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The Town of the Beatles

Aug 17, 2007
In the 1960s Liverpool became a centre of youth culture. The Liverpool wall of frame in front of the Cavern Club is a tribute to acts from the city who reached number one in the charts. It has 54 number one hits since 1952 on it. The wall is dominated by The Beatle who have 17 discs on the wall. The National Trust has purchased the McCartneys house in Liverpool.

The soap opera Brookside and currently Hollyoaks for channel 4 were produced by Lime Pictures formerly Mersey television.

Every two years the Liverpool Biennial festival of arts are held it was during this event in 2004 that My mother is beautiful by Yoko Ono caused protest by exhibiting photographs of a naked woman s public area on the shopping street and it still remains there to day.

The Grand National the famous steeplechase in held every year in April at Aintree Racecourse to the north of Liverpool. The British Grand Prix is also held here.

In 2001 the airport near Speke was renamed Liverpool John Lennon Airport in honour of the late John Lennon. The airport has a sketch that John Lennon had drawn of himself and the word Above us only sky from the song imagine. In the sixties the airport was a starting point for many Beatles tours. 5m passengers pass through the airport every year and it flies to 62 destination.

The song Ferry me across the Mersey by Gerry and the Pacemakers made the Mersey ferry famous with tourists
The heart of Beatleland is the shopping centres at Cavern Walks on Mathew Street.

Some of the trendiest stores or at Albert Dock Such as the Apple store Tate Gallery gift shop and the Beatles Story gift shop.

Liverpool Cathedral is the 5th largest in the world has the largest church organ with 9765 pipes and the largest cathedral in the UK.

Liverpool is home to 2 football team Everton and Liverpool and just minutes from the city centre. Liverpool home Anfield displays silverware of the most successful English football team. Goodison Park Stadium is home to Everton.

Merseyside Maritime Museum opened in 1980 it was a bonded warehouse part of the historic Albert dock tell the story of one of the worlds greatest ports.
Liverpool is celebrating its 800th birthday in 2007 and will be hosting festivals performances debates and variety of heritage themed events.

The restaurants in the city have a range to suit every body palate from Pan American Club to the St Petersburgh Russian Restaurant.
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