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Royal Albert Dock sees thousands experience the River of Light

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool seen Thousands of visitors enjoyed the River of Light over the weekend.

The spectacular light festival will be on display until November 5th, with thousands more expected to attend over the next week. Those who have yet to embark on the trail can enjoy enchanting evenings of culture, late-night shopping, and delicious dockside dining as 12 new installations light up the city.

Royal Albert Dock sees thousands experience the River of Light

From 5pm to 9pm daily, light trail walkers can enjoy two brand-new art installations at the dock, which are part of this year’s theme: United by Light. Visitors to the inner quay can see Tais Poda’s Ukrainian Dreams projected onto the Maritime Museum, an audio-visual spectacle complete with fantastic beasts and brightly coloured landscapes.

Emergence by This is Loop, an interactive artwork, will also bring a choreographed light display and a mesmerising soundtrack to the dock. The piece is made up of 75 large mirrors that form a cylindrical pavilion in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Building.

Those looking to make the most of River of Light’s remaining days can enjoy extended opening hours at a variety of shops, which are offering a dock-after-dark experience for the occasion. Take home a souvenir from The Nest, With Love From Liverpool, and Liverpool Pictures, or treat yourself to a sweet treat from Roly’s Fudge and Quay Confectionary.

While exploring the stunning surroundings, hungry visitors can head to sister venues Maray and the One O’Clock Gun, Peaberry Coffee House and Kitchen, Docklands Fish and Chips, or a selection of food trucks along Hartley Quay. There’s something for everyone, from hearty portions of British classics to cups of coffee and hot chocolate.

Those seeking shelter from the cooler autumn nights can visit the dock’s bars and restaurants for delectable menus and inventive cocktails.

From inspiring installations to dockside delights, experience the best of Liverpool’s historic waterfront during River of Light. For more information visit the dock’s website here.

River of Light is organised, curated and delivered by Liverpool City Council’s Culture Liverpool team.

READ MORE: RIVER OF LIGHT WILL SEE 12 BRAND NEW INSTALLATIONS TAKING OVER LIVERPOOL’S WATERFRONT

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