LIVERPOOL DOCKLANDS (ALBERT DOCKS) — TOURISM
The city of Liverpool in the United Kingdom is located beside the river Mersey and is known for its history. This river is very deep and perfect for a port because the large ships are able to dock near the city. In the past, this port was very important for the movement of slaves and merchandise all around the world, for example, guns and ammunition.
Over time the port has been used less and it has become more of a tourist area with shops, museums, and restaurants. There are several small food stalls which sell traditional British seaside treats such as fish and chips, ice cream and cotton candy. These stalls are often found in old buses or vehicles which have been restored and this makes you feel like you are back in time.
Many people come to the Albert Dock area to enjoy the view of the other side of the river. In summer this area is especially popular with families and tourists because there is so much to do. This area is the perfect place to sit and watch the sunset while eating ice cream on a warm summer evening. People also like to walk, cycle or go for a run along the edge of the river at this time because it is so beautiful as the sunsets.
Love locks are a very popular thing along the river in the dockland area. Many people come to the dock with their loved ones and buy a lock to put on railings. These people usually write important messages or their names and a date on the lock to signify something important, for example, the date they got married. If you walk along the river you can see thousands of locks all with different names and messages. However, this is not the only place in the world that people attach locks to railings, for example, the Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin, Ireland and the Ponte Milvio Bridge in Rome, Italy are also popular places where this happens.
The Albert Dock area is definitely a unique part of Liverpool and is a fantastic area to visit because you can find things to do for all ages and interests.