Penny Lane was popularised by the hit Beatles song from 1967 and is one of Liverpool’s most notable streets and quarters. Beatles fans from all over flock to explore the street, which is filled with independently owned businesses and even a barber’s shop in exactly the same spot as described in the hit tune.

The street was where Paul McCartney would change buses to visit John Lennon, and afterwards, the 2 would continue their journey to frequent the clubs they performed at. The pair also had similar experiences from childhood on the street, which inspired them to create the ode to Penny Lane.

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Highlights of Penny Lane

Penny Lane wasn’t significant only to the Beatles. In the late 60s, Freddie Mercury lived at number 60, which is a pub and former rooming house titled ‘Dovedale Towers’, and referred to as ‘The Dovey’ today.

To learn about the favourite spots of some of Liverpool’s most infamous musicians, consider checking out a guided bus tour. These tours allow visitors to learn about history from guides while also getting a sweeping and immersive experience of the city. Check out The Cavern Club’s variety of Beatles-centric tours, with titles such as ‘The Magic Mystery Tour’ and the ‘Behind the Scenes Tour’.

Good to know about Penny Lane

You can reach the half-mile long Penny Lane by bus still, but your stop will be at a more modern shelter than the one Paul used. Along the lane, you'll find Millenium Green, a lovely green park space where you can take a stroll or let the kids release some energy. Sefton Park with its stunning palm house is nearby as well.

The area around Penny Lane has become a trendy destination that's home to a number of bars, bistros, food outlets, thrift shops, and more, so you can easily spend most of a day here.

Penny Lane

Location: Penny Ln, Liverpool, UK

Open: Hours vary per individual business