Overlooking the iconic Mersey, the Royal Liver Building is one of Liverpool’s great landmarks and arguably the finest of the Pier Hall ‘Three Graces’, although we might take some flack for that. The two Liver birds (named Bella and Bertie, if you were wondering) that stand tall on the Edwardian pillars have almost come to define the city, seen everywhere from street art to football crests via everything and more. The building was completed in 1911 and served as the headquarters of the Royal Liver Assurance company, and is now home to a wide variety of organisations from HSBC to ITV. The birds are the highlight, and they say that when a virgin walks by they flap their wings. Make of that what you will.