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Royal Liver Building featuring heritage architecture

Spot the two copper liver birds atop this enormous structure in the city centre, a classic early 20th-century building with ornate art nouveau design.

The Royal Liver Building, home to Royal Liver Insurance, was once the tallest building in Europe and has been an iconic feature of the Liverpool skyline since 1911. The 90-metre (295-foot) building was once the only tower of its kind in the United Kingdom, with its two clock faces even exceeding the size of Big Ben’s in London. The solid concrete tower casts an impressively long shadow over the Liverpool city centre for much of the day. The building is still used as a base for the insurance company, so tours are not permitted, but it’s still worth a visit to see the building from the outside.

The Royal Liver Building is classically designed in the early 20th-century style, but more resembles the skyscrapers of New York and Chicago than other towers of the time in the United Kingdom or Europe. It was the first reinforced concrete structure to be constructed in the U.K.

Stand below the building and gaze up to see its ornate art nouveau detailing and two spectacular clock towers. The towers, reaching heights of nearly 100 metres (328 feet) above street level, are both topped with a copper liver bird. Liver birds are the emblem of the city and can be seen adorning many rooftops around Liverpool. The two liver birds on the Royal Liver towers are easily the biggest in the city, reaching 6 metres (19.5 feet) in height. It is said that the birds are representative of the city’s identity. Snap a photo of the building from a commanding angle on the Albert Dock waterfront or catch a ride on a River Mersey ferry to get a great photo of the building with its city backdrop.

The Royal Liver Building is centrally located in the heart of Liverpool, near the waterfront. The area is well connected with the city’s metro system.

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Seel Street Hotel by EPIC
Seel Street Hotel by EPIC
4 out of 5
42 Seel Street, Liverpool, England
The price is AU$102 per night from 4 Nov. to 4 Nov.
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Concert Square and FACT. Cavern Quarter and Liverpool Playhouse are also within 10 ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (729 reviews)
"Good location, friendly staff nice little outdoor bar at the back of the hotel."

Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2021

Seel Street Hotel by EPIC
Malmaison Liverpool
Malmaison Liverpool
4 out of 5
7 William Jessop Way, Liverpool, England
The price is AU$157 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Liver Building, Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal, and Cunard Building. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (916 reviews)
"Great location, great hotel! A small discount for parking would have been appreciated"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2021

Malmaison Liverpool
Jurys Inn Liverpool
Jurys Inn Liverpool
4 out of 5
No. 31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool, England
The price is AU$133 per night from 22 Nov. to 22 Nov.
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from ACC Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena and Beatles Story. Albert Dock and Merseyside Maritime ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (919 reviews)
"Perfect location for Albert Dock and it’s facilities"

Reviewed on 14 Oct. 2021

Jurys Inn Liverpool
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Seel Street Hotel by EPIC
Seel Street Hotel by EPIC
4 out of 5
42 Seel Street, Liverpool, England
The price is AU$102 per night from 4 Nov. to 4 Nov.
Seel Street Hotel by EPIC
Malmaison Liverpool
Malmaison Liverpool
4 out of 5
7 William Jessop Way, Liverpool, England
The price is AU$157 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Malmaison Liverpool
Jurys Inn Liverpool
Jurys Inn Liverpool
4 out of 5
No. 31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool, England
The price is AU$133 per night from 22 Nov. to 22 Nov.
Jurys Inn Liverpool
Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel
Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
Chapel Street, Liverpool, England
The price is AU$102 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel
Signature Living at The Shankly Hotel
Signature Living at The Shankly Hotel
3.5 out of 5
60 Victoria street, Liverpool, England
Signature Living at The Shankly Hotel
The Shankly Hotel
The Shankly Hotel
4 out of 5
Millenium House, 60 Victoria Street, Liverpool, England
The price is AU$202 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
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Heeton Concept Hotel City Centre Liverpool
Heeton Concept Hotel City Centre Liverpool
3 out of 5
James Street, Liverpool, England
Heeton Concept Hotel City Centre Liverpool
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The Resident Liverpool
3.5 out of 5
29 Seel Street Merseyside, Liverpool, England
The price is AU$113 per night from 14 Nov. to 14 Nov.
The Resident Liverpool
30 James Street
30 James Street
4 out of 5
30 James Street, Liverpool, England
The price is AU$164 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
30 James Street
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