SIR Paul McCartney reduced James Corden to tears in the latest edition of his Carpool Karaoke – which is now a viral sensation. The 76-year-old Beatles legend gave the Late Late Show host a tour of his home city of Liverpool, revisiting Macca’s childhood home for the first time, as well as other haunts such as Penny Lane. James, 39, has long said that Macca was his top target for his chat show’s singalong segment, which has featured Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Stevie Wonder and Adele. Now James says the sketch, which went on YouTube yesterday, was “one of the best days of my life”. It shows him having to wipe away tears when the pair sing Let It Be together — a song James was first played by his late grandfather. Macca grew up alongside his bandmates John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in Liverpool and the legendary group played their early gigs at venues in the city, … [Read more...] about Sir Paul McCartney visits old haunts and sings Beatles hits with James Corden on legendary Carpool Karaoke
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JAMES Corden recreated some of The Beatles most iconic looks in last night's Carpool Karaoke with legendary musician Sir Paul McCartney. The duo revisited locations in Liverpool from the bassist's past such as The Philharmonic Dining Rooms pub and Penny Lane - the inspiration behind the Beatles classic of the same name. James relished singing along with the pop icon and dressed up in Beatles outfits including one from the Sgt. Pepper's era, one that harked back to band's mop-top beginnings in the early 60s and in gear from their later hippy days. The first tour on the pair's magical mystery tour was Penny Lane, prompting a duet of the classic. Paul pointed out that he used to sing in St Barnabas Church choir, the same church in which his brother was married, and he popped into the barbers featured in the song. During a rendition of Let It Be James broke down in tears as he remembered his late granddad and dad playing him the song. 'IT WAS HORRIFIC' Sophie Gradon revealed online trolls … [Read more...] about James Corden looks Fab dressed up in different Beatles outfits for Carpool Karaoke with Paul McCartney
If there's anything that can make a delicious meal or a sumptuous cocktail any better it's the gorgeous surroundings you're in. Upvote or downvote on this list of Liverpool restaurants, bars and venues to get the definitive ranking of the city's most stunning venues. Which will come out on top? Will it be the new kid on the block, The Florist, or an iconic city venue such as The Philharmonic Dining Rooms on Hope Street. You decide. If your favourite is not on the top of the list be sure to vote it up the list and move the others down. The city is full of beautiful places to visit and dine in, so if your favourite venue does not appear on the list, leave your choice in the comments below. … [Read more...] about Are these Liverpool’s most stunning venues?
They're the most talked-about toilets in the city. And for all the right reasons. The only things is, only half the population of the city ever gets a chance to see it. Until today. The architecturally stunning Philharmonic Dining Rooms on Hope Street is a renowned pub, restaurant and meeting place. It is also a Grade II listed building - but there’s something else inside that is listed higher than the building itself. The men's toilets within the Philharmonic Dining Rooms are Grade I listed , considered higher in special architectural or historic interest than the building where it sits. When the pub was originally built in 1898 it was a gentleman's club, so there was only a need for the one set of toilets. But in later years when it became public the women's toilets were added. It’s safe to say there aren’t many toilets around like them, but then again, there aren’t many pubs like the Philharmonic either. Staff at the Philharmonic Dining Rooms say that women … [Read more...] about Do the gents toilets in the Philharmonic live up to the hype?
The Victorians certainly knew how to build a pub and, as the British Empire's second city during that era, Liverpool has more than its fair share of stunning watering holes. There's far more to a good pub than the beer its serves - comfortable seats, a warm atmosphere and a bit of decent decor all adds to the experience. From Doctor Duncan's exquisite tiling to the domed glass ceiling in The Crown, we're spoilt for choice for beautiful pubs here in Liverpool but we've picked out 10 for your enjoyment. Let us know if there are any others you'd like us to include in the comments section below. 1. Doctor Duncan's The tiles in this turn of the 20th century pub are something to behold, decorating the walls and fireplaces throughout the building. Built for Pearl Insurance in 1901, it also features a Victorian pharmacy cabinet - a nod to its namesake, William Henry Duncan, the UK's first medical officer of health. St John's Lane, Liverpool City Centre L1 1HF; tel: 0151 709 5100 2. The Globe … [Read more...] about 10 of Liverpool’s most beautiful pubs