EMI was moving out when I visited there last, but the famous railing where the Beatles were photographed is still there. It's in front of the building, right above the entranceway, enclosed in glass now. Ask someone from the building and they'll tell you where to look.
Update: Unfortunately, I believe the stairway is no longer there. You'll be amazed at how "unimpressive" these places actually are to a regular tourist's eye. The magic for us Beatle people is what happened there 30 years ago.
In fact, much of London is that way. Don't be surprised to find that no one really cares much about the Beatles there. If you plan to travel to Liverpool, be sure to buy train tickets in advance. You'll save A LOT of money that way.
The trip is about 3 hours. If you're lucky, you can get seats with a table for cards or to eat a boxed lunch.
On the way, you'll see a lot of nice countryside. Just remember to suck it all in, because you may never go back! The only thing the tour misses is the Cavern Club and the little Beatle "shrine" that has been built around it. After the tour, you can walk or take a cab over to Mathew Street and spend as much time in front of the Cavern and all the other Beatle pubs and shops as you want.
Pick up a copy of The Beatles Liverpool at the museum gift shop if you need to know where to find things. Also, if you're a real fanatic, try to find a copy of The Beatles London for a list of hundreds of Beatle sights in and around London. Most of these spots won't be of interest to casual fans, though. PS: While you're in London, be sure to visit all the usual tourist sights as well. If you're from America, it's very interesting to see where we came from and, perhaps, where we went wrong!
Both London and Liverpool are going through major changes and, sadly, a lot of the Beatle sights are disappearing.
There's a great book called The Beatles' London that covers something like 1, Beatle sights in and around London, but, quite frankly, most of them are a waste of time. Does YOUR town or city look the same as it did 30 years ago? Neither do most of the sights highlighted in the book. The three Beatle-related places I would visit if you go to London would be: 1. Abbey Road.
The studio and the crossing make just such an amazing sight. The crossing seems about two feet long when you're standing on it. I guess the Beatles were just "larger than life" and that's what made the street look so wide on the Abbey Road album cover!
Also, it's a rush to stand in front of the studio where virtually every major Beatle hit was recorded! EMI was moving out the day I was there the first time. Sadly, the original balcony rail where the photos for "Please, Please Me" and the red and blue albums were taken have been moved to the new EMI building, so you can no longer see the real thing.
There's a new one there, though, and it's cool to see the photographer's perspective. Once again, it's nothing like you'd imagine!
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