The most intimate portrait of John and Paul comes courtesy of the National Trust–organised tour of their childhood homes. John lived at Mendips with his Aunt Mimi from 1945 to 1963 (also the period covered by Sam Taylor-Wood's superb 2009 biopic of the young Lennon, Nowhere Boy), while Paul lived at a plain terraced home at 20 Forthlin Rd.

A particular highlight of 20 Forthlin Rd is the lounge room, with threadbare sofas and mismatched wallpaper, where John and Paul wrote early songs like 'Please Please Me' and 'She Loves You'. All tours depart from Jury's Inn on Wapping Dock except for the 3pm tour, which goes from Speke Hall.