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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, City of Lincoln

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, Cathedral Quarter, Cultural Quarter, City of Lincoln

Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

Take a ride on Tour Lincoln, the open-top sightseeing bus with live commentary, for one of the best ways to experience the city of Lincoln for yourself.

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Brayford Waterfront, City of Lincoln

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 Events
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Brayford Waterfront

University of Lincoln Open Day

July 5; 2019 to July 6; 2019
12:00pm to 4:45pm
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

Postgraduate ‘Being Brilliant’ Brunch

July 6; 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
Isaac Newton Building
Postgraduate ‘Being Brilliant’ Brunch

FREE

Join the University of Lincoln for a Postgraduate 'Being Brilliant' Brunch to find out how you can change your life and start a new adventure in September with a Master’s degree.

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Brayford Waterfront

Scoot to the Waterfront 2019

July 13; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Brayford Waterfront
Scoot to the Waterfront 2019

FREE

Scooters from across the country will arrive on the Brayford Waterfront for a day of custom shows, a ride out, and live music.

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Brayford Waterfront

Dragon Boat Race 2019

July 20; 2019
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Brayford Waterfront
Dragon Boat Race 2019

FREE

More than 100 people take to the Brayford for a summer's day of spectacular Dragon Boat races to raise money for charity.

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Brayford Waterfront, Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

Moana - Water of Life

August 30; 2019 to September 1; 2019
All Day
Minerva Building
Moana - Water of Life

A climate change conference, hosted by the Diocese of Lincoln and the University of Lincoln, including keynotes speeches, a sustainable market, a 'footprint' dinner, and candlelight Cathedral tour.

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Brayford Waterfront

University of Lincoln Open Day

September 28; 2019
12:00pm to 4:45pm
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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Brayford Waterfront, City of Lincoln

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, City of Lincoln

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 Barge Cocktail Bar

The Barge Cocktail Bar

Artisan cocktails, craft beer, and more, served in a floating bar on the Brayford Pool.

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Where to Stay
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City of Lincoln, 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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City of Lincoln, Lincoln Suburbs

Brayford Guest House

Brayford Guest House

Lovely Victorian Guest House offering high standard accommodation with excellent facilities

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Brayford Waterfront, City of Lincoln

Doubletree by Hilton Lincoln Hotel

Doubletree by Hilton Lincoln Hotel

Overlooking Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront, a luxury hotel boasting fabulous views of the marina and Lincoln's historic Cathedral.

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Brayford Waterfront, City of Lincoln

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, City of Lincoln

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, City of Lincoln

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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June 7, 2019

Lincoln in Top 20 in The Guardian University Guide 2020

Lincoln in Top 20 in The Guardian University Guide 2020

The University of Lincoln has risen to 17th in The Guardian University Guide 2020, published today (7th May 2019).

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April 18, 2019

Lincoln Underpass Mural Celebrates Brayford’s Maritime History

Lincoln Underpass Mural Celebrates Brayford’s Maritime History

Artist and designer James Mayle has created a mural celebrating the fascinating history of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool and waterfront, granted by the Lincoln Creates Fund.

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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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