The Beatles in Liverpool- In association with Merseyguide

Beatles Trail


1. Jacaranda, 23 Slater Street
Recently restored to its former glory (and name) the 'Jac' is today still packed out with happy revellers most nights of the week. The Beatles played here on a regular basis and John and Stuart Sutcliffe painted the basement!

2. The Blue Angel, Seel Street
This dark and atmospheric nightclub is still as popular as ever. Full to bursting most days a week, the Blue Angel was once awash with superstars. Bob Dylan once visited, as did the hugely famous Judy Garland - and she paid in!

3. Liverpool Institute, Mount Street
The school where both Paul and George attended, Paul being in the year above.

4. Liverpool College of Art, Hope Street
The college which John attended and the place where he met both Cynthia Powell and Stuart Sutcliffe. It is also rumoured that the band's first amplifier was nicked from the college.

5. Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, Myrtle Street
Now a woman's hospital, it is here where Ringo spent many months of his childhood with several ailments (he had peritonitis at one point).

6. Lewis's, Ranelagh Street
The famous department store where the band played several staff parties. Paul once worked here too as a delivery man.

7. The Cavern, Mathew Street
A Victorian warehouse (right) that used to stand in Mathew Street became a jazz club in 1957, but later started to feature 'beat g groups'. The basement of the building was known as the Cavern Club. The Beatles played here nearly 300 times between March 1961 and August 1963. During that time Cilla Black was in charge of the cloakroom. Many other bands famous for the 'Mersey' sound played here, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Swinging Blue Jeans, the Searchers and Billy J. Kramer to name but a few.

8. Liverpool Maternity Hospital, Oxford Street
Birthplace of John Lennon. The hospital is no longer there after being demolished.

9. Lime Street
Home to Liverpool's main railway station and mentioned in the song 'Polythene Pam', the street used to be a well known hang out for prostitutes.