Royal Albert Dock

Built as the first docks without timber, they were the world's first fireproof docks and received royal charter status in 2018.

Nearby Attractions

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Port of Liverpool Building
One of Liverpool's 'Three Graces' buildings, it is part of the city's maritime mercantile UNESCO heritage status.
The Beatles Statue
The statue was unveiled in 2015, between the Three Graces at the docks, and each has a hidden personal detail of the band member. Can you spot them?
Royal Liver Building
Originally one of the tallest buildings in Britain, it opened in 1906 to house the Royal Liver Assurance group.
The Cavern Club
Famous for the Beatles having played their early years at the club, the Cavern Club originally opened as a jazz club and remains a music venue today.
The Beatles Story Museum
Cunard Building
Cunard Building
The third of the 'Three Graces' in the port, the structure still has remnants of the original port wall, which are visible on the eastern portion of the building.

Related Tours

Walking Tour of Liverpool with Private Guide and Tickets
Discover Liverpool, the proud hometown of the Beatles, a city famous for its docks and maritime history, rich in the arts, music, culture and iconic architecture. On your private walking tour of Liverpool, you will

  • Enjoy the personal attention of your private guide.
  • Stroll the atmospheric streets of Liverpool's historical city centre, rich in medieval history, and packed with a maritime character. 
  • Discover how Liverpool developed from a Medieval trading town to the Second City of the British Empire from 1207 to the present.
  • Visit the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral (internal guided tour): Britain's biggest Cathedral which took 74 years to build from the foundation stone being laid in 1904.
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the magnificent Royal Albert Dock built in 1846 to learn the history of Liverpool’s thriving Commerce in the 19th Century. 
  • Pass through the Liverpool Town Hall, built-in 1749 and one of the finest surviving Georgian buildings in the UK. 
  • Enter the iconic Royal Liver Building, open to the public for the first time in its 100+ year history. Enjoy access to its hidden secrets, and journey up to the 15th floor for astounding panoramic views across Liverpool from the most iconic viewing point in the city (tickets included).
  • Discover the birthplace of the Merseybeat sound and Beatlemania in a city with music at its heart.
  • End the tour outside St George's Hall Liverpool. 
Discover the vibrant, historic, and picturesque city of Liverpool, a city in northwest England on the River Mersey and the Irish Sea. Famously the home of the Beatles and named the Capital of Culture in 2008 after many years of regeneration, learn all about Liverpool’s famous maritime past, and role in the Industrial Revolution. Admire the dazzling architectural splendour of some of Europe’s grandest listed heritage buildings, such as the city’s ‘Three Graces’ down on the harbour, and enjoy the fresh air and charming atmosphere as you tread the cobbled streets down to the docks. 

As the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is synonymous with the world’s most musically influential band and the Beatlemania phenomena. On this fascinating private walking tour of Liverpool, you will discover an extraordinary city that not only produced the Fab Four but also as home to five universities it is a pioneer in the arts, academia, drama, music, culture, architecture and industrial innovation. 

Tour the Anglican Cathedral, dating to 1904 and Britain’s largest cathedral before visiting the Royal Albert Dock area, built-in 1846 it is the world’s first non-combustible warehouse system. Today, this fine collection of Grade I listed buildings forms the heart of Liverpool's UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the Pier Head, St George’s Quarter and more. Backdropped by the waterfront, it is also the site of Liverpool’s most-popular selfie spot, an iconic life-size statue of John, Paul, Ringo and George!

Marvel at Liverpool’s iconic ‘Three Graces’ the Cunard, Port of Liverpool and Royal Liver Building. Your guide has tickets for you to enter the Royal Liver, now open to the public – in 2019 - for the first time in its history! At 322 feet tall, it was at one time the tallest building in Europe, was one of the first-ever skyscrapers to be built using reinforced concrete and boasts breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views from the 15th floor. 

The next stop is Liverpool’s flamboyant Town Hall, an eccentric 18th-century marvel adorned with goddesses and pineapples. See also Wellington Column, a statue erected in the Duke of Wellington’s honour, formed of melted-down cannons from the Battle of Waterloo, and finally end at St George’s Hall, with its dazzling neoclassical design, and close to restaurants and bars of this fantastic city. 
The Beatles Private Tour of Liverpool with Entrance to Beatles Story Museum
Enjoy a private Beatles themed walking tour around the vibrant city of Liverpool, the iconic home of the Fab Four. On your private tour you will: 

  • Enjoy the personal attention of your passionate, local private guide.
  • Discover the historic, vibrant maritime city of Liverpool that brought the world the Beatles!
  • Stroll the atmospheric streets of Liverpool's historical City, rich in medieval history and packed with maritime character, focusing on the places the Beatles were known to frequent.
  • Hear about the band’s humble early beginnings to fan-crazed global fame.
  • Visit clubs where the Beatles auditioned and John Lennon’s favourite pub. 
  • Enjoy the ultimate selfie shot with the iconic life-size Beatles’ statue on Liverpool's Waterfront, erected to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the band's last home gig. 
  • Learn about the beating heart of Liverpool’s iconic music scene and the venues where the Beatles honed their craft, including The Cavern Club - home to seven decades of live gigs.
  • Hear how the Beatles’ famous Scouse humour influenced the lyrics of their songs, for example, the way the Fab Four dropped ingredients into songs, such as cornflakes, truffles, honey, turkey, marshmallows, strawberries, eggs, peppers and pies!
  • Finish your tour at the Beatles Story Museum, the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of The Beatles' rise to fame. Tickets included. 

As the birthplace of the mop-haired Fab Four, Liverpool is a fascinating pilgrimage site for Beatles’ fans and our private walking tour starts at Whitechapel, which is rooted in Beatle's myth. First, stop Hessy’s on Stanley Street – the famous music shop that launched a thousand bands! Next pause for a photo at NEMS, North End Music Stores, Brian Epstein’s shop and where the Beatles signed their first management contract in 1962. Walk along Leigh Street, where John and Cynthia Lennon held their wedding reception and Slater Street where John and art-school pal Stuart Sutcliffe loved to hang out.

Walk to Seel Street, and see the Blue Angel where The Beatles enjoyed after-hours jamming sessions then an easy stroll to the Anglican Cathedral, where Paul McCartney auditioned as a choirboy. See the legendary pub Ye Cracke in Rice, John’s favourite watering hole before stopping at the Philharmonic Dining Rooms, a frequent late-night haunt of the lads.

See the statue of Eleanor Rigby, and one of John Lennon, before walking down musical memory lane on close by Matthew Street: one of the most famous streets in the world, home of the notorious Cavern Club, which opened in 1957 as a jazz club and later became synonymous with the Beatles. Pop into The Grapes pub, a favourite of the Beatles and then head down to Albert Dock and the award-winning museum, The Beatles’ Story (tickets included). See a replica of the legendary Cavern Club together with original instruments, stage costumes, artworks and other memorabilia. - Finish your tour at the Beatles Story Museum, the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of The Beatles' rise to fame, with tickets included.


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