Updated: Jun 15
Liverpool City, located in the northwest of England, in the county of Lancashire, is quite famous for many reasons. It is the home of the most famous band in history, The Beatles, and hosts great football teams. However, this city has a lot more to offer, from historic buildings to pop culture museums, there’s plenty of activities and places to visit in this historic town. In today’s article, I’ll give you a small guide to the most important locations and where to go if you find yourself going to The Beatles hometown.
1. Penny Lane
“Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes…” you surely have heard these lyrics before. They belong to one of The Beatles’ most popular songs, and believe it or not, Penny Lane was made famous because of this song released in 1967. Since then, it’s been a regular touristic spot for Beatles fans. The renowned street is located in the south of the city, and it’s still quite a lively area, with several shops and even a barbershop in the corner referencing the song. To get to the street, you can take what’s called the “Magical Mystery Tour” or several other Beatles tours that will give you the real Beatles experience. You can even visit every one of the band member’s old houses. For a complete experience, I recommend getting some fish and chips at a local restaurant. I promise you won’t regret it.
2. The Royal Albert's Dock
One of the UK's finest attractions, this is a place where you will be able to do several activities. You’ll be able to play, eat, drink, and shop in an area where Old and New Liverpool meet. If you want a peaceful walk, this is the perfect place to do so. Also, you’ll find yourself surrounded by several attractions worth visiting that are located very close to the dock. It also happens to be a very convenient location to have a nice meal and cocktails with your friends and family.
3. The Beatles Story Museum
Right in front of the Royal Albert Dock, you’ll find The Beatles Story Museum. Whether you’re a fan or just want to learn more about the legendary band, this is a lovely spot that pays homage to the biggest rock band in history. You’ll find plenty of unique facts, listen to the songs, and see accessories and pieces of clothing worn by the members. This award-winning museum is the only one of its kind worldwide wholly devoted to telling the Beatles’ story, from the beginning to their solo careers. Here you’ll learn how they first conquered Liverpool pubs to go on and make a splash on an international level. Inside you’ll also experience recreations of the key places that saw the Beatles become the legends they are today, such as “The Cavern Club” (which still exists)” and “Abbey Road.” When you go there, you’ll be able to get a multimedia guide available in many languages. Needless to say, this is a must for every music fan out there.
4. Liverpool's Waterfront