What are your favourite British cities?

I would have to say mine are Liverpool and London. I haven't been to that many, but Leeds didn't really impress me, nor did Kingston-upon-Hull - but Manchester I have been but would like to explore more. I'd really like to visit Belfast, Edinburgh and Newcastle.

Regarding Liverpool, friends from outside/visitors in the hotel I worked were always surprised how the city contradicted their expectations because of the bad reputation since like the 1970s onwards. I know in my own lifetime, it has *massively* improved. I'm proud.

How about you? Where have you been and what has impressed you?