Liverpool's Royal Liver Building is one of the city’s most architecturally stunning feats, largely defined by its 2 clock towers with clock faces even bigger than Big Ben's. Atop each of the clock towers rests a 6-metre-tall copper liver bird, which is an emblem for the city. Throughout Liverpool, you can notice much smaller versions of the birds scattered on various rooftops.

The building was constructed during Queen Victoria’s reign in the early 1900s in response to the growth of the Royal Liver Assurance friendly society and its need for more space.

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Highlights of the Royal Liver Building

The historic Royal Liver Building, located on the Pier Head, is a Grade I listed building. It's one of the 'Three Graces' that sit side by side on the waterfront, along with the Cunard and Port of Liverpool buildings.

The building was one of the world's first to be constructed using reinforced concrete. With an original cost of £533,000, it is today estimated to be worth £50 million. The building was occupied by the Royal Liver Assurance Group from 1911-2011, and it continues to be one of the most iconic structures in the city.

Good to know about the Royal Liver Building

Unlike past years, in which the building was not open to the public, visitors can now explore the building with a new immersive experience titled ‘Royal Liver Building 360’. This experience fuses historical knowledge with technological advances to allow visitors to learn about the building’s beginnings while watching a digital projection that shows the inside of the clock tower. Additionally, the 10th and 15th floors will allow visitors to gain a 360-degree view of the Liverpool skyline.

The Royal Liver Building is neatly located nearby plenty of other monuments and sights to add to your list, such as the Titanic Monument, the Beatles Statue, and more.

Royal Liver Building

Location: Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1HU, UK