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Great place to stay or spend an afternoon
Stayed at the Albert Dock and found several great places to eat, drink and play.
You can take a boat tour on the yellow Duck, have lunch or dinner, or start your night out with drinks at any one of the bars.
There is also The Beatles Museum.
A great day out
Albert Docks – In industrial past Liverpool docks where extremely busy and goods from all over the globe arrived in Liverpool and goods where stored in massive ware houses awaiting collection; Albert docks where such a type. For years the buildings where left derelict until the 1980’s when they regenerated area for private homes and leisure complex. Granada television transmitted This Morning from here until late 1990’s.
Today you’ll find shops and bars as well home the Beatles story. The maritime museum is also found here and a swap buggy ride starts from the Albert docks.
The Yellow Duck
The "Crew" is great fun , as far as you get the Liverpuddlian accent... And Kids will LOve it!
They take you for a drive in the streets telling stories about the Beatles Hometown, and then ... Surprise!
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Plenty of museums and weird and wonderful shops.
Albert dock area is a nice area full of shops, museums, bars and restaurants. Makes a nice change from the city centre area as it's near the water and great walk around on a sunny day. Has lots of specialist shops and gift shops. Some nice restaurants, good bars and coffee shops if you'd like to stop for a drink. Is a good area to go if you want a night out with a difference as the bars here are a bit more upmarket and you don't really see any of the drunken madness around here.
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Despite de fact the Dock was one of the biggest cargo once around the world - now is one of the most touristic places in all over England.
Around this place you will be able to find some nice restaurants and cafes, shops, the Beatles Story, the Tate, Maritime Museum and some others.
At night - the bars are great, in winter they keep you warm and you can find some hotels in this same place.
At least this place will take you one day off.
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STROLL ALONG THE ALBERT DOCK
With so much here and the boat rides possible, it is a good tourist site.
WITH the warehouse buildings has been converted into an award winning attraction, housing cafe bars, restaurants, shops, The Beatles Story, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Museum of Liverpool Life, Tate Liverpool, Express by Holiday Inn hotel and Albert Dock Premier Lodge. It has transformed a rundown part of liverpool into a tourist hotspot.
Personally, I just like having something to eat and drink in one of the great cafes available here and walking into the city centre.
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A visit to the Albert Dock is definitely recommended, especially at night - Baby Cream is one of the hottest nightlife spots in Liverpool and one of THE places to look for beautiful people!
Albert Dock also includes the Beatles Museum.
The Beatles Experience
Being not the biggest Beatles fan ever I didn't visit the Beatles Experience in the Albert Docks. I'm not sure if it is worth the entrance fee. Maybe it is, you have to find it out yourself....maybe it's something for the half interested like me.....
Merseyside Maritime Museum
The Titanic wasn't build in Liverpool, but Liverpool is the home of the White Star Line, the shipholders of the Titanic and the Lusitania. Both ships have their catastrophic history, and so it's no wonder that the maritime museum has a special floor for these two ladies...
Nevertheless the museum has many more interesting facts and stories about ships and tragedies. Nine million people left Liverpool in the early 20th century to start a new life overseas. Poverty and bad living conditions forced many families to risk their lives on these long trips into a new life. I found that part of the exibition most interesting.
Another great fact is, that all museums in Liverpool are for free. So it 's also worth a visit for all who are not so interested in shipbuilding really...
Based right along the Mersey these old docks have been restored and now are one of the best architectural places in Liverpool. I always like old buildings, but I also like if they are restored in a building friendly way. That's what happened here. The promenade around the dock is filled with some shops, nice bars and museums. The place to be in Lverpool these days.
Albert Dock is a fantastic area of Liverpool. The old warehouses are now full of museums, shops and bars.
This is also where the Beatles story exhibiton is - one of the main attractions of Liverpool. There are some free museums next door as well, e.g. the Museum of Liverpool Life and the Merseyside Maritime Museum.
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THE FLOATING WEATHER MAP
This map floating in the water of Albert Dock is used for the weather show on British telly. The presenter jumps around Great Britain and Ireland to show what the weather will be like. I was really impressed with the idea and with the Giants Causeway on the map ;)
LATEST NEWS JANUARY 2005: The weathermap is gone as the studios have moved to Manchester :(
The Albert Dock - Not to be missed.
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.
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The Albert Dock situated on the River Mersey was named after Prince Albert husband of Queen Victoria and was built in the 1840's.
It has over seven acres of water enclosed by massive warehouses with iron colonnades. It was one of the first enclosed docks and a major engineering feat.
During the middle of the 20th century many industries left the area and Liverpools economy went into decline which caused the Albert Dock to suffer greatly.
In 1952 the Albert Dock was listed as a Grade 1 building. But such was the decline that this did not stop the docks becoming very derelict.
It was not until the 1980's when extensive renovation was undertaken at the Albert Docks that life came back into this area which is now thriving with visitors from all over the world.
Millions of people emigrated from Liverpool Docks.
This is a song called the Leaving of Liverpool that was sang when people left.
Farewell to you, my own true love;
I am going far away.
I am bound for California,
But I know that I'll return someday.
So fare thee well, my own true love,
And when I return, united we will be.
It's not the leaving of Liverpool that grieves me,
But, my darling, when I think of thee.
I have shipped on a Yankee sailing ship:
Davy Crockett is her name.
And Burgess is the captain of her,
and they say she is a floating hell.
Oh, the sun is on the harbour, love,
And I wish I could remain,
For I know it will be some long time
Before I see you again
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Opened in 1846, it became a treasure house of precious cargoes from all over the world. Today redevelopment has transformed it into one of Liverpool's busiest and most cosmopolitan centres and a top heritage attraction.
This 19th century warehouse buildings has been converted into an award winning attraction, housing cafe bars, restaurants, shops, The Beatles Story, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Museum of Liverpool Life, Tate Liverpool, Express by Holiday Inn hotel and Albert Dock Premier Lodge.
Visit in the day, as it is pretty much a dead town by 4pm.
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