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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Brayford Waterfront

Future 2.0

November 8, 2017
10:00am to 3:00pm
The Engine Shed
Future 2.0

FREE

An extraordinary one-day showcase of space-age technology, pioneering research and futuristic fun at the University of Lincoln.

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Brayford Waterfront

University of Lincoln Open Day

October 27, 2018
9:00am to 3:00pm
University Of Lincoln
University of Lincoln Open Day

FREE

Visit a stimulating, friendly, award-winning campus on Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront with state-of-the-art facilities.

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Brayford Waterfront

Chris Packham: All About Bats and Owls

October 31, 2018
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)
Chris Packham: All About Bats and Owls

FREE

Naturalist, TV presenter, and University of Lincoln Visiting Lecturer Chris Packham will explore the wild side of Halloween with a free-to-attend public lecture and live animal demonstration.

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Brayford Waterfront, Cultural Quarter, High Street

2Q Festival 2018

November 3, 2018
12:00pm to 10:30pm
2Q Festival 2018

A one day, multi-venue, live music festival that takes place throughout nine centrally located venues within the wonderful city of Lincoln, featuring local, national, and world-renowned artists.

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Brayford Waterfront

Carol Ann Duffy: Armistice 100 Poetry Reading

November 15, 2018
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Isaac Newton Building
Carol Ann Duffy: Armistice 100 Poetry Reading

FREE

Poet Laureate and University of Lincoln Visiting Lecturer, Dame Carol Ann Duffy returns to the University of Lincoln to celebrate the launch of our poetry anthology 'Armistice 100'.

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Brayford Waterfront

University of Lincoln Open Day

November 17, 2018
9:00am to 3:00pm
University Of Lincoln
University of Lincoln Open Day

FREE

Visit a stimulating, friendly, award-winning campus on Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront with state-of-the-art facilities.

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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

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 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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