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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

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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City of Lincoln, Brayford Waterfront

University of Lincoln Library

University of Lincoln Library

A modern university library found in a converted railway goods warehouse.

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City of Lincoln, Brayford Waterfront

Brayford Belle Boat Trips

Brayford Belle Boat Trips

Explore the Brayford Waterfront from aboard the Brayford Belle, a boat trip with commentary.

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Brayford Events
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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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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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Where to Eat and Drink
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City of Lincoln, Brayford Waterfront

The Engine Shed Club

The Engine Shed Club

The largest capacity club room in Lincoln, based on the University of Lincoln campus in a former engine shed, with a regular programme of vibrant student club nights.

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City of Lincoln, Brayford Waterfront

The Sports Bar

The Sports Bar

At The Sports Bar at Holiday Inn you'll find international food, a wide range of drink and live sports shown throughout the day.

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City of Lincoln, Brayford Waterfront

The Swan

The Swan

Located on the edge of the University of Lincoln campus with view of the Brayford Waterfront, The Swan is in a prime location for waterside food and drink for university students and staff.

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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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