What’s up guys? Welcome back to Vagabrothers. Right now we are exploring Liverpool. In this episode, we’re going to learn how Liverpool became one of the most prosperous cities in the British Empire, the pop capital of the world and the leader in the cultural renaissance sweeping the north of England. Let’s hit it. We got in pretty late last night from the Lake District. I had my fair share of coffee this morning, but it doesn’t really seem to be doing anything. Just right off the bat, I’m blown away with the architecture. The architecture is awesome. It’s got like a clean Gotham City feel to it. There you are. There must have been a big party night last night. There’s literally no one here. Ready to do this? I guess so. What’s on the plate for today? Well we’re starting off the day here in the water front because the whole city really came up as a port. So the story starts here. But first up, we’re going to hop on this psychedelic ferry take a journey across the Mersey. Let’s go. If you’re not from the U.K. and you’ve heard of Liverpool is most probably in the context of its four most famous sons: the Beatles. So right now we’re staying in front of the Mersey ferry. Mersey is the river on which the city was built, and this ferry was recently repainted by Sir Peter Blake, who was the artist who designed Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Brigade hence the trippy colors all over the side. It’s the snow drop, but I like to call it the Trip Ship. Are you ready? Let’s do it. It’s a pretty cool way to see the city. The Mersey River is really what made this place what it is. It wasn’t until the Industrial Revolution connected Liverpool to Leeds through a canal system and that the British Empire opened up the Americas for trade that Liverpool really began to thrive and prosper and became one of the richest cities in the British Empire, through what was called the Triangle Trade. Basically the slave trade between England, West Africa, and the Caribbean sugar plantations. We’re going to head over to the docks and learn more about the history of how Liverpool came to be what it is today. We’ve just arrived at the Mersey side maritime museum, which is located in the Albert Dock. The Albert Docks was nearly 8 acres of wetland docks, and it’s really what built the city a couple hundred years ago. It was a foundation for all the trade that came here and really allowed Liverpool to kind of blossom. We’re going to head inside and find out why. Seeing that international slavery exhibit in the Mersey Maritime Museum was pretty harrowing. It must have been so…….I don’t know. I can’t even begin to vlog about it. It’s horrible. It’s crazy. It certainly puts into perspective a lot of the history of the area. We were recently in Jamaica, which was one of the other corners of the Triangle Trade. When European empires set up colonies in the Americas, one of the most profitable crops was sugar. So in order to farm sugar, they brought about a total of 15 million Africans over from West Africa to work in those plantations. Ten percent of all known African slaves came through the city of Liverpool during that time. We learned about the Industrial Revolution in Leeds, and I guess one way to look at it is that during that time there was so much change, so much rush for making money, and I think it was probably intoxicating for a lot of people. And I think that craze: to get more and more and more people were able to see other people as commodities that you bought and sold on the international market. We’re going to lighten things up a little bit. One of the other things that happened in this city was piracy. We’re going right over here to a place called Smugglers Cove Smugglers is to hide contraband over here. So we’re going to go over to Smugglers Cove and get a little bit of lunch. Yar har hardy flar Yar Well moving forward in time we arrive to the 1960s when Liverpool became the world capital of pop. And pretty much, that is because of four famous Liverpudlians. You may know them: the Beatles. But it was not just the Beatles. In total I think there were five-four number one billboard hits that came from Liverpool- based bands.. So we’re here at the docks going into the Beatles Story, which is an interactive exhibit. And then we’re going to go on a tour the see places that the Beatles…..Penny Lane Strawberry Fields and then… yeah all right. Beatles time. I’ve actually just been told that Liverpudlian could be mistaken for a person who actually supports the football team Scouser is the word for somebody from Liverpool. So we’ve got four Scousers here. And the accent is notoriously difficult, so I will refrain from trying to imitate it. It should be stated that the original You Tube fan girl was Beatle mania. Slight correction. First fan girls were for Elvis because without Elvis, there would be no Beatles. We’ve just finished a quick walk through of the Beatles story. What a crazy story. The band that started playing stripclubs in Hamburg, Germany and then just this sky rocket to international super stardom. And then, you know, the split up of the band. John Lennon’s assassination. It is like this very unique story in the history of rock and roll and one that has imprinted itself on countless people’s lives. I want to ask you guys. What’s your favorite Beatle’s song or your favorite Beatle’s album? My favorite album? Probably Rubber Soul. Favorite song? Across the Universe. I really like the song, Norwegian Wood, and I really enjoy the White Album. Unfortunately, they broke up. I don’t know, Yoko. Yoko, I’m looking at you. It’s over, Bro. Neither of us has found our Yoko yet, so the Vagabrothers remain intact. Anyways, we’re going to go right now on a tour to where the Beatle’s got their inspiration. So we’ll be visiting the actual Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields. Any Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Bro? It’s a bit too out there. Ahh All right. So we’re at Penny Lane, THE Penny Lane Sometimes we have to be tourists. Today we’re being tourist. I know there’s a lot more to Liverpool than just the Fab Four, but we are paying homage to these musical greats. Hello. I wonder how many people have been hit by cars here, taking selfies? Probably quite a few In the year 2000, the blue placard on the wall. Now there’s no blue placard of George’s, why? You have to be dead for twenty years to get a blue placard Now in 2002, Yoko Ono actually bought the house and gave it to the National Trust. It’s pretty crazy seeing where all these guys came from. All the Beatles were born during WWII, came from middle class families in suburban Liverpool. It’s really just the combination of all four characters that made it happen. There’s a million neighborhoods like this around the world where people have talent, waiting to go express it. Maybe you guys out there watching are the next Beatles. Who knows? Crazy thing just happened. So we were walking and saw this guy pick-pocketing another guy. So we stopped and told him. Marko put down his bag, chased after the guy. Ends up they’re doing a social experiment to see if people react. Most people don’t say anything when they see someone get robbed. The guy whom I just video taped just walked past and did nothing. Alex did get robbed a couple years ago, and he actually chased the guy down and took the wallet back. It was my camera. Yeah. We were in Madrid. So pick-pocketers, you guys suck. And people don’t be bystanders. Take action. We’re on our way to the Baltic Triangle. We’ll tell you more about that there. We’re heading down to the Baltic Triangle, which is essentially a neighborhood that they’re trying to reinvest in so that it becomes, basically, a start-up hub for digital start-ups. Right now there are tons of text start-ups video game designer companies all moving there. And they’re trying to make it an alernative to Shoreditch, which is where a lot of the start-ups are based here in the U.K. We’re going to go check out Camp and Furnace, which is a restaurant in that neighborhood which is supposed to be a pretty good place for a drink and a meal. All right we just got two pizzas. It’s a pretty cool place because not only is it a bar but a music venue, and they also have a big room with a bunch of different restaurants. Espresso martini. That is so good. Come, come, Mr Bond. We know you enjoy espresso martini as much as I do. Well guys, we’ve just scratched the surface Of Liverpool. There’s a lot more to see in the city, but we only have one day left in our trip. So we’re going to go to Manchester tonight and spend the next day soaking up Manchester, finish up the trip on a strong note. Soaking it up like travel sponges. Well guys, if you enjoyed that