Visitor Information

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Proving popular with visitors across the city every year, we would advise that you arrive on foot or use public transport, leaving plenty of time to travel so you make it in time for the River of Light 2018 firework displays. If you need any travel information or advice – please visit and

  • It can often be cold on the waterfront so don’t forget to wrap up warm and plan your visit
  • Dogs can often be frightened of fireworks so please don’t bring them to the display
  • Please don’t bring your own fireworks, sparklers or Chinese Lanterns
  • Please don’t leave any potentially flammable material lying around, and do not give any timber or combustible materials to young people for use on bonfires

More information to help you enjoy the event can be found below. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact us

Safety Information

If you’re attending the River of Light event, or another fireworks display it’s very important that you stay safe. Staff from the city’s five NHS Walk In Centres are urging parents to be extra vigilant in keeping themselves and their children safe from unnecessary firework related injuries, ahead of Bonfire Night.

Those at greater risk of serious injury from burns are young children, especially those under the age of 5, since their skin is far more sensitive.

Walk-in Centre nursing staff are offering advice to members of the public on how to safely and effectively treat minor burn injuries at home. Please visit the Liverpool Community Health website here.

Travel Information

If you are heading to the Liverpool or Wirral River of Light Firework Displays, there are lots of different ways that you can travel to the event – and we’ve put together a dedicated travel page for all you need to know.

When travelling around the Liverpool or Wirral waterfront please THINK! about road safety at all times, especially with little one’s in mind. Some helpful road safety advice can be found here.

Road Closures

Pier Head

8.00am until 8.00pm

There will be a number of road closures including Canada Boulevard, Brunswick St, Water St and St Nicholas Place. Mann Island will be closed at its junction with Georges Dock Way. Access will remain throughout for residents and businesses based in the Mann Island development, as long as it is safe to do so.  Residents and businesses requiring vehicle access are asked to avoid arriving or leaving this area between the hours of 5.30pm and 7.30pm as long delays are likely.

Mann Island residents will be able to access the underground car park from Georges Dockway until 4.30pm, after this time they will need to access via James Street, if it is safe to do so.

The Strand/Goree/Strand Street

5.00pm until 8.00pm

For the safe ingress and egress of public attending the event it will be necessary to close The Strand/Goree and Strand Street between Liver Street and Leeds Street from 5.00pm to 8.00pm.

In order to facilitate the above it will be necessary to place restrictions on the following roads:

Chapel Street – Water Street – Brunswick Street (City Side) and James Street.

Access will be maintained and signposted to Liverpool ONE Car Park and residents from James Street, as long as it is safe to do so.

Albert Dock/Kings Parade/

5.00pm until 8.00pm

Albert Dock entrance, Gower Street, Kings Parade and Princes Parade will be closed between the hours of 5.00pm – 8.00pm.  Gower Street will remain open until the car parks are full.  Access for businesses and residents will be maintained via Gower Street, as long as it is safe to do so.  For residents located on Kings Parade please use Mariners Wharf as an exit only.

Princes Parade

5.00pm until 8.00pm

Princes Parade will be closed from the junction of William Jessop Way up to St Nicholas Place.  Access for businesses and residents will be maintained as long as it is safe to do so.  William Jessop Way will remain open at all times.

New Brighton

Marine Promenade will be closed from the Marine Point roundabout throughout Sunday 4 November until after the event. There will be access to local businesses only during the day.

Parking Information

There are many car parks available in and around the Liverpool waterfront. Please be aware, however, that our planned road closures may affect car park access. For further information and rates, please visit:

NCP: The Strand

Liverpool ONE: Q-Park

Albert Dock (please note spaces are very limited)

Princes Dock


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