In the wake of that stuff that happened across the country last month, we could all do with a bit of cheering up. And our turn came last night in the form of the Conde Nast Traveller Reader Awards, down in that there London town (we hear the streets are paved with gold, y’know), where Liverpool was awarded the accolade of friendliest city.
Not only were we recognised as the most welcoming place in the UK, but also a place that offers best value for money – naturally a category that’s had some increased importance in the Current Economic Climate™.
To top it off, overall Liverpool was ranked readers’ fourth favourite city – behind London, Edinburgh and Bath but above the likes of York, Manchester, Oxford and Cambridge. Impressive.
It’s amazing news overall, a big boost to the city, and to come from readers of a magazine like Conde Nast Traveller – a demographic who are known for being well-travelled and generally in the know when it comes to exploring the world – it’s a huge nod that the region’s doing something right.