You can visit The Beatles’ John Lennon’s childhood home where he wrote two hits

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Fans of the Beatles can now visit the childhood home of one of the music industry's biggest stars – John Lennon.

Located in the Woolton area of Liverpool, this historic building is very important for music history lovers, because it's here that a few of the iconic band's smash hits were written.

The Grade II Liverpool building was built in the 1930s and is currently under the care of the National Trust. The semi-detached house is found just south of the city.

The legendary singer-songwriter moved to this house when he was five years old to live with his aunt and uncle and remained there until mid-1963 when he was 22-years-old.

A reporter from our sister site, 2Chill, has created a handy guide for music fans on how best to visit the house, which is at 251 Menlove Avenue.

It's here that Paul McCartney says the band's hits 'I'll get you' and 'Please Please Me' were written..

Getting there from Liverpool city centre is an estimated 20-minute drive or two-hour walk.

If you choose to take public transport, the recommended route is to get on the line 75 bus at Liverpool ONE bus station to Woolton, Rockbourne Avenue then your destination is a 20-minute walk.

Alternatively, in the city centre you can catch the line 76 bus from Queen Square bus station. This will take you to Woolton, Vale Road and the final destination is a mere two-minute walk away.

John Lennon moved to the property in 1946 at the age of five after his mother was persuaded that it would be better for his Aunt Mimi and George to take care of him.

It was approximately 30 metres north west of this house that Lennon's mother Julia was tragically hit by a car and killed.

In 1965, Mimi sold the property, taking away some of the furnishings and giving away others.

The day before the 20th anniversary of John Lennon's death, 251 Menlove Avenue was adorned with an English Heritage blue plaque, carrying the text "JOHN LENNON 1940–1980 Musician and Songwriter lived here 1945–1963".

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Lennon's widow Yoko Ono bought the house in March 2002, and donated it to the National Trust in order to save it from further demolition when it was then restored to its 1950s appearance.

At a joint press conference with the National Trust in March 2003, when it was announced that the house would be opened to the public, Yoko Ono said: "When John's house came up for sale I wanted to preserve it for the people of Liverpool and John Lennon and Beatles fans all over the world."

In February 2012, both this house and Paul McCartney's childhood home at 20 Forthlin Road were Grade II listed by English Heritage.

The National Trust run three tours a day at 10am, 12.10pm and 2.30pm.

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