A trip to Liverpool is not complete without exploring all things Beatles. Whether you’re a huge Fab Four fan, just know a handful of songs or know nothing about them at all, you’re in the perfect place to start your Beatles journey.
From immersive experiences, museums full of memorabilia, tours of every kind and even Beatles themed hotels, there are plenty of ways you can soak up the home of the biggest band in the world.
Have a look at some of these Beatles attractions below and start planning your magical adventure in Liverpool.
Visit The Beatles Story
Begin your Beatles journey at The Beatles Story, an award-winning museum located at The Royal Albert Dock. This immersive experience takes you through the band's meteoric rise to fame, featuring fascinating exhibits, interactive displays, and memorabilia from their incredible career and lives. Explore the replicas of the Cavern Club and Abbey Road Studios, and step into the Beatles' world in the heart of the city.
Explore The Liverpool Beatles Museum
Featuring over 1000 rare and authentic items across five floors, The Liverpool Beatles Museum on the famous Mathew Street holds the largest collection of Beatles memorabilia in the world! From the Casbah to the Rooftop Concert, see years of music history all under one roof on this journey through The Beatles’ lives and career.
Step in the Cavern Club
No Beatles pilgrimage is complete without a visit to the famous Cavern Club. Head to Mathew Street and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere where the Beatles honed their craft. Catch live performances from talented local bands and touring artists and soak up the history that permeates this legendary venue.
Open seven days a week with different acts on everyday, you never know who you might run into at The Cavern Club.
Take The Magical Mystery Tour
Hop aboard the Magical Mystery Tour bus for a captivating journey through the Beatles' Liverpool. This guided tour takes you to significant sites such as Penny Lane, Strawberry Field, and the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. An expert guide shares fascinating anecdotes and insider stories along the way, making it an unforgettable experience for your trip to the city.
Explore The Beatles’ Childhood Homes
Delve into the early lives of John Lennon and Paul McCartney by visiting their childhood homes, preserved as time capsules of their upbringing. Take a guided tour of Mendips (Lennon's former home) and 20 Forthlin Road (McCartney's home), where you can gain insights into their personal lives and witness the places where their musical journeys began.
Discover the Beatles’ Penny Lane
One of the most iconic Beatles references immortalised in the famous song, Penny Lane, is a must-visit location for any fan. Stroll down the famous street and soak in the nostalgia. Admire the Penny Lane street sign, and explore the surrounding area, filled with intriguing Beatles-related landmarks, including the barbershop and the bank mentioned in the lyrics.
You’ll also find lots of places to enjoy something to eat and drink around here too, check out Dovedale Towers for a drink in a traditional pub, The Tavern Co for one of the best breakfasts around or Tiger Rock for some tasty Tapas.
Visit Strawberry Field
Strawberry Field, the former Salvation Army children's home that inspired John Lennon to write the Beatles' song ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, is now a beautiful place to visit on a trip to Liverpool. Explore the interactive exhibition, walk through the tranquil gardens, and learn about the site's history and the impact it had on John Lennon's upbringing. You can also see the piano Lennon used to compose and record ‘Imagine’ on too.
Visit The British Music Experience
The British Music Experience tells the story of British music over the years through costumes, instruments, performance and memorabilia in their incredible exhibition at Liverpool famous Cunard Building. Not only is there an extensive Beatles section full of historic music memorabilia, you’ll also be able to see items from the lives and careers of everyone from Queen, David Bowie, The Spice Girls, Adele and Little Mix, to name a few. It’s the perfect place for music fans of every genre.
Enjoy the International Beatleweek Festival
Plan a trip to Liverpool in late August to make sure you don’t miss out on the International Beatleweek Festival. This week-long celebration of all things Beatles features live music, tribute bands, guest speakers, and a vibrant atmosphere that will transport you back to the swinging '60s.
This year International Beatleweek takes place from 23-29 August and you can get your tickets here.
Head on a Fab Four Taxi Tour
Embark on a unique and personal journey through time and explore the history of The Beatles on a Fab 4 Taxi Tour. You’ll see the childhood homes of John, Paul, George and Ringo, visit Penny Lane, Strawberry Field, St Peter’s Church and so much more all in your very own private taxi tour.
Cycle your way around The Beatles in Liverpool
Don’t forget to grab your ticket to ride with Liverpool Cycle Tours on your next visit into the city. Their hugely popular guided tours take you around all the famous Beatles locations on their fleet of electric bikes exclusively for The Beatles tour. It’s the perfect way to explore the city out in the fresh air and get a bit of exercise in too.
Explore The Beatles with Liver Tours Liverpool
As one of the most qualified and experienced tour guides specialising in The Beatles in Liverpool, Charley at LiverTours will be able to take you on a tour of the Fab Four like no other. A green badge and official Beatles Guide with over 15 years experience, her bespoke walking tours are perfect for exploring the city and learning everything there is to know about the biggest band in the world.
Discover Liverpool and The Beatles with Paul Beesley
Paul is a qualified, professional tour guide offering guided tours of Liverpool with a special ‘In the Footsteps of The Beatles’ walking tour perfect for fans of the Fab Four. Taking you from Hope Street to Mathew Street, you can relive the early days of where Merseybeat all started. Paul has a range of tours on offer so you’ll be able to find one perfect for you.
Stay at the Hard Day's Night Hotel
If you’re a fan of The Beatles then what better place to stay than the Hard Days Night Hotel, a magnificent Grade II listed building right in the heart of The Beatles Quarter. Not only do all of the rooms have a bit of a Beatles twist, you’re just a stone’s throw away from Mathew Street, where all the action takes place. You’ll be able to roll out of bed, enjoy a beautiful breakfast and head straight out to experience the sights and sounds of the Fab Four. With different suites and packages on offer, including the McCartney and Lennon suites, you’ll find a room perfect for your stay.
Take The Ultimate Beatles Selfie
For the ultimate Beatles photo in Liverpool, head over to Pier Head to get a selfie with the larger than life statues of the Fab Four. Find the lads right in front of the famous Cunard Building looking out over the River Mersey.