11 Fascinating Facts About The Royal Liver Building - From Its Local Designer To Breaking Records

Interesting Facts About The Icon For The Liverpool City Region - The Royal Liver Building

The Royal Liver Building in Liverpool City Centre was designed by local architect Walter Aubrey Thomas from the Birkenhead area of the Liverpool City Region (Credit: The Liverpudlian/Peter Eric Lang).
The Royal Liver Building in Liverpool City Centre was designed by local architect Walter Aubrey Thomas from the Birkenhead area of the Liverpool City Region (Credit: The Liverpudlian/Peter Eric Lang).

The Royal Liver Building is an iconic building renown around the world, so much so, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that confidently confirms the stature of the building and its surrounding area.


The Royal Liver Building itself is a symbol of the City Region, and so too, is the Liver Bird. The symbol of the Liver Bird is used for seals and logos for a plethora of businesses in the Liverpool Bay Area.


From the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, which both serve the Liverpool Metropolitan Area and those that come to study here from afar, to the Royal Liverpool Golf Club and the Hoylake Sailing Club in the city's Borough of Wirral, to the crest for the global powerhouse - Liverpool Football Club. It was also once the symbol for The Mersey Railway Company.


The Liver Birds mean a lot for the Liverpool City Region and are not just found atop of the RLB, they can be seen nestled in every corner of the city, in doorways, on the sides of buildings and on logos above shops.


The RLB is the icon of the Liverpool Bay Area, was designed by an extremely talented local architect and has gained momentous feats since it was build - find out more below!

The Royal Liver Building itself is a symbol of the Liverpool City Region, and so too, is the Liver Bird (Credit: The Liverpudlian/Peter Eric Lang).
The Royal Liver Building itself is a symbol of the Liverpool City Region, and so too, is the Liver Bird (Credit: The Liverpudlian/Peter Eric Lang).

Here are some incredible facts about the magnificent building that is The Royal Liver Building:

  1. The RLB was the tallest building in the UK for 50 years after its completion, from 1911 to 1961.

  2. The Royal Liver Building has the largest clock face in the UK, which means it is even bigger than Big Ben in London!

  3. The Royal Liver Building was designed by local Liverpudlian, Walte