Liverpool’s Albert Dock welcomed a new addition to its waters earlier this month. The Yellow Submarine Hotel is the latest Beatles-themed attraction to grace the city.
The converted narrowboat has been given a bright yellow paint job to resemble the famous vessel featured on the cover of the band’s 1968 album and film of the same name. The hotel is open for business and taking bookings from the more Beatles-obsessed guest.
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The extravagant appearance is not restricted to the exterior, great care was taken sourcing Sixties-inspired fixtures and fittings to refurbish the boat and keep the fab-four vibes flowing throughout the hotel. The lounge features a colourful psychedelic theme as well as an original scooter used in the 1979 Mod-classic Quadrophenia.
The narrowboat itself has a previous Hollywood career, featuring in the 1900 Sean Connery thriller ‘The Hunt for the Red October’.
Space on the sub is limited to three bedrooms, all of which are decked out with the latest 3D televisions, computers and feature wifi broadband. Rooms will cost from £149 per night through the week, with prices rising to £299 and £350 from Friday to Sunday.
The hotel is the second of its kind from businessman Alfie Bubbles. ‘The Joker’, a Batman themed hotel launched last year and has been a huge success, with guests booking from all around the world to experience the hotels distinctive décor
While certainly one of the most eye-catching accommodation options in Liverpool, this is certainly not the first hotel to take inspiration from the fab four. The Hard Day’s Night Hotel has been the go-to-hotel for fans making a Beatles pilgrimage to the city. Featuring both Lennon and McCartney suites the hotel offers a combination Beatles imagery with high-end luxury.
If your budget doesn’t stretch to one of these Beatles themed hotels, here are three other iconic Beatles sites to visit on your Liverpool break.
The Beatles Story, Albert Docks
As good a place to start as any. The Beatles Story is the best place to trace the rise of the fab four, from skiiffle playing teenagers to leaders of the sixties revolution.
Take a stroll through the Cavern Walks designer shopping centre, view the wall of fame, showcasing Liverpool’s musical heritage, have your photo taken with the Hamburg-era John Lennon statue. Stop for a drink at any one of a number of Beatles themed bars, such as; Lennon’s bar, The Cavern Pub and the world famous Cavern Club.
The Magical Mystery Tour
This is a tour designed for the real fans; take a two hour bus ride around the inner suburbs of Liverpool where the band were originally formed in the early sixties. See the houses where John and Paul were raised as well as the places that inspired some of their most memorable songs like Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane.