The Albert Dock receives royal approval to be renamed The Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

 The Albert Dock receives royal approval to be renamed The Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

Albert Dock Liverpool has been granted the prestigious title Royal in recognition of the pivotal role it continues to play in the city's fortunes.

The iconic destination attraction - which is located on Liverpool's UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront, and home to the largest group of Grade I listed buildings in the country - changes its name from today (June 6, 2018) to The Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. This honour acknowledges the high standards represented by Albert Dock and highlights the numerous current and former sovereigns who have recognised the importance of the Dock both for its historical and architectural significance and its place within Liverpool.

Easter holiday fun at Albert Dock's Heritage on the Dock

Albert Dock history

The whole family, from young children to parents and grandparents, are invited to come and immerse themselves in a range of fun activities at the free Heritage on the Dock event during the Easter school holidays (April 5-8) - celebrating 172 years of Albert Dock history and heritage.

Keep discovering and exploring this iconic attraction with four days of walks, talks, live music, song and entertainment over the Easter break. Children can even go in search of the “Dock Ness Monster”! Join Lancashire Wildlife Trust to see what lies beneath the waters of the Dock and with your “Dock Safari” guide look for eels, jellyfish, crabs and more - and then enjoy the experience of using an aquascope for amazing underwater views.

Travelodge Comes To Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Travelodge Comes To Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Liverpool John Lennon Airport Travelodge is the company’s 14th hotel in Merseyside and its first to offer meeting rooms 

To celebrate 30 years of trading in Merseyside, Travelodge pays homage to the nation’s favourite Scousers and names the hotel’s five floors and meeting rooms after them. 

Travelodge announces Merseyside Expansion programme and is looking for four hotel sites in: Liverpool City Centre by the Empire Theatre/ University, Birkenhead, Formby and St. Helens

This expansion represents an investment of £24 million for third party investors and a job creation of 100 new jobs         

Albert Dock Liverpool launches 2018 event programme

Albert Dock Liverpool launches 2018 event programme

From swashbuckling pirate battles and thundering steam engines to toe-tapping folk music and a fascinating journey into the past - Albert Dock Liverpool has a packed year of free events during 2018 that will excite visitors of all ages, all year-round. And for those who want more adrenalin from their day out, Adventure Dock Co will open to the public in May for the summer - Albert Dock’s exciting new floating aqua park boasting a 92m inflatable assault course!

Exciting new floating aqua park coming to Albert Dock Liverpool in 2018

Exciting new floating aqua park coming to Albert Dock Liverpool in 2018

An exciting new floating aqua park, boasting a 92-metre inflatable assault course, will open at Albert Dock Liverpool in 2018.

 The Adventure Dock Co will operate throughout the summer months from May-October, giving the public the opportunity to enjoy water-based activities on Liverpool’s iconic, UNESCO World Heritage waterfront.

The North West - Rolling hills and industrial heritage

North West  Rolling hills and industrial heritage

From world famous lakes to industrial heritage, the North West seems to have it all.
A coastline that takes in art, entertainment and breathtaking beauty, plus cities steeped in history yet striding ahead.
It’s a region of variety, not least for walkers who can stroll on gentle hills or conquer a mountain. A visit to the Lake District never fails to impress. Old, young, fit or otherwise, you can stride out amongst the stunning landscape here or gaze in awe at the picture postcard surroundings instead.
Away from the lakes and mountains there are villages aplenty to keep visitors entertained. From sleepy Grasmere to bustling Bowness, browse the gift shops, galleries and museums at your leisure.

Folk Festival on the Dock, Albert Dock Liverpool, August 26-29

janice Long heads to Folk Festival on the Liverpool Docks

BBC Radio 2 DJ, Janice Long, has been announced as the host of the main stage at next month’s Folk Festival on the Dock (August 26-29). The Liverpool-born DJ, who is a patron to Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, was the first female presenter of Top of the Pops and is renowned for promoting new talent, giving the likes of Amy Winehouse, The Smiths, Primal Scream, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Adele their first big break.

Vintage on the Dock Lindy hops into Albert Dock Liverpool

Vintage on the Dock Credit Culture Liverpool

Vintage on the Dock returns to Albert Dock Liverpool on July 9 and 10, bringing a free, family weekend celebration of 20th Century vintage cool to the North West’s most visited tourist attraction.

Visitors looking for some seriously stylish eye candy can browse the vintage marketplace, with the best traders hand-selected by keen-eyed curators, Dotty’s Vintage. From vintage clothes and accessories, to mid-century modern homewares, records and music memorabilia from the 1920s through to the 1990s, the vintage marketplace is a treat to behold.

All aboard Steam on the Dock - the UK’s only inner-city steam rally at Albert Dock Liverpool

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Steam Train


Toot those whistles one and all as Steam on the Dock chugs into Albert Dock Liverpool from May 6-8. Step aboard an authentic steam train and steamboat from a bygone age, and be amazed by a symphonic spectacular of live music, steam and sparks - it’s full steam ahead to the UK’s only inner-city steam rally, which takes over the North West’s most-visited free tourist attraction for a free weekend of wonder for families and steam enthusiasts alike.