Liverpool is an amazing place to stop off as a digital nomad. With a cheaper cost of living than most other parts of UK, extensive co-working spaces and cafes plus an exciting night life, I recommend Liverpool as one of the UK’s top nomading hot spots, also perfect if you are a Beatles fan! I hope that you enjoy my digital nomad guide to Liverpool.
Where to Live in Liverpool
Long term rental contracts allow you to get a cheap house share in Liverpool for around £75 a week. There are some areas of North Liverpool (Tuebrook and Anfield) where you might find this even cheaper. I’m currently staying in Tuebrook in a 3 bedrooms house which rents for £500 a month (the whole thing!).
Popular areas for students and digital nomads include Wavertree and Kensington. They are close to the city centre and offer cheap apartments.
If you want a nicer area (more leafy suburbs and hipster hangouts), go for Aigburth, Cressington, Sefton Park or Garston. South Liverpool is more expensive but has lower crime rates and these areas are also closer to the airports. There is an excellent cafe culture around the Lark Lane area. Rent a 1-2 bedroomed apartment near here for around £600-800 a month.
If your budget can stretch to it, go for a city centre apartment, or an apartment on the Albert docks. 2 bed luxury apartments near here are approximately £900-1200 a month.
For less of a city vibe, you could look over the water (The Wirral) at areas including Port Sunlight and New Brighton.
If you are staying in Liverpool for a relatively short time, I recommend that you book a room on AirBnB. You can get £25 free credit if you sign up here.
Public Transport in Liverpool
Public transport links are excellent throughout the city and subwrbs of Liverpool. It is cheap and reliable. Most arrive buses have wifi and charging stations. Get yourself a Walrus Card, which you can top up and scan to get on the buses.
Liverpool has its own underground system a bit like londons tube to get you to Chester and The Wirral. There are also national rail networks from Liverpool Line street. Liverpool told all my boxes on accessibility!
For onward UK travel, take the train from Liverpool Lime Street station, which goes to most main UK cities. To save money, get yourself a rail card which can give certain people (disabled, students, families) a third off all tickets. Train tickets are cheaper if you book them in advance on Virgin Trains.
Digital Nomad Guide to Liverpool – Co-working Space
The best co-working space I found is Ziferblat in the CBD (St Paul’s Square). It’s an all you can eat co-working space priced at 8p an minute! You can eat and drink all you want and the price is capped at 4 hours. So that’s your desk space, wifi and all your food for less than £20 a day! Bargain 😉
I also love working at Leaf on Bold Street. It’s in the central retail district. They serve fresh food including hummus and olives (mmmmmmm, my favourite!) and have a wonderful selection of herbal teas. Leaf has free wifi and also served alcohol if you are in the mood!
There are also offices and desk spaces to rent on a longer term basis at Liverpool Science Park, near Hope Street.
I hope that you enjoyed my digital nomad guide to Liverpool. How are you enjoying the city? Any tips I’ve missed? Please feel free to comment below.