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.
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.
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.
Beside football what do you have in Liverpool? Yes, the Beatles!
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.
Car Park at Albert Dock
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.
Finding Beatles in Liverpool – Beatles Museum
Getting ready for a pose in front of the Beatles Story Museum. The entrance and exit are different door.
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.
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.
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 🙂
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.
I believe these are some of the old pieces which has made a hit back in the 60s-70s.
This is one of my favorite! The Beatles most glamour costume for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band!
The most recognizable outfits of the Beatles.
Lastly, before exit the museum, there is a white room with white grand piano showing John Lennon –
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
You would fall in love with the Liverpool city as it is so clean and spacious plus the people are warm and friendly too.
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.
Albert Dock is the vibrant heart of Liverpool City and the beautiful waterfront has many to offer, such as museums, restaurants, cafe, etc.
Spotted some rental bikes in green.
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.
The Fab 4 Beatles Statue
The fab 4 Beatles were born and raised in Liverpool. This town is proud of them for sure!
City Center of Liverpool
Some big and beautiful building in the city center.
Liverpool is a maritime city and there are many activities you could explore in this area, especially at the waterfront.
Tired of walking? No problem, just sit down and look at the sea and stay dreaming.
Seagulls waiting to be fed.
Museum of Liverpool
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.
Glad I came to pay a visit at Liverpool to feel their maritime heritage!
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.
Carousel in Albert Dock
Cuban Lunch : Revolución de Cuba Liverpool
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.
What to pump in gas station – Diesel for our car. Most cars in UK used Diesel we were told.
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.
The Beatles Story in Liverpool
- The Beatles Story Museum
- Admission Fees for Beatles Story Museum
- Albert Dock
- Mersey Ferry
- Liverpool Sightseeing Buses
- The Fab 4 Beatles Statue
- Museum of Liverpool
- The Pump House – Distinctive Building in Albert Dock
- Revolución de Cuba Liverpool – Cuban Lunch