"The Albert Dock - Not to be missed." Albert Dock Tip by drgrcook
Albert Dock, Liverpool: 52 reviews and 86 photos
Designed by Jesse Hartley, the docks were started in 1841 and opened in 1846 by Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, after whom they are named. In the 1960s it faced demolition but was saved firstly by indecision and finally by the Toxteth Riots of 1981
Restoration commenced in 1982 and it was another 20 years before the project was completed and now the complex offers a range of attractions, The Maritime Museum, Tate Liverpool, Beatles Story Experience, shops and restaurants.
There is a hotel, offices and residential apartments and the whole site is within easy walking distance of the city centre.
Parking is adjacent but no longer free and at weekends and bank holidays is £2.50 all day. The rest of the week there is a sliding scale of charges before 6pm.
The shops are varied from the excellent Room Store and Ocean to small souvenir outlets. There are several restaurants, all of high quality and very welcome after a tour round the attractions which can occupy a whole day.
See my website for further details and photos.
Address: Liverpool waterfront
Directions: Riverside Central location.
Phone: +44 151 708 8854
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