Royal Albert Dock shows its respect for Her late Majesty, The Queen

15th September, 2022

As heads of state are expected to begin to arrive in the UK on Friday 16th September for Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's funeral, for the first time in dock history the entire front of Royal Albert Dock Liverpool will be illuminated purple, including The Edward and Atlantic Pavilion and Martin Luther King Jr. Building. The waterfront will be lit from Friday 16th - Monday 19th September, as a mark of respect and tribute to The Queen.

Additionally, all of the fairy lights on the dock’s 86 columns are currently turned off until after the period of national mourning, a Union Flag is flying at half mast outside Holiday Inn Express and the Royal Albert Dock estate team are wearing black armbands.

Below is a list of businesses that will be closed on the day of the funeral, Monday 19th September, all other businesses will operate by their usual business hours. Please check on each venue’s individual website before visiting. 

  • Rough Hand Made
  • The Nest 
  • Red Run Activewear 
  • Peaberry Coffee House & Kitchen 
  • Tate Liverpool 
  • Merseyside Maritime Museum 
  • Rubens
  • The Beatles Story


Click HERE to see our full list of restaurants and bars. 

Please note that a two-minute silence will be held at 11.55am on Monday 19th September at the conclusion of the state funeral service for Queen Elizabeth II.