The Complete Beatles 2-Day Tour: Liverpool and London

The Complete Beatles 2-Day Tour: Liverpool and London

Walk in the footsteps of the ‘Fab Four’ as you follow their meteoric rise to international stardom. Begin your journey in the city of Liverpool, birthplace of The Beatles, as you discover their childhood homes and the landmarks and locations that inspired many of their greatest hits.

From 1963, The Beatles were based in London and on our intimate small group experience, you’ll uncover the next chapter in their incredible story. See the location of the famous rooftop concert in Savile Row, the location where their movies were shot and premiered, the Savile theatre, the famous Apple shop on Baker Street, Paul McCartney’s home and many more. A highlight of the afternoon tour is the iconic Abbey Road recording studio where you will be able to recreate one of the most famous album covers of all time.
* Duration: 2 days
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




Walk in the footsteps of the ‘Fab Four’ as you follow their meteoric rise to international stardom. Begin your journey in the city of Liverpool, birthplace of The Beatles, as you discover their childhood homes and the landmarks and locations that inspired many of their greatest hits.

From 1963, The Beatles were based in London and on our intimate small group experience, you’ll uncover the next chapter in their incredible story. See the location of the famous rooftop concert in Savile Row, the location where their movies were shot and premiered, the Savile theatre, the famous Apple shop on Baker Street, Paul McCartney’s home and many more. A highlight of the afternoon tour is the iconic Abbey Road recording studio where you will be able to recreate one of the most famous album covers of all time.

Itinerary

Day 1: London Euston – Liverpool – London Euston, travel by train

Stop At: Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, Riverside Walk, Liverpool L3 4AZ England
The Royal Albert Dock is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses in Liverpool, England. Designed by Jesse Hartley and Philip Hardwick, it was opened in 1846, and was the first structure in Britain to be built from cast iron, brick and stone, with no structural wood.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Beatles Story, Unit 41 Britannia Pavilion Albert Dock Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD England
Entry to the award winning The Beatles Story is included in your Liverpool experience – the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ England
The Merseyside Maritime Museum is a museum based in the city of Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK. It is part of National Museums Liverpool and an Anchor Point of ERIH, The European Route of Industrial Heritage.

Stop At: Beatles Magical Mystery Tour, Anchor Courtyard, 32 Gower St, Liverpool L3 4AS, UK
Step aboard the ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ – a recreation of the colourful bus used in the 1967 film of the same name. This fun and fascinating tour takes in the city’s most iconic Beatles locations with live commentary and on-board soundtrack it is waiting to take you away.

Visit the locations that shaped the band and provided the inspiration for some of their greatest hits. See where John, Paul, Ringo and George grew up and their childhood homes, schools and colleges, and visit Penny Lane, Strawberry Field and many more famous locations.

Finish your tour at the legendary Cavern Club on Mathew Street where The Beatles played 292 times over a two and a half year period.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Strawberry Field Beaconsfield Road, Liverpool L25 6EJ England
Site of a former Salvation Army children’s home & the inspiration for the famous Beatles song.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Penny Lane, Liverpool England
Penny Lane was of course made famous by The Beatles song of that name, released in 1967. John Lennon and Paul McCartney used to meet at Penny Lane to catch a bus into town. Their shared childhood experiences on the street inspired them to write the song, which was released as a double ‘A’ side with ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ and later featured on the US album ‘Magical Mystery Tour.’

Many Beatles fans make pilgrimage to Penny Lane in the South of the city, to see the street. It’s still a lively area, with independent businesses lining the street. There’s even a barber’s shop in the same spot referenced in the song.
Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: St. Peter’s Church, Woolton, Church Road Woolton, Liverpool L25 5JF England
“Almost certainly the most important meeting in popular music history” is how the first meeting of John Lennon and Paul McCartney has recently been described. The meeting took place at St Peter’s Church Hall on the evening of Saturday, 6th July 1957… Whilst waiting to play at the church dance that night, John Lennon and the other members of the Quarrymen Skiffle Group were introduced to the young Paul McCartney by a mutual friend.

Stop At: The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RE England
The Cavern Club opened on 16 January 1957 as a jazz club, later becoming a centre of the rock and roll scene in Liverpool in the 1960s. The Beatles played at the club in their early years.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: London – travel by comfortable mini bus

Stop At: Hard Rock Cafe, 150 Old Park Ln, London W1K 1QZ, UK
BEHIND THAT LOCKED DOOR…

As our VIP you are in for a treat as we begin at London’s only rock n’ roll museum: The Vault. Belonging to Hard Rock Cafe London, it is a treasure trove of the most valuable pieces of music memorabilia from across the globe!

Tucked away in an old Coutts Bank, The Vault was once used to protect the Queen’s coffers.
Guests on the Hard Rock London Afternoon Tour are afforded a private viewing of The Vault.
Gaze on in wonder as one of Hard Rock’s expert Rock Masters takes your VIP group down to the basement, beyond the high security door and into a music lover’s paradise.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: 3 Abbey Road, London NW8 9AY England
Discover quiet back streets of central London where The Beatles lived, filmed, performed and recorded during their meteoric rise to international fame.

Your expert Rock Guide will take you to George & Ringo’s apartment, the location of The Beatles final rooftop gig, the location where Paul & Linda were married, the site of John & Yoko’s infamous ‘Two Virgins’ album shoot and raid, Paul McCartney’s St. John’s Wood home, filming locations for A Hard Day’s Night & the Hello Goodbye promo film and the Abbey Road recording studios where you can get that all important photo recreating the world famous album cover.

Hear the soundtrack that evokes the spirit of the times and test your knowledge in our on-board Hard Rock trivia quiz
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hard Rock Cafe, Criterion, Building 225, 229 Coventry St, St. James’s, London W1J 9HR, UK
‘HARD ROCK CAFE PICCADILLY’

Combining the eclectic vibe of Piccadilly Circus with the rock and roll lifestyle of the Hard Rock brand, Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus is the perfect conclusion to our virtual biopic through the icons of rock.
Walk in and be wowed by the walls adorned with authentic, one-of-a-kind memorabilia from decades of music history, featuring items from British music legends and international stars alike.
The emphasis is more on contemporary artists, with pieces from Freddie Mercury, David Bowie and George Michael sitting alongside outfits worn by the likes of Shakira, Nicki Minaj and Ellie Goulding. There is also a guitar once played by Ed Sheeran and a telephone box that once appeared in a One Direction video.
Your expert Rock Guide will introduce some of the most exceptional pieces before leaving you to explore the largest Rock Shop in the world at your leisure!

Duration: 15 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.