During the quarantine period brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, have you revisited the simple life like you had before growing up?
Imagine being locked down inside your home for months with only limited things to do. You might have watched almost every new movie released on Netflix or listened to Spotify the whole day.
For fans of classic music, Beatles songs are sure hit even though their songs are more than 60 years old already. That’s why some Beatlemaniac have reminisce the past and becomes fans again of the Fab Four composed of John Lennon, Paul McCarthney, Ringo Starr and George Harrisson.
Just in case you are planning for a vacation after the pandemic, you might want to consider the tour dubbed as “All Beatles, All The Time,” an itinerary that includes several other must-sees in London, Scotland and Wales. One big draw is seeing where the Fab Four got their start and recapturing what’s described as “the fevered feel of the early ’60s in Liverpool.”
Here’s what should be included in your tour list:
• The Beatles’ Boyhood Homes. It’s easy to imagine the teenaged Paul and John writing the lyrics to “I Saw Her Standing There” in the living room of the future Sir Paul McCartney’s humble 20 Forthlin Road house. As McCartney recalled: “I’d start off with ‘She was just 17, she’d never been a beauty queen.’ And he’d be like, ‘Oh no, that’s useless.’”
• The Cavern Club. Still a live-music venue today, the club hosted the Beatles 292 times. It’s especially packed when a tribute band dons mop-tops and “yeah, yeahs” their hearts out. There was supposed to be a 293rd time—promised by manager Brian Epstein before the group ventured to America—but it never happened.
• Jaw-Dropping Castles. You will glimpse inside The Queen’s official residence, Windsor Castle, including recent—and possibly juicy—tidbits from a local tour guide about the goings-on there. Furthermore, a boisterous evening banquet at Cardiff Castle will explain what’s meant by “Welsh hospitality.”
• The Beatles Story. Nestled in the heart of Liverpool’s revitalized wharf district, this state-of-the-art attraction includes a behind-the-scenes look at Abbey Road Studios, an underwater trip on the Yellow Submarine and a “Fab 4D” extravaganza that uses the latest technology to bring the group’s music to life.
• A Taste of Scotland. Adventurous eaters can enjoy a dinner of Scottish specialties—including the infamous haggis—and a lively show featuring songs, stories and a display of traditional step-dancing.
Long live the Beatles!