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Travel Report: Hatters Hostel, Liverpool.

Hatters Hostel, Liverpool. May 2019. I’ve stayed in some incredible hotels and guesthouses during my travels over the past twenty years. But unfortunately, it can’t always be glitz, glamour and sweeping balcony views. After an amazing couple of nights at The Hard Days Night Hotel, I decided a cheap and cheerful downgrade was in order […]

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Travel Report: Double Fantasy Exhibition, Liverpool.

Double Fantasy – John & Yoko Exhibition, Liverpool. May 2019. No matter what time of year you come to Liverpool there’s virtually always a Beatles exhibition or three to compliment the city’s established Fab Four sites. During my stay in the city, The Museum of Liverpool was hosting the outstanding Double Fantasy – John and […]

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Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tour, Liverpool (Part II)

Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tour, Liverpool. Before reading you might want to start with my article: Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tour, Liverpool (Part I). May 2019. What an incredible morning we’d had driving around Liverpool with Ian Doyle and his Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tour. We’d seen Ringo Starr’s childhood home in […]

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Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tour, Liverpool (Part I).

Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tour, Liverpool. May 2019. Coming to Liverpool and seeing all The Beatles sites was a dream come true for me. Having toured The Beatles Story, visited the Double Fantasy Exhibition and caught some live music at both The Cavern Club and The Cavern Pub, it was finally time for the prospect […]

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Travel Report: Hard Days Night Hotel.

Hard Days Night Hotel, Liverpool. May 2019. As a diehard Beatles fan who’d come to Liverpool to conduct as much Beatlesy business as I could, there really was only one place to stay. It just had to be the world’s only Beatles inspired hotel. When I was planning my trip to Liverpool, I simply couldn’t see past […]

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Travel Report: The Cavern Pub, Liverpool.

The Cavern Pub, Liverpool. May 2019. It was early evening when Steppers and I mooched onto Mathew street, the beating heart of Liverpool’s world famous Cavern Quarter. We had of course come to see The Cavern Club, the legendary music venue where The Beatles cut their teeth in the early 1960s. However, while The Cavern […]

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Travel Report: The Cavern Club, Liverpool.

The Cavern Club, Liverpool. May 2019. It was early evening on Mathew Street and I was about to tick off another holy grail sight in Liverpool. Finally, over thirty four years since I heard my first Beatles record (I think it was Rubber Soul), I was heading into the Cavern Club for a night of history, […]

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Travel Report: The Beatles Story, Liverpool.

Beatles Story, Liverpool. May 2019. The whole idea of making Liverpool the centerpiece of my 2019 travels around England was to fulfil a lifelong desire to see the city’s legendary Beatles spots. If you’re into The Fab Four, there’s a serious amount of stuff to check out. So much so, it’s actually a good idea to […]

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Travel Report: Crosby Beach, Liverpool.

Crosby Beach, Liverpool. May 2019. With so much to see and do in Liverpool, you can certainly forgive visitors for concentrating their efforts strictly on the sights in the city centre. However, if you find yourself in need of some fresh sea air, I highly recommend a thirty minute train ride out to Crosby Beach. […]

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Travel Report: Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. May 2019. So this was one of CNN’s ugliest cathedrals in the world? This was the “hideous eyesore” that stands only as a personal insult to those who have to pray in it? This was the building that thousands of TripAdvisor moaners had ranted about to the point of near self-combustion? Hm, not […]

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