Mendips - John Lennon Home
Mendips - John Lennon Home
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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The home where John Lennon of the Beatles lived during his youth from 1945 to 1963.
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  • pferrelli
    Somerville, Massachusetts216 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A step back in time
    We toured Mendips - the childhood home of John Lennon with the National Trust twice during our visit to Liverpool. Once as part of the Fab 4 Taxi Tour and once on our own with our own booking. The house is really a step back in time to see where John spent most of his formative years growing up in the care of his Aunt Mimi Smith. Words can't describe how it feels to see the living room where he would lay on the floor and draw or the kitchen where he would have tea with Mimi. Most touching is John's bedroom on the second floor. You can completely picture the young John listening to the radio there and playing guitar. You are not allowed to take photos or videos in the home but there is a guide book that you can buy in advance from the National Trust that has plenty of photos. The guide at the home is very knowledgeable about the home and it's history and can answer any question you may have about the place. Be sure to stop off in the enclosed front porch and sing a bit to hear the echo just like John, Paul and George did back in the day!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Alan M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing for Beatles Fans
    The tour is excellent, especially if you are a Beatles fan. The tour guides on the bus and in each house are very friendly and easy going, you can tell they love telling the stories of the early years of Lennon and McCartney. When you stand in the houses you can feel goosebumps imagining what took place 70 years ago. Well recommended!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Michael N
    94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just the best time
    The two hours touring John and Paul’s childhood homes just flew by. Tour guides at both excellent with a real passion for the Beatles. I just had the best time and learned so many new things about the two songwriters. Highly recommended.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Ian W
    20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Tour Idea But Needs a Little Rethinking
    This is an excellent idea as an attraction and the content has clearly been researched meticulously. The guides and driver were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, too. I’ve withheld a fifth star because it needs a bit of rethinking. There were too many people in the group being taken round, making it quite difficult to see some artefacts. Also, more time needs to be allocated, particularly at Forthlin Rd, where we felt rather rushed. If these points can be addressed, this will be a top attraction.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 26 August 2023
  • john S
    Atlanta, Georgia4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visits, need more time!
    Really enjoyed the visits to John & Paul’s houses. The guides were very well informed and organized, with some very interesting anecdotes. However- we were rushed out of Lennon home in particular as the next tour arrived. Another 10 minutes would have made a difference. Still recommend going, just be prepared to be pushed for time.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 November 2023
  • LincsHappytraveller
    Saxilby, United Kingdom97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quite a middle class home for a Beatle
    Whilst we're not big Beatles fans we found our trip to John's house absolutely fascinating. Our guide Andy was very informative and put across information in a friendly, informative way. The house is surprisingly large for a 'working class lad' but it was a squeeze at times when all 15 of us were in the same room. We were also allowed to wander round the house on our own. There have been comments made that not enough time is given to see the house. How long is needed? It's a semi detached house with a tiny kitchen, sun room, best room and some bedrooms? It's not Chatsworth. I thought we had plenty of time to take everything in especially as Andy was so informative. Visitors to the house can only get inside by booking with the National Trust and going by mini bus from a couple of pick up points. It's not possible just to turn up and hope to get in.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 March 2024
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LincsHappytraveller
Saxilby, UK97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Whilst we're not big Beatles fans we found our trip to John's house absolutely fascinating. Our guide Andy was very informative and put across information in a friendly, informative way. The house is surprisingly large for a 'working class lad' but it was a squeeze at times when all 15 of us were in the same room. We were also allowed to wander round the house on our own. There have been comments made that not enough time is given to see the house. How long is needed? It's a semi detached house with a tiny kitchen, sun room, best room and some bedrooms? It's not Chatsworth. I thought we had plenty of time to take everything in especially as Andy was so informative.
Visitors to the house can only get inside by booking with the National Trust and going by mini bus from a couple of pick up points. It's not possible just to turn up and hope to get in.
Written 31 March 2024
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john S
Atlanta, GA4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Really enjoyed the visits to John & Paul’s houses. The guides were very well informed and organized, with some very interesting anecdotes. However- we were rushed out of Lennon home in particular as the next tour arrived. Another 10 minutes would have made a difference. Still recommend going, just be prepared to be pushed for time.
Written 9 November 2023
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Kid B
LA354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Visited along with McCartney's childhood home as part of a National Trust tour. Very well maintained and tour was solid with lots of info. If you're a fan you can't beat standing in John Lennon's boyhood bedroom and looking at his books.
Written 8 October 2023
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Ian W
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
This is an excellent idea as an attraction and the content has clearly been researched meticulously. The guides and driver were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, too. I’ve withheld a fifth star because it needs a bit of rethinking. There were too many people in the group being taken round, making it quite difficult to see some artefacts. Also, more time needs to be allocated, particularly at Forthlin Rd, where we felt rather rushed. If these points can be addressed, this will be a top attraction.
Written 26 August 2023
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wendyanddavid536
Solihull, UK2,126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Being children of the 1950s/60s this was nostalgia on steroids. A great National Trust trip starting at Speke Hall and combined with a visit to Paul McCartney's house, with truly excellent guides, we learned so much about John Lennon's early life, how apparently 'normal' he was, how generous Yoko Ono has been buying the house and donating it to the nation. Lovely period artefacts and memorabilia in the house which has been restored as much as possible to how it was when John lived there as a lad.
Written 23 August 2023
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Michael N
94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The two hours touring John and Paul’s childhood homes just flew by. Tour guides at both excellent with a real passion for the Beatles. I just had the best time and learned so many new things about the two songwriters. Highly recommended.
Written 16 August 2023
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Alan M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The tour is excellent, especially if you are a Beatles fan. The tour guides on the bus and in each house are very friendly and easy going, you can tell they love telling the stories of the early years of Lennon and McCartney. When you stand in the houses you can feel goosebumps imagining what took place 70 years ago. Well recommended!
Written 12 August 2023
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anm53
Stourbridge, UK288 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Came here by minibus on the National Trust tour. I’m not a massive Beatles fan but it is an interesting part of our cultural heritage. Also interesting to see a house from the same era in which I was a child. 16 people on each tour means it is a crush for everyone to get into the same room so that they can hear what the guide is saying. 12-14 would have been a more appropriate number. At the beginning the guide spoke to us outside the house but in a very quiet voice so as not to disturb the neighbours. As a result I could not hear much of what he said until the tour went inside.
Written 8 August 2023
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pferrelli
Somerville, MA216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We toured Mendips - the childhood home of John Lennon with the National Trust twice during our visit to Liverpool. Once as part of the Fab 4 Taxi Tour and once on our own with our own booking.

The house is really a step back in time to see where John spent most of his formative years growing up in the care of his Aunt Mimi Smith. Words can't describe how it feels to see the living room where he would lay on the floor and draw or the kitchen where he would have tea with Mimi.

Most touching is John's bedroom on the second floor. You can completely picture the young John listening to the radio there and playing guitar.

You are not allowed to take photos or videos in the home but there is a guide book that you can buy in advance from the National Trust that has plenty of photos. The guide at the home is very knowledgeable about the home and it's history and can answer any question you may have about the place.

Be sure to stop off in the enclosed front porch and sing a bit to hear the echo just like John, Paul and George did back in the day!
Written 6 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

David Campbell
Belfast, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
fascinating to see just how posh John Lennon was reflected in where he grew up compared to most citizens of Liverpool at the time
Written 16 June 2023
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