more galleries and national museums than any other city in the UK, apart from London. You can be within walking distance of Liverpool’s National Museum, the Tate, The Beatles museum or any of the smaller art galleries situated around the city when staying in Liverpool apartments.
The city’s history makes for a wide variety of different architectural styles. You can see 16th century Tudor buildings right alongside modern contemporary architecture. Most of the city’s notable buildings are, however, dated from the late 18th century, as it was during this period that the city grew as one of the biggest ports in the British Empire. It is also considered to be the finest example of a ‘Victorian city’ in England, with several areas listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.
The refurbished Albert Dock area, which served as a series of docks and warehouses from 1846 until into the 1970s, was redeveloped in the early 1980s and is now a popular destination for tourists visiting the city.
Liverpool boasts a unique, unmatched culture and character that makes the city so popular to visit. In the centre of the city, throughout the areas of Ropewalks, Knowledge Quarter and Georgian Quarter, there are Liverpool shopping centres, hundreds of places to eat, museums, and many historically iconic structures.
Perhaps the most popular tourist attraction in the city centre is the Cathedral, based near Liverpool University, and therefore much student accommodation in Liverpool. Whether you are living in Liverpool or are just planning to visit Liverpool, rest assured there is always plenty to see and do when you have spare time on your hands!
Built near the mouth of the River Mersey, the area today features many hotels and excellent Liverpool restaurants. Just across from Albert Dock is the Echo Arena and Convention centre, which hosted the MTV Europe awards in 2008 and continues to welcome a wide number of high-profile international events. The High Street is also not far from the dock. It is a large pedestrianised area and is the main shopping centre of the city.
As the birthplace of probably the most well-known band in the history of pop music, The Beatles, Liverpool offers several attractions that music lovers will enjoy too. The Beatles Statue on the waterfront is an absolute must while you are there.
These attractions and many more, such as Anfield, St George’s Hall, the Tate gallery, and any Liverpool museum, can all be visited easily for those staying in a studio apartment in Liverpool.
Our team works tirelessly to find the highest-quality self-catering apartments with the best locations across the city, all to make sure that you can find the best possible base during your next visit.
We have compiled an extensive list of quality Liverpool accommodation and can connect you with properties in the heart of the city, as well as in the busy Ropewalks district and elsewhere. Browse our list of extended stay or short stay apartments in Liverpool right here on this page or contact a member of our team to discuss your specific requirements.
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Named after the iconic Beatles band member, the Liverpool John Lennon Airport is the sole airport facility in the city. In the last decade, the airport has grown to become one of Europe’s biggest and busiest, handling the flights of around five million people each year.
It is host to several low-cost airlines and is located 12km south of the city. There is a taxi rank and bus stop directly outside the airport terminal, and the Liverpool City Council operates an Airport Express Service which runs every 45 minutes.
Guests staying in aparthotels in Liverpool may choose to use Manchester Airport, as well. which is just under an hour's drive away, offering many long-haul flight options.
There are several train stations dotted across the city of Liverpool. Perhaps the most well known though, however, is Liverpool Lime Street, the main train station to serve the city. It is also an underground station.
It is located in the centre of the city and offers an extensive intercity service. It is 2 hours from London by train, and services to the capital operate on an hourly basis. Other overground stations, outside of the city centre, include Brunswick, Sandhills, Bank Hall, Kirkdale and Mossley Hill.
Liverpool also has a range of operating underground stations. The Merseyside rail service, Merseyrail, run train journeys to across the region and beyond, to the likes of Wirral, Chester and even Southport.
The four centrally-located underground stations Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central, James Street and Moorfields are all perfect for those looking to commute across the region and are ideally situated nearby our apartments in Liverpool city centre.
Despite the railway facilities on offer, bus transport still remains popular in Liverpool. The city is served primarily by both the National Express and Megabus.
National Express operates its services from Norton Street, a short walk away from Liverpool city centre. By bus, London is about 4-5 hours away, with 5-6 coaches departing each day.