Self Drive in UK : The Beatles Story in Liverpool

How far from London to Liverpool?  It is about 4 hours, 220 miles.  But our origin is Warwick, about 2.5 hour.  Saw some modern windmill along the highway to Liverpool.  I find them very pretty sit on the plain.

Modern Wind Turbine Liverpool

We stopped by a rest area, they called it “service” in UK after driving for an hour and a half.  They have the ‘drive through’ Starbuck if you don’t want to get down from your car.

Highway in Liverpool

We needed a break so ordered some hot coffee and used the bathrooms in the rest area.  Most toilets are free in UK, unlike in western and eastern Europe, the toilet fees are quite high, about Euro 1-2 dollars per entry.

Highway in Liverpool

Beside football what do you have in Liverpool?  Yes, the Beatles!

Beatles Story in Liverpool

Again, finding a car park is one of the challenging task.  Luckily there are plenty of open air car park located opposite of the Beatles Museum.

Liver Car Park near Beatles Museum

Car Park at Albert Dock

Car Park near Beatles Story

Fees showing on the board, decide how many hours you are going to spend here and then Park and Display!  Again, machines only accept coins.

Car Park in Beatles Story

Finding Beatles in Liverpool – Beatles Museum

Beatles Story in Liverpool

Getting ready for a pose in front of the Beatles Story Museum.  The entrance and exit are different door.

Beatles Story in Liverpool

Whether you are a fan or not, lets come in and enjoy a journey with me to discover the Beatles culture, music and their lives.

Beatles Story in Liverpool

Once you bought your ticket, you are given to an audio to listen to the details story of the Beatles.  Started with their childhood, the guitars or other music instrument they once used.

Beatles Story in Liverpool

Above is John Lennon when he was a teen.  He actually started playing banjo at the age of 11, his mom taught him.  Then he bought his first guitar at the age of 16.  Guitar is cooler 🙂

Beatles Story in Liverpool

Casbah Coffee Club Liverpool

You also get to see the place they played before getting famous, the setting for Casbah Coffee Club.

This museum has a unique setting with many original collected items that are very precious I believe, to bring you back to Beatles time.

This museum has the largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of the Beatles.  This museum  truly give the best insight of the Beatles life.  Fan or not, while in Liverpool, don’t miss this location.

Beatles Story in Liverpool

I believe these are some of the old pieces which has made a hit back in the 60s-70s.

Beatles Story in Liverpool

This is one of my favorite!  The Beatles most glamour costume for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band!

Beatles Story in Liverpool

The most recognizable outfits of the Beatles.

Beatles Story in Liverpool

Lastly, before exit the museum, there is a white room with white grand piano showing John Lennon –

“Imagine” 

Imagine in Beatles Museum Liverpool

You need about 2 hours or whole morning to listen and cover the whole museum thoroughly.  If you are not a fan, you can rush through and finish within 1 hour.  The ticket also including a free ride on the Liverpool sightseeing buses for only one stop.

Admission for The Beatles Story :

  • Adult : GBP 15.9
  • Children under 5-15 : GBP 9.50

Experiencing Liverpool Sightseeing Buses 

Sightseeing Bus in Liverpool

You would fall in love with the Liverpool city as it is so clean and spacious plus the people are warm and friendly too.


Sightseeing bus in Liverpool

Liverpool Albert Dock

Liverpool Albert Dock

After the one stop ride from the Liverpool Sightseeing Bus tour, we are still in Albert Dock, a complex of dock buildings and warehouses in Liverpool.

Liverpool Albert Dock

Albert Dock is the vibrant heart of Liverpool City and the beautiful waterfront has many to offer, such as museums, restaurants, cafe, etc.

Liverpool Albert Dock

Spotted some rental bikes in green.

Liverpool Albert Dock

Mersey Ferry

If you want to have a good view of Liverpool, you may consider hop on a ferry. If you have a lot of time and don’t know how to spend it, get into a ferry and enjoy the sunshine and the cool breeze for 2-3 hours.

Liverpool Albert Dock

The Fab 4 Beatles Statue

The fab 4 Beatles were born and raised in Liverpool.  This town is proud of them for sure!

Liverpool Albert Dock

City Center of Liverpool

Liverpool Albert Dock

Some big and beautiful building in the city center.

Liverpool Albert Dock

Liverpool Albert Dock

Liverpool is a maritime city and there are many activities you could explore in this area, especially at the waterfront.

Liverpool Albert Dock

Tired of walking?  No problem, just sit down and look at the sea and stay dreaming.

Liverpool Albert Dock

Seagulls waiting to be fed.

Liverpool Albert Dock

Museum of Liverpool

Liverpool Albert Dock - Liverpool Museum

Albert Dock

Liverpool Albert Dock

This is actually a historical place where you can see many kind of ships, new and old park at the marina.  Some ships are opened to public to hop in to take a look but little fees need to pay for entrance.

Liverpool Albert Dock

Glad I came to pay a visit at Liverpool to feel their maritime heritage!

Liverpool Albert Dock

The Pump House

This is a waterfront pub restaurant with nice view and good selection of beers and wines.  This is also one of the most distinctive building in the Albert Dock.

Liverpool Albert Dock

Carousel in Albert Dock

Liverpool Albert Dock

Cuban Lunch : Revolución de Cuba Liverpool

Liverpool Albert Dock

This is a pub restaurant which offer Cuban food.  We sat outside thinking it was a nice weather but the wind was still quite chilly.  Also someone from the next table smoked cigarettes which troubled me a bit.  Anyway what we ordered were really tasty but portion was quite small.  Very satisfied with the good Cuban Food at Albert Dock.

Liverpool Albert Dock

What to pump in gas station – Diesel for our car.  Most cars in UK used Diesel we were told.

Gas Station in Liverpool

Passed by a second hand car dealer, found cars sold at super cheap price.  GBP 2-3 k can get you a usable car.  How nice.

Car Dealer in Liverpool

The Beatles Story in Liverpool

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