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Say it with love

Roses are red, violets are blue, Royal Albert Dock has got a message for you...

What have you got planned for Valentine’s Day? Say it with love at the Dock as we project your messages onto the beautiful façade of the Merseyside Maritime Museum – and we want you to get involved…

Send us your messages in the run up to Valentine’s Day, with every one generating a small donation to charity. Whether it’s a funny message or a romantic note, it’s a unique way of spreading the love this Valentine’s Day.

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Tell us your chosen message via the form, which is open for submissions from the evening of Thursday 6 February until Wednesday 12 February. We’ll then choose the favourites to beam across the Dock.

Valentines day 2020 Albert Dock Heart lights © In partnership with MK Illuminations

The Dock will be dressed to impress, festooned with hanging heart lights for the ultimate Instagrammable moment; after you pass through Britannia Courtyard to Dockside, you’ll find our Valentine’s curtain of hearts – the perfect backdrop for a quick selfie before a romantic evening on the Dock. As the sun sets on Valentine’s Day, the Dock will spark to life with love notes – the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening in one of Liverpool’s most iconic settings...

Love heart lights at Albert Dock © In partnership with MK Illuminations
say it with love projection at Albert Dock

Valentine’s with a view

If you’re joining us to dine or drink, choose from one of the many eateries we have to offer, with Maray, Lunyalita, Smuggler’s Cove and Panam providing the perfect view as your messages light up the Dock across the weekend.

Valentine’s Day could be the perfect opportunity to try some of the new bars and restaurants on offer at the Dock. Try the best margarita in town at Madre, the new Mexican taqueria from the people behind Belzan and Cinder; or grab a cocktail from the newest kid on our block, the cosy Turncoat Gin bar. Or you can drop in to one of the Docks well established favourites for a Valentine’s special. Sip on a Kiss from a Rose cocktail at Gusto, head to Lunyalita for a Valentine’s banquet, or celebrate Valentine’s with a bottomless brunch at Revolucion de Cuba.

Madre © Madre
Turncoat © Turncoat
Lunyalita © Lunyalita

Gift ideas

If you’re still looking for Valentine’s gift ideas for your loved one, we’ve got you covered. Our unique range of independent retails will help you say it with love. The Nest has some great locally crafted gifts and unusual Valentine’s Day cards. Is your partner a music lover? They’ll love Dig at the Dock; vinyl and other music memorabilia will make for a memorable gift. And, of course, you can personalise a hand-crafted leather satchel, bag, keyring, wallet and more at the Leather Satchel Co.’s dockside workshop.

Leather Satchel Co. © Leather Satchel Co.
Dig at the Dock © Dig at the Dock
The Nest © The Nest

So, whether you’re looking to surprise someone special, or impress the apple of your eye, it’s time to get planning the perfect love note. Say it with love this Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s projections will be projected across the Dock throughout the Valentine’s weekend, from 14 – 16 February.