London and Liverpool Beatles Tour
A suggested programme
Travel to London.
Tip: Start the tour with a Sunday arrival for our best deals!
Day 2 Afternoon tour 'Lets Rock and Roll'.
London Calling! You'll take a nostalgic trip down music's time tunnel; discover what made the 60s 'swing' along Chelsea's Kings Road, explore the hippy 'counter-culture' in historic Notting Hill, and follow the Beatles across rock's famous Abbey Road pedestrian crossing. You'll see where the Rolling Stones began, where the infamous Sex Pistols exploded onto the scene and where Pink Floyd introduced the world to psychedelic music. You'll see homes of legendary stars including Jimi Hendrix, Bowie, Marc Bolan, Bob Marley, McCartney & Lennon, Clapton, Jagger and Jimmy Page. You'll see the studios where the groups made their memorable hits. Song lyrics and LP cover pictures will take on a new meaning! You will be accompanied by a professional rock music guide who will share all the inside gossip and stories. There will be an opportunity for souvenir shopping at the Beatle Store. The tour ends at London's Hard Rock Café in time for an early dinner (optional) and visit to the memorabilia vault.
Day 3 Travel to Liverpool and the Magical Mystery Tour.
Morning train from London Euston to Liverpool (2.08 hours). Step aboard the colourful Magical Mystery Tour bus for a fun and fascinating 2 hour tour of the Beatles Liverpool. You'll see all the places associated with John, Paul, George and Ringo as they grew up, met and formed the band that would take the pop world by storm. The tour takes you to see their childhood homes, schools and colleges and you'll get up close to the places that inspired some of their most memorable songs - Penny Lane and Strawberry Field. You'll be kept entertained along the way by one of our fully qualified Beatles Guides and some Fab Four tunes.
Day 4 Optional full day to Chester or Manchester.
Chester - 2,000 years of history and heritage. Encircled by a glorious 2-mile ring of Roman and medieval walls, Chester is a rare and truly magical blend of the ancient and traditional with modern cosmopolitan chic. Manchester Music Tour - join a great tour of this musical city that gave us the Bee Gees, Simply Red, Freddie and The Dreamers, The Hollies, Morrissey and The Smiths, and the 'Madchester' movement that swept the world in the 1980s. Subject to availability, the tour is led by the drummer of 1990s Top Ten hits band 'Inspiral Carpets'.
Day 5 Morning visit to Beatles Story Exhibition and an evening at the Cavern Club.
Located on Liverpool's waterfront in the historic Albert Dock, the award-winning Beatles Story experience is an atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles. Join us on a magical mystery tour to see how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to the dizzy heights of worldwide fame and fortune to become the greatest band of all time. Afternoon free to explore Liverpool and the city's fabulous new retail and leisure offer.
An evening at the Cavern Club.
The Beatles played the Cavern Club nearly 300 times, helping it become one of the most famous live music venues in the world. The club is buried deep beneath Mathew Street, in what were originally warehouse cellars, and had been used as air raid shelters during the Second World War. On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights you can enjoy the sounds of the resident Beatles tribute band.Paragraph
Day 6 Return to London.
Morning first class train from Liverpool to London Euston (2.08 hours).
Optional Farewell night, a visit to Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.
London's oldest and 'coolest' jazz club, and undoubtedly most famous, Ronnie Scott's Soho club has hosted most of the legendary and popular names in traditional and modern jazz, and a fair few from the rock world. Fun facts: Ronnie Scott himself provided the sax solo on The Beatles' Lady Madonna but was unhappy with the final version, the Who premiered 'Tommy' in the club, and Hendrix played his last ever gig here on the weekend of his death. Paragraph
Other evening option.
Dinner followed by a show at London's famed Troubadour Club. This cellar club witnessed Bob Dylan's London debut and more recently the first professional performance by contemporary sensation, Adele.
End of main programme. Extend your stay??
Strawberry Field was a Salvation Army children's home in Woolton, a suburb of Liverpool, England.
earliest reference to 'Strawberry Field' dates
from 1870. In 1912 it was transferred to a
wealthy merchant whose widow sold the estate to
the Salvation Army in 1934. It opened on 7 July
of the home became world famous in 1967 with the
release of The Beatles single "Strawberry Fields
Forever" written by John Lennon. Lennon grew up
near the home - one of his childhood treats was
the garden party that took place each summer on
the grounds of Strawberry Field.
"Penny Lane" is a song by The Beatles, written by Paul McCartney. It was credited to Lennon–McCartney.
during the Sgt. Pepper sessions, "Penny
Lane" was released in February 1967 as one side
of a double A-sided single, along with
"Strawberry Fields Forever". Both songs were
later included on the Magical Mystery Tour
song's title is derived from the name of a
street near Lennon's house, in the band's
hometown, Liverpool. McCartney and Lennon would
meet at Penny Lane junction in the Mossley Hill
area to catch a bus into the centre of the city.