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!
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
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.
- Guiding Services
- Public Transportation Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
No restrictions on guiding in Liverpool