The rejuvenated and picturesque Royal Albert Dock is a destination attraction that should be on everyone’s itinerary when visiting Liverpool.

You can easily spend the whole day and evening at The Royal Albert Dock – and that’s before you’ve seen anything of the city itself!

Designed by Jesse Hartley, the dock opened its waters in 1846 for sailing ships carrying cargo from around the world bringing cotton, brandy and sugar, and remained a fully working dock until closing in 1972.

Today, the iconic architecture of the surrounding buildings and warehouses are home to a thriving art and music culture, museums, galleries, shops, bars, restaurants, festivals and even a pop-up floating cinema! 

It is the perfect example of how the city so cleverly integrates the old with the new and traditional with contemporary. Make sure you add it onto your top places to visit on your next trip to the city! 


MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES


TATE LIVERPOOL


Explore Tate Liverpool’s largest collection of modern and contemporary art in the North of England on your trip to the Royal Albert Dock. See national and international paintings, photography, sculpture and installations from the Tate collection alongside huge exhibitions. 

Tate Art Gallery...x

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MERSEYSIDE MARITIME MUSEUM 


Submerge yourself in Liverpool’s seafaring past at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Uncover the development of the world famous prt and explore boats, paintings, ship models, shipwrecked objects and loads more. It’s an experience for the whole family. 


INTERNATINOAL SLAVERY MUSEUM 


Find the International Slavery Museum inside the Merseyside Maritime Museum and learn all about all aspects of historical and contemporary slavery. It’s a thought-provoking and moving experience at the one of a kind museum. 


THE BEATLES STORY


Immerse yourself in the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of The Beatles at The Beatles Story. From conquering Liverpool to the rest of the world, their career as a band and their personal lives, you’ll discover it all. It’s a journey perfect for Beatles fans of all ages.

#thebeatles #beatles #england #inglaterra #liverpool #trip

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FOOD & DRINK


MARAY


It doesn’t get much better than seasonal small plates inspired by flavours of the Middle East, great cocktails and stunning views of The Royal Albert Dock at Maray


ROSA’S THAI CAFE


Rosa’s Thai Cafe is all about a warm and friendly approach to South-East Asian cuisine. Serving up honest Thai food with loads of spice and plenty of flavour you’ll be able to enjoy everything from their own recipe curries, their famous Pad Thai and Drunken Noodles and loads more.


MADRE


Mexican taqueria Madre offers mouthwatering tacos, cocktails and views over the Royal Albert Dock, perfect for a lunch time snack or evening get together with your friends. Inspired by all the flavours of Mexico City the whole menu is worth a try!

Saturday spread at Madre. See you from 12pm. 🌮 🥳

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ROUGH HAND MADE


At Rough Handmade you’ll find freshly baked handmade pastries, breads, croissants and a whole host of baked goods to enjoy whilst strolling around the Royal Albert Dock. The theatre style kitchen and incredible smell is a treat for all the senses inside.

Our place

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GUSTO


For fresh, Italian-inspired dishes and an exotic cocktail menu then Gusto on the Royal Albert Dock is the place to head. From pizza to pasta, seafood and meats there is something for everyone to enjoy. The kids get to make their own pizzas too! 


SMUGGLER’S COVE


Pull up a seat in the Smuggler’s Cove on your next trip to Liverpool for the ultimate pirate experience. The Dockside hideaway boasts a selection of 141 rums, 80 beers, an extensive wine list, cocktails and a mouth watering food menu all with stunning maritime views. 


PIE PORT


Famous Liverpool bakery Satterthwaites have sailed into the Royal Albert Dock in the form of Pie Port. Indulge in one of their classic pies including steak and ale, scouse, cheese and potato, chicken and mushroom and loads more! 


LUNYALITA


Following in the footsteps of its award-winning big sister Lunya, Lunyalita has brought a bit of Catalunya to the Dock. The two floored restaurant also houses a bar and deli stocking over 400 carefully selected Spanish treats. 


REVOLUCIÓN DE CUBA


Enjoy a little bit of Cuba on The Royal Albert Dock with a visit to Revolucion De Cuba. Enjoy Cuban inspired dishes, classic cocktails, special rum-based drinks, live music and a celebration of the spirit of Cuba.


MILLER & CARTER


Miller and Carter is the place to go if you’re a lover of a good steak, they are pretty well known for it. Steak takes centre stage on their menu, with a variety of cuts to choose from, pair it with your preferred sauce and sides and you’ll be in for a treat on the Dock.


THINGS TO DO


LIVERPOOL MOUNTAIN


You can’t really miss the Liverpool Mountain at the Royal Albert Dock. Created by internationally renowned artist, Ugo Rondinone, the multicoloured 10 metre high sculpture can be found right next to Tate Liverpool and makes for a great photo opportunity. 

Liverpool Mountain, Ugo Rondinone

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MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR


Head to the Royal Albert Dock to jump onto the Magical Mystery Tour bus! It will be a day not to forget as you get to explore all the Beatles locations in Liverpool. From their childhood homes to Penny Lane and Strawberry Field, it’s definitely worth grabbing a ‘ticket to ride’...

There are places I remember...

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MATTEL PLAY!


Mattel Play! is a play centre based on all the popular TV characters that are firm favourites amongst the kids. They’ll find Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam themed play activities perfect for spending a few hours having fun!


VICTORIAN CAROUSEL


Children and adults of all ages will love a spin on the Victorian Carousel at the entrance to the Royal Albert Dock. It makes for the perfect photo opportunity to add to the album from your trip to Liverpool. 


THE FLOATING GRACE


For a unique dining experience jump on board the Floating Grace, Liverpool’s only floating restaurant. Take a cruise around the Royal Albert Dock whilst enjoying an excellent meal from one of their many menus. 


SHOPPING


THE NEST


For a unique gift to take home from Liverpool, head to The Nest at the Royal Albert Dock. They specialise in art and gifts from local artists, designers and makers often with a Liverpool theme. You’ll definitely find something unique to take home with you in here. 


LOST SOLES


Stop by Lost Soles for a range of exclusive designs from the designer brand. From t-shirts to jumpers, hoodies and tracksuits, it’s a popular brand in Liverpool! 


THE LEATHER SATCHEL CO.


The well known Leather Satchel Co. have their own workshop on the Royal Albert Dock where they handcraft their finest leather satchels in front of your eyes. As well as their iconic ‘school bag’ satchel that you can get in pretty much every colour they also do briefcases, backpacks, saddlebags, totes, clutches and loads more! 


ROLY’S FUDGE


If you’re a fan of fudge then the award winning Roly’s Fudge shop is the place to head. They have a range of flavours from the classics to the unusual and even have a vegan range too, the perfect place to stop off for a treat for yourself or a gift for a loved one.  


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