As the nights become longer and the clocks turn back this Sunday 25th October, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool will become one of the city’s most scenic evening locations, as each of its 86 iconic columns are illuminated with over 1 million twinkling lights, lighting up the whole of the inner quay.
With many of the Dock’s shops, restaurants and cultural attractions open for business, including the Premier Inn for those wanting to extend their visit, the beautifully- lit and covered colonnades make it the ideal location for roaming around the Grade I listed setting, as visitors take their pick of things to do, shops to explore and restaurants to eat at.
Foodies are spoilt for choice with a selection of cuisines covering all corners of the globe, from freshly shucked oysters at the newly opened Lerpwl and Middle-Eastern inspired dishes at city favourite Maray, to freshly baked sourdough pizzas at Gusto and authentic Spanish flavours at Lunyalita.
With appetites sated, browse the eclectic independent shops found nowhere else in Liverpool. The Nest stocks a wide range of art and design gifts made by local artists, including Halloween decorations and artwork, The Leather Satchel Company oﬀers beautiful hand-crafted satchels and accessories with bespoke designs available, and Lost Soles is renowned for its unique graphic prints and hoodies within its menswear collection.
In addition to eating, drinking and shopping, the Dock oﬀers a selection of world- renowned cultural attractions to explore, including The Beatles Story, Tate Liverpool and National Museums Liverpool, each with an ever-changing roster of exhibitions and enhanced social distancing and safety measures. Exhibition highlights include Tate Liverpool’s Don McCullin show which features images of conflict, famine and displacement around the world over his 60-year career, in addition to never before seen images of Liverpool. Whilst over at Merseyside Maritime Museum the Life on Board gallery shares the moving and fascinating stories of work and leisure at sea through a series of digital projections and soundscapes.
Whether it’s a walk around the Dock taking in the lights and history, or a change of scenery and some fresh air, Liverpool and the city region can continue to support their favourite independent restaurant, or even start early with Christmas shopping, with on site car parking also available.
Royal Albert Dock is open and oﬀers everything you need for a perfect day or evening out.