Liverpool Waterfront named the ‘greatest place’ in England

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Liverpool Waterfront has been named as England’s greatest place in a nationwide competition organised by The Royal Town Planning Institute adding to the city’s growing list of accolades. 

Over 11,000 people voted Liverpool to the top from a list of 10 places which town planners had created, protected and enhanced for the communities living around them, to pick “The Greatest Place” in England in 2015.

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Other sites shortlisted included Thame High Street in Thame, Oxfordshire and Saltire, the historic village near Bradford as well as the Kings Cross Regeneration in London, and the city of Bath in Somerset.

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Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, who collected the award in a ceremony at the Albert Docks, said: “Coming as I do from Merseyside, I know that the Liverpool waterfront, a source of immense civic pride, has a special place in the heart of Liverpudlians, as the popularity of the competition has shown.”

The award comes after the July 2004 UNESCO world heritage site status given to Liverpool waterfront, putting it alongside other great cities such as Vienna, Edinburgh and Venice.  What a boss city.