Come along and experience a day in the life of Beatles with us in London this August!
Considered state of the art when completed in 1961, it had private baths and Philips TV sets in the rooms. It became the Beatles residence throughout the summer of 1963 before they found their Green Street flat.
One of their bedrooms was 114.
They had several publicity shoots done in the hotel and on Russell Square. Just around the corner, on Guilford Street they had their photo taken and it is the one on the front of the recently released ‘Live at the BBC Vol 2.
This is where you will be staying!
The hotel is located in Russell Square with the nearest underground station being Russell Square, which provides easy access throughout London. Also close by are Euston, King’s Cross and St. Pancras railway stations. The British Museum, Covent Garden and many of London’s theatres are within walking distance of the hotel.
The rooms are small, however, all rooms have been refurbished and are in good condition.
35 kms to the airport (heathrow)
75 kms to the airport (gatwick)
1 minute walk to the nearest metro station (russell square)
1 km to the nearest station (euston)
1 minute walk to the nearest bus stop
Saturday 16th August– The Beatles day begins
You can check in at the hotel after 12:00. For those who arrive early it will be opportunities to store their luggage at the hotel before checking in.
The day starts at 13:00 PM.
We will be picked up outside our hotel and drive to Chelsea for a “rock n roll walk”. This area played a major role in the history of rock n roll. Our walk through ‘Kings Road and Chelsea will include stories about: the ‘Swinging Sixties & Punk Revolution – pop, politics and fashion’ as the main theme. We will see where legends such Eric Clapton, Jagger, Richards, Harrison, Bowie, Bob Marley & Ringo lives/used to live, various historic studios; old hippy pubs and clubs; Pink Floyd related sites and much more.
Come along and we’ll tell you who this house belongs to!
We will round the afternoon off with a drink or two in the Horse & Groom. This is a pub behind Brian Epstein’s house in Belgarvia. The Beatles reputedly drank here and it does good food for those who would like a bite.
Please note that drinks and food at the horse and groom is optional and not included in the price.
Beatles – Ticket to Ride Tour
After an hour or so in the pub it’s time for the next rock n roll adventure. This is where we really start focusing on The Beatles.
We will be picked up outside the pub late afternoon/early evening, exact time to be confirmed, and drive off to see over 35 major Beatlessites. This includes sites related to the ‘Beatlemania’ years from 1962 to 1970, and their solo years thereafter. No other London Beatle tour covers as many central London sites and locations in a single tour, or in such an entertaining and fun way! This is the perfect way to while-away a spring eve in London, celebrating 50-years of the ‘Fab Four’, with lots ofstops and photo opportunities.
You will get to see:
- The Scotch of St James Club and other Beatle club & pub ‘haunts’
- Historic early gig and show locations
- The art gallery where John met Yoko, and galleries where John staged his own art shows
- The only apartment where the Beatles lived together
- Paul’s house of more then 40 years, and his Soho office
- Where ‘Live at the BBC’ recordings were made
- Famed photo locations used for album covers and publicity shots
- the Manchester Square EMI offices
- Ringo’s flat
- Where they bought their famous Beatle suits, and Sgt Pepper outfits
- George Martin’s Air, Trident and De Lane Lea Studios – all contributing to the Beatle legend
- Where Paul wrote ‘Yesterday’ and where he worked on ‘Eleanor Rigby’
- John & Yoko’s apartment
- NEMS Offices & manager Brian Epstein’s house
- The Apple Boutique location
- Apple Corp Offices
- Film locations from Hard Day’s Night, Help! and Magical Mystery Tour
- The Abbey Road Crossing; and yes, you do get to walk across!
- The final live ‘performance’ roof-top concert site
Your ‘Ticket to Ride’ includes live commentary from a specialist Beatle-guide who re-tells Beatle history as it happened, with music and film footage helping recreate those magic years.
After the tour we will drive back to the President Hotel for dinner atSaracen’s Carvery restaurant.
The dinner will start at 20:00 and includes a main meal, desert and a beer/glas of wine or soft drink each.
We will have a special guest present at the dinner who worked at EMI as a recording engineer in the sixties. He worked with Beatles 1963-1964 on some of their early records, and then again between 1969-1970.
After the dinner is finished people will be free to move on to the hotel bar, perhaps a pub nearby or simply go to the hotel room for reflection on what will have been a to remember for a long time to come.
Sunday 17h August
This is the first weekend of the Premier League season in England. It is an ideal opportunity for those who likes both music and football to make their weekend complete.
At this stage we do not know which, if any, games are going to be played on the Sunday in London. The fixtures will be confirmed in July. If there are games we will be offering the chance to add tickets to your package.
Hotel stay 1 night (16 – 17 August) in double room with breakfast included. Beatles day with tours and dinner included as described above.
Price: £165.00 per person
Extra nights at the hotel: + £75.00 per person and night
All prices are:
Based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Other room types are available on request. In GBP
Subject to availability