Royal Albert Dock

Built as the first docks without timber, they were the world's first fireproof docks and received royal charter status in 2018.

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Royal Liver Building
Originally one of the tallest buildings in Britain, it opened in 1906 to house the Royal Liver Assurance group.
The Cavern Club
Famous for the Beatles having played their early years at the club, the Cavern Club originally opened as a jazz club and remains a music venue today.
The Beatles Story Museum
Cunard Building
Port of Liverpool Building
One of Liverpool's 'Three Graces' buildings, it is part of the city's maritime mercantile UNESCO heritage status.
The Beatles Statue
The statue was unveiled in 2015, between the Three Graces at the docks, and each has a hidden personal detail of the band member. Can you spot them?
Cunard Building
The third of the 'Three Graces' in the port, the structure still has remnants of the original port wall, which are visible on the eastern portion of the building.

Related Tours

Welcome to Liverpool: Private Half-Day Highlights Walking Tour

Discover Liverpool, the proud hometown of the Beatles, a city famous for its docks and maritime history, rich in the arts, music, culture, and iconic architecture.

On your private walking tour of Liverpool, you will:

  • Stroll the atmospheric streets of Liverpool's historical city centre, rich in medieval history, and packed with a maritime character; 
  • Discover how Liverpool developed from a Medieval trading town to the Second City of the British Empire from 1207 to the present;
  •  Visit the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Britain's biggest Cathedral which took 74 years to build from the foundation stone being laid in 1904;
  • Pass by the Cavern Club, the legendary music venue located famously known as the birthplace of The Beatles;
  • Stop for a photo at the John Lennon Statue on Mathew Street;
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the magnificent Royal Albert Dock built in 1846 to learn the history of Liverpool’s thriving Commerce in the 19th Century;
  • Pass through the Liverpool Town Hall, built-in 1749 and one of the finest surviving Georgian buildings in the UK;
  • Discover the birthplace of the Merseybeat sound and Beatlemania in a city with music at its heart;
  • Visit the iconic Royal Liver Building, open to the public for the first time in its 100+ year history;
  • Enjoy access to its hidden secrets, and journey up to the 15th floor for astounding panoramic views across Liverpool from the most iconic viewing point in the city (tickets included).


Discover the vibrant, historic, and picturesque city of Liverpool, a city in northwest England on the River Mersey and the Irish Sea. Famously the home of the Beatles and named the Capital of Culture in 2008 after many years of regeneration, learn all about Liverpool’s famous maritime past, and role in the Industrial Revolution.

Admire the dazzling architectural splendour of some of Europe’s grandest listed heritage buildings, such as the city’s ‘Three Graces’ down on the harbour, and enjoy the fresh air and charming atmosphere as you tread the cobbled streets down to the docks.

As the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is synonymous with the world’s most musically influential band and the Beatlemania phenomenon. On this fascinating private walking tour of Liverpool, you will discover an extraordinary city that not only produced the Fab Four but is also home to five universities it is a pioneer in the arts, academia, drama, music, culture, architecture and industrial innovation.

Tour the Anglican Cathedral, dating to 1904 and Britain’s largest cathedral before visiting the Royal Albert Dock area, built-in in 1846 it is the world’s first non-combustible warehouse system. Today, this fine collection of Grade I listed buildings forms the heart of Liverpool's UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the Pier Head, St George’s Quarter and more. Backdropped by the waterfront, it is also the site of Liverpool’s most-popular selfie spot, an iconic life-size statue of John, Paul, Ringo and George!

Marvel at Liverpool’s flamboyant Town Hall, an eccentric 18th-century marvel adorned with goddesses and pineapples. See also Wellington Column, a statue erected in the Duke of Wellington’s honour, formed of melted-down cannons from the Battle of Waterloo, and finally end at St George’s Hall, with its dazzling neoclassical design, and close to restaurants and bars of this fantastic city.

