People come to Liverpool for many reasons; for the vast array of museums, the brilliant music scene or the football matches but what a lot of people also visit Liverpool for is to celebrate this little band called The Beatles. Whether it's to walk in their footsteps, drink in their old haunts or learn a bit more about their legacy, people flock in their droves to get a piece of Beatles action.  

There are so many Beatles related things to do in Liverpool so we have put together a special ‘two-day tripper’ itinerary to help guide you on your ‘fab’ adventure! From where to stay, eat and what to do, we’ve got you covered so you don’t miss a thing.

Don't forget you can also grab a 'ticket to ride' on the Merseyrail Loop Line to help you get around the city. 


WHERE TO STAY

For the ultimate Beatles bedtime experience book in to stay at The Hard Days Night Hotel - the world’s only Beatles inspired hotel. Sleep like Lennon or McCartney in your own themed room and spend the weekend living like rock stars. It’s the perfect base for your Beatles two-day trip.


Day One


BREAKFAST

We couldn't find a more aptly named place to grab breakfast on a Beatles trip than the quirky cafe, Lucy in The Sky. Fill up on eggs just how you like them, a slice of toast or a sausage barm and prepare yourself for a packed out day exploring the city. Don't forget the coffee!


MORNING ACTIVITY 

Your first stop has to be The Beatles Story at The Royal Albert Dock. Explore the lives of The Beatles and learn all about their groundbreaking career that changed the face of music forever. The immersive journey will take you round everything from a recreation of The Cavern Club, through a Yellow Submarine and into the famous White Room; it’s a must for any Beatles fan while in Liverpool.


LUNCH

There are plenty of places to have lunch in Liverpool that will have you coming back for seconds but for that special Beatles twist, head down to the Fab Four Cafe at the Royal Albert Dock for a proper Beatles experience. Find the cafe housed at the end of The Beatles Story and enjoy a fab lunch surrounded by Beatles memorabilia listening to all your favourite tracks by the Liverpool lads.


AFTERNOON ACTIVITY

Jump on board the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour bus and go on a journey around all the famous Beatles spots in the city. The tour bus (which actually looks like the Magical Mystery Bus) will take you on a two hour ride, stopping off at places such as The Beatles' childhood homes, Penny Lane and Strawberry Field. You won't regret grabbing your ‘ticket to ride’ on this tour...

There are places I remember...

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EVENING MEAL

Dinner time calls for something special so we would recommend heading over to Mathew Street to kick off your own evening of Beatlemania! Festival Food and Drink is where you want to stop off for something to eat first. Opened as a collaboration between restaurant Bem Brasil and the Cavern Club, it offers a fusion of Brazilian tastes and music history; great food and a brilliant soundtrack too boot!


EVENING ACTIVITY

A night in Liverpool isn’t complete without a trip to the Cavern Club, the most famous club in the world. Everything goes on in here, from Beatles tributes and open mic nights to local musicians and touring bands gracing the stage, you’ll be entertained whatever you happen to stumble upon.

If you fancy experiencing a bit more of the action step out onto Mathew Street and explore everything else it has to offer. It’s always alive with people and music so you’ll never be in for a dull night!

How much history do you know about number 10 Mathew Street?

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Day Two


MORNING ACTIVITY 

The best way to start your second day in the city is with a walk down to the Pier Head to see the famous larger than life statues of the Fab Four. John, Paul, George and Ringo are in pride of place outside the Three Graces overlooking the River Mersey waiting patiently for you to join them. The Beatles and the backdrop make for the perfect selfie to add to your Liverpool collection. Get snapping!

After the photoshoot, head back to Mathew Street to visit the Magical Beatles Museum for three floors of authentic artifacts and memorabilia from The Beatles’ lives and career. 


LUNCH

Penny Lane is in our ears, in our eyes and, after lunch, in our stomach! Having lunch on the famous street The Beatles wrote a song about only seems appropriate for this trip. Stop and say hello at Bean There Coffee Shop, The Tavern Company or Tribeca Smithdown for something to eat in the area The Beatles Loved so much. Don’t forget to go and see the famous Penny Lane sign whilst you’re there. 

#pennylane #liverpool #thebeatles

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AFTERNOON ACTIVITY

Head back into the city centre for an afternoon of Beatles related fun and games at Escape Yellow Sub - an escape room with a Beatles twist. Pepperland is under siege and the Blue Meanies have trapped you in The Yellow Submarine, the countdown to nuclear war has started! Your job is to escape the Yellow Submarine before time runs out so you can save Pepperland and the rest of the world. This makes for a great afternoon Beatles adventure so make sure you book in advance so you don’t miss out.

For those of you planning a Beatles themed trip to Liverpool in the Summer of 2019 then make sure you check out the new Strawberry Field site that will house a visitor experience centre and beautiful grounds to explore - it will make for a great afternoon out in the fresh air. 


EVENING MEAL

If you’re after something a bit quirky for dinner then a trip to the Baltic Market is a must. You’ll be spoilt for choice as you try to pick what to eat from the countless stalls of amazing local street food, from wood fired pizzas, to American burgers and the best halloumi fries you’ll ever come across! Perch yourself next to the giant mural of the Beatles and grab that selfie for Instagram. 


EVENING ACTIVITY 

Head down into town for a Beatles bar crawl and treat yourself to a tipple in all the places The Beatles used to hang out in themselves. Check out The Jacaranda on Slater Street, The Philharmonic Dining Rooms on Hope Street, Ye Cracke on Rice Street or Blue Angel on Seel Street and walk in the footsteps of the Fab Four!


This itinerary is by no means the extent of everything Beatles related in the city, there’s always loads going on! If you have more time or want to switch things up a bit, why not head to the British Music Experience for some more Beatles memorabilia, jump in a Mad Day Out Taxi Tour or if you’re lucky enough to visit Liverpool before November 3rd 2019 visit the Double Fantasy - John and Yoko exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool


BLOG POST PROFILE

This blog post has been written by Sophie Shields, Digitial Marketing Assistant for Marketing Liverpool.

Sophie is from Liverpool, loves all things music, particularly the local music scene and Liverpool FC. 

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