Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksPiers & BoardwalksScenic Walking Areas
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
A scenic renovated area of Liverpool that hosts the famous Tate Gallery, home to a wide range of world-class art, and the Beatles Museum, a tribute to the famous rock group.
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2-3 hours
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  • Kerry and Lucy
    Swansea, United Kingdom5 contributions
    Love Locks
    We went to the Albert Dock quite early and found it to be very peaceful and beautiful. The old buildings were incredible and the view onto the water was lovely. We had breakfast in a wonderful little cafe where the service was impeccable. We visited the Maritime Museum and put a lock on the bridge.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 January 2023
  • Stephen M
    Manchester, United Kingdom541 contributions
    Worth a look
    Had a walk round whilst my girlfriend went around the shops. Plenty of places to eat and drink Museums to visit for those interested. It’s Interesting just for a wander and look around or take a seat and look across the Mersey. Weather was very poor and would have been more enjoyable in dryer conditions.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 January 2023
  • Duckey10
    6 contributions
    A little bit of heaven
    Beautiful place to visit. Lots of shops, quirky ones, souvenir shops and a sweet shop filled to the brim with every sweet imaginable! There is also loads of places to eat. With a little something for everyone's taste buds. Plenty of coffee places too for a nice relaxing hour to people watch and just chill in beautiful surroundings.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 10 January 2023
  • Keith C
    Warminster, United Kingdom1,027 contributions
    Essential Liverpool
    So much of what is Liverpool: Docks, Beatles Museum, Tate Museum, Liverpool Museum, iconic historical buildings, all beside the River Mersey and across the road from the central shopping precinct. Also includes good range of restaurants, cafes and boutique shops. Great views of the city skyline. And, it’s all level and easy to negotiate
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 January 2023
  • michael a
    Farnham, United Kingdom632 contributions
    Visiting - Essential
    I love Liverpool and The Royal Albert Dock is packed with things to do and eat. I recommended spending at least 2 days visiting the museums, restaurants and taking the nearby Ferry 'Cross the Mersey. Throughout the dock there are fabulous statues, instructive information plinths alongside boats and barges. You can also take the Magical Mystery Tour or the red/blue buses for brilliant tours around Liverpool. This place is essential on any tourist trip to Liverpool.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 12 February 2023
  • ammara jav
    Romford, United Kingdom149 contributions
    Don't miss the dock
    I think there is something for everyone at the docks. Very nice place to walk and enjoy the surrounding. The place is alive and happening with a great variety of restaurants, cafes museums, galleries, and shops I believe it would look lovely to see lights in the evening and enjoy dinner or drinks If you are in Liverpool don't miss the dock. It is lovely, Well worth a visit
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 February 2023
  • susang28572019
    Wednesbury, United Kingdom32 contributions
    Love this location
    Love this waterfront location, Big wheel, restaurants , a few shops. Hotels on site, parking is limited, better to walk from other surrounding car parks.Just nice place to walk around . Beatles museum , Maritime Museum on site and Museum of Liverpool, Mersey Ferry short walk away. Lovely little shop on Albert Dock selling gifts of unusual umbrellas, hats and scarves etc.go and check it out , not sure of name of it....
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 February 2023
  • Chris M
    Lichfield, United Kingdom1,143 contributions
    It's a must !
    Great place to wander round, have a drink, bite to eat visit a museum or just take in the atmosphere. Esay to get to. Big wheel there. I'd imagine in Summer a real good vibe!
    Visited February 2023
    Written 2 March 2023
  • Lizzie S
    Hampshire, United Kingdom65 contributions
    Disappointed
    Was quite disappointed with the Albert Docks more coffee/Food places than shops and the shops that were there weren’t anything special. Place seemed uncared for and toilets a disgrace. The museums were great well with a visit and please remember to leave a donation I watched lots of people just walk out without putting even 50p in box.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 March 2023
  • GrahamP113
    Witham, United Kingdom1,729 contributions
    Walkabout
    This whole area has been so well refurbed. It was less than perfect weather but still lots to look at including various statues, memorials, and a selection of locks left by ‘000’s of people on he chain link fence. Lots of shops
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 March 2023
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Babadook
London, UK12 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Great choice of bars, restaurants, and shops to browse through and stroll around.
If the weather is good, this place is great
Written 5 December 2023
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Andrew M
Edinburgh, UK2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Down from Scotland for a couple of days in Liverpool with missus and kids. Took a wonder around the famous waterfront and it was really busy everywhere so it must be a huge tourist attraction. Visited the Liverpool Museum for an hour or so and it was pretty interesting. Again lots of families and kids enjoying the various exhibitions.
We then continued to the Albert Dock for a mooch there and we found it even busier, but there was a great buzz about the place with food stalls and lots of outdoor eating areas. It was very expensive though, more than £10 for fish and chips for example. Wanted to see the Tate Gallery but discovered it was closed for refurbishment for two years so that was a disappointment.
Not many genuinely individual shops at the Albert Dock - the usual souvenirs and expensive gift shops and overpriced bars, restaurants and a chip shop who's prices were really taking the mickey. This is Liverpool not Manchester or London, or even Edinburgh!
Found the Beatles Story museum and again it was way too expensive admission to take a family of four so decided to hang about no more than another 10 minutes in it's gift shop, before heading across the big road to the Liverpool One shopping area.
Written 20 November 2023
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andrewjenny
Hervey Bay, Australia339 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Royal Albert Docks are an amazing part of Liverpool. Plenty of restaurants bars and attractions to keep you occupied. This area is made for tourists to experience and you need to visit when in Liverpool.
Written 19 November 2023
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Mark A
Liverpool, UK3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
So much to do here, we didn’t imagine we’d be here all day. Great Tate gallery, interesting pieces, always a conversation starter. Nice cafes and restaurants, then of course the museums are so worth it, got carried away ready every bit of info around the Titanic museum. Would recommend for all ages.
Written 19 November 2023
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Paul H
10 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Very nice Albert Dock , go selection of restaurants , enjoyed the boat trip , good range of museums , good transport system ki
Written 14 November 2023
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Chris B
Durham, UK24 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Stunning architecture steeped in history. It’s all rather grand. Loads of statues and points of interest and places to visit .
Written 11 November 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK618,816 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
The Royal Albert Dock is a wonderful waterfront area of our city that's just a joy to visit, I love the architecture here ,the museums, the great views of the River Mersey and the wonderful pubs, bars, cafe's and restaurants, my twin brother Stephen and I were here second week of November, cold,raining and overcast and the Royal Albert Dock was still very busy, its a big tourist magnet, its so fun to visit, if you're planning a trip to Liverpool its a waterfront location most definitely well worth checking out.
Written 8 November 2023
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Nick W
8 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Lovely views, especially in the early evening. Some nice shops on the docks. Would definitely go again in the future. 👊
Written 7 November 2023
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jbowat147416
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Really lovely place to visit, lots to see and do , lots of interesting places to visit,museums, shops .
Written 3 November 2023
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Helen H
7 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Sunday 7pm and nowhere to eat
All restaurants were full or had stopped serving. We walked for over an hour and in the end went in the only restaurant still serving food. I won’t name it but it wasn’t great.
Liverpool street’s are filthy and you can smell weed everywhere
We are booked for 3 nights but only staying 1
Liverpool what a disappointment
Written 29 October 2023
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