Beatles Liverpool

Tours can be either self-guided or guided, and include some or all of the following:

• Childhood homes of all the Beatles, Brian Epstein, and Stu Sutcliffe

• Birthplaces of all the Beatles and Brian Epstein

• Schools attended by each of the Beatles and Brian Epstein

• Cavern Club - reconstructed and reopened in 1973

• Cavern Walks - original site of the Cavern Club is a permanent monument to the Beatles

• Casbah Club - club owned by Pete Best's mother

• Litherland Town Hall - where the Beatles played when they returned from Hamburg

• Hulme Hall - site of Ringo's first official performance with the Beatles

• Wilson Hall - where John met George

• Liverpool Jewish Cemetery - gravesite of Brian Epstein

• Bill Harry's Mersey Beat office - Mersey Beat was the first newspaper to print an article on the Beatles

• Rushworth's Music Store - John and George were presented with two Gibson guitars here for being Liverpool's leading band

• Walker Art Gallery - see one of Stu Sutcliffe's paintings here

• Odeon Cinema - Beatles appeared here on December 7, 1963; also Ringo and Paul both had solo films premiered here

• Sefton General Hospital - where Julian Lennon was born

• John Lennon Airport

• Beatles Streets Estates - streets named after the Beatles and Brian

• Lewis' Department Store - where John and Cynthia used to meet when they were dating (and where Paul worked briefly)

• Adelphi Hotel - home of the Annual International Mersey Beatles Convention

• "From Me To You" Beatles shop

• Beatles Story exhibition

• Anglican Cathedral - where Paul didn't "pass the audition" as a choir boy, but premiered his "Liverpool Oratorio" many years later

• The Empire Theater - Beatles appeared here many times, as the Beatles, the Quarry Men, The Moondogs, and as solo artists

• The Pier Head - take a "Ferry 'Cross the Mersey" from here

• Town Hall - Beatles names are engraved on a brass plaque in the lobby

• Parish Church Cemetery - gravesite of Stu Sutcliffe

• Liverpool Registry Office - where John and Cynthia were married (and also where John's parents were married)

• The former "Odd Spot Club" where the Beatles went to unwind and escape fans after Cavern performances

• North End Music Store - store was managed by Brian Epstein, when one day a young man asked for a record by the Beatles called "My Bonnie," which made Brian aware of the Beatles

• Strawberry Fields Orphanage - the Salvation Army Children's Home (recently closed) where John played as a child and later wrote a song about it

• Penny Lane - here you can see "the Barber," "the Fire Station," "the Bank," "the round-about," and maybe even "blue suburban skies"!

• St. Barnabas Church - where Paul was a choirboy

• Woolworth's on Penny Lane - where Cynthia Lennon worked and went into labor with Julian

• St. Peter's Church - where John met Paul (and where you will find the grave of Eleanor Rigby)

• Ye Cracke Pub - where John met Stu (and courted Cynthia)

• Eleanor Rigby statue

• Cavern Pub - location of the Cavern Wall of Fame and a John Lennon statue

•The Grapes - where the Beatles would stop for a pint in between sessions at the Cavern

•White Star Pub - where the Beatles retreated when they were thrown out of The Grapes

•The Aintree Institute - the Beatles played here 31 times

•St. George's Hall/Plateau - site of 10 hours of mourning in Dec. 1980 when John was killed

•Empress Pub - this building is on the cover of Ringo's "Sentimental Journey" (around the corner from Ringo's former home)

•Frank Hessy's Music Store - where John got his first guitar

•Blacklers - where George apprenticed as an electrician

•Bluecoat Chambers - where Yoko staged a "happening" in 1967

•Bus stop on Forthlin Road - where Paul met George

•Jacaranda Club - club owned by Allan Williams, first Beatles manager

•Blue Angel Club - another club owned by Allan Williams - Pete Best auditioned here for the Silver Beatles