Hey guys! So, if you’re coming to visit Liverpool, then The Beatles sights have to be on your hit list of things to do! I’ve put together a handy list of some of the best Beatles themed attractions and sights to see while on your trip to Liverpool!
The Magical Mystery Tour
If you want to go on a tour and see all the popular Beatles spots in one fell swoop, then The Magical Mystery Tour is the one for you! Jump aboard the bright yellow coach from the Albert Dock, Liverpool and let the brilliant tour guide fill your head with loads of awesome, unknown Beatles information! You’ll be the Beatles swot amongst your friends!
The tour takes around 2 hours and you will go all around Liverpool suburbs and have all the brilliant locations pointed out to you. There will be opportunities to get off the bus and have some photos too. A standard ticket for this tour is £18.95 and you will get free entry to the Cavern Club that night too so make sure you check out what’s on that night for the day you book your tour. For more information, check out the website here!
The Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool
This tour is not as well-known as some of the others, but true die-hard Beatles fans will know that this is where the magic started for the Beatles! Situated on Haymans Green in Liverpool’s suburb of West Derby, is a house that was owned by Mona Best, Pete Best’s (The Beatles first drummer before Ringo) Mother. The Beatles converted the basement in to a club and this is where they used to perform in their early days between 1959 and 1962.
The tour is currently run by Pete Best’s brother, Roag Best. He is a fountain of insider knowledge and a pillar of scouse charm. You’ll have a wonderful time on this tour! Check it out here.
Fab Four Beatles Tour
If you want something a bit more private than a tour bus, then how about the Fab Four Beatles Tour taxi? 5 people can fit in the iconic taxi cab that will take you around Liverpool to see the best sights. You can tailor make your tour as well if there is anything in particular you want to see, all you have to do is get in touch with them. With great reviews on Trip Advisor, this is a fab tour!
It’s not too costly either, it’s charged by the cab, not the amount of people, so if you can fill the taxi cab with 5 people then it works out at just £11 per person! Bargain! Check it out here.
The Beatles Story, Albert Dock
Boasting to be the world’s largest permanent Beatles exhibition, you will find out everything that you need to know in this brilliant museum! You’ll be walked through the same journey that the Beatles took from their early days right up to when they became global superstars! Don’t miss out on this one, it really is pretty special!
The Cavern Club, Matthew Street
This is probably one of the most famous Beatles venues in the world, The Cavern Club. Needing no introductions, this basement club is brilliant! Still hosting live music every night of the week, there’s no changing this place’s roots! Unfortunately, British Rail took ownership of the original building that housed the Cavern club. It closed in 1973 and was rebuilt over the road. 15,000 bricks were saved from the demolition of the original club and were used in the rebuild. As well as this effort to preserve the history, the new basement club occupied 75% of the previous site too.
Brilliant Beatles Statues
If doing a belter pose next to a John Lennon statue is your idea of the perfect profile picture, then don’t you worry! I’ve got you covered! These are some of the best Beatles statues around Liverpool!
The Fab Four – All four of the Beatles are casually walking down the Pier Head. They’re happy, life-sized and it makes a great picture! The statues were given as a gift to Liverpool from the Cavern Club. Isn’t that nice!?
John Lennon – He’s casually leaning outside the entrance to the Cavern Club. He looks so cool, calm and collected!
George Harrison – He’s just chilling above the entrance to the Hard Day’s Night Hotel which is the famous Beatles themed hotel.
Eleanor Rigby – This lovely, lonely lady has taken a seat on a bench that’s situated on Stanley Street. There’s a plaque dedicated to “all the lonely people” which we think is really sweet!
This one is not so much a statue, but definitely a place of interest. Penny Lane! Feast your eyes on the wonder that is the Penny Lane sign! Paul McCartney signed it in 2018 whilst doing a Carpool Karaoke with James Cordon. It has now had a protective layer placed over it to avoid it being defaced. Just note, the proper old sign is a little way up Penny Lane, not at the end!
That brings our little fountain of information to an end, kids! I hope you feel like you know the best places to go and what tours and things to do will suit your group the best!
Until next time…