Birmingham – Liverpool
Make your way to Birmingham train station for a journey to Liverpool, home to the Beatles. Of course, Liverpool shopping is also world-class, and you will be hard put to decide between slick shopping centres to elegant boutique arcades, bohemian streets and bustling farmers markets. Shopping heaven at Liverpool ONE - shopping, residential and leisure complex as it offers a multitude of high-profile stores with more than 160 famous high street shops, ultra-hip fashion brands and cool independent boutiques. Bring in the evening with a refreshing drink at Panoramic on Brook Street, one of the top bars in Liverpool, and sip on cool cocktails or hearty real ale as you imbibe the breathtaking views of Liverpool at night from the West Tower, 34 floors high.
Visit the award-winning the Beatles Story is the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles. Located in the Fab Four's hometown of Liverpool on the stunning UNESCO World heritage site at the Albert Dock, the Beatles Story takes visitors on an atmospheric journey through the lives, times and music of the world's greatest band. The Beatles Story incorporates informative displays, exclusive memorabilia, a stunning White Room tribute to John Lennon, a replica of the famous Cavern Club and Going Solo exhibition with an in-depth look at the solo careers of John, Paul, George and Ringo Go on a magical history tour and see how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to the dizzy heights of worldwide fame and fortune to become the greatest band of all time. Visitors to the attraction will take a personal journey from the Fab Four's Liverpool childhood, through the early days of the band, to world domination and on to their solo careers. Find out how they met, go behind the scenes at the famous Abbey Road Studios and take an underwater trip on the Yellow Submarine. Experience first-hand the place where it all started by hanging out at the Casbah Coffee Club and explore a stunning exact replica of the Cavern Club. With a rolling programme of special exhibitions, visitors can return time and time again and always discover something new. Finish the perfect historical experience in our Beatles Themed 'Fab4 Cafe ' or browse through a fantastic range of products available from the 'Fab4 Store'.
Later visit the special exhibition at Beatles Story Pier Head "The British Invasion: How 1960's beat groups conquered America" It looks at the wave of British artists that took over the Billboard Top 100 in the 1960s and 1970s. Co-curated by the established GRAMMY Museum, L.A., the exhibition shows memorabilia that has never been seen outside of the USA and also photographs of bands such as The Rolling Stones that have never been seen before worldwide. Key pieces of memorabilia include The Supremes Dresses; James Brown's Jumpsuit; BB King's "Lucille" Gibson; The Beach Boys Handwritten "God Only Knows" Lyrics and Keith Moon's drum kit. Visitors can also enjoy a number of interactive experiences including a map of Great Britain allowing you to explore musical roots across the country, a video history booth to record your own memories and an exclusive Ringo Starr interactive drum lesson. Also at Beatles Story Pier Head - a Hidden Gallery of photographs from Paul Berriff. Education and family fun is also incorporated with the interactive Discovery Zone and an amazing Fab4D Experience.
Evening you must visit the Cavern Club nightclub which is the birth place of the Beatles. It is a nightclub at 10 Mathew Street. The iconic stage beneath the brick arches in the front of the club is the image most people associate with the Cavern Club - and this is where visitors can enjoy live music from soloists and cover bands most evenings. A great place for a drink and a meal for you and your loved one.
Overnight in Liverpool.