Buzzing Liverpool is renowned for its music scene. Discover how its four most famous sons still set the beat for a fab visit to the city.
Beatlemania lives on in Liverpool, where the Fab Four’s amazing story began. See where they lived and dance where they used to play local concerts, before taking the rest of the world by storm.
Start off at award-winning The Beatles Story in the Albert Dock, a unique interactive tour that explores the lives of John, Paul, George and Ringo from the early days of playing in Hamburg, through the height of Beatlemania and onto their successful solo careers.
To see where The Beatles made their name, don’t miss The Cavern Club, where the band played 292 gigs. It’s now home to daily live music as well as International Beatleweek every August. Further down Mathew Street is the Liverpool Beatles Museum, a fantastic collection of items collected first-hand by Roag Best, brother of original drummer Pete. Around the corner is Hard Day's Night Hotel, the world's only Beatles-inspired hotel, where you can play a white piano in the John Lennon suite or sip a Strawberry Fields cocktail.
Speaking of Strawberry Field, the Salvation Army has recently opened a wonderful visitor attraction on the grounds where John Lennon played as a child and inspired the song. After getting a photo next to the iconic gates, head around the corner to see John Lennon’s childhood home. Both Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road, where Sir Paul McCartney grew up, are operated by the National Trust and can be accessed on guided tours.
And to really follow in the footsteps of the band, take a Magical Mystery Tour to the sites above as well as Penny Lane, St. Peter’s Church and other key locations where the band grew up.