Following a £100million redevelopment, the Albert Dock is the cultural powerhouse spearheading the regeneration of Liverpool's famous docklands.
Named for Queen Victoria’s beloved consort, heritage signs point the way toward historic Albert Dock. The South Docks comprise 10 networked docks, with Albert Dock its glittering centrepiece, opened by Prince Albert in 1846. Liverpool’s most visited tourist hub attracts global attention – from Japanese and American Beatles aficionados to football followers from the soccer capitals of Europe.
Take a daytime stroll and browse gift shops, cafés and contemporary restaurants. By evening it’s a buzz of waterside activity, offering eclectic food and contemporary drinks in its burgeoning bars and restaurants.
The docks have the greatest concentration of Grade I Listed architecture anywhere in the UK. Included among the many attractions on the site are Tate Liverpool, the region's major centre for contemporary art, the Maritime Museum, the largest collection of its kind in Europe; and The Beatles Story, a multimedia experience tracing the Fab Four's rise to fame. Also based in Albert Dock is the Yellow Submarine, operating a one-hour tour of Liverpool both in and out of the water, aboard an authentic World War II amphibious vehicle.