Fab 4 Taxi Tours
“Fun and informative tours around the Liverpool of The Beatles.” - VisitEngland Assessor
They only existed as a band for around 10 years, but The Beatles had an impact on the worlds of music and culture that's almost impossible to estimate, and if you want to know more about who John, Paul, George and Ringo were as people, this is a great place to start. There are a number of taxi tours available, taking in all aspects of the band's life in Liverpool; from the Cavern Club to their family homes, and all under the wise and watchful eyes of a Liverpool cabbie/Beatles expert.
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About the area
A metropolitan county on the River Mersey, with Liverpool as its administrative centre, Merseyside incorporates the towns of Bootle, Birkenhead, St Helena, Wallasey, and Southport. In the 19th century, Liverpool was England’s second greatest port, and the area has been affected by urban deprivation and unemployment.
When the port of Chester silted up in medieval times, Liverpool took up the slack. The first dock was built in 1715 and the port came to prominence with the slave trade. Following abolition, the port grew to a seven-mile stretch of docks, busy with cargoes of cotton, tobacco and sugar and the huge wave of emigration from Europe to the New World in the 19th and 20th centuries. In its turn, immigration brought an influx of people to Merseyside to join its expanding population, including many from Ireland fleeing the potato famines. In the second half of the 20th century, accessible air travel brought an end to the era of the ocean-going liners. Meanwhile, trade with Europe was picked up by the southeastern ports. Merseyside’s population dwindled, but it remains one of Britain’s most vibrant and interesting areas.
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