By Chloe George
With the 50th anniversary of The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album coming up in June here are the top five thing you can do in Liverpool to celebrate
1.Visit The Beatles story
The Beatles story is an award-winning exhibition devoted entirely to the fab four. The main exhibition is located at the world heritage site the Albert Dock, and it takes visitors on a journey through the lives of John, Paul, George and Ringo, exploring the music and the culture they created. Go behind the scenes of Abby Road studios, visit the replica Cavern Club or take a trip on a Yellow submarine at this exciting attraction.
2. Have a drink and a dance in the Cavern Club
Spend the afternoon underground in the Cavern Club and be transported to the venue where The Beatles first preformed. The thriving nightclub is free to get in on most days before 5’oclock and has live musicians playing throughout the day. So grab a drink, and have a dance, or if that’s not your thing, there are plenty of displays of all the iconic bands and performers that have played The Cavern over the years to look at and explore.
3. Step aboard the Magical Mystery Tour Bus
Roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour bus that takes you on a two-hour journey across Liverpool showing you where the Fab Four grew up. See the birthplace of John Lennon, Ringo Star’s childhood home, the legendary Penny Lane and the iconic Strawberry Fields, on this tour for all Beatles super fans. There is plenty of chance to get off the bus as well and explore at most of the stops as well, as you tour through the city centre and the suburbs.
4. Go on a Beatles walk
Walk in the footsteps of the Fab Four around the city centre with the official Beatles walk. This walking tour takes you to see many of the sites made famous by the Beatles, as well as some hidden, secret places very few know about. The 90-minute walk teaches you everything you could possibly want to know about the Beatles. It takes you across Liverpool’s waterfront and through the city centre to see where the Beatles had their homecoming after their world tour; it finishes on Mathew Street where you can admire the new statue of Cilla Black.
5. Celebrate at the Sgt Pepper at 50: Heading for Home arts festival
Visit one of the 13 events that is happening throughout the city in May and June to celebrate the golden anniversary of the Sgt. Pepper album. Sgt Pepper at 50: Heading for Home is a festival like no other; each event is named after a song from the album and will showcase music, performances and art from Liverpool and the world’s best talent. The 3-week extravaganza will be held at venues all across the city and you are told to expect dance, music, art, theatre and sheer magical spectacle on a large scale, as the very special celebration unfolds.