It’s safe to say that just because university libraries are purpose-built to help you pump out work, it doesn’t mean that you necessarily want to spend all of your revision time there. That’s okay, we’ve got you covered, because Liverpool is a vibrant city known for its award-winning cafes, bars and restaurants, many of which offer an alternative to the familiar surroundings of the uni study space. We’ve put together a list of our favourites to give you an idea of the unique study spots that the city has to offer.
Located on Bold Street, just a ten-minute walk from our Cathedral Campus accommodation, LEAF is the home of the tea lover. With over fifty teas to sample, you won’t be short on refreshments to keep you going through your studies. If you’re flagging, we recommend their spiced green tea to give you that energy boost you need.
If you’re the type of student who finds that you revise best at home, then LEAF is the place for you. The vintage furniture and cosy atmosphere is enough to make you feel like you’re visiting your nan for the afternoon. That being said, lunchtime is busy at LEAF, so we recommend that you retreat upstairs to the quieter area where you can really focus on your work.
We know what you’re thinking:
If I wanted to sit in a library, I’d use the university facilities.
But this isn’t an ordinary library. Central was voted one of the top 10 most beautiful libraries in the world. Undergoing a massive redevelopment, the space was modernised, bringing in new technology whilst maintaining its Victorian charm.
If silence is what you need then silence is what you’ll get if you take a seat in the Picton Reading Room – perfect for revision. If you can turn your attention from the hundreds of books stacked from floor to ceiling for a minute, you’ll be able to hear the sound of a pin drop, making this the ideal study space for any student who works best in quiet conditions.
The Moon & Pea
If you’re starting to get fed up with the city centre, why not mix it up a bit and head out to Lark Lane. The road acts as a hub for local creatives and is home to numerous bars, cafes and restaurants- many of which are suited to knuckling down and getting a bit done.
Our favourite is The Moon & Pea. The laidback atmosphere and reasonable prices draw in local poets and artists who make this spot home while they focus on their work. This tried-and-tested study spot is a good place to go if you want a quiet break from the busy cafes in the city centre. You can keep yourself going with freshly ground coffee or a bite to eat from their deli.
The Baltic Social
Need a little motivation? Take yourself down to the Baltic Triangle. This up-and-coming area is just a fifteen-minute walk from our Cathedral Campus accommodation. Formerly an industrial space reclaimed by local businesses, you will be able to see how a bit of hard work goes a long way, with warehouses transformed into super-trendy restaurants and bars.
The Baltic Social is a good example of this, and it just so happens to be a great place to revise. The layout puts distance between you and the street, which means there are few distractions from your work. Open from nine in the morning, The Baltic Social is yet another Liverpool location that provides a sense of homeliness, with the far end feeling more like a living room than a bar.
If the weather’s nice, you probably don’t want to be stuck inside, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop studying. It has been suggested that revising outside as well inside can be beneficial for retaining information, so what other excuse do you need to get outdoors?
With plenty of benches, trees and open space, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to deciding where to base yourself for the day. You can always pop into The Reader cafe if you need a coffee or something to eat, so revising here will feel more like a day out than a chore.
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We know that revising can feel like a task, but put yourself in the right environment and you’ll find it’s a lot easier. Liverpool isn’t short of places to go if you want to break away from the uni library. Most of these amazing study spots can be found within walking distance from our accommodation, so we’ve got you covered.