Liverpool has been named fourth favourite UK city, ahead of Manchester in seventh and Chester in fifteenth, by readers of Condé Nast Traveller.
London was top of the favourite city in the UK category at the Condé Nast Traveller 14th annual readers' travel awards, which took place at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in the capital on Wednesday night.
Readers of the Conde Nast Traveller Magazine were asked to vote on architecture, cleanliness, culture, environmental friendliness, food and restaurants, nightlife, people, hospitality, range of accommodation, safety, user-friendliness, and value for money.
Liverpool retained its position in the favourite UK city category for the second successive year, sitting below Edinburgh and Bath in second and third respectively, while Manchester's position also remained the same as last year in seventh place, and Chester was a new entry and was voted in 15th place.
The 2011 travel awards had 27 categories in total which saw Liverpool voted the UK's friendliest city for a second successive year by readers of Condé Nast Traveller.
Sarah Miller, editor of Condé Nast Traveller, said: "Readers just love Liverpool. They think it's the friendliest city with very hospitable people and also great value for money."
Lorraine Rogers, chief executive of The Mersey Partnership, added: "This is a fantastic acknowledgement for Liverpool. Anecdotally Liverpool is often known for its friendly welcome and the warmth of its people – but for this to be officially recognised by readers of one of the leading and most discerning travel magazines for the second year running is a major accolade for the destination. This is a tribute to the taxi drivers, tour guides, hoteliers and everyone who works in the Visitor Economy.
"We have a great range of world class venues, attractions and hotels which appeal to leisure and business visitors and this asset combined with the warmth of the people and the welcome we give visitors which encourages them to spread the word about what a great time they've had. The people of Liverpool are one of our important assets and this award is a very special endorsement."
TMP said Liverpool city region's visitor economy currently generates visitor spend of £2.8bn and is estimated to support approximately 41,000 jobs a year.