Walking

Walking trail

Hardman heritage walk 3: pierhead and the docks

Walking trail

A circular walk around Liverpool city centre exploring the streets where Edward Chambré Hardman took many of his photographs.

Marvel at the Liver Building and the docks, and take time out to visit the Open Eye Gallery and the Liverpool Tate on your way.

The Hardmans' House, Liverpool

Map

Map route for Hardman heritage walk 3: pierhead and the docks

Start:

Dale Street, Liverpool City Centre, grid ref: SJ343905

1

Start on Dale Street near Moorfields Station. From here walk towards the Pier Head, looking out for the columns of the Town Hall on your right-hand side.

2

Walk past Martins Bank and turn right down Rumford Street to Chapel Street. Turn left on to Chapel Street. You will soon see the walls of the Chapel and the Old Church Yard. Keep walking to the main road George's Dock Gates. On the corner here you will see the fountain that appears in the photograph.

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3

Cross over the main road - George's Dock Gates - then walk left. You will see the Liver Building in front of you. Look up for this one.

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4

As you walk further down The Strand, the Mersey Tunnel Ventilator Tower will soon become visible.

5

A little further down the Strand on the right-hand side at Mann Island is The Open Eye Gallery. Founded in 1977, Open Eye is an independent not-for-profit photography gallery. Once you have left the Open Eye Gallery walk back out onto the Strand and around Canning Dock. Then carry on into the Albert Dock, stopping on Salthouse Quay to take in the view of Pier Head, although very recent building work makes this view very different to that which Hardman would have seen.

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6

From Salthouse Quay, carry on walking in the direction of the Tate Liverpool to see another of the places Hardman photographed during his long career.

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7

Finish at the Tate where you can stop to look round or for food and drink. Or make your way back to Dale Street through Liverpool One.

End:

Dale Street, Liverpool City Centre, grid ref: SJ343905

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Hardman heritage walk 3: pierhead and the docks

Terrain

Paved paths all the way around.

Hardman heritage walk 3: pierhead and the docks

Contact us

Hardman heritage walk 3: pierhead and the docks

How to get here

Address
Dale Street, Liverpool
By train

The walk starts from just outside Moorfields Station in Liverpool.

By road

City centre and Liverpool One car parks - pay and display.

Hardman heritage walk 3: pierhead and the docks

Facilities and access

  • Pay & display parking at Liverpool One car park and city centre