This walk through Liverpool's inner city will take you to significant sightseeing spots where music history can be discovered. Reveal the stories beyond the common tourist places. Combine it with some of the best record stores in town. After shopping some new favourite discs, check out some bars and venues for tonight.
Do not start too early in the morning - we recommend to check out the opening times of the stores before starting this subTOUR.
Afterwards, why not continue walking with Part Two of this subTOUR further westbound until famous Cavern Club.
Liverpool Cathedral (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Let's start the subTOUR at magnificent Liverpool Cathedral. This huge building is one of the world's tallest non-spired churches and boasts with architectural treasures as well as an awesome views upon Liverpool and around.
In his childhood, Paul McCartney was rejected as choir boy here.
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Stroll along some of Liverpool's nicest roads around here. Some steps away is Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. This is where once the high school for both Paul McCartney and George Harrison was located. After the school closed in 1985, it was re-opened in 1996 as Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts thanks to an initiative by Paul.
Directly next to the Institute is Liverpool College of Art, once attended by Stuart Sutcliffe and John Lennon.
Bar tips: Ye Cracke and The Caledonia are around.
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Follow Hope Street northbound until Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. This is one the world’s oldest concert societies and Liverpool’s venue at its best. There are also many Pop and Rock acts on the schedule.
Food tip: The Philharmonic Dining Rooms are just across and offer a wonderful snack break option.
Birthplace of Brian Epstein in Liverpool: a plaque outside the building reminds of his birth in 1934 (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Brian Epstein was born on 19 September 1934 on 4 Rodney Street. A blue plaque outside the house reminds of Liverpool's famous son. He was manager to the Fab Four, and also to Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas and many more. Brian was the one who first discovered the Beatles in 1961 in the Cavern Club.
William MacKenzies tomb in Liverpool (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler )
Right across the street is the tomb of William MacKenzie, prominently located in the graveyard of the former St Andrew's Church. It is said that he sits upright above ground instead of being buried underneath the tomb. One also tells that William's ghost roams the locality.
St Luke's Church in Liverpool (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler )
Church, second part. St Luke’s Church will appear further down the road westwards. From the outside and the inside alike quite a sight as it has been fully bombed out during World War II.
Bar tip: hit the road towards South, if it's already late afternoon or evening. Berry and Rye is one of the best spots on town to sip some cocktails. Just around is also the entrance to Chinatown.
81 Renshaw Liverpool (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
81 Renshaw Street is not only an important spot in Rock history as it was the place of music magazine Mersey Beat's first office. It is also a nice place to be as it's an unpretentious combination of live music venue, café, and record store in the basement.
Cult Vinyl in Liverpool (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
It's record shopping time. Just follow the road until the next record shop comes in sight. Cult Vinyl is located in Grand Central, a sort of shopping centre featuring independent stores that are kind of incomparable to any other. The shop provides a great collection of old stuff from all genres.
Dig Vinyl in Liverpool (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Next one. And yes, this is a really nice record shop. Located on the first floor of magic Soho Shop, you'll find a great record collection of old and new vinyls from various genres. Dig Vinyl allows you to immerse yourself into the world of music for some time.
Café tip: head to Leaf on Bold Street if you're into a cup of tea or coffee together with a snack.
Bar tip: if you need a more heavy break, visit Metal pub The Swan Inn.
3B Records in Liverpool (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Just some steps away is the final destination of this subTOUR: 3B Records offers records and tickets for local venues. The genre they're offering is mainly Dance and Electro, but it's nice two browse the racks anyway.
Bar tips: continue to The Attic Bar with its outside terrace, especially nice when sunny. When later, visit hot spot Heebie Jeebies.
Venue tip: perhaps you tae a little detour to Arts Club to check out tonight's schedule.
Afterwards, why not continue walking with Part Two until famous Cavern Club.
A perfect afternoon stroll combining casual dining options with vinyl shopping. On your way to some impressive musicians' statues, check out venues and bars for tonight. Final destination of this walk is famous Cavern Club, legendary Beatles venue.
It's an impressive subTOUR taking you to places all about the early days of the Beatles. Learn about their birthplaces and childhood homes. Stroll along famous Penny Lane and take a picture at Strawberry Field. Take a bike or the bus for this tour or join an official tour operator.
This subTOUR will guide you along famous Liverpool Waterfront. Take your time inside the world-class Beatles & British Music museums and stroll to the Beatles statue at Pier Head. Yes, there are definitely numerous music icons on this walk's list.
You'll never walk alone - this is Liverpool, Anfield Road. Where football has a home. Afterwards, visit the world-famous Casbah Coffee Club, where Beatles history has been written. This subTOUR can be done as bike trip or by bus.
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