The Royal Liver Building & Clock

Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1HU

Stop for a few minutes and admire one of the world’s most famous waterfront buildings. When it was built in 1911 it was one of the tallest buildings in Europe and one of the first buildings in the world to use reinforced concrete.

This spectacular Grade I listed building stands at 90 metres tall and is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Liverpool today. Look up to the two clock towers and see the large clock faces, 7.6 metres in diameter, making them larger than the famous clock Big Ben in London.

Look above the clock and see a large mythical bird, the Liver Bird, standing on top of each clock tower. It is said one bird looks out over the city to protect its people and the other bird looks out to sea and checks out the new sailors coming into port. There is also a legend that if these two birds were to fly away then the city of Liverpool would no longer exist.