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These Are The Places Every Beatles Fan Must See In Liverpool Before They Die

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Last post 10/09/2018

Posted by johnnymain

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      These Are The Places Every Beatles Fan Must See In Liverpool Before They Die

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        jimmix wrote:

        These Are The Places Every Beatles Fan Must See In Liverpool Before They Die

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        Have seen all except 25 Upton Green and Sefton Park! Going back in 2020, though!  

          I've never been to Liverpool.  Does that mean I can't die unless I go?

          And other than Beatle olios, is there much of a reason to go there?

            I'll just get to see Liddypool in pictures, videos and movies, but that's better than nothing. To experience the sights and sounds and feelings in person would be marvelous, but when you're stuck in a small town, you have to experience,  "see" these different places by proxy. It's quite frustrating at times--knowing if I could go there, I'd write some funny, interesting, perhaps even perceptive things about my encounters with The Pool's people and places. (sobs)

            I'm not gonna be like Lucy Jordan and off myself 'cause I won't get to ride through Paris in a convertible, with the wind blowing through my hair...

              HaileyMcComet wrote:

              I've never been to Liverpool.  Does that mean I can't die unless I go?

              And other than Beatle olios, is there much of a reason to go there?

              You’ll still die, but it would be so much better to have gone to Liverpool first! And, no, there’s really not much of a reason to go there unless you are a Beatles fan. That’s why I LOVED it! Been there 4 times! First time in 1993 was just a day trip (not with a tour) and didn’t get to see much. Next time in 2006 did Magical Mystery Tour bus and The Beatles Story. After that in 2011 and 2016 was on organized tours for 5 days during BeatleWeek so saw everything including inside John and Paul’s homes.  Planning another BeatleWeek trip in 2020, this time will see more of the bands/musicians and only a couple sites we missed in 2016. Plus Roag Best has a new Beatles museum on Mathew St. 

                I think I'd enjoy London more than Liverpool.

                  HaileyMcComet wrote:

                  I think I'd enjoy London more than Liverpool.

                  It’s like comparing apples to oranges! You would love both if you love the Beatles and historical sites. 

                    The Beatles couldn't wait to get out of there. As soon as they could move to London they did. The city has its Beatles' shrines now, and thanks to them a thriving tourist economy. 

                      beatlesfanrandy wrote:

                      The Beatles couldn't wait to get out of there. As soon as they could move to London they did. The city has its Beatles' shrines now, and thanks to them a thriving tourist economy. 

                      You act as though you blame them. They had to move to London to be more accessible to the recording studio, London airport, etc.  Your last sentence is certainly true though.

                        Nancy R wrote:

                        beatlesfanrandy wrote:

                        The Beatles couldn't wait to get out of there. As soon as they could move to London they did. The city has its Beatles' shrines now, and thanks to them a thriving tourist economy. 

                        You act as though you blame them. They had to move to London to be more accessible to the recording studio, London airport, etc.  Your last sentence is certainly true though.

                        Then you mistook my meaning. They all said in one form or another they grew up wanting to leave. Post-war Liverpool was drab, dreary, and dying. By all accounts, it's still drab and dreary, but not dying anymore.  I've not been there, it's just what I've read. I will be visiting there soon though, so maybe I'll eat my words. Another Beatles' fan who wants to see where it all began! 

                          beatlesfanrandy wrote:

                          Nancy R wrote:
                          beatlesfanrandy wrote:

                          The Beatles couldn't wait to get out of there. As soon as they could move to London they did. The city has its Beatles' shrines now, and thanks to them a thriving tourist economy. 

                          You act as though you blame them. They had to move to London to be more accessible to the recording studio, London airport, etc.  Your last sentence is certainly true though.

                          Then you mistook my meaning. They all said in one form or another they grew up wanting to leave. Post-war Liverpool was drab, dreary, and dying. By all accounts, it's still drab and dreary, but not dying anymore.  I've not been there, it's just what I've read. I will be visiting there soon though, so maybe I'll eat my words. Another Beatles' fan who wants to see where it all began! 

                          I've been to Liverpool twice and did not think it drab and dreary at all, though I do know in the past it was, especially after the war and in the 70s/early 80s.  Yes I mostly went because of being a Beatles fan, but I actually fell in love with the city. There is a lot to do there outside of The Beatles. The last time I went I did a mix of Beatles stuff and other Liverpool sites and soaked up the history. I find the Liverpudlians to be great people as well, no matter where we went,we were always greeted with friendly hellos and have had some wonderful conversations with the locals. 

                          Next time I go back I plan to try to do more family research as my great grandfather is from Liverpool.

                            beatlesfanrandy wrote:

                            Nancy R wrote:
                            beatlesfanrandy wrote:

                            The Beatles couldn't wait to get out of there. As soon as they could move to London they did. The city has its Beatles' shrines now, and thanks to them a thriving tourist economy. 

                            You act as though you blame them. They had to move to London to be more accessible to the recording studio, London airport, etc.  Your last sentence is certainly true though.

                            Then you mistook my meaning. They all said in one form or another they grew up wanting to leave. Post-war Liverpool was drab, dreary, and dying. By all accounts, it's still drab and dreary, but not dying anymore.  I've not been there, it's just what I've read. I will be visiting there soon though, so maybe I'll eat my words. Another Beatles' fan who wants to see where it all began! 

                            Okay, I see, but I still kind of disagree with you. Well, I’ve been there 4 times and I would not call it drab and dreary. Loved Liverpool! 

                              I always enjoy my visits to Liverpool and apart from the National Trust tour to John & Paul's old homes, I always walk everywhere.  From the Adelphi hotel in the city centre I'll walk out to Allerton and Woolton areas via Penny Lane. The walk between Paul's house to John's house via the golf course (or the folly running by the side of it anyway) is a nice walk. And then its up to St Peter's church or round to the Strawberry Field gates. Calderstone Park is a good place to visit for refreshments. But all these places are better explored by foot rather than going on those sightseeing coaches which I avoid like the plague. 

                              And with the city centre its even easier to explore all the Beatles related sites by foot. Okay, so the waterfront / docklands area and city centre have totally changed from sixty years ago (especially around Mathew Street / Whitechapel etc) but walk up Mount Pleasant and explore the back roads below the Liverpool Institute / cathedral its still easy to imagine the young Beatles walking those streets themselves.

                                beatlesfanrandy wrote:

                                The Beatles couldn't wait to get out of there. As soon as they could move to London they did. The city has its Beatles' shrines now, and thanks to them a thriving tourist economy. 

                                It's interesting to note that Liverpool didn't really "cash in" on The Beatles fame until the late 1980s/early 1990s.

                                Before then, apart from The Cavern/Mathew Street there was nothing much in the way of a draw for Beatles  fans.