Liverpool loses its UNESCO World Heritage status, but does anyone care?

Liverpool has just lost its coveted UNESCO World Heritage status after a narrow vote from the UN’s cultural agency.

The waterfront in the UK city was given the title in 2004, but, after a series of developments in the area, the World Heritage Committee has decided to strip the honour from the hometown of The Beatles.

The area is officially known as the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City and is made up of six separate locations covering more than 130 hectares. The world-famous docks are included within the World Heritage Site, alongside the Grade I listed Liver Building and parts of the historic city centre.

The city has been in danger of demotion

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