Why are the people from Liverpool called Scousers

Liverpool - world capital of pop

In the 18th century, as people flocked to the city to work, Liverpool's population exploded before solidifying its place as a city with one of the world's most important trading ports in the 19th century. In the 20th century, Liverpool paved the way to become the pop capital, while in the 21st century it was eventually honored as the European Capital of Culture.

In case you come to Liverpool to study English, chances are you will find one way or the other "Scouser" to meet. Scouser (also known as Liverpudlians) are known for their friendliness, distinctive accent and passion for life, music and football. They owe their name to a traditional stew that is eaten in the city. This has its origins in a sailor's dish (“lapskaus” or “lobscouse”) made from dried meat and biscuits with the addition of hot water. Originally used as a source of food for the poor, Scouse has now developed into a much more appetizing dish with potatoes, onions, carrots and cheap cuts of meat such as mutton or beef.


Our English-speaking school is close to some of the city's most famous landmarks and attractions, and is the perfect opportunity to experience The Pool for yourself! Read more about some of the top attractions, then check out the map below!

The football tradition

With two major football clubs less than 10 minutes apart, the sporty atmosphere in this city is unique. Anfield Road andGoodison Parkare both beautiful stages with their own culture.

Both of the city's teams play in England's top football league: The Premier League. Anfield Road (Liverpool FC) seats 55,000 people and offers hourly tours including a visit to the cloakroom, playing field and press room.

Above: Anfield - Below: Goodison Park on a game day

With two major football clubs less than 10 minutes apart, the sporty atmosphere in this city is unique. Anfield Road and Goodison Park are both beautiful stages with their own culture.


It goes without saying that Liverpool's motto is “You’ll Never Walk Alone” for nothing - if there is a football audience that is loyal to their club, it is the “KopitesFrom Liverpool. As one of the best sponsored associations in the world, it has more than 200 officially recognized sponsoring associations in 50 countries; in addition, around 25,000 people at home buy season tickets for Anfield every year.


After (or before) visiting Anfield, be sure to take a look at the Goodison Park throw who is the home of the Everton FC is and just a few steps from the grounds of the Reds("Red") is removed.


While visiting this stadium, you will immediately notice the difference between the two clubs in the city. Goodison Park is significantly less commercial than Anfieldwhich - at least in our eyes - gave the visit a much more personal feeling. There are also fewer guided tours available there (so it is advisable to book in advance) and they are less crowded than those in Anfield. We were fortunate enough to have a former captain from Everton who then accompanied us and told us some nice anecdotes about his time at the club. Since the Everton FC is a smaller club, you too might be lucky enough to meet a former player on your tour!


The dock

This is a must-have when visiting Liverpool Albert Dock visit. The dock includes 5 fully renovated warehouses from 1846 and was once used as a ship loading platform. Made entirely of cast iron, brick, and stone (but not wood), it was the first non-combustible warehouse of its kind, influencing industrial construction technology around the world.


Today you can find trendy restaurants and shops here, as well as museums like the TateLiverpool(where you can take a picture with Salvador Dalí's aphrodisiac phone). It can be quite busy, especially on weekends, but as one of Liverpool's top tourist destinations, it's well worth a visit! Due to its historical value, this area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


If possible, take the time to review Crosby Beach which is located north of the city and about 4 km along the Merseyside Coastline, northwest of the Seaforth Docks starts and in Waterloo ends. The beach is especially named for its sculptures Another place, designed by Antony Gormley.

Music culture

This is also located at the Albert Dock Beatles Story-Museum that has a detailed history of the life and career of the Fab Four ("famous four ”), including her solo works. With replicas of the Casbah Coffee Club and the Abbey Road Studios the museum shows the rapid rise of the band and shows exhibits such as John Lennon's last piano and costumes worn by the members.


To get a unique insight into the life of McCartney, Lennon,Harrison and Rigid you should also attend the Mendips & Forthlin Road- Take part in a guided tour that not only takes you past the old houses of the band members, but also into the recording studios, where many of their first songs were composed and recorded. Look on your trip in the legendary Cavern Club stop by where you can enjoy a nice beer and great live music including Beatles covers by local bands (how could it be otherwise?).


But no matter what you do, don't make the mistake of thinking that the Beatles are all the city has to offer! The Liverpudlers can be sensitive in this regard, and rightly so - there are more top musicians from Liverpool than from any other British location. including Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Elvis Costello, The Lightning Seeds, The Wombats and Cilla Black.

History, culture and world novelties


With the largest number of Grade II listed buildings outside of London, Liverpool is an architecture lover's mecca. Stroll on the legendary Royal Liver Buildingadorned by two liver birds - as the story goes, the female looks out to sea to watch out for sailors far from home, and the male looks out over the city and watches over the families of the Sailors. It is one of the Three graces ("Three Graces") on Pier Head, together with theCunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building.


Then there is of course the cathedral, which bears the title of the largest and longest cathedral in the world. It towers over the city on St. James ’Mount and contains sculptures and works of art by well-known Liverpool artists, including Edward Carter Preston and Don McKinlay. The art gallery is also worth a stroll Bluecoat in the College Lane, the oldest surviving building in the heart of the old town, or the town hall, which was built in 1754 and is now the mayor's residence. For more contemporary art styles visit the William Brown Streetto the neoclassical Picton Reading Room, Britain's first electrically lit building, or the Lime Street for the impressiveNorth Western Hotel.


In addition, the city was the scene of many national and international innovations, such as the first suspension railway (1893), England's first girls' high school (1844), the world's first public sanitary facilities (1841), the world's first railway depot (1830), England's first lending library ( 1758), the world's first public art gallery (1877), the first Woolworth Store (1909) and the first special school for visually impaired students (1791).


If you're into shopping, you're in luck - the Liverpudler love to look good and pride themselves on setting trends. There are many shopping centers, galleries and markets in the center, all in close proximity to our language school.


Probably the best place to go shoppingLiverpool ONE, the open-air complex near the shore with more than 170 shops, bars, restaurants and well-known designer shops, including the only one Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar in England. Fashion fans should get into the Cavern-Where designer boutiques and haute couture brands find their place. For more unusual finds the is recommended Bold Streetwith its independent shops, vintage stores and great street vendors.


If you are moving out of town this offersCheshire Oaks Designer Outlet a variety of brands like Warehouse, Calvin Klein, North Face and Burberry. There are also an assortment of grocery chains to keep you going during your daily shopping therapy!


See you there!


We promised that we would follow up our post on Manchester with another account of an incredible English city. When taking a long-term language course in Liverpool or Manchester, it's great to know that you can visit both cities in one eventful day. Over 50 trains leave Liverpool on a typical working day Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly. The journey time is between 50 and 80 minutes. It is also possible to travel by bus, which takes a little longer but is usually cheaper.


Our schools will be happy to welcome you and help you improve your language skills. As part of the cultural entertainment program organized at each location, you'll visit some of the best spots in each city, learn about their history and culture, and meet some of their locals. After class, explore to your heart's content and immerse yourself in these legendary northern cities. So, what are you waiting for?!


Liverpool's hidden gems


  • Baltic Fleet (cozy pub - order a traditional scouse!)


  • 69A (small shop selling antiques, curios, and vintage clothing)


  • Oh Me Oh My (also known as Goodness Gracious Roof Garden)




  • Arts Hub 47(creates space for artists and creatives)



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