The Beatles Trail Tour in Liverpool, Part I, Liverpool

The Beatles Trail Tour in Liverpool, Part I, Liverpool
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "Liverpool Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Liverpool Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Liverpool is called the Beatles Capital because it is the birthplace of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Star. There are many Beatles-themed bars and restaurants, hotels and associated places. Don't miss the chance to visit some of the most interesting attractions:

The Beatles Trail Tour in Liverpool, Part I Map

Guide Name: The Beatles Trail Tour in Liverpool, Part I
Guide Location: England » Liverpool (See other walking tours in Liverpool)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 12
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Author: irenes
The Beatles Story

1) The Beatles Story (must see)

The Beatles Story is a museum where you can get in touch with the very beginning of the band's history, starting in the late 1950s. It is situated in Albert Dock. A large amount of exhibition space is dedicated exclusively to the band and its four young lads. Your themed adventure will start with audio guides narrated by Paul McCartney, where he tells you how he first met John Lennon, and by Julia Lennon, who discloses the “Living History” of the band. You'll follow the Beatles in...   view more
Fab4D - The Beatles Story

2) Fab4D - The Beatles Story (must see)

Fab4D is the second site of the Beatles Story, situated at the famous area of Pier Head in the Mersey Ferries Terminal, along with the Three Graces of Liverpool: Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building. Fab4D offers a unique experience. The 4D theatre will take you on a excursion through the Beatles' history. The greatest hits of the band accompany you on the journey, combined with the latest in animation technology, visual effects and computer graphics. It was...   view more
Hard Days Night Beatles Boutique Hotel

3) Hard Days Night Beatles Boutique Hotel

Be sure to stop at the greatest Beatles-themed hotel, called Hard Days Night. It is a Grade II listed building with a classic decor which dates to 1884. It is an elegant edifice decorated with artists' statues. There are even 2 special rooms for Beatles' fans: Lennon Suite and McCartney Suite. Also remarkable is the stairway adorned with exclusive Beatles photographs and other memorabilia, like a Yellow Submarine jukebox in the hotel's lobby. The music never stops and it...   view more
Mathew Street

4) Mathew Street

Mathew Street is an unassuming side road in Liverpool city centre that houses a world famous musical attraction – the Cavern Club, the city’s most famous music venue and a place forever associated with the Beatles. The Liverpudlian four piece, considered by many to be the world’s greatest ever band, played at the venue several times in their early years. As a result, the street is visited by thousands of tourists each year, and is the centre of the Cavern Quarter, a bohemian area of...   view more
Mathew Street Art Gallery

5) Mathew Street Art Gallery

A hidden gem for fans is the Mathew Street Art Gallery. It specializes in Lennon's art, displaying some of his works: "Poet," "Power To The People," "Everyday In Every Way," and "Sleepless Night." Also at the gallery you will find framed prints made by Yoko Ono, as well as Astrid Kircherr's and Klaus Vormann's photos and prints. There are no permanent exhibitions at the Mathew Street Art Gallery (they change occasionally) and every time they...   view more
Statue of Eleanor Rigby

6) Statue of Eleanor Rigby

The Statue of Eleanor Rigby can be found on the pavement of Stanley Street, a couple of blocks from the Cavern Club on Mathew Street. A sculpture of an apparently middle aged woman, wearing a head scarf and holding a hand bag, it is placed on a bench with a space for visitors to sit next to it.

Dedicated to “all the lonely people” of Liverpool, it was crafted, remarkably enough, by English entertainer Tommy Steele, who had a lesser known talent for sculpture. London-based performer...   view more
Bluecoat Chambers Art Centre

7) Bluecoat Chambers Art Centre (must see)

The Bluecoat is a Grade I listed building and claims to be the oldest arts centre in Great Britain. It was built as a residential charity school by Bryan Blundell. Construction began in 1716. The school moved to another site in 1906, and since then the building has been used as an arts centre. In 1925 a charitable trust, the Bluecoat Society of Arts, was set up to run the building. Over the years the Bluecoat has hosted a range of cultural and arts-associated events. These have included art...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Jacaranda

8) Jacaranda

A famed music bar founded by the first manager of the Beatles, Allan Williams, the Jacaranda is another must-see spot on the tour. Jacaranda, or simply Jac, is the place where the famous band used to rehearse, play and hang out. It is a small themed bar, with great drinks and endless Beatles tunes. The walls are filled with photos of the band, Cilla Black and Brian Epstein, the Quarrymen and other related people. There are lots of prints and memorabilia inside. Pay attention to the drum kit...   view more
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and The Liverpool College of Art

9) Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and The Liverpool College of Art

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) is a renowned local institute as well the place where Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Mike McCartney and Ivan Vaughan (the person who introduced Paul McCartney to John Lennon) studied. 1985 was the year of LIPA's closure, but in 1996, under McCartney's sponsorship, it was reopened. Adjacent to the Institute for Performing Arts is the Liverpool College of Art, whose notable alumni include John Lennon, Stuart Sutcliffe and Cynthia...   view more
Gambier Terrace

10) Gambier Terrace

Gambier Terrace is a row of Georgian era townhouses which overlook Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral. The buildings are widely credited as the work of Liverpudlian architect John Foster, and were built between 1832 and 1837. Numbers 1 to 10 are the only houses built to his original specifications, and are Grade II* listed as a result. Gambier Terrace lies in the heart of what is formally known as the Rodney Street conversation area. Known to locals as the Canning area, it includes Rodney Street,...   view more
Maternity Hospital

11) Maternity Hospital

John Lennon was born on 9 October 1940, at 6:30 p.m. in Liverpool's Maternity Hospital at Oxford Street. A German air raid took place that day. His mother gave him a combined name: John Winston Ono Lennon, named after his grandfather, John "Jack" Lennon and Winston Churchill. A plaque adorns the wall of the Maternity Hospital to memorialize his...   view more
38 Kensington Road

12) 38 Kensington Road

If you want to see the birthplace of the Beatles' initial band the Quarrymen, then the studio at 38 Kensington Road is the place to go. The Quarrymen, consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lowe and Colin Hanton made their first recording here, directly onto a record. It included only two songs: "That'll Be The Day" and McCartney's first song, "In Spite Of All The Danger." This disc was the only one recorded in their hometown. On the...   view more

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