You may not realise that the Liverpool waterfront is in fact a World Heritage site?
The reasons cited for the inclusion of Liverpool the Mercantile City include:
- one of the world’s major trading centres in the 18th and 19th centuries
- Liverpool played an important role in the growth of the British Empire
- major port for the mass movement of people, e.g. slaves and emigrants from northern Europe to America
- a pioneer in the development of modern dock technology, transport systems and port management
Liverpool is an outstanding example of a world mercantile port city, which represents the early development of global trading and cultural connections throughout the British Empire
Note that the magnificent St George’s Plateau is part of Liverpool’s World Heritage sites entry. You’ll find some photos of the Liverpool sites here.