One of the most readily identifiable structures in Liverpool, the Albert Dock is also one of the city’s oldest. Originally built and opened in 1846, the Albert Docks were an innovative system for its time combining shipping and storage warehouses in the same facility, thus reducing costs all across the board for the goods industry. They remained in operation for over a hundred years, despite many near disasters such as one of the buildings receiving a direct hit from a bomb in the Second World War.
The reason the Albert Docks function as a tourist attraction for visitors to Liverpool is because today the buildings house a number of bars, restaurants and museums that should offer plenty of appeal to just about anybody. In addition, many Liverpool television programmes broadcast from this area, adding extra interest value for tourists curious about local culture. The Albert Docks are Grade 1 listed buildings, and as such are immune to demolition.