An insider's view with Local Expert Philip Coppell - Real Word

Having over 20 years of knowledge on The Beatles I guess you could call me an expert.The thing I most enjoy about my job is sharing all the places connected with them and meeting people from all corners of the world.

I love to share my passion for The Beatles with fans and make fans of those who aren’t. I show them places they have only heard or sung about, like Penny Lane. I like to show my guests around Liverpool where the Fab Four originated and provide an insider’s view that you would never usually hear of and explore,  places associated with The Beatles such as The Cavern, Town Hall, Empire Theatre, The Barbers Shop and that shelter in the middle of the roundabout.

Out of all the places I take my guests to, the best choice would be The Cavern Club on Mathew Street. The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Who, The Rolling Stones and Queen all performed here, and this surprises many people. More recently, Paul McCartney played a show and I was lucky enough to be there. I have met Sir Paul McCartney in person at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and photographed him with the Queen, which is one of my most memorable moments till this day. Before my days of a Local Expert for Trafalgar, I was a photographer for travel magazines, “Hello” and other internationally proclaimed magazines. I also photographed Liverpool and Everton Football Club games

When I am in England my top pick would have to be The Lake District. It has an unsurpassed beauty and is a great place just to break away from busy city life. Abroad it’s Italy, I love the food and there is so much to see. Tuscany and Florence in the north are my top picks but everyone must visit Venice at least once in their life. There is no other city to compare with Venice as it’s the most photogenic place on earth. It doesn’t matter what time of year you visit, whichever way you point your camera, you’ll get a great photograph.

Philip Coppell The Beatles Local Expert

Philip Coppell The Beatles Local Expert









Philip Coppell

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