For over 100 years, the Royal Liver Building had stood proud, a beacon for the city of Liverpool. Adorning the spires is Bertie and Bella the iconic Liver Birds. Bella looks out to sea and Bertie looks out to the city.
Built in 1911, the Royal Liver Building has never before opened to the public. In 2019 this is about to change with a brand new attraction, Royal Liver Building 360. Visitors begin on the lower ground floor and take a trip to the 15th floor to incredible panoramic views of the city, on the 70 minute tour.
Visitors will meet on the first floor visitor centre and take the lift to the tenth floor. While en route, a tour guide will tell historical stories of the iconic building complete with anecdotes.
When arriving on the 10th floor, visitors will catch their first glimpse of the breathtaking views across Liverpool. This will certainly be a photo stop opportunity.
After having time to admire the views on floor 10, the ascent to the 15th floor begins. Visitors will carefully climb 124 steps, 71 of which are on a narrow spiral stone staircase.
During the climb, visitors have the opportunity to become immersed in a world-class, digitally mapped sound and light experience inside the clock towers of the Liver Building. This experience will explain why the building is so culturally significant to Liverpool. It will bring to life the history of the Royal Liver Building with a captivating tale of Liverpool’s past and how a city full of culture, sport, history and music has made its mark on the world.
When arriving on the fifteenth floor there’ll be an opportunity to catch your breath before it being taken away again by the 360 views of the Liverpool skyline. Look upwards and you’ll see the mythical Liver Birds (Bella and Bertie.)
The building itself took three years to complete between 1907 – 1911. It was not only the world’s first skyscraper, but was the first building to use reenforced concrete.
They define one of the most beautiful skylines in – well we’d say the world – the Three Graces consist of the Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building