Liverpool is hosting a triumverate of big scale, Mersey based events this May and June as the Battle of The Atlantic 70th anniversary is marked and the Albert Dock celebrates the 25th anniversary of its regeneration.


Three special consecutive maritime weekends will bring the Liverpool waterfront alive this summer. The Liverpool on the Waterfront programme, which is free to the public, runs from late May to early June.

The programme will be launched with the city hosting the 70th and final national anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Atlantic on May 24 organised by the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and Liverpool City Council, with activities at the waterfront and in the city. These will include a memorial service at the Anglican Cathedral on Sunday, May 26, followed by a veterans’ parade along Hope Street to the RC Metropolitan Cathedral. Twenty five warships will be at the Cruise Terminal, Albert and Canning Docks, with some open to visitors and they will represent both sides of the conflict with vessels from the UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, Russia and the US. All warships will depart in a parade together on Tuesday May 28.


The Battle of Atlantic celebrations will close with the revival of the Mersey River Festival on June 7-9. This will be followed on consecutive weekends by the Albert Dock and Tate Gallery 25th anniversary events and finally by the Music on the Waterfront concerts, which run parallel with the Mersey River Festival. Tate Liverpool will hold a children’s drawing workshop and Merseyside Maritime Museum is also offering a free children’s event. The final weekend sees the return of the live Music on the Waterfront weekend, June 7-9, with Smooth Radio concerts on the outdoor stage in front of the Royal Liver Building.



Thistle Atlantic Tower is a great place to explore a city full of history, culture and shopping. The hotel is located on the edge of the historic Albert Dock, which makes it a perfect spot during the coming events.

If you’re planning join Liverpudlians in the coming celebrations get in touch with our Team at Thistle Atlantic Tower on 0871 376 9025!

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