We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Albert Dock and Liverpool Canal Link

The South Docks comprise ten networked docks, with Albert Dock its glittering centrepiece, opened by Prince Albert in 1846. The docks have the greatest concentration of Grade I Listed architecture anywhere in the UK. And don't forget to take a walk along the Liverpool Canal Link in front of the Three Graces and pass the city's historic waterfront of world famous museums, restaurants and galleries.

General information

Address: Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AA

Visit time: Half to a full day

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: Pay & Display parking is available at the Albert Dock and multi-storey car parks. Also by the Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool.

Toilets: There are toilets in Albert Dock among the shop rows.

Free visitor guide

Great for

Riverside walk has amazing views of one of the world's most recognised skylines - The Royal Liver Building, The Cunard building, and The Port of Liverpool Building making The Three Graces

  • Walking
  • Cycle along the Riverside Walk
  • Sightseeing


Bespoke gift shops and galleries, The Tate Liverpool, The Shiverpool Ghost Tour, Mersey Maritime Museum, The Beatles Story, International Slavery Museum

Spot a boat

You'll see a wide variety of boats, from narrowboats to tall ships and sometimes cruise liners.


Boat trips

Picnic spot

There are some benches around the docks


  • Liverpool Docks Trail

    Our Explorers pages have a umber of free to download fun activities and local trails


You may see:

  • Swans
  • Marine wildlife
  • Mussels
  • Conga eels

Marine wildlife is thriving under the water. Look out for Conga eels