The Beatles may have hailed from Liverpool, but they left their mark on the capital city. For an expert introduction to Fab Four in London, it’s best to book a dedicated tour with a knowledgeable guide.
The Beatles, one of the world’s most well-known and influential bands, arrived in London in 1963. While they may have toured the globe, they lived, worked and played for most of the time in the UK’s chaotic capital. There are hundreds of London locations connected to the band, but not all of these are as easy to find as Abbey Road. For this reason, we recommend booking a London Beatles tour. Not only will you get to visit some of the lesser-known locations associated with the band, but you’ll get to hear entertaining anecdotes, trivia and facts from experts along the way. With so many to choose from, we’ve compared three of the best-rated London Beatles Tours available to book online.
Beatles in My Life Walking Tour with Richard Porter
This cheap and cheerful two-hour walking tour offers an excellent introduction to the places The Beatles recorded, lived and socialized in London. Tours are run by Richard Porter, a professional Beatles London tour guide, consultant and author of ‘Guide to The Beatles London’, so you’re in capable hands. Highlights include a stroll across Abbey Road, a trip to see where two of the Beatles were married and the place where John and Yoko had their famous naked album cover picture taken. Affordably priced and highly informative, this is one of the best London Beatles walking tours on the market. From £15 per person.
A ticket to ride: Beatles in London Tour
For those who would rather dive into the history of the famous rock band without making a dent in their pedometer, this 2.5-hour bus tour is a fantastic option. Travelling by minibus in the early evening, the tour whizzes across London to follow the trail of The Beatles, through Mayfair, Marylebone, St John’s Wood and Soho. As well as snapping a picture at the iconic zebra crossing, fans drop by the Scotch of St James Club and other popular clubs and pub haunts and get a good look at famous photo locations used for album covers, publicity shots and films. From £54 per person.
Beatles Magical Tour by Black Cab
This experience combines a tour of one of the country’s most iconic bands with a trip across London in one of the city’s most iconic vehicles – the black cab. The four-hour tour ticks off a lengthy list of Beatles-associated sights from Abbey Road to the spot where John and Yoko met to the house where Paul wrote: “I wanna hold your hand”. Tours are run by a registered Blue Badge, City of London or City of Westminster guide too, the highest Tourist Guiding qualification in the UK. This is the longest tour on our list and, provided you can find five friends or family members to travel with you, offers excellent value for money. From £449 per group of up to 6.