Home of The Beatles

As a major port city that was once an epicentre of transatlantic trade, Liverpool’s busy docks established the city’s prominent role in the 19th century Industrial Revolution.

As manufacturing dwindled in the postwar era, Liverpool revived her hardworking spirit and her global reputation through music, culture and her beloved professional football club, Liverpool FC. The team’s fans are so notoriously loyal and wildly enthusiastic that they might be mistaken for clubgoers at a circa-1962 Beatles gig staged at the city’s legendary Cavern Club—save for the Beatles-inspired haircuts, of course.

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Meet the Beatles

If you’re not already a diehard Beatles fan, a visit to Liverpool might turn you into one. The simplest (and most fun) way to immerse yourself in John, Paul, George and Ringo’s early days in Liverpool is to hop on the Magical Mystery Tour, a colourful tour bus whose informative guides transform the historical timeline and geographical map of the band’s rise to fame into a interactive two-hour experience. Solos, families, couples, and kids – and even those who don’t know the lyrics to “Hey Jude” – are likely to enjoy this crash course in Beatles history. Stops include the childhood homes of band members, along with visits to Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane and the iconic Cavern Club.

One of the best things to do in Liverpool if you really want to capture the Beatles spirit, is a trip the Cavern Club. Stop by for an afternoon pint or, come evening, catch a live band. From 1961 to 1963, The Beatles played the club a whopping total of 292 times, perfecting their signature sound and musically paving the way to stardom. It’s a crucial stop for any Beatles fan.

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