Guide links UK Travel Travel Europe Europe Maps

Beatles on the map in Liverpool

Liverpool in North-West England has honoured the most successful band in the history of pop music by publishing a “Home of The Beatles” map.

Liverpool in North-West England has honoured the most successful band in the history of pop music by publishing a “Home of The Beatles” map. The free guide features a street map showing 12 city sights linked to The Beatles on one side, while the other gives details of each of the attractions, some facts about members of the group, and suggested itineraries for a day visit or a weekend in Liverpool. New for Beatles’ fans this year are:

· Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney will be 64 – he composed the song “When I’m 64” at his home, 20 Forthlin Road, which is now open to the public.

· Audio tours available in Russian, Italian and German (in addition to French, Spanish, Japanese and English) at The Beatles Story, an award winning permanent exhibition devoted to the group at the city’s Albert Dock.

· The Empire Theatre becomes a major venue for the annual International Beatle Week Festival (August 23-29), which features more than 200 live bands and artists including Donovan, The Bootleg Beatles, The Searchers, The Swinging Blue Jeans and many more.

· The reconstructed Cavern Club – The Beatles performed at the original 292 times – now has a license to open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is live music from Thursday to Sunday each week.

· The world’s first Beatles themed hotel – The Hard Day’s Night Hotel – will open in spring 2007, adjacent to The Cavern and containing 110 bedrooms and suites.

The map can be obtained from tourist offices in the city, or call 0151 233 2008. Liverpool will be European Capital of Culture in 2008.

Website: www.visitbeatlesliverpool.com.


« Walking Hitchcock’s London · Cornish harbour is re-born »