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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

University of Lincoln Postgraduate Taster Day

April 6, 2019
9:30am to 3:00pm
University of Lincoln
University of Lincoln Postgraduate Taster Day

FREE

The perfect opportunity to take part in a free workshop or lecture in a subject of your choice within the vibrant academic learning environment at the University of Lincoln.

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Brayford Waterfront

Luminarium: Qodlumin

April 10, 2019 to April 14, 2019
1:00pm to 7:00pm
Isaac Newton Building
Luminarium: Qodlumin

A dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes, outside the Isaac Newton Building on the University of Lincoln campus.

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Brayford Waterfront

Lincoln BIG Mini Day 2019

April 14, 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Brayford Waterfront
Lincoln BIG Mini Day 2019

FREE

Hundreds of Minis line the Brayford Waterfront for a fantastic display of cars in Lincoln's most vibrant area.

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Brayford Waterfront

Classic Car Rally 2019

April 21, 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Brayford Waterfront
Classic Car Rally 2019

FREE

Classic cars amazingly loved and restored are displayed along Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront on Easter Sunday.

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Brayford Waterfront

Postgraduate ‘Being Brilliant’ Brunch

May 18, 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

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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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 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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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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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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