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George Harrison’s Liverpool childhood home turned into AirBnB

A must-visit for Beatles fans

By Nick Reilly

George Harrison in the studio in 'The Beatles: Get Back' documentary
George Harrison in the trailer for 'The Beatles: Get Back'. (CREDIT: Walt Disney Studios/Still).

Beatles fan has transformed George Harrison’s childhood home into an Airbnb and “living museum” in the music icon’s memory.

Ken Lambert purchased the house at 25 Upton Green in the Liverpool suburb of Speke, Liverpool last November for roughly £171,000. Harrison is believed to have lived at the three-bedroom house between 1949 and 1962.

The house also hosted early practice sessions for The Quarrymen, the group that would go onto become The Beatles.

Lambert has now transformed the house into “a living museum by letting people stay overnight” , while also confirming a new weekly tour that will allow fans to visit the home.

“I’m not a wealthy individual. It’s not like I go around buying up properties. I’m a Beatles fan, yes, but I am a big George Harrison fan specifically,” Lambert told the New York Post.

George Harrison's childhood home (Picture: AirBnB)
George Harrison’s childhood home (Picture: AirBnB)

“I think it was a shame that George’s house had no relevance to millions of Beatles fans, but they’re waiting in line to walk into John Lennon’s house. George is my favourite Beatle. I want to respect his legacy,” he added.

The AirBnB listing states that guests can “walk and stay in George’s bedroom, where he first heard himself and the band on the radio (and) strum a guitar in the same room that George, Paul, and John sat and rehearsed during the early years.” A bathtub also “features original taps from when George lived in the house.”

The property has space for 5 guests, and a stay costs around £200 a night for a minimum of two nights.

Last week saw the National Trust announce plans to open Paul McCartney’s home for unsigned artists to write music and gain inspiration in, with his brother Mike reflecting on some of his most memorable moments in the Liverpool property.

The Beatles legend grew up at 20 Forthlin Road, which was the site where he and John Lennon wrote early hits such as ‘I Saw Her Standing There’.

The property is now owned by the National Trust, and Mike has teamed up with them to launch The Forthlin Sessions, a scheme which will give young musicians the opportunity to write music in the same spot as the Fab Four.