Already boasting a worldwide reputation thanks to football and music, Liverpool’s time as European Capital of Culture in 2008 has led to a new sense of confidence. Building on this success, this cosmopolitan city is attracting investment and offering a bright, positive outlook. Recent developments include the Liverpool One retail area and a 11,000-seater arena which has brought international entertainment names back to the city.
From the wide, flowing Mersey to the countryside and beaches beyond the suburbs, Liverpool sits at the centre of a vast area of beauty, culture and entertainment.
Liverpool’s waterfront, home to the iconic Three Graces, Albert Dock and Pier Head, has UNESCO World Heritage Site status. The architecture is world-class, with more listed buildings than any city outside London, and two cathedrals which are major attractions in their own right - the Anglican Cathedral and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Tate Liverpool offers displays of international and contemporary modern art, while the city has eight national museums. The new waterfront Museum of Liverpool opened in 2010. Four theatres offer a range of contemporary, classic and touring productions, and the city’s Philharmonic Orchestra is nationally-acclaimed.
The city is well-served by air (Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport, offering both budget and long-haul flights), rail, coach, ferry and excellent motorway links. There is easy access to the national parks, North Wales, the Peak District, the Lake District, as well as to the coasts of Lancashire and North Wales.
There are excellent schools for both sexes, including a variety of denominational schools in the private and state sector.
Excellent housing in pleasant suburbs near the sea and in rural areas is easily available, the cost of which is rather less than the national average.
The University Medical School and the Liverpool Medical Institution are within 20 minutes’ drive, making the Trust easily accessible for undergraduate and postgraduate rotations. The city has a good transport infrastructure, and University Hospital Aintree is just yards from Fazakerley Railway Station.