The Royal Liver Building has thrown open the doors of its new ‘RLB360’ tour to the public for the first time.
The tour will take visitors on a century-long odyssey through the iconic grade I listed building, and from the basement to the top of the towers where the famed Liver Birds perch.
Merseybeat legend Gerry Marsden took a ferry ‘cross the Mersey yesterday to be given a sneak peek behind the scenes and officially open the new attraction – although stepping out on to the giant viewing roof on the 10th floor he admitted he didn’t have the head for the heights visitors go to on the tour.
The 70-minute tours take groups of up to 14 people up to the 10th floor by lift, but then it’s a climb of more than 100 stairs to the next stop – behind the Liver Building’s clocks which with their 25ft diameter faces are larger than the clock faces on the Queen Elizabeth Tower (better known as Big Ben) at Westminster.
There, visitors will be immersed in a specially-created installation from leading UK design company Holovis and which is digitally projected on to the walls of the clock tower, exploring the 108-year-old building’s significance to Liverpool along with how the landscape of the city has changed over the past century.
The fly-by film includes the busy docks, the building of the Three Graces, the Liverpool Blitz, the Beatles and the Cavern, football and the Grand National and in to modern day with Little Girl Giant.
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From there, it’s an ascent by spiral staircase to the 15th floor where a viewing platform beneath one of the two Liver Birds gives you 360 degree views across the Mersey and Liverpool skyline.
Tickets are £15 for adults and £10 for children aged seven to 16. No under sevens are admitted. More information and booking HERE