The Beatles left Liverpool in 1962 to conquer the world, but it never left them. Craig Charles heads home to find out what they took with them and the legacy they left behind. Every day, tourists beat a path to Lennon and McCartney's childhood homes, restored to their 1950s glory by English Heritage. From Albert Dock to Mathew Street, Beatle memorials are ever present: Penny Lane and Strawberry Field, The Jacaranda, The Casbah and The Cavern where the group learned its trade, The Grapes and Ye Cracke, where the young Beatles would sit over a pint of cider and Gambier Terrace, where John Lennon shared a flat with fellow art student Stu Sutcliffe.
The Beatles connection is worth an estimated £20 million a year to the local economy.
(Image: The gates of Strawberry Field in Liverpool. Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)