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The new European Capital of Culture: Liverpool

LiverpoolAt precisely 20:08 GMT this evening, the city of Liverpool in the UK will begin celebrating its European Capital of Culture status in the company of some 600 performers and a centrepiece performance by Ringo Starr.   The year-long title could bring the city as much as £50m in tourism revenue alone.   The last time the UK was home to a City of Culture was with Glasgow back in 1990.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. This has done a lot for Liverpool, there’s so much to see there… Antony Gormley’s Another Place and the rotating building that turns it inside out, pretty cool!

  2. I have never been to Liverpool so can’t really comment. My cousin lives there, so maybe I will get to visit sometime.

  3. yes you should make the trip, you obviously also have the beetles museum and the docks is a nice area. Also the Wirral has some really lovely parts for nice strolls along the water :)

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