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Mendips - John Lennon Home

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Address: 251 Menlove Ave, Liverpool, England
Phone Number: 0870 900 0256
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Description: The home where John Lennon of the Beatles lived during his youth from 1945...
The home where John Lennon of the Beatles lived during his youth from 1945 to 1963.
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Brilliant insight to early John Lennon

Great trip run by the National Trust and the only one to allow you inside the house. The guide was knowledgeable and interesting and the house itself was a great experience, it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Great trip run by the National Trust and the only one to allow you inside the house. The guide was knowledgeable and interesting and the house itself was a great experience, it is not every day you find yourself in John Lennon's bedroom! Very moving to see how Mimi made a home for the young John and how she sacrificed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Note: I booked this tour through the official curator, the National Trust, not other tour operators. I was told some of the non official tours don't get to come in into the home, and in some that do, they only obtain partial access. So in this tour you DO get to go upstairs. This official tour ALSO takes you to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

very interesting, great tour guide, upstairs obviously not accessible. don't really understand why they don't allow pictures, they should at least sell postcards of the rooms if they won't allow photography

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

the trip to Forthlin road and Menlove Avenue is a must for visitors to Liverpool -Beatles fans or not. These houses are such a slice of 'normal' (one posher than the other) and the fact that their inhabitants went on to be such megastars while still residents is astonishing and surprisingly moving. it feels like a faff to book online... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The National Trust tour of John Lennon and Paul McCartney's childhood homes is a must-do for any Beatles fan, or really anyone curious about them and their background. The guides are a married couple, Sylvia (who does Paul's home) and Colin (who does John's). They are incredibly knowledgable. I know a whole lot about the Beatles and even I learned... More 

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Reigate, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The house is beautifully restored and the guide was very knowledgeable; however, we spent a fairly large portion of the visit on the driveway, waiting for the previous tour to finish - there was not quite enough time inside the house.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Picked up from Jury's hotel at Albert Dock. The driver was really helpful and informative throughout the whole 3 hour tour. It was a great experience being able to visit the house. The National Trust has done a great job in setting out what it must have been like. The only disappointment was standing in the garden for a good... More 

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Lancashire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We enjoyed a thoroughly enjoyable 2.5 hrs tour of John & Paul's childhood homes. The guides were superb. You can read all about it in other reviews - excellent value for money. However, the mini bus journey to the two homes and back to our pick-up point was horrendous. En route the driver provides an extra commentary about Liverpool and... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Three days seeing the sights of Liverpool and this was the perfect end to a great break. Took the tour from Speke Hall, the guides were enthusiastic and it was quite an emotional journey. Both houses were unique, like peering back in time, very interesting. This will appeal to all ages, I took my 3 children aged 28, 16 and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

The bus journey from our pick-up point at Albert Docks, first to Forthlin Road, & then to Mendips, did not bode well. The driver explained that rather than talk specifically about the Beatles, that he would tell us about the history of Liverpool, which we didn't mind...until he began to talk. He rambled...& then rambled some more. No cohesion, little... More 

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