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The Beatles Music History in Liverpool

By Viator, February 2018

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As the hometown of the Beatles, Liverpool is studded with sites connected to the Fab Four. From their old homes and hangouts to museums devoted to the beloved band, see below for a rundown of Liverpool’s must-see Beatles sights. 

The Cavern Club
This humble underground venue is where the Beatles got their start, playing here a total of almost 300 times before exploding onto the scene. Nowadays, Beatles fans come here to see where it all began and to listen to live performers, including Beatles tribute bands, do their thing. 

The Beatles Story
Spread across two venues located at the Albert Dock and Pier Head, the award-winning Beatles Story exhibition is devoted to the four local heroes. Displays include rare photographs and authentic memorabilia including the original Strawberry Field gates. Also here are re-creations of key locales associated with the icons, including one of Abbey Road Studios and another of the Cavern Club. 

The Beatles’ Childhood Homes
Of the many shrines to the Beatles found in Liverpool, the suburban childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney are among the most popular. Both are in south Liverpool—John’s at 251 Menlove Avenue (known as Mendips) and Paul’s at 20 Forthlin Road—and managed by National Trust, who offer tours to pop-culture fans. Ringo’s childhood home in the Dingle area of Liverpool, and George Harrison’s birthplace and early childhood home in the suburb of Wavertree, are not open to the public.

Penny Lane
The real-life Penny Lane, made famous by the 1967 song of the same name, was familiar terrain to the band members, with John Lennon and Paul McCartney often meeting here before getting the bus into town. A key pilgrimage site for Beatles aficionados, the street and surrounding area still boast some of the sights—including the barber shop—mentioned in the lyrics.

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