About LILA*

LILA* was established in Liverpool in 2004 as an independent English language academy. Founded by two sisters, Leanne Linacre and Victoria Bligh, Leanne and Victoria started their careers teaching overseas. Upon their return to the UK, they felt that there was a need for more quality language schools in the north of England and Liverpool was the perfect choice of city.  Famous for its beautiful waterfront and world-renowned universities, the city of Liverpool has everything to offer for students looking for a thriving place to study.

We think (and our students agree!) that LILA* Liverpool is a great place to learn English.  Our vision has contributed to the growth of our school and our loyal students continue to recommend us as the best school to study at in the UK.

What we do


The LILA* vision is simple: we want to inspire and enable our students to ‘Love to Learn’. We like to think that once a LILA* student, always a LILA* student.

Core Values

  • We love what we do
  • We’re ahead of the game
  • We learn, we grow
  • We deliver
  • You matter


At LILA* we make a promise to our students: we’ll provide a fresh, contemporary environment in an iconic location, ensure they receive a complete student experience with quality teaching and make sure they receive great value for money. All of this is delivered with a unique and personal touch. That is what makes us LILA*.

LILA* Liverpool is an innovative language school situated in the cosmopolitan city of Liverpool. We are a medium-sized school with a family feel and our purpose-built school means LILA* students study in style and comfort.

LILA* Liverpool boasts contemporary learning facilities providing everything that a LILA* student could possibly wish for: quality teaching, value for money, a wide range of courses, great location, personal service, and a comprehensive social aspect that will help shape your experience at LILA* and in Liverpool.

Liverpool has so much to offer as a vibrant and iconic cultural destination. We have more theatres, museums and galleries than any other city outside of London and if you like music, sport and shopping then Liverpool is great for you! LILA* is right next to the fabulous Liverpool One shopping district and only a bus journey from 2 of the Premiership’s biggest football teams; Liverpool and Everton FC. We’re just around the corner from the famous ‘Cavern Club’, which was home to the Beatles and which still hosts amazing live music acts every day.

LILA* Liverpool also features:

  • 16 Liverpool-themed classrooms
  • Open plan design
  • Two inspiring, vibrant common rooms
  • Variety of technology used throughout the classrooms including IWBs and Smart TVs
  • Ping ping, table football, Nintendo Wii
  • Quiet study areas
  • Multi-faith prayer room
  • Science lab
  • Co-working hub
  • Free Wi-Fi available throughout the school
  • ‘Student only’ IT facilities

Where we are

You can find us next to the Hard Days Night Hotel on the corner of North John Street and Harrington Street.

Look for the building with the green front which says “New Barratt House”. You’ll be greeted by the concierge in the foyer and you need to go up the stairs (or take the lift) to the first-floor reception.

You can expect it to take around 5 minutes to walk from Central Station, Moorfields Station, Paradise Street or Queens Square. To walk from Liverpool Lime Street station will take around 10 minutes.

What next?

If you like the idea of joining us here at LILA* Liverpool for the next stage of your education or simply want to know more, you can view our prospectus online or contact enquiries@lilalovetolearn.com.