The Titanic Quarter is big, bold and beautiful, like a certain ship that once sailed out of her.
Around every corner you’ll find something to take your fancy.
The Titanic overnight experience
The cathedral-like Harland & Wolff Drawing Offices, where Titanic was designed, are one of Belfast’s architectural and historical gems. Now a deluxe boutique hotel offering an unique maritime experience from the moment you enter its doors; with its exquisitely designed rooms reflecting the legacy of Harland & Wolff's innovative design and craftmanship.
Sail into Tedford’s
Tedford’s restaurant bears the name of one of Belfast’s old chandlers, sail and tentmaker firms and is housed in its former premises. It now overlooks the River Lagan but its frontage was once on the water’s edge. Steeped in the city’s rich maritime history, it’s the perfect place to enjoy some seafood and a night out in Titanic Quarter.
Kiss the Big Fish
Don’t leave Titanic Quarter without kissing the famous Salmon of Knowledge sculpture, known locally as the Big Fish. It’s one of several modern art sculptures to see on a walk along the Lagan. Take the time to read the texts and look at the images on its scales. They depict scenes from Belfast's early history to the present day.
Reflect at the Titanic Memorial
Everyone should pause at the Titanic Memorial Garden at Belfast City Hall to reflect on the greatest maritime disaster in history. A nine-metre-long long plinth bears the name of every person who perished in the Titanic tragedy. Although not in the Titanic Quarter, the bond with the area is strong.
Sightsee on a boat trip
Get a river’s eye view of Titanic Quarter, the docks, the River Lagan and the famous yellow Samson and Goliath shipyard cranes on a sea safari or boat tour. From a 12 seater RIB to a covered motor boat, you can sail up-close to both old and new places associated with Titanic; The World's Leading Tourist Attraction 2016, Titanic Belfast, HMS Caroline, SS Nomadic and more.
Take afternoon tea at Titanic Belfast
Recreate some Titanic elegance by taking afternoon tea in the Titanic Suite, complete with the backdrop of the stunning replica staircase and fab views. Spoil yourself with five-star service and a delicious selection of classic scones and Cornish clotted cream, finger sandwiches, exquisite éclairs, tasty savouries and tea, of course, served in replica White Star Line crockery thank you very much.
Get back to your roots
Centuries of records relating to Northern Ireland families, including some on Titanic, are held at PRONI – the Public Records Office for Northern Ireland. It welcomes would-be genealogists of all ages, and with Wi-Fi, coffee shop, search room, reading room, lecture rooms and exhibitions, it’s the perfect spot to spend a few hours tracing your family tree.
Scoff some street food
Walking around Titanic Quarter will leave you hungry, so head for the Lagan Lookout where the street food vendors congregate – spot the Big Fish sculpture and you're there, and spot the quirky Wolf & Devour food truck and you’ll be laughing. Their al fresco lunches are legendary.
Be honest at the Dock Café
There’s no price list at the Dock Café. Instead, there’s an honesty box and customers choose what to pay. It’s run by teams of volunteers who serve up a never-ending supply of local goodies. There is plenty of space to relax on comfy sofas, catch a slice of Titanic Quarter life, and see Titanic and shipyard life memorabilia.
Escape to the oasis
A tranquil green space, Victoria Park’s walking and jogging loops around a lake full of swans, ducks and other wildlife offer a lovely oasis escape. The paths pass under the shadow of one of the most iconic landmarks of Belfast: Samson and Goliath, and if you are feeling energetic you can use the outdoor gym equipment on the lake’s centre island.