Things to do

Dublin is an ever-changing city and one that continues to charm visitors and locals alike. In recent years, the buzz of Dublin’s city centre has seeped into the surrounding areas to create hives of activity and culture away from the centre of town.

The Dublin Docklands is the perfect example of this. Just a short stroll from the city centre, the Docklands is fast becoming a must-see destination for anyone who finds themselves in the city – whether you are living here or visiting for a day. From stunning modern architecture to historic buildings, from art galleries to river trips, the Docklands truly has something for everyone. 

Explore Dublin Docklands 

Explore the Docklands on wheels with our Bike & Picnic package. Perfectly packed in a compact backpack with all the necessary equipment, our ‘Picnic for Two’ package costs €60 and is ideal to enjoy in Grand Canal Square, in the park, on the beach or in the mountains! To book your picnic package, contact our Concierge team on 01-6875190 or email

If running is more your thing, ask our team about our running maps. With routes through the city, along the beach and back to the hotel, our team will customise the route to your capabilities and needs - whether you are training for a marathon or just want to see Dublin in a unique way!

For those looking to stay in bed a little longer, explore the local hotspots and hidden gems of the Dublin Docklands with two of our team members every Friday and Saturday morning during the summer months at 10am. Sharing their stories and taking in sights such as the Design Tower, Lir Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Diving Bell, Monuments on Quays, Jeanie Johnson, EPIC the Irish Emmigration Museum and more, the tour lasts approximately one hour and doesn’t need to be pre-booked. 

For anyone looking to while away the time and explore the Docklands on their own schedule, download a free copy of our ‘Discover Dublin Docklands’ map. With three different routes available - the Culture Trail, Activity Trail or Food and Drink Trail - our map ensures you will experience the best of Dublin Docklands.

To book our picnic and bike package or for further information on our tours, please contact our Concierge team on 01-6875190 or email

Yoga at The Marker 

Woman doing yoga on rooftop terrace

Take your yoga practice to the skies by availing of our Rooftop yoga classes every Saturday morning throughout the spring & summer months on our stunning Rooftop Terrace. Offering refreshing views of the Dublin Mountains, Grand Canal and Irish Sea, this class will guarantee to boost your energy levels for the weekend ahead. Suitable for all levels of yogis, the class will cost €25 for non-residents with complimentary spaces available for residential guests!

If you would prefer to practice in the comfort of your own room, our team will deliver a complimentary yoga box to your room complete with Manduka PROlite yoga mats, cork blocks and 6ft yoga straps. For post-yoga refreshments, retreat to our Marker Bar for a healthy menu of breakfast bites such as paleo amazeballs, fruit skewers and protein shake shots!

To add a yoga box to your room, please contact our Concierge team on 01-6875190 or email To book a place for our Rooftop yoga classes, please contact instructor Dani directly on 086-8122847 or email

In the area:

Bord Gais Energy Theatre  

The smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd and the luxury of the Marker Hotel – what more could you ask for?! We are located right beside the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre – an architectural masterpiece which is visually arresting, yet also lives up to its reputation for attracting some of the biggest and best musicals, plays and operas.

If you're looking for a place to grab a quick bite or a delicious pre-theatre dinner before heading to the theatre, our Brasserie restaurant located on the ground floor hosts a delicious pre-theatre menu on the evening of the shows from 5pm. 

Wake Dock 

Wakedock is Ireland’s first cable wakeboard park, located on the doorstep of The Marker Hotel in Grand Canal Dock. 

Wakedock offers sessions for adults and kids, individuals and groups. Perfect for beginners and expert wakeboarders alike, Wakedock's trainers will make you feel at ease as you glide through four obstacles on the Grand Canal. A unique and great day out for all.

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC is an interactive historical experience immersing guests into the stories of the ten million people that have left the island of Ireland to conquer great things abroad. Through 20 states of the art galleries, visitors can dive into their stories in a unique and spectacular way. Located just a 20 minutes' walk from The Marker Hotel in the CHQ building, EPIC is open daily from 10am, with last entry at 5pm. 

Design Tower 

One of Dublin's many hidden gems, the Design Tower is located on Pearse Street - less than a five-minute walk from The Marker. Originally a sugar refinery in 1862, the Design Tower now houses award-winning goldsmiths, jewellery designers, ceramics artists, sculptors, painters, textile conservationists, paper-conservationists, gallery spaces and a café. Appointments are preferred to visit the Design Tower and the contact details for the individual studios can be found on the Design Tower's website.

Windmill Lane Studios 

Famous for its extensive list of high profile clients and up and coming Irish artists, Windmill Lane is Ireland’s premier recording studio. Located less than 1km from The Marker, Windmill Lane offer tours on an appointment basis with the opportunity to create your own recording in the studio itself.

Dublin Bay Cruises  

View Dublin's living bay in a unique way on one of Dublin Bay Cruise. This idyllic cruise shows Dublin views of the stunning landscapes of the Dublin Mountains, Ireland’s Eye, Lambay Island, Dalkey Island, Joyce’s Martello Tower and the Baily Lighthouse. Purchase your tickets now!



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From stunning modern architecture to historic buildings, from art galleries to river trips, the Docklands truly has something for everyone.

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