The 86 Bus to Penny Lane

Tour Number

Activity Level

790650


Categories

Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children Welcome

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

In the Footsteps of Lennon and McCartney


As young lads John Lennon and Paul McCartney had two main interests. Young women, and a passion for the new American Rock and Roll music. However, there was a far more unspeakable common bond. Paul had just tragically lost his mother and John was about to lose his mother Julia, within a year of their meeting in 1957.
These bonds would tie John and Paul together for the rest of their lives.
For these two young men, and a few other Liverpool kids, would go on to change the face of popular music forever.
But first they needed to meet. This is the story of the day they first met. Childhood homes, a walk across the Golf Course, Woolton Village and the summer fair. The church hall where they were introduced, and of course Strawberry Field.
To understand the Beatles completely is to understand this very journey.
I am a lifelong Beatles fan, and this is at times a moving, but fun filled journey. Our transport on the day is of course the local bus and the roads and paths they walked.
And the dreams they made!

Itinerary

Meet at the Pier Head - an UNESCO World Heritage Site, for an overview of Liverpool's incredible maritime history.
Walk through the Royal Albert Dock, part of Liverpool's historic docklands and also part of its' World Heritage Site.
Take the 86 bus to Penny Lane for the 20 min journey to explore this district and its many Beatles Connections - lots of fab photo opportunities here!
Back on the 86 for the short journey to Paul's childhood home now owned by the National Trust.
A walk through the beautiful park in Allerton to reach the former home of John Lennon and hear the remarkable story of his early childhood.
We then explore Woolton Village to recreate the events that led to Paul being introduced to John at the Church and village hall.
Then a short walk to Strawberry Field operated by The Salvation Army to explore its lovely gardens and memorials to John.
Then it's back on the Bus into the City Centre to be dropped off at your agreed point.
A fascinating and moving journey in this most beautiful suburb.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

We use the reliable, regular local bus service to reach the south of Liverpool and the childhood neighbourhoods of Lennon & McCartney.
Please let there be known there is a moderate amount of walking involved on this tour, let me know if this could be an issue, as adaptions can be made to this tour if required.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Public Transportation Tickets

Other: My narrative of that day has been carefully researched and compiled using the personal accounts of many of the individuals involved at the time, along with my knowledge of the local, family and social history of both John Lennon and Paul McCartney. You will find it both a moving and fascinating account of how the world's finest popular music song writing partnership was born and first formed.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

No cash is needed for this tour

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Optional Extra at Strawberry Field.
Strawberry Field Exhibition. An interactive experience that tells interweaving stories of the house, The Salvation Army, John Lennon's childhood, and the writing and recording of 'Strawberry Fields Forever'.
12.95GBP Adult 8.00 Senior 5.00 Child.
Souvenirs, food & refreshments available if required but these not included in the price of the tour

Restrictions

No restrictions on guiding in Liverpool

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    790650


    Categories

    Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Children Welcome

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 8

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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