FREE WALKING TOUR OF LIVERPOOL

Approximate walking time: 1.5 – 2 hours

Although there's a wealth of things to do in Liverpool like visiting historical attractions or taking a stroll along the River Mersey, 75 million tourists flock to Liverpool for one reason and for one reason only: To see as many Beatles-related attractions as possible.

From doing a Liverpool Beatles tour to visiting Beatles-related venues, museums, and even their former homes, if you're a music nerd and you're wondering about what to do in Liverpool, you won't have to look very far.

Here is a run-down on how you can do your own Beatles tour of Liverpool, as well as a list of other attractions and important Liverpool tourist information.


1. The Beatles’ Story Museum

A visit to this museum is not only a must when it comes to the Beatles-related what to do in liverpool, it’s also a great starting point for your Beatles tour. Because it’s located by Albert’s Dock, many city buses stop here (and the museum is easy to spot too).


2. Albert’s Dock

3 min Walk

When it boils down to what to do in Liverpool, Albert Dock has it all. Sure it’s an important Liverpool attraction, but it’s also home to The Beatles’ Story Museum, the Tate Liverpool, the Maritime Museum and the International Slavery Museum.

To continue your Beatles Liverpool tour:

  • Walk northeast on Gower Street
  • Turn left onto Salthouse Quay


2. Albert’s Dock

3 min Walk

When it boils down to what to do in Liverpool, Albert Dock has it all. Sure it’s an important Liverpool attraction, but it’s also home to The Beatles’ Story Museum, the Tate Liverpool, the Maritime Museum and the International Slavery Museum.

To continue your Beatles Liverpool tour:

  • Walk northeast on Gower Street
  • Turn left onto Salthouse Quay

3. Liverpool Waterfront

9 min walk

A stroll along Liverpool’s Waterfront has been a popular thing to do in Liverpool for decades, and although it’s not entirely relevant to your Liverpool Beatles tour, chances are the Beatles’ members spent a few evenings here.

To continue your Liverpool tour:

  • Walk north on Salthouse Quay towards Hartley Quay
  • Turn left onto Strand Street
  • Turn left onto Mann Island
  • Turn right onto Georges Dockway

4. Hard Day’s Night Hotel

7 min walk

Here is the only Beatles-themed hotel in the world, which was named after the group’s song, album and film of the same name. Keep your eye out for the four different Beatles statues perched on the hotel outside…

To continue the Beatles tour Liverpool:

  • Walk southeast on Georges Dockway towards Mann Island
  • Turn left onto Mann Island
  • Continue onto James Street
  • Continue onto Lord Street
  • Turn left onto North John Street

4. Hard Day’s Night Hotel

7 min walk

Here is the only Beatles-themed hotel in the world, which was named after the group’s song, album and film of the same name. Keep your eye out for the four different Beatles statues perched on the hotel outside…

To continue the Beatles tour Liverpool:

  • Walk southeast on Georges Dockway towards Mann Island
  • Turn left onto Mann Island
  • Continue onto James Street
  • Continue onto Lord Street
  • Turn left onto North John Street

5. Cavern Club

1 Min Walk

Visiting the Cavern Club is probably the most important thing to do in Liverpool, and it’s also the #1 Beatles-related place to visit in Liverpool as well.

To continue your Beatles tour in Liverpool:

  • Walk north onto North John Street towards Mathew Street
  • Turn right onto Mathew Street

6. Mathew Street/Beatles Street

30 second walk

When it comes to the different Beatles-related things to do in Liverpool, a stroll up and down Beatles Street is a must.

6. Mathew Street/Beatles Street

30 second walk

When it comes to the different Beatles-related things to do in Liverpool, a stroll up and down Beatles Street is a must.


7. The Beatles Shop

30 second walk

If you want to buy some Beatles-related memorabilia, this shop brimmed to the rim with Beatles bags, clothing, magnets, dishes, posters, rare recordings and much more.


8. St. George’s Hall

7 Min walk

It may not be Beatles-related, but this massive Neo-classical-style building was recently listed as a Grade I builging on England’s National Heritage Site, and holds an important place in Liverpool’s tourism industry.

To continue your Liverpool Beatles walking tour:

  • Walk east on Mathew Street towards Rainford Gardens
  • Turn right onto Stanley Street
  • Turn left onto Whitechapel
  • Turn right onto Hood Street
  • Take a slight left onto Roe Street
  • Turn right onto St. George’s Place

8. St. George’s Hall

7 Min walk

It may not be Beatles-related, but this massive Neo-classical-style building was recently listed as a Grade I builging on England’s National Heritage Site, and holds an important place in Liverpool’s tourism industry.

