The Albert Dock was not always as we know and see it today: its history dates back over 170 years to 1839.
Following a period of dereliction and a complete regeneration, the Dock was officially reopened in 1988 and today we can proudly say that the Dock’s lofty colonnades and statuesque columns make up the largest group of Grade 1 listed buildings in the country.
Though very different from its original purpose, the present day Albert Dock continues to be a bustling hub of activity. The Dock is open seven days a week from 10am and around five million people visit each year, making it the most-visited free UK attraction outside London.
At the Albert Dock, you will find a variety of independent shops and restaurants covering cuisines from all around the world. There is an abundance of bars and cafés, two hotels and some of the city’s best museums and galleries.
There’s something for everyone at Albert Dock, from a family fun day or day and night out to a short break. The place to play, to see, to eat, drink and stay…