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Love your music? Liverpool has long been the epicentre of pop – world-famous as the birthplace of the Beatles, it’s still rocking to a diverse music scene, decades later. From the Fab Four to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Eurovision in 2023, there’s something for everyone in this lively city.

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Why you’ll Love Me Do in Liverpool, City of Music

Liverpool is a UNESCO City of Music and no wonder. Whether you go on a Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and see the city which changed pop music forever, or check out some of the next big things in its many mighty music venues, you are guaranteed a rocking time in Liverpool. You can relive the Beatles’ story in the Liverpool Beatles Museum and take a musical tour of the whole British music scene at the British Music Experience. Dance to the Merseybeat at the famous The Cavern Club, or take a party ferry across the Mersey – whatever your musical taste, you’ll discover something delicious in this party city.

Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles

Get your Beatles fix

No visit to Liverpool is complete without paying homage to The Fab Four. From John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s childhood homes, to museums like The Beatles Story and legendary music venue The Cavern Club, here’s our pick of the top pop-tastic sites every Day Tripper will Love Me Do.

Paul McCartney's bedroom at 20 Forthlin Road, Beatles Childhood Homes, Liverpool

The Beatles Childhood Homes

From their humble beginnings, song-writing duo John Lennon and Paul McCartney went on to change the musical landscape of the world and you can tour their childhood homes, to see where they penned their first hits. The National Trust has preserved the two post-war homes in Liverpool - Mendips, John Lennon’s home and 20 Forthlin Road – Paul McCartney’s house. 

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The Beatles Story

For a complete guide to the Beatles, visit The Beatles Story museum at the Royal Albert Dock. It’s packed with memorabilia, such as John Lennon’s glasses, Ringo’s drums and George’s first guitar, as well as recreations of key locations like The Casbah and Cavern Club and Abbey Road Studios.

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Magical Mystery Tour

One of the simplest ways to take in all the sights is on a Beatles bus tour. The Magical Mystery Tour is a two-hour city tour of key locations, including Ringo’s childhood home and St Peter’s Church, where John and Paul met. It’s run by The Cavern Club and includes entry to the venue.

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International Beatle Week

If you visit Liverpool in August, you’ll find the city buzzing with all-things Beatles, as it celebrates its annual International Beatle Week festival. Fans come from all over the world to listen to 70 tribute acts from across the globe.

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Hard Days Night Hotel

It dubs itself a “Fab Four-star hotel” and if you want a complete Beatles experience, then check in to Hard Days Night Hotel, the world’s only Beatles-themed hotel. This 110-room heritage hotel has a McCartney and Lennon Suite, the latter complete with white baby grand piano.

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Liverpool Beatles Museum

Another groovy museum in the Cavern Quarter is the Liverpool Beatles Museum, which boasts 1000 Beatles artefacts over three floors, including the band’s first drum kit, John’s Sgt Pepper medals, and the white cello from Blue Jay Way. 

8 lively Liverpool musical experiences to try

It’s not just the Beatles – Liverpool resounds with every kind of music, from its Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to its thriving live music scene.

Catch Liverpool’s best live music at the club where the Beatles were discovered, or try your luck at its open mic nights!

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Rock, pop, punk and rave you way through popular music history.

Gentleman playing a guitar, wearing headphones in front of a play and white over-sixed image of a male guitarist at the British Music Experience, Mereyside. Bronze winner of the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2022

Catch international acts and sporting events on the bank of River Mersey.

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Catch a performance by Liverpool’s historic orchestra.

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Join a music-themed party cruise with Mersey Ferries.

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An intimate venue known for its up-and-coming acts and seasoned performers.

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Get your skates on as this warehouse music venue and rollerdrome.

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Hear some new music at The Jacaranda Club – the venue hasn’t stopped hosting bands since the Beatles first played there in 1960. It has open-mic nights and live acts.

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