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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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City of Lincoln, 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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City of Lincoln, Brayford Waterfront, Cathedral Quarter, Cultural Quarter

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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City of Lincoln, 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 Events
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Brayford Waterfront

Be Inspired! Lecture: Professor Liz Mossop

May 22, 2019
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Minerva Building
Be Inspired! Lecture: Professor Liz Mossop

FREE

The Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Development and Engagement at the University of Lincoln gives an inspiring lecture at the University.

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Brayford Waterfront

Bike Fest

June 9, 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Brayford Waterfront
Bike Fest

FREE

Bikers from across the Lincoln area come together for a day of music and entertainment alongside a display of motorbikes on Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront.

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Brayford Waterfront

Great Lives: Dame Carol Ann Duffy

June 14, 2019
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Isaac Newton Building
Great Lives: Dame Carol Ann Duffy

FREE

Award-winning poet and former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy will speak at the University of Lincoln.

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Brayford Waterfront

50th Year Celebration of the Lincolnshire Pre-War Austin Seven Club

June 15, 2019
11:30am to 3:30pm
Brayford Waterfront
50th Year Celebration of the Lincolnshire Pre-War Austin Seven Club

FREE

A display of pre-war Austin Sevens along the Brayford Waterfront to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lincolnshire car club.

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City of Lincoln, Brayford Waterfront, Cathedral Quarter, High Street

Tractors to Town

June 16, 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
Tractors to Town

FREE

To celebrate 150 years of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, tractors will be on display across Lincoln city centre.

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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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Where to Eat and Drink
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City of Lincoln, Brayford Waterfront

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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City of Lincoln, 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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City of Lincoln, 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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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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City of Lincoln, Brayford Waterfront

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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City of Lincoln, 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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City of Lincoln, 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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City of Lincoln, 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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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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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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