RLB360, which this month should have been celebrating the first anniversary since opening its doors to the public for the first-time in its 100-year history last year, was temporarily closed last month amidst the coronavirus lockdown.
Liverpool’s most famous landmark had never opened its doors to visitors until Heritage Great Britain launched the tour. It has since attracted visors from as far away as New York and New Zealand.
The coronavirus closure was a major blow to operators who were planning for the start of a packed tourist season and had planned a spectacular first anniversary celebration.
The attraction is now marking the occasion by releasing a video insight into the tour including a glimpse inside the historic clock tower.
Chris Devaney, from RLB360, said:
“Like many other businesses, RLB360 has temporarily shut its doors to the public whilst coronavirus tears through the world. Although physical doors have closed, we decided to film some of the most popular aspects of the experience so people could still enjoy the tour whilst remaining safely inside their homes.
— The Guide Liverpool (@TheGuideLpool) February 29, 2020
We should be celebrating our first anniversary. This is our way of marking that occasion. The footage shows inside the iconic faces of the clock tower and gives an insight to the bird’s eye view of ‘Bella’, one half of the world-famous Liver birds. It also shows you the original clock mechanisms which drive the clock hands round. The mechanisms designed in 1907 are still keeping the clocks running today, over a hundred years later.
“It’s been both strange and wonderful being in the building on my own filming these videos. Normally bustling with visitors and our fantastic tour guides to just being me and a camera was surreal to say the least, but I feel humbled and privileged to be able to share what I captured. We are unbelievably proud of the RLB360 tour and the behind the scenes of the building still fills me with awe to this day. This building is famous all over the world. We cannot wait to reopen to the public when it is safe to do so. This is just a small glimpse of what can be experienced.”
— The Guide Liverpool (@TheGuideLpool) April 10, 2019
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