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Why did Liverpool win the bid for 2008 European Capital of Culture & how has it benefited the city?

The results of the bid were announced in 2003 It was a huge surprise to Liverpool who beat five other hopefuls - Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Newcastle-Gateshead and Oxford.

It was recognised that there was a greater sense that the whole city was involved in the bid and this gave Liverpool an edge over its rivals. Liverpool's waterfront and other key areas had already been inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2004 and this will have been an important factor too.

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Sir Ken Dodd - The Squire of Knotty Ash

THERE is only one Doddy and at last Liverpool’s treasured Squire of Knotty Ash, King of the Diddy Men and ‘Mirthyside’ is adorned with an official knighthood in the Queen’s 2017 New Year’s Honours List as Sir Kenneth Dodd after more than 60 years in show business.
Hailed as Britain’s greatest stand-up comedian and solo performer, the man is a phenomenon and still touring the Ken Dodd Happiness Show. Discussing his knighthood a national newspaper said: “Never mind being knighted for services to entertainment and charity, he surely deserves a ‘K’ just for stamina alone.”

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Liverpool's Titanic cruise liner revival!

FOR more than a century, passengers and crews aboard liners sailing up the Mersey to arrive in Liverpool have been greeted with one of the most memorable port sights in the world.

As a ship approaches her berth at the city’s landing stage the unmistakable profile of the Royal Liver Building with its twin towers each crowned with a magnificent copper Lyver Bird ensures that spectators realise they are arriving in a port of importance.

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Things to do in Liverpool

LIVERPOOL is a city of diversity which is reflected in the wide variety of things to do in Liverpool that will appeal to all ages and all tastes: music, concerts, sport, food, horticultural, nautical, aeronautical and even a major comic convention. Below you will find out lots of Things to do in Liverpool.

World famous for hosting international events like the biggest horse racing event of the year, the Grand National at Aintree and the Golf Open, these are now complemented by newer, equally colourful occasions like the Liverpool Biennial Festival of Contemporary Art, Africa Oye, Brazilica Festival Samba Carnival and two food festivals! There are lots of Things to do in Liverpool.

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Our staff are all from the local area.
Some are qualified Blue Badge Guides and others are travel agents and that mix of experience along with our passion enables us to create current and exciting tours that its not possible to create outside of Liverpool.

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