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Has anyone gone from London (Russell Square Station area) to see the Beatles' Penny Lane exhibit?

How did you get there? Was it worth the long train ride?
Thanks!!

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Care to share where the Penny Lane Exhibit is located? I’m not into guessing or assuming?

Posted by
2939 posts

Are you talking about Liverpool, where the Penny Lane street sign and the "shelter in the middle of the roundabout" are located?

Posted by
225 posts

Yes eptld,
My cousins want to see penny lane and thebeatles exhibit. In Liverpool. I don't know anything about it, but they asked if they could go (I am helping them make their travel arrangements). I appreciate your help, I thought that even though I many not know much about this, everyone else probably does) ;)

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I believe the trains run from Euston/London to Liverpool Lime St and take 2.5 hrs on Virgin trains. You should book early to get a discount. Only you can decide if it's worth it though it's a long train ride for a day.

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I’m quite familiar with Liverpool, you’ll have to get more details. Yes, it’s easy to take a train to Liverpool although it’s a two hour or so train ride each way so it makes for a very long day trip. It’s far better to stay overnight for a day or so. Book in advance, walk up fares are eye wateringly expensive.

The easiest way to see Penny Lane is through the Magical Mystery Tour, it’s a bus tour that hits a lot of Beatles sights and it does stop at Penny Lane where you can get a selfie with the sign. It’s about £15 or so.
There are also Beatles taxi tours available which might make sense for a group.

In London, there are also Beatles sights walking tours from London Walks, they’ll include Abbey Road. They’re excellent for a Beatles fan.

The Beatles Story Museum is on Albert Dock, right next to where the Magical Mystery Tour begins. It’s a bit expensive but fun. There’s also a new Beatles museum on Mathew Street which is also where the Cavern Club recreation is. The Magical Mystery Tour ends there.

Get some more details and I’m happy to help. I’m a huge Beatles fan and am quite familiar with Liverpool.

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27709 posts

Just when you want to visit Abbey Road in London don't go to the station with the same name. It is the wrong one.

Abbey Road is just north of Lords Cricket Ground near Circus Road and Finchley Road and the St Johns Wood tube station on the original part of the Jubilee Line.

Posted by
225 posts

thank you Dale!
that's exactly what i was hoping for. i really appreciate you taking the time.
thank you Nigel, good to know!

Posted by
2939 posts

I can highly recommend the Magical Mystery Tour bus in Liverpool. As with train tickets to/from London, you'll want to book in advance. Your bus ticket gets you free entry to the rebuilt Cavern Club, which only serves drinks (no food. It's right around the corner from the Hard Day's Night Hotel, which has an "Any Time At All" menu including sandwiches and other light fare, and is a blast to visit in its own right.

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225 posts

Hey Guys,
My cousin was thrilled with the information and really wants to do this. We found the Magical Mystery Tour bus tour but, when we tried to buy the train tickets on Virgin trains but it said there weren't any trains to Lime St on Sunday May 26th. What are we doing wrong? Could this be true? Are there other train companies that service London to Liverpool??? Thank you!!!!

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bank holiday.

quite likely.

London Northwestern also go that way, but there's a fair chance that they won't over the bank holiday either.

elaborating:- look at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/213116.aspx

May Bank Holidays Travel Summary 2019 Fewer people travel by rail over
the early May bank holiday period (from Saturday 4 May to Monday 6 May
2019) and the spring bank holiday (Saturday 25 May to Monday 27 May
2019) which is why rail companies decide to carry out essential
improvement and engineering work across the rail network during this
time.

Network Rail will be carrying out improvement and essential
engineering work on parts of the railway network over the May bank
holiday periods. The following major engineering works will be
undertaken:

All lines to and from London Euston will be closed

...

The majority of train companies have confirmed services for the May
Bank Holidays, and you can find the best value fare for your journey
using our Cheapest Fare Finder. Information on advance tickets and
when you can buy them is available here...

...

Sunday only

A special half-hourly train service will operate between Northampton
and Milton Keynes Central.

Until 08:45, replacement buses will run between Northampton and
Stanmore Underground station.

After 08:45, replacement buses will run between Milton Keynes Central
and Stanmore Underground station. Please note that these buses will
not call at Cheddington (until after 23:00). A second replacement bus
service will run between Leighton Buzzard and Cheddington.

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It is the Sunday of the Late May Bank Holiday. You get the worst of Sunday and the worst of Bank Holiday.

Sunday only

A special half-hourly train service will operate between Northampton
and Milton Keynes Central.

Until 08:45, replacement buses will run between Northampton and
Stanmore Underground station.

After 08:45, replacement buses will run between Milton Keynes Central
and Stanmore Underground station. Please note that these buses will
not call at Cheddington (until after 23:00). A second replacement bus
service will run between Leighton Buzzard and Cheddington.

So if you can get to Milton Keynes you can get a train to the northwest. You're not planning to go up and back in one day are you?