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The Hardmans' House, Liverpool
Explore the docklands and the famous Liverpool waterfront | © Edward Chambré Hardman Collection
Liverpool & Lancashire

Hardman Pier Head walk

A circular walk around Liverpool, taking in the Liver Building at Pier Head and finishing at Albert Dock, where Edward Chambré Hardman took many of his photographs.

Total steps: 7

Total steps: 7

Start point

Dale Street, Liverpool City Centre, grid ref: SJ343905

Step 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.

Step 2

Walk past Martins Bank and turn right down Rumford Street to Chapel Street. Turn left on to Chapel Street. You'll see the walls of the Chapel and the Old Church Yard. Keep walking to the main road, George's Dock Gates.

Step 3

Cross the main road – George's Dock Gates – then walk left. You will see the Liver Building in front of you.

Step 4

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

Step 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. From 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.

Step 6

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

Step 7

Finish at the Tate or make your way back to Dale Street through Liverpool One.

End point

Dale Street, Liverpool City Centre, grid ref: SJ343905

Trail map

Map route for Hardman pierhead and docks walk
Map route for Hardman pierhead and docks walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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