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The area that inspired Paul McCartney's 1967 song, 'Penny Lane', complete with the shelter in the middle of the roundabout, the bank and the hairdresser. The fire station is about a mile away. Paul McCartney used to sing in the choir at St Barnabas' Church at the junction of Penny Lane and Smithdown Road. With the possible exception of the church, none of these places is open to the general public, as such.

Post code is approximate.

Location/Address: Penny Lane
County: Merseyside
Post Code: L18 1LZ
Main Historic Period: Modern
Link to featured article: Let me take you down...
Useful Website Address: Website for The Beatles Story museum
Tip/Nearby: Not far from Woolton, where Paul and John met, and other Beatles' sites
Primary Management: Local Authority
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