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Visiting Liverpool: Beatles places
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Ron Nasty
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10 February 2014 - 10.09pm

There is a very good slavery museum in Liverpool, for non-Beatley. Liverpool was largely built on the slave-trade, the museum recognises its wrong.

For Beatley, you should PM fabfouremily. She might even offer to give you the tour!

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fabfouremily
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10 February 2014 - 10.53pm

^^^ Hee Hee

Are few Beatley things to do are these:

- Visit Forthlin Rd and Mendips (you can tour inside, though you don't get long I'm afraid). Definitely worth it, though.

- Beatles Story museum, is good (particularly for your family if they're not big fans) but I did feel a bit dissapointed here. They do have a very good shop and a Beatles Starbucks, though (my personal idea of heaven).

- There's tours you can get (bus or duck-boat-bus-thing) which take you to the notable places: Strawberry Field, the homes of the boys, past the top of Matthew St (the Cavern definitely is a must), the flats where John lived with Stu, etc. Something to bear in mind, though, is that you only stop at one or two places, so you might be better off arranging to see the places independantly if you have transport/are okay on the bus.

Non-Beatles:

- The Tate is quite good (and free), though small.

- The Liverpool museum is very good, I spent almost a whole day in there last summer. Very interactive. I'm a museum-lover anyway, but it was fantastic. And also free.

There's a lot more to do so if you want any more suggestions then just ask, I'll be more than happy to help :)

EDIT: Here's a sort of review of the Beatles Story museum by one of our members from a few years ago: http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....liverpool/ (includes pictures of items on display, so spoiler alert).

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Ron Nasty
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10 February 2014 - 11.27pm

No mention of Penny Lane! Bad Liverpool tour guide! Earned one demerit!

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10 February 2014 - 11.40pm

Well, you go past there on the tours (here is a place where you stop to have a pic next to the signs). It's just a normal, busy suburb though, nothing spectacular. Still, worth a visit for obvious reasons. Apparently, the barber is the same guy (or his family) that was there in the late 50s. So he must be the barber in the song. There's something interesting.

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4or5Magicians
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11 February 2014 - 2.01am

I saw a video about Beatley things in Liverpool on CNN.com the other day. I know it's not much, but consider it a brief preview if you want. a-hard-days-night-john-6

 

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/.....m.cnn.html

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11 February 2014 - 2.35am

From my favorite travel guide, Rick Steves.

 

Liverpool information starts on p. 475. I can't get it to link to that page so scroll up to p. 475. You will be amazed at his level of detail.

 

and a video to boot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....6I3ykXCIEw

 

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11 February 2014 - 2.51am

Ahhh Girl said
From my favorite travel guide, Rick Steves.

 

Liverpool information starts on p. 475. I can't get it to link to that page so scroll up to p. 475. You will be amazed at his level of detail.

 

and a video to boot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....6I3ykXCIEw

 

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3 apples and a <3 for the Rick Steves love. Somehow I don't remember seeing that episode but I saw the England guide once and flipped through to the Liverpool section. a-hard-days-night-john-1

Here's the section from his website, if it helps.

http://www.ricksteves.com/euro...../liverpool

 

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11 February 2014 - 3.16am

4or5Magicians said

Here's the section from his website, if it helps.

http://www.ricksteves.com/euro…../liverpool

Cool beans! I saw his FB post about his newly redesigned website, but I hadn't visited it yet. I have gotten so much help from his guide books and from the forum member on his site. I couldn't have made it on my three trips to Europe without him and them.

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11 February 2014 - 11.09am

Apart from the Beatles, the main thing Liverpool is known for is for it's two soccer teams - Liverpool FC and Everton FC.  Both of these teams are among the most successful soccer teams in England.  In fact, Liverpool FC is the only English soccer team to have been Champions of Europe 5 times.  You can go to the stadiums and have guided tours - go in the dressing room, walk on the pitch, see the trophies etc. - I am not sure if this would be something that would interest you.

