Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront
Food, drink, events, and entertainment

Relax, eat and enjoy yourself on the waterfront of England's oldest inland harbour.

Brayford Waterfront at Night

Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront
Food, drink, events, and entertainment

Relax, eat and enjoy yourself on the waterfront of England's oldest inland harbour.

Drink on the Brayford Waterfront

Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront
Food, drink, events, and entertainment

Relax, eat and enjoy yourself on the waterfront of England's oldest inland harbour.

Brayford Waterfront in the Day

Lincoln’s Brayford Waterfront is England's oldest inland Harbour and offers a great selection of eating, drinking and entertainment venues.

It’s the perfect place to relax at a pavement café overlooking the water or the stunning University of Lincoln campus after a hard days shopping.

For a unique experience, take a tour on the water, with spectacular scenery, on the Brayford Belle, operating boat trips on the water from Easter to October.

The vibrant waterfront includes the Starbucks coffee shop at the Holiday Inn HotelWagamama restaurant which seemingly floats on the water, and the DoubleTree by Lincoln Hotel with the top floor Electric Bar.

For information about visitor moorings in Lincoln and the Brayford Harbour, visit the Brayford Trust's webpage. Pre-booking is recommended.

Things To Do
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Brayford Waterfront

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre is a modern theatre in the city centre, with a great range of shows and a friendly café bar.

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Brayford Waterfront

Project Space Plus

Project Space Plus

The University of Lincoln’s gallery space for exhibition, creative enquiry, experimentation, and contemporary thinking.

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Brayford Waterfront

The Engine Shed

The Engine Shed

The region's largest live music and entertainment facility, housed in a renovated engine shed and serving Lincoln with live international band performances, comedy gigs and weekly student club nights and events.

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Brayford Events
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POP OUT Festival 2017

September 28, 2017 to October 1, 2017
All Day
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)
POP OUT Festival 2017

A series of plays, family shows, musical comedy, spoken word and art, featuring Roundabout's pop-up amphitheatre at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre and Waterside Shopping Centre.

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Brayford Waterfront

LiGHTS

September 29, 2017
All Day
University Of Lincoln
LiGHTS

FREE

Explore how research can affect all our lives in a free fiesta of science and technology at the University of Lincoln - an inspiring day for curious minds of all ages.

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Brayford Waterfront, Cathedral Quarter, 3-10 miles from Lincoln

Lincoln Half Marathon

October 1, 2017
9:30am to 1:00pm
Lincolnshire Showground
Lincoln Half Marathon

A 13.1 mile road race on Lincolnshire Day, along a route including Lincoln’s most famous sights; runners will pass Lincoln Cathedral, run through the grounds of Lincoln Castle, and pass the beautiful Brayford Waterfront.

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Brayford Waterfront

University of Lincoln Open Day

October 7, 2017
10:00am to 3:00pm
University Of Lincoln
University of Lincoln Open Day

FREE

Visit a stimulating, friendly, award-winning study environment with state-of-the-art facilities at the University of Lincoln.

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Brayford Waterfront

Great Lives: Stewart Lee

October 7, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
University Of Lincoln
Great Lives: Stewart Lee

FREE

Comedian, writer, and director Stewart Lee speaks with Siren FM Managing Editor, Andrew David, as part of the Great Lives lecture series.

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Brayford Waterfront

Cassini: Over a Decade of Discoveries

October 11, 2017
6:00pm to 7:20pm
Isaac Newton Building
Cassini: Over a Decade of Discoveries

FREE

Astrophysicist Dr Phil Sutton will talk about the the Cassini mission to Saturn in the first Edmund Weaver Lecture at the University of Lincoln's Isaac Newton Lecture Theatre.

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Where to Eat and Drink
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Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill

Serving Marco Pierre White's favourite dishes, situated on the 5th floor of the Doubletree by Hilton with panoramic views of the Brayford marina and historic cathedral.

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Brayford Waterfront

Starbucks

Starbucks

Enjoy views of the Brayford Marina, great coffee and nibbles on Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront at the Holiday Inn Hotel.

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Brayford Waterfront

The Electric

The Electric

A unique bar on the top floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton overlooking Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront serving coffee and afternoon tea through the day, and cocktails by night.

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Where to Stay
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Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

Overlooking Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront, the luxury DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel boasts fabulous views of the waterfront and Lincoln's historic Cathedral.

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Brayford Waterfront

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn

Hotel on the Brayford Waterfront with marina views, restaurant, coffee shop, and bar, just a short walk from Lincoln city centre.

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Brayford Waterfront

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express is a purpose-built hotel situated close to the University of Lincoln's Brayford campus and the vibrant Brayford Waterfront area.

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Brayford Waterfront

The Swan Guesthouse

The Swan Guesthouse

Guesthouse accommodation at the University of Lincoln's award-winning pub at the heart of the campus.

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Lincoln Suburbs

202 Guest House

202 Guest House

A traditional 4 star guesthouse with a contemporary feel, within walking distance of Lincoln's Cathedral and Cultural Quarters, the University of Lincoln and the city centre.

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Lincoln Suburbs

Admiral Guest House

Admiral Guest House

Admiral Guest House is quietly located though near the city centre and university campus.

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Lincoln Suburbs

Brayford Guest House

Brayford Guest House

Lovely Victorian Guest House offering high standard accommodation with excellent facilities

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July 11, 2016

Marco Pierre White is Coming to Lincoln

Marco Pierre White is Coming to Lincoln

Lovers of succulent steaks, delicious food and glamourous settings are in for a real treat when Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse opens in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lincoln.

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July 8, 2016

Boole Sculpture on the Brayford Waterfront

Boole Sculpture on the Brayford Waterfront

A stunning, reflective, contemporary sculpture will be seen on Lincoln's Brayford Pool through the summer, produced by New Delhi-based Raqs Media Collective.

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May 10, 2013

Brayford Waterfront: Old and New

Brayford Waterfront: Old and New

The Brayford Waterfront has been central to Lincoln's history but as it has changed, some things have stayed constant.

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