It’s where John, Paul, George and Ringo grew up, and together became the most famous band of all time. If you are looking for Beatles themed activities in Liverpool, then ‘We Can Work it Out’ with plenty of fun and fascinating tours to whisk you back to the swinging 50s, 60s and 70s. We’ve set out an itinerary for your Beatles Weekend in Liverpool, including the best Beatles museums, tours and fabulous hotels for any budget, which all ‘Come Together’ to rock your Beatles weekend in Liverpool!
The perfect Beatles themed weekend in Liverpool
A Beatles themed hotel with exclusive memorabilia in the Cavern Quarter
Top of any Beatles fan’s list for hotels in Liverpool has to be the Hard Days Night Hotel, which is in Mathews Street close to the famous Cavern Club. All of the rooms here feature exclusively commissioned Beatles artwork, luxury toiletries and elegant décor. For a special occasion, why not go for the Lennon or McCartney Suites? These spacious suites have exclusive Beatles artwork and memorabilia like Sir Paul’s certificate of Freedom of the City of Liverpool in the McCartney Suite, and a white baby Grand Piano in the Lennon Suite. Cuddle up in the cosy king-sized bed with your complimentary bottle of champagne or have a glass on the balcony and admire the views of the city.
Each of the hotel’s restaurants and bars keeps with the Beatles theme, from the elegant Blakes restaurant to Bar Four. Blakes is named after British pop artist Sir Peter Blake who designed the album sleeve for Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the walls are covered with original Beatles artwork. Bar Four has luxury décor and a Beatles themed drinks list including a ‘Long and Winding Ice Tea’, ‘Ringo’s Star’ and the divine ‘Yellow Submarine’ with mango purée, orange juice, Bacardi and peach sugar syrup. At the weekends, check out the Live Lounge with performances from resident bands from the Cavern Club knocking out classic covers and modern hits.
A hotel with two themed Beatles rooms in the centre of Liverpool
The Arthouse Hotel has three floors of movie-themed hotel rooms, including two Beatles themed rooms, the John Lennon room and the Yellow Submarine room, so is another fab choice for Beatles fans.
Inspired by Menlove Ave., John Lennon’s second posthumous album and the cover art by Andy Warhol, the spacious John Lennon room sleeps up to six guests, featuring multiple deluxe beds and a whirlpool bath to enjoy at your leisure. The Yellow Submarine room has a deluxe double bed and two single beds, so is perfect for families or friends to enjoy. Lie back in bed to fully appreciate the colourful mural on the ceiling, or take a dip in the double jacuzzi. If you want a bite to eat, head to the Mulholland Singing Diner to be entertained by singing waiters while you chomp down on classic American Diner dishes.
A luxury hotel in Liverpool close to all the Beatles attractions
The Hilton Liverpool is a great spot, at the Liverpool One Shopping and Leisure complex. Easy walking distance to all the central Beatles locations and right next to the bus station if you want to take public transport to Mendips and Strawberry Fields, the Hilton is right where you want to be. The hotel rooms have floor to ceiling windows and are bright and stylish, ask for a room at the front of the hotel with a view of the Docks and River Mersey. For dining, choose between The Exchange (which also offers afternoon tea) or the Pima Bar with an outdoor terrace in the summer. There is also an on-site fitness centre if you want to hit the gym.
Day One: what to do and see during your Beatles pilgrimage...
Having tried and tested the hot spots in Liverpool, here is the round up of all the must-sees!
Beatles Walking Tour
The Fab 4 Taxi Tour
The Magical Mystery Tour
The Cavern Club
Have dinner at the Beatles themed Blakes Restaurant in the Hard Days Night Hotel, and head out to the clubs on Mathew Street as you ‘Twist and Shout’ the night away.
Day two: even more Beatle sights to see
For day two, make sure you hit all the final spots, including the place where it all started…
The Beatles Story
The Magical Beatles Museum
The Casbah Coffee Club
When to visit Liverpool
There really is no bad time to visit Liverpool, although you’ll have more chance to say ‘Here Comes the Sun’ during the summer months… I’d also recommend watching out for special Beatles events in Liverpool. For example, the International Beatle Week festival in August, when live music stages pop up all around the city. Understandably this event is extremely popular, so if you want to visit, book as far in advance as you can to avoid disappointment.