The next stop is the iconic ‘Three Graces’ at the Cunard, Port of Liverpool, and Royal Liver Building. Your guide will finish your tour with you at the Royal Liver, where you will have entrance tickets to visit the top. In 2019, the building just opened to the public for the first time in its history.

At 322 feet tall, it was at one time the tallest building in Europe, was one of the first-ever skyscrapers to be built using reinforced concrete and boasts breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views from the 15th floor. 

The Birthplace of The Beatles: Private 2-hour Liverpool Tour
Enjoy a Beatles-themed walking tour with an expert, passionate private guide around the vibrant city of Liverpool, the iconic home of the Fab Four with tickets included to The Beatles Story Museum.

On your private tour you will: 

  • Hear about the band’s humble early beginnings to fan-crazed global fame;
  • Learn about the beating heart of Liverpool’s iconic music scene and the venues where the Beatles honed their craft;
  • See the Eleanor Rigby Statue where you’ll hear about her famous musical creator and her Liverpool connection;
  • Visit 62 Stanley Street, the site of Hessy’s Music Centre where the Beatles bought their instruments; 
  • Stop by the statue of Brian Epstein who was the Beatles’ manager from 1962 until his death in 1967;
  • Walk down the iconic Matthew Street famous for its many connections to Beatlemania- stopping by The Grapes pub where they would enjoy a drink, the Wall of Fame and the John Lennon Statue;
  • Visit the iconic Cavern Club where the Beatles regularly played live - the place that launched the Fab Four;
  • Enter Derby Square with the impressive neo-Baroque monument of Queen Victoria - with a picture of the Beatles beside it
  • See Liverpool’s majestic Town Hall, where both the Queen and the Beatles have waved at the crowds from its balcony;
  • Snap the ultimate photo with the iconic life-size bronze Beatles statues on Liverpool's Waterfront, erected to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the band's last home gig; 
  • Wander around the famous Pier Head admiring the famous Liverpool Skyline, and learn about Liverpool’s Three Graces: the Port of Liverpool Building, the Cunard Building, and the Liver Building (pronounced Ly-ver);
  • Stroll the waterfront and see the picturesque area of Mann Island, the Royal Albert Dock - including the amazing Quay Confectionary shop, and the statue of pop idol Billy Fury overlooking the Mersey; 
  • End your tour at the Beatles Story Museum, the world's largest permanent exhibition devoted to telling the story of The Beatles' rise to fame that you will explore at your own leisure.

As the birthplace of the mop-haired Fab Four, Liverpool is a fascinating pilgrimage site for Beatles fans. A historic maritime city, Liverpool is home to quaint cobbled streets, historic buildings and spectacular views over the Mersey.  

On this private tour with an expert, passionate guide, you will learn all about the early lives of the Beatles in Liverpool, where they lived and went to school, how they met and formed a band - you’ll see where they bought their first instruments and were signed by Brian Epstein. You’ll hear all about their meteoric rise to fame - and the ensuing Beatlemania

Your tour will take you past the statue of Eleanor Rigby, and the John Lennon statue, before walking down musical memory lane Matthew Street: one of the most famous streets in the world, home of the notorious, legendary Cavern Club, which opened in 1957 as a jazz club and later became synonymous with the Beatles who played here live regularly. Your guide will show you inside this iconic institution. 

You’ll also be able to pop into The Grapes pub, a favourite of the Beatles who would have a drink here between sets at the nearby Cavern. You’ll walk from Derby Square up Castle Street flanked by beautiful and historic buildings and shop fronts, a lively street full of bars and restaurants, towards the magnificent Town Hall - where both royalty and the Beatles have stood at the balcony.  

Then, you’ll head down to the picturesque waterfront where you’ll see the famous Liverpool skyline, the historic buildings known as the Three Graces, the Albert Dock, and the amazing life-size bronze statues of the Beatles overlooking the Mersey. 

Your tour ends outside the Beatles Story Museum, where your guide will give you your tickets and leave you to explore the world’s largest permanent collection of Beatles memorabilia. 
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