ROYAL LIVER BUILDING
The Royal Liver Building is one of Liverpool's 'Three Graces' - the elegant buildings situated at Liverpool's Pier Head (the other two are The Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building). The Royal Liver Building opened in 1911 as the HQ of the Royal Liver Group, whose roots began with the formation of the Liverpool Liver Burial Society in 1850. On top of the building are the mythical Liver Birds, Bella and Bertie, whose metal wings are alleged to flap every time a virgin walks across Pier Head - though the birds are actually there to protect the city and sailors. In April 2019, the Liver Building was opened up with a visitor centre and tours to the 10th and 15th floors (Royal Liver Building 360), from which there are spectacular views over Liverpool and the Mersey.