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Albert Dock

Liverpool’s fashionable waterfront precinct is home to some of the city’s best restaurants and bars, and many of the city’s best museums.

Liverpool’s most popular entertainment precinct was once the world’s most sophisticated city port. Built in 1846, the state of the art dock featured one of the world’s first hydraulic cranes and a series of large warehouse facilities. Today Albert Dock has been overhauled and features an intriguing mix of historical sites, fashionable bars and restaurants, and many of the city’s major cultural institutions. Right in the city center, Albert Dock is one of the most popular destinations in Liverpool, and is a great place to base yourself during your stay.

Visit the dock by day to discover the fascinating history embedded in the area. Walk along the water’s edge for views of historic Liverpool. There are a number of classic wooden ships still moored at the dock, and joining one of the many tour boats that operate from the dock is a great way to see the area. The tours provide historical information as well as a picturesque sightseeing opportunity.

Back on dry land, make your way to one of the many museums and galleries on the dock. The Tate Liverpool is one of England’s most prestigious art galleries. See work by Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso and Santiago Sierra, alongside many of Britain’s biggest names. The nearby Beatles Story Museum, International Slavery Museum and the Merseyside Maritime Museum are great places to spend a few hours learning about various aspects of the city’s history. 

Finish your day with a drink or dinner as you watch the sun set over the water. Try traditional British fish and chips, or a range of international cuisine. Locally made beers can be found at a number of bars. The lively restaurant quarter is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike, and the atmosphere on a weekend is vibrant.

Albert Dock is located on the edge of the city center and can be reached by car, bus or on foot. 24 hour parking is available for a fee. The precinct is open daily.


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Lodging Near Albert Dock

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$53
Jurys Inn Liverpool

Jurys Inn Liverpool

No. 31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool
4.2
of 5, from 363 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Liverpool City Center, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Liverpool Wheel and Beatles Story. Albert Dock and Merseyside Maritime Museum are also within 10 minutes.

$65
The Liner Hotel

The Liner Hotel

Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool
4.3
of 5, from 683 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Liverpool City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of O2 Academy, St. George's Hall, and World Museum Liverpool. Liverpool ONE and Walker Art Gallery are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$71
Pullman Liverpool

Pullman Liverpool

Monarchs Quay, Liverpool
4.7
of 5, from 98 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Liverpool City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Liverpool Wheel, Beatles Story, and Albert Dock. Merseyside Maritime Museum and Tate Liverpool are also within 15 minutes.

$45
Campanile Liverpool

Campanile Liverpool

Chaloner Street, Liverpool
3.5
of 5, from 232 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Liverpool City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Liverpool Watersports Centre and Beatles Story. Liverpool ONE and Albert Dock are also within 15 minutes.

$77
Novotel Liverpool Centre

Novotel Liverpool Centre

40 Hanover Street, Liverpool
4.2
of 5, from 348 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Liverpool City Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Neptune Theatre and Liverpool ONE. Merseyside Maritime Museum and Beatles Story are also within 10 minutes.

$52
Britannia Adelphi Hotel & Spa

Britannia Adelphi Hotel & Spa

Ranelagh Place, Liverpool
2.9
of 5, from 504 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located within a two-minute walk of Lime Street Rail Station, this Liverpool hotel with ornate public areas is close to the Albert Dock and the Beatles Museum.

$65
Holiday Inn Express Albert Dock

Holiday Inn Express Albert Dock

Britannia Pavilion Albert Dock, Liverpool
4.3
of 5, from 222 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Liverpool City Center, this hotel is steps from Echo Arena Liverpool, Albert Dock, and Beatles Story. Tate Liverpool and Merseyside Maritime Museum are also within 10 minutes.

$83
Hilton Liverpool City Centre

Hilton Liverpool City Centre

3 Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool
4.3
of 5, from 239 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Liverpool City Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Liverpool ONE and Merseyside Maritime Museum. Beatles Story and Albert Dock are also within 10 minutes.