Liverpool stands upon the eastern Mersey estuary in the North West of England. This great city was founded over 800 years ago in the year 1207. It is one of England'??s finest and most cultural cities and, with its urban conurbation, it has a population of over 800,000 inhabitants.
The city is well-known for its world heritage site; namely the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City. This area is made up of six locations such as Pier Head, the Albert Dock and William Brown Street. They were given World Heritage Status in 2004.
The residents of Liverpool are largely made up of people with Irish and Welsh ancestry though the city is also home to the oldest Black African community in England and the oldest Chinese community in Europe. Liverpool's diversity doesn'??t stop there, for Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism are practiced in temples, synagogues, mosques, cathedrals and churches all over the city. These are all the communities that make Liverpool one of the most multicultural cities in Europe.
Another part of the city's cultural image comes from the music that has been produced by some of its most famous recording artists. Gerry and the Pacemakers whose anthem, You'??ll Never Walk Alone, reverberates around the terraces at Anfield Road stadium during every home game and were once one of England'??s top bands. Also, the group which the city is most famous for, The Beatles, are celebrated on almost every street corner. Their spiritual home, ??The Cavern, which is found at Albert Dock, is visited by thousands of tourists each year.
These places, its history and its drive to build upon them contributed to Liverpool being awarded European City of Culture in 2007. This was an award that the city revelled in and has since become one of the most popular European destinations to visit. In 2012, Liverpool also celebrated the fact that both of its resident premiership football teams played in the F.A. Cup 2012 semi final against each other at Wembley.