To continue your Liverpool Beatles walking tour:

  • Walk east on Mathew Street towards Rainford Gardens
  • Turn right onto Stanley Street
  • Turn left onto Whitechapel
  • Turn right onto Hood Street
  • Take a slight left onto Roe Street
  • Turn right onto St. George’s Place

9. Liverpool Empire Theatre

4 Min Walk

When it comes to all the haunted things you can do in Liverpool, a visit to this haunted theatre is a must; (it was even featured in the popular paranormal series Most Haunted).

To continue your Beatles tour of Liverpool:

  • Walk east on St. George’s Place towards Lime Street
  • Turn left onto Lime Street, and you will see the Empire Theatre on your right

10. The Jacaranda

12 Min walk

The Beatles often played here during the early years, and supposedly you can still see murals by Stu Sutcliffe and John Lennon in the women’s bathroom downstairs.

To continue your free Beatles walking tour in Liverpool:

  • Walk south on Lime Street towards Lord Nelson Street, and continue to follow the road for 0.3 miles
  • Take a slight left onto Renshaw Street
  • Turn right onto Newington
  • Turn left onto Bold Street
  • Turn right onto Slater Street

10. The Jacaranda

12 Min walk

The Beatles often played here during the early years, and supposedly you can still see murals by Stu Sutcliffe and John Lennon in the women’s bathroom downstairs.

To continue your free Beatles walking tour in Liverpool:

  • Walk south on Lime Street towards Lord Nelson Street, and continue to follow the road for 0.3 miles
  • Take a slight left onto Renshaw Street
  • Turn right onto Newington
  • Turn left onto Bold Street
  • Turn right onto Slater Street

11. Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

12 Min Walk

A trip to a historic cathedral may not seem like the most exciting (or Beatles-related) thing to do in Liverpool, but once you see it’s groundbreaking architectural design you’ll see why.

To continue your free walking tour Liverpool:

  • Walk northeast on Slater Street towards Wood Street
  • Turn left onto Bold Street
  • Turn right onto Newington
  • Turn right onto Renshaw Street
  • Turn left onto Upper Newington
  • Turn right onto Mount Pleasant

12. Philharmonic Hall Dining Rooms

4 Min walk

The nearby Philharmonic Dining Rooms were once a popular hangout for John Lennon during his teenage years, and he even listed as his favourite place to drink in the city as well.

To continue your Liverpool Beatles tour:

  • Walk south on Hope Street towards Maryland Street
  • Turn left onto Caledonia Street

12. Philharmonic Hall Dining Rooms

4 Min walk

The nearby Philharmonic Dining Rooms were once a popular hangout for John Lennon during his teenage years, and he even listed as his favourite place to drink in the city as well.

To continue your Liverpool Beatles tour:

  • Walk south on Hope Street towards Maryland Street
  • Turn left onto Caledonia Street

13. John and Cynthia Lennon’s first house

4 Min Walk

It was at this location (#36 Falkner Street) where John Lennon and his first wife Cynthia once lived during the first few months of their marriage when Cynthia was pregnant with Julian Lennon. The house was actually owned by their manager Brian Epstein, who allowed the newlyweds to live here rent-free as a wedding gift.

To continue your free Beatles tour of Liverpool:

  • Walk south on Hope Street towards Caledonia Street
  • Turn left onto Falkner Street, and you will see the house on your right

14. Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

5 Min walk

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts was founded by Sir Paul McCartney in 1996, and the original building was once the Liverpool Institute High School for Boys (where Paul once studied). The building next door to the institute was once an art college where John Lennon used to study, and is also where Lennon met his first wife Cynthia.

To continue your Liverpool Walking tour

  • Walk west on Falkner Street towards Sugnall Street
  • Turn left onto Hope Street
  • Turn right at Blackburne Place
  • Continue onto Mount Street

13. Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

5 Min walk

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts was founded by Sir Paul McCartney in 1996, and the original building was once the Liverpool Institute High School for Boys (where Paul once studied). The building next door to the institute was once an art college where John Lennon used to study, and is also where Lennon met his first wife Cynthia.

To continue your Liverpool Walking tour

  • Walk west on Falkner Street towards Sugnall Street
  • Turn left onto Hope Street
  • Turn right at Blackburne Place
  • Continue onto Mount Street

15. Liverpool Cathedral

4 Min Walk

All Liverpool walks will include this stop. Not only is the Liverpool Cathedral the longest cathedral in the world, it’s also the fifth-largest cathedral in the world as well. Its origins date all the way back to the 1880s (although it wasn’t completed until 1978), and Queen Elizabeth II visited Liverpool to attend its completion ceremony.

To walk to the Liverpool Cathedral and to finish your very own free Liverpool tour:

  • Walk west on Mount Street towards Pilgrim Street
  • Turn left onto Rodney Street
  • Continue onto Cathedral Gate, and you will see the Liverpool Cathedral on your right and we hope that you got a taste for what to see in Liverpool.

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