Mendips & 20 Forthlin Road (Beatles Childhood Homes)

Woolton & Allerton

Tel: +44 (0)3442491895

Inside the living room with two brown arm chairs and a brown patterned floor.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£29.00 per ticket
Adult (NT Member)£10.00 per ticket
Child (aged 5 - 16)£14.00 per ticket
Child (NT Member)£5.00 per ticket

Please note the minibus has limited capacity.


Step inside the lives of a young Lennon and McCartney with this combined escorted tour of Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road – the childhood homes of John and Paul. This is your opportunity to explore where the Fab Four met, composed and rehearsed many of their earliest songs; a real treat for any Beatles or Quarrymen fan!

These two small houses in suburban Liverpool offer the only tour that takes you inside these unique and incredibly atmospheric buildings – you can practically hear the sounds of the lads, and almost picture their daily routines played out in front of you. 'Imagine' walking through the back door into the kitchen where John’s Aunt Mimi would have cooked him his tea, or standing in the spot where Lennon and McCartney composed ‘I Saw Her Standing There’.  Join our custodians on a fascinating trip down memory lane, and take a moment to reflect on these incredible individuals.


Lennon’s childhood home and a fine example of 1950s semi-detached housing popular in this suburban area of Liverpool. You might note that it seems more ‘luxurious’ than 20 Forthlin Road, mainly due to the loving maintenance of John’s Aunt Mimi. You’ll be able to experience the house and garden just as it was when they lived there; neat, tidy yet still cosy.

20 Forthlin Road

Step inside a typical example of post-war terraced council housing, McCartney’s childhood home is smaller than Lennon’s. Money was tight; after Paul’s mother’s tragic death, himself and his brother Mike were brought up solely by their father Jim.

Expect to see mismatched wallpaper, clutter and threadbare sofas; just as it would have been during their time here.

Take home memento of your incredible visit by purchasing a souvenir guidebook when booking your ticket. It will be ready to collect when you arrive, so you can take a little piece of your experience away with you.

Booking a Tour

The tour itself incorporates mini bus travel, which has limited capacity. If you are a wheelchair user, please call us to book and arrane your tour. For information on tour pick-ups, times and any extra information, please visit the tour FAQ’s here.

We recommend booking well in advance as tours sell out incredibly quickly.

The tour is for all ages too, so no need to leave some of your friends of family behind – child tickets are available to purchase along with adult tickets, and places are free for under 5s – though you will still need to reserve a space for your little one.

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  • Audio Tours
  • Booking essential
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Guides Available
  • Ramp/Level Access - The houses are not adapted for disabled access to the first floor rooms, but a photograph album is available.
  • Schools Accepted
  • Toilets
  • Visitor Centre

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    Recent Reviews:

    • foxpete
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      The Ultimate Beatle Experience
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 27th October 2022
      As a lifelong Beatles fanatic, it was a pleasure to finally enter both John and Paul's family homes, having stood outside both for several decades (as long ago back when they were both private). It... Read full review
    • CharlieV2011
      Chicago, Illinois
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      Learned So Much!
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 18th November 2022
      I booked my visit in advance through the National Trust, and it was a great experience. The tour of the childhood homes for John and Paul was informative and focused on their lives before 1963. While... Read full review
    • henrye844
      Trip type:
      Must-See Tour for Any Beatles Fan
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 28th November 2022
      My husband, our two teen daughters, and I went on the last day of this year's tours of the Beatles' childhood homes offered by the National Trust tour. The tour guides, Colin (for John's home) and... Read full review

    Opening Times

    * Admission by guided tour only. Morning tours depart from Speke Hall, afternoon tours depart from Liverpool South Parkway. Please go on the National Trust website for more information and to use their online booking system. Alternatively you can call for details and tickets on 03442491895.


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