This tour will take you to the most important spots in the Beatles' early career. Visit their birthplaces and childhood homes. Discover the places where they first met to form one of the greatest bands of all times. Take a stroll along famous Penny Lane where most of the places from the song are still to be seen today. Take a picture at the red gates of Strawberry Field and learn everything about the youth days of the Fab Four.
As this subTOUR cannot be done by walking - why not take the public bus or grab a bike. If you need a rental one, there are numerous stations around the city from citybike.
The best and easiest way to get to all those important spots in Rock history is to join an official tour by Fab Four Taxi Tours. Just comfortably hop on and off your private taxi and let your own guide tell you about the hidden stories behind these Liverpool places. It's really worth it.
For inspiration, you definitely need to have a look at this video. It is featuring some of the mentioned places showing spontaneous visits from nobody else than Sir Paul McCartney himself.
Known from the famous Beatles song: Strawberry Field, Liverpool (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler )
Start the subTOUR at famous Strawberry Field in Woolton. Once a Salvation Army orphanage, this was the place where John Lennon played with his childhood friends. In 1967, this very site became renowned as the Beatles released the song Strawberry Fields Forever.
The children’s home was closed in 2005 with the famous gates been removed. Today, you can watch their radiant red replicas.
John Lennon's childhood home - Mendips, Liverpool (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler )
Just some steps away is this semi-detached house. It once belonged to John Lennon's aunt Mimi.
John lived here between 1945 and 1963. The front of the property home is also adorned with an English Heritage blue plaque.
In 2002, the house was bought by Yoko Ono, Lennon's widow, who donated it to the National Trust. The house has been restored and is now open to the public as part of an official National Trust tour.
The home is also visible on an Oasis single cover.
St Peter's Church in Woolton, Liverpool - with the grave of Eleanor Rigby, known from the Beatles song (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler )
This is the place where the story of one of the most famous bands of all time began. In July 1957, 15-year-old Paul McCartney was introduced to John Lennon who performed with his band The Quarrymen at a garden fete at St Peter Church. That was the day one of the most legendary partnerships of all time began.
On the graveyard itself, the grave of Eleanor Rigby featured in the 1966 Beatles’ song can be found.
Food tip: need a break? The The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse is just around, serving everything from breakfast, cake to dinner.
Where George Harrison lived during his early Beatles years in Liverpool (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
George Harrison grew up in this home between 1962 and 1965. He was the youngest of four children with his father, Harold, being a former ship's steward, and his mother, Louise, coming from a large family of Irish origin.
George attended Dovedale Primary School, and Liverpool Institute later. In 1965, his parents moved a house in Appleton.
Food tip: The Old Stables is surrounded by green golf course offering more than delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Or perhaps you're up for an afternoon tea?
Liverpool, UK: the childhood home of Paul McCartney from the Beatles (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler )
Some minutes southwest is another highlight of this subTOUR: Paul McCartney's former home. This is the place he spend seven years of his youth.
The house is owned by the National Trust, and can be visited as part of an official tour.
Penny Lane in Liverpool - one of the most famous street signs in the world (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler )
Famous Penny Lane is unobtrusive but everybody knows it from the world-renowned 1967 Beatles' song. Most of the places mentioned in it are still around, such as the barber's shop or the bus shelter in the middle of the roundabout.
Shopping tip: Defend Vinyl for everything in new and used records from Emo to Indie.
Food tip: Dovedale Towers or The Childwall Fiveways Hotel not only offer delicious dishes, but also reveal a Beatles history beyond their walls.
Madryn Street in Liverpool - where Ringo Starr from the Beatles was was born (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler )
Sir Richard Starkey aka Ringo Starr was born here in 1940. The Beatles drummer spend his very first days in this Victorian house, which has been saved from the threat of demolition.
Food tip: just around is the Empress Pub, known from the cover of Ringo's first solo album.
This tiny white house was home to Ringo Starr from the Beatles during his childhood (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Just some steps away is the place where Ringo Starr moved after being born in Madryn Street. He spent most of his childhood and youth in this house in Admiral Grove before gaining world-wide fame with the Beatles.
John Lennon from the Beatles once lived in a flat in Gambier Terrace, Liverpool (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
The first place John Lennon independently lived was here in this impressive Georgian terrace overlooking Liverpool Cathedral. He shared the flat with Stuart Sutcliffe, former Beatles electric bassist at that time. Please do not disturb today's inhabitants and neighbours.
A plaque outside former Maternity Hospital in Liverpool reminds of the birth of John Lennon (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
This subTOUR's final destination is near the University of Liverpool. This is the place where John Lennon was born on 9 October, 1940 in the former Maternity Hospital. Son to Alfred and Julia Lennon (nee. Stanley).
Today, a blue plaque outside the building reminds of the famous Liverpool born son.
Check out the vibrant heart of Liverpool with all of its musical abundance. Reveal some Rock history story behind these city's walls. Combine interesting sightseeing spots with tons of record stores. After browsing the shelfs, check out some bars and venues for tonight.
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.
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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