The story and places behind the biggest band of all time
Visit Britain and learn the story behind the four men who transformed the world of pop music. See the places where they grew up and explore their story at Britain’s key Beatles locations.
Any self-respecting Fab Four fan will head straight to where The Beatles grew up – Liverpool, the buzzing city in England’s Northwest where you can visit John and Paul’s childhood homes and see Strawberry Field, inspiration, of course, for Strawberry Fields Forever. You’ll also want to visit the Beatles Story for a fascinating look into the life, times, music and culture of The Beatles. See memorabilia from the group, learn how they got their break and experience their rise to superstardom.
The Beatles played early gigs at the Cavern Club appearing over 300 times at what became an iconic venue. The Cavern is still open seven nights a week with a range of live music nights and DJs. Mathew Street is also home to statues of the Fab Four, Beatles shops and the luxurious Hard Days Night, Beatles-themed hotel.
The Beatles also lived and worked in London. Abbey Road Studios is where they recorded many of their songs, including All You Need Is Love and Love Me Do. The famous pelican crossing where the group posed for the cover of Abbey Road is just up the road.
3 Savile Row, just off Regent's Street, is the venue of the last ever Beatles concert, held on the rooftop of Apple Records, in January 1969. Savile Row is now considered to be the major centre of traditional tailoring for men in the UK. Fans will also want to eat at the Hard Rock Café where you can see John Lennon's original handwritten lyrics to Imagine and Instant Karma and the glasses and jacket which he wore during a Beatles concert in New York.