If you dream of living and working in Liverpool, the first thing that comes to mind is the football team and the Beatles. But Liverpool has much more to offer. With a population of around 500,000, Liverpool is not a big city. So do not expect the life of a metropolis. But thanks to its small size, it’s quite easy to get around on foot. This has nothing to do with the typically Kafkaesque London mass transit.
If you appreciate good architecture, you will have a lot to see, as Liverpool was a very wealthy city in the early 19th century. There are some really amazing buildings. Liverpool was a very important port in the past. Today the old docks have been mostly redeveloped and house restaurants and other services.
Liverpool has a first-class public transportation system with bus lines and city and suburban trains. Finally, there is the ferry, which serves almost exclusively tourist purposes, crossing the River Mersey and stopping at various ports along its route. The airport has good connections to many European cities, but if you want to travel outside Europe, you will have to go to Manchester or London.
Liverpool, as a port city, has always been a melting pot. It is no coincidence that the oldest Chinatown in Europe were established here. Today, the city is becoming more and more a university town, with many students mingling with the residents, who are very friendly and open-minded.
Liverpool is a very dynamic city that is constantly changing. For a city of its size, there are many entertainment and event options, and you get the feeling that the city wants to have fun day and night. There is entertainment for all interests and ages, the nightlife is fantastic and the city center never sleeps. But Liverpool is also culturally rich, with world-class galleries and several excellent museums.
The cost of living, as in all English cities, is quite high, but excellent, especially compared to London, and for a city of its size it is relatively safe. Any opinion to the contrary is based on an outdated idea of Liverpool.
Liverpool is one of the most important cities in the United Kingdom in terms of employment, thanks to its thriving economy, which, as in much of England, is dominated by the tertiary sector. It must be said right away that the economy is better in Manchester or London, so it is easier to find a job there.
In fact, most of Liverpool’s jobs are in the administrative and service sectors. Since Liverpool is a tourist region, it is a great advantage to know some foreign languages if you want to work in the hospitality industry. In addition, there are job opportunities in other sectors such as education, health and finance.
For all the information on how to work in the UK, I recommend you to read the article: How to work in the UK after Brexit
On the other hand, if you want more information on how to move to the UK, I recommend you to read the article: Moving to the UK after brexit