Beatles in London?

Old Oct 16th, 2000, 02:18 PM
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Beatles in London?

Have a short first trip to London coming
up soon....any Beatle things to see in
London proper? Thanks!
 
Old Oct 16th, 2000, 02:54 PM
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Hate to tell you this, but the Beatles broke up. One of them even died.
 
Old Oct 16th, 2000, 03:05 PM
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You can see some of Lennon's original music in the British Museum; I'm guessing they all have wax figures at Tussaud's; you can go view the Albert Hall (and guess how many holes it takes to fill it) or how about Abbey Road?
 
Old Oct 16th, 2000, 03:06 PM
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So sorry, meant to say that the music is in the British Library, not the museum.
 
Old Oct 16th, 2000, 03:27 PM
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I think the Original London Walks company has a couple of Beatles walks that take you by various sites connected to the Beatles. We took their Jack the Ripper tour and really enjoyed it.
 
Old Oct 16th, 2000, 03:31 PM
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Greetings from Abbey Road (my place is behind the trees on the cover). We get a steady stream of people holding up the traffic to pose on the zebra crossing (by the way, it's quite a busy road, so if you want a clear shot without cars in the way, turn up very early in the morning). Just get the Tube to St John's Wood....
 
Old Oct 18th, 2000, 12:53 PM
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There is a shop called Beatles For Sale in a small road near Carnaby Street. I can't remember the name of the road but you might be able to track down the shop on the net. I think they have a website. The shop is full of original Beatles stuff. Great for a real fan. I loved it. I found that some of the books I own are actually worth something. Don't let those people above put you off. I don't know why they bother replying to messages in such a negative way.

Brenda
 
Old Oct 18th, 2000, 02:18 PM
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Brenda, apart from the first post, none of these posts is "negative". I don't know why you say "Don't let those people above put you off" - especially when together they offer more information than you do.
 
Old Oct 19th, 2000, 02:33 PM
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Brenda,
Thank you for the support. I won't
be put off by such twits....anyway
I still think the Beatles will be back
together...someday...including John.
YeahYeahYeah
 
Old Oct 21st, 2000, 08:38 AM
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The Beatles For Sale shop is at 8 Kingly Street, between Carnaby St and Regent St. My family and I really enjoyed it. The best shop, however, is in Liverpool near the Cavern! We were in Liverpool in August a few years ago and there was a giant Beatles festival going on. I think it goes on every August and is definately a worthwhile visit for any true Beatles fan.
 
Old Oct 21st, 2000, 02:45 PM
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So, Kramer, I and the others who bothered to answer your post are 'twits'? Stick to a guide book next time you ungrateful git.
 
Old Oct 23rd, 2000, 07:47 AM
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Julian,
My first time posting and all I
get is grief. Yikes...I will stick
to the book...at least it doesn't
return smart asp rhetoric.
 
Old Oct 23rd, 2000, 11:31 PM
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hi - listen i just got back and was on a great tour beatles and rock and roll. the guide patrick leads the trip three times a week. you ride around in this nice little mini-van with the inside decorated with 45's etc. patrick plays music the whole time, bits and pieces of every musician he mentions. the tour is three hours. today was my first day back at work and i talked about the tour non-stop. he covers lots of different neighborhoods. all kinds of fabulous tidbits about the beatles, hendrix,van morrison, mama cass , bill wyman, richard branson. the website is www.backroadstouring.co.uk. then click on london tours -- beatles tour. let me know if you need more details.
 
Old Oct 24th, 2000, 12:23 AM
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Kramer
Try reading the messages, you only got "grief" because you gave it first.
 
Old Oct 25th, 2000, 08:30 AM
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Amy,
Bite me!
 
Old Oct 31st, 2000, 11:27 AM
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Kramer,

In the spring, my teenage daughter and I did one of the Beatles-themed "Original London Walks." We did the "In My Life" walk; there's also a "Magical Mystery Tour" walk. I believe both are offered several times a week. See http://london.walks.com/.

It's very informal--you just meet up at the appointed subway station; in our case it was Marylebone. (Nearby, by the way, is another little Beatles shop.)
We went to the train station used for scenes from Help!, walked by apartments various Beatles had lived in, saw the restaurant used in Help!, and saw a bunch of other stuff before ending up at Abbey Road, which has become a mecca for fans from all over the world.

You don't have to reserve or anything--just show up and fork over your 5 pounds or whatever. There were probably close to 30 people from all over the world walking with us--but the guide speaks loudly and is very informative.

Be prepared to walk a LOT, however. We walked almost nonstop for 3 hours with just a brief subway ride to Abbey Road. We then tried going to the British Museum and were almost too exhausted to careen from the Rosetta Stone to the mummies.

You can pick up the London Walks brochures everywhere--restaurants, hotels, etc.

Hope this helps.
 
Old Oct 31st, 2000, 11:56 AM
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Pardon my ignorance but what does 'bite me' mean?
And shouldn't you be visiting Liverpool for all things Beatley?
 

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