RLB360 offers tours of the waterfront building, which include a digital experience inside the clock tower. It plans to reopen to the public following lockdown
A popular tourist attraction at Liverpool’s famous Royal Liver Building is to reopen following the coronavirus lockdown.
RLB360 offers tours of the waterfront building, which include a digital experience inside the clock tower. It plans to reopen to the public on July 4 with new social distancing measures, reduced guided tour numbers and additional sanitising facilities in place.
The tours of the Royal Liver Building were a hit with visitors from across the globe until it closed its doors in March. It opened to the public for the first time in its 100-year history to extensive national and international media attention last year.
The RLB360 tour was due to celebrate its first birthday in April but plans for a celebration were put on hold as the pandemic forced the world into lockdown. News of the tourist attraction’s reopening comes as a director of the attraction’s parent company, Heritage Great Britain, spoke about the impact the lockdown has had on the tourism industry.
He also issued a warning that the industry in Liverpool must “adapt to unique circumstances or fail”. Peter Johnston-Treherne said: “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for the tourism industry. Liverpool relies so heavily on visitors to its tourism-based economy.
“RLB360 was approaching its first year in business before we closed. The tour was incredibly popular with visitors from both the city region and around the world who wanted to see inside our most famous building. The pandemic has hit us and so many other attractions hard. It is possible that some won’t survive.
“We are planning a safe reopening, in accordance with Government guidelines, in early July. We have introduced new signage to advise of social distancing rules, we are limiting tour numbers and have introduced additional sanitising facilities.
“Public health must always come first but we need to reopen to survive. It is a case of adapting to unique circumstances or failing.”