Royal Liver Building
Royal Liver Building
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At the heart of Liverpool's famous, iconic and always developing waterfront. Visually, nothing defines the city more than the Royal Liver and accompanying Cunard and Port of Liverpool buildings by Pier Head. Known collectively as the "Three Graces" and loosely based on the skyline of early 20th century Chicago, the interiors are sadly not open to the public.
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Steve S
42 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This may sound churlish as the visit was a birthday gift (I haven’t told them how poor it was) but don’t waste yours or anybody else money on this unless you just want to see the views from the top (then you need reasonable weather). Climbing stairs with sticky yucky handrails is not my idea of fun.
The video around the clock area was very good but had little to do with the building.
You don’t get to see any of the inside of the building apart from the basement, the staircases and what was once the clock area where they show the video. Honestly, I would never go again.
Written 2 June 2024
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dave f
Southport, UK825 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Great building, interesting tour but unfortunately tour starts in the basement down a steel staircase and the last part is up around 100 steps, mostly spiral, great for the able bodied.
The lift takes you from the basement up to the 10th floor, so you don't get to see any of the inside of the building other than the rooftop and the clock tower.
Written 11 March 2024
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Donna M
Woking, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The most iconic building in Liverpool is a must to visit. Having kept the public out for so many years it’s great to be able to venture inside. Staff were really friendly and we had a really good tour guide. The most fascinating part of the tour was being in the clock tower and then the views from the top were wonderful. Even had the bell strike two, watch out because it’s very loud. Watched the ferry cross the Mersey and could hear Gerry Marsden singing in my ear. Would definitely recommend visiting in you are in Liverpool.
Written 19 November 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Without a shadow of a doubt the most famous building in Liverpool is the beautiful Royal Liver Building.
This wonderful building is one of what are collectively known as The Three Graces namely The Port Of Liverpool Building, The Cunard Building and this building.
Constructed between 1908-1911 and built from designs from architect Walter Aubrey Thomas this great Grade I listed building dominates the skyline of the waterfront, the standout features are obviously the clock towers ,the clocks are actually bigger than the clocks in Westminster in London ,the famous Liver Birds atop the towers were the work of German emigre Carl Bernard Bartels and have an impressive wingspan of 24 feet and the Liver Birds go by the name of Bella & Bertie,Bella looks out over to the ships on the River Mersey while Bertie looks out to make sure the city's pubs are open,all in all its a beautiful building to view and well worth checking out if you're in the area or planning to visit Liverpool.
Written 10 November 2023
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Hazysun
14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
An acceptable tour, including a couple video/projection sessions.
The stairs are a reasonable width similar to those in a house; so not difficult to negotiate.
The tour was a little under an hour, and although there are good views from the top, we felt it was overpriced at £16 (no concessions); £10 - £12 being a more realistic price.
Written 5 July 2023
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Fallenindustries
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Get rid of the nasty grey haired security guard on the door.
Parked at a drop off point to visit the building only to be screamed at by the security guard.
Not a very nice welcome
Written 3 July 2023
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Beverley G
Chester, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Excellent tour I was part of this morning with our tour guide Andy . I asked him how many tours he had done and couldn’t believe it when he said 800. He was great , very enthusiastic and I liked the way he read the room and adapted his pitch to his clients . That’s a pro !
The tour was very interesting and the audio visual show in the click tower was excellent and show cases Liverpool
at its best and as a city we have alot to be proud of . Great panoramic views too.
All in all well worth doing and don’t let the stairs put you off . They are accessible and with hand rails all the way . Cafe at the end very pleasant too. Good variety of snacks and you get discount if been on the tour .
Thanks everyone on the tour staff a young vibrant group and good at what you do !
Written 21 June 2023
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Sarah R
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The tour was brilliant especially Alex. He knew what he was talking about. Was very helpful informative and looked after us. He made us feel very welcome.
Written 4 March 2023
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kunduku
Wirral, UK336 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The iconic and beautiful Liver Building can speak for itself but we would like to add a few points more. We had an excellent 360 Tour to see the Liver Birds and Clock Towers and then had a wander inside, looking up. We then headed to the restaurant; the facilities were excellent (once I'd worked where they were all hidden!!) and every member of staff we had cause to speak to was pleasant, helpful and welcoming. Our only quibble is no butter on the baguettes. The fillings were tasty, which we ate and enjoyed but the dry bread was impossible to eat and was taken home for the birds. Everything else was delicious and whilst we would return, we would have to choose differently next time.
Written 26 February 2023
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Howard-Liverpool
Liverpool, UK3,302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
You dont really need a review of the Liver Building - it is simply part of Liverpool. What is good though is the cafe inside on the ground floor open to the public. Very comfortable great design good foor and ace coffee. A good space to sit and relax. No looney background music either just comfort peace and quiet and nice calm people.
Written 26 January 2023
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