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The Beatles Fab Four Taxi Tour
The Beatles Fab Four Taxi Tour takes you on a 2 1/2 hour ride through the streets of Liverpool and past many locations that are related to the Beatles.
The tours can start from anywhere in the city and you can request to be picked up directly from your hotel. Each of the taxis is named after a Beatles song and can accommodate up to 5 guests at one time. The guided audio tour is available in 7 languages and during your journey Beatles songs will be played.
The journey will lead you to the childhood homes of John, Paul, George and Ringo and the former family home of Beatles manager Brian Epstein. You will see St Peter's Church and Church Hall were Paul first met John, the maternity hospital where John was born and the college they attended.
Also many places which inspired the Beatles to some of their most famous songs will be on the itinerary, such as Eleanor Rigby's Tombstone, Penny Lane and the red gates to the Strawberry Fields Park. Further Beatles attractions you will see include the Empress Pub and many more.
On-line reservation is possible via the website, each tour costs £45 per taxi.
Art's Cafe Bar
Art's Café Bar and Restaurant opened in 1994 and derives its name from the works of art that it displays on its walls, many of these are from well known artists. Food ranges from light snacks to a full a la carte menu and there is also a range of beverages available, including tea, coffee, beers and wines. Occasionally, live music is performed.
It is open daily from midday until 11pm (Monday to Friday), Midday until 2am (Saturday) and from 10.30am until 11pm on Sunday.
A River Explorer Cruise lasts approximately 50 minutes and not only affords visitors the opportunity to discover the waterfront which has been declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site, but can also be combined with visits to other attractions such as Spaceport and Play Planet in Seacombe, effectively making it a day trip. A visit to the Woodside Café in Birkenhead is also an option.
Departures are on the hour from 10h00 till 15h00 on weekdays, extended until 18h00 on weekends. Tariffs and recommended itineraries as well as details of events and special cruises can be found at the website.
St Anne's Cathedral
St Anne's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Cathedral and the seat of the Bishop of Leeds. The current Cathedral dates from 1904 and is a Grade 2 listed building.
The focal point of this Cathedral is the sanctuary, which features a free-standing high altar that is constructed from Italian marble. The altarpiece in the Lady Chapel was originally installed in the old Cathedral that stood on the same site and dates from 1842. The Cathedral is free to visit and is open daily from 7.15am until 6.15pm
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Liverpool Airport is one of the oldest in the UK, having been officially opened in 1933. It was renamed Liverpool John Lennon Airport in 2001 when extensive refurbishment was undertaken, and a statue of Lennon is in the main passenger walkway. It is the first airport in the UK to be named after an individual.
The airport now handles more than 5 million passengers a year with scheduled services to 69 UK and Europe destinations. Holiday charter flights increase the traffic in the summer season. Two of Europe's largest low-cost airlines - easyJet and Ryanair - use Liverpool as a base.
Motorway links are close to the airport and regular bus services operate to the centres of Liverpool and Manchester, and surrounding towns. Liverpool city centre is only 7 miles.
The terminal provides the usual range of shops, taxis and car hire outlets, as well as a conference centre on site. Wi-fi has recently been introduced throughout. The terminal is often used for art and photography exhibitions.
The Friends of Liverpool Airport provide tours of the airport (bookable in advance) which consist of a 45 minute presentation of the history of the airport and a one hour walking tour of the facilities.
Leeds Art Gallery
The Leeds Art Gallery contains watercolours, prints, sculptures, paintings and other works of art. It recently re-opened following a £1.5 million refurbishment and is now fully accessible for disabled visitors.
Facilities include a craft shop, café and a design gallery.
Entry is free and the opening hours are:
Monday and Tuesday - from 10am until 8pm
Wednesday - from 12 noon until 8pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday - from 10am until 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm.
It is closed on bank holidays.