The Lennon Suite, Hard Days Night Hotel
As if anyone could ever have too much of the Beatles, the Fab Four's hometown recently announced that it is hosting the first-ever Beatles Day on July 10 (the 44th anniversary of the Beatles' return to Liverpool after touring the U.S. in 1964). Mop-top wigs will be on sale all around the city, radio stations will blare "All You Need is Love" and "Yellow Submarine," businesses will be encouraged to go all out with Beatles memorabilia, there will be a parade and, according to the ECHO, "organizers hope everyone from schoolchildren to TV presenters will spend the day as a mop-top."
Of course, anyone traveling for an authentic Beatles stay should look no further than the new Hard Days Night Hotel (from $335), which just opened in February in Liverpool.
The boutique four-star hotel, with 110 guest rooms (including the two McCartney and Lennon suites) and heaps of artwork (with works by Paul and Ringo), aim to tell the full story of the Beatles "from the basement to the roof." The hotel is located in an 1884 building in the "Beatles quarter" of the city.
The hotel has several dining options, such as Blakes restaurant, which serves desserts like "Knickerbocker glory," and the Brasserie, which serves up dishes like "black pudding with bubble and squeak, poached egg and grain mustard sauce." The Bar Four has creative cocktails like "Honey Can't Buy Me Love" (£9) – manuka honey vodka with amaretto and Mozart's milk chocolate liqueur – and "Fab Four" – four shots of Louis XIII cognac poured over brown sugar cubes and angostura bitters, with a bottle of Cristal champagne (this "fab" drink also has a "fab" price tag of £750). Of course, Beatles fans shouldn't miss a stop at the famous Cavern Club, which is adjacent to the hotel.
Photo: Ellie Laycock