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13 February 2014 - 8.52am

thank you so much for all your tips!!! i'll need some time to go through them, though (but i have time till summer, so i'll work it out a-hard-days-night-george-10) my family is very much into museums too, so i think we'll visit the slavary museum, the liverpool museum and all the other museums... or maybe not all, there are quite a lot a-hard-days-night-george-10

i'm not so much into football, but my sister is, so yeah, i guess we'll have to see the stadion too...

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13 February 2014 - 11.22am

There was always a connection between the Liverpool teams and The Beatles.

The Kop, a(n in)famous section of the Liverpool ground at Anfield, was known for breaking into Beatles singalongs, as seen here (roughly a minute in):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....EutB0xZSIA

And for anyone who has wondered about the Red and Blue albums, Liverpool play in Red and Everton in Blue.

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23 March 2014 - 9.01pm
Launched in 2013, Rock 'n' Rolls Tours is a brand new company offering luxury Beatles tours like no other in Liverpool. Our tours are the best way to to see the homes and birthplaces of John, George, Paul & Ringo. Also see other iconic Beatles locations such as Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, St Peters Church, the world famous Mathew Street, Eleanor Rigby's grave and many more. You will also be taken to the famous cafe 23 @ Penny Lane - a Beatles cafe like no other - where you can enjoy a traditional Liverpudlian lunch whilst on your travels. 
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25 March 2014 - 2.12pm

Beatle news briefs: A garden for Stuart Sutcliffe

David Bedford, who runs the official Stuart Sutcliffe Fan Club on behalf of the Stuart Sutcliffe Estate, announced on Facebook March 24 that a new memorial garden to celebrate the life of Stuart Sutcliffe has been started outside Gambier Terrace, Liverpool, where Stuart lived with John Lennon. Bedford said people can keep up with news about Sutcliffe by joining his official fan club (for free) at http://www.stuartsutcliffefanclub.com.

David Bedford is also the author of Liddypool:Birthplace of the Beatles.

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9 August 2014 - 9.47pm

Anyone here who was in Liverpool?

I was there this year and it was amaizing. I saw Beatles museum, Cavern club, their childhood homes, strawberry fields, Penny Lane :)

It was amaizing! ahdn_paul_06

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15 August 2014 - 1.54am

I've never been, but for a Master's degree I'm considering attending the Liverpool Hope University for their Beatles Popular music and Society courses.

Favorite Beatle of the moment: Paul McCartney

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15 August 2014 - 2.59am

I put a boat load (a yellow submarine's worth) of threads together about things to do in Liverpool. For those planning to go to Liverpool, or longing to do so anyway, I hope this combined thread helps you out. I also encourage you to read Joe's thread about his trips to Liverpool and Hamburg.

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15 August 2014 - 5.23pm

The tour inside Mendips and Forthlin Road is worth every penny (and more). I spent the morning of my birthday there last September and, I have to say, I thought it my Best Birthday Ever. Tremendously moving - I could almost see John whizzing past me on the stairs in his short trousers, being chased by Mimi.

Actually, I found Forthlin Road an even more moving experience - standing in the tiny floorspace of the Hit Factory; and framing in my mind a despondent young Paul staring out the window in the months following his mum's death. It's a far more humble and working class environment than Mendips. In the front parlour, they play a recorded message from Paul, and I was surprised to find myself rather welling up during it...!

Had dinner in The Hard Day's Night Hotel that night, and very reasonably priced it was, too (though it is pretty simple fare).

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16 August 2014 - 12.34am

'Liverpool and London Beatles Tour' - a pdf book for anyone interested -. Can't see any copyright notices.

'BeatleMania Liverpool' leaflet providing information on Beatle sites to visit when in Liverpool.

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16 August 2014 - 10.53am

If you want to watch (17 minutes), here is my movie about my Magical Mystery Tour a-hard-days-night-george-10

(in some parts we speak slovenian but i put subtitles)

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16 August 2014 - 3.09pm

Excellent video, @She_is_leaving_home. Your song choices match the visuals so well. That Dear Prudence "Look around, round, round" part was very cool. I liked the part where the group was waving at The Beatles and they were waving back. What a creative way to introduce the tribute band! Good job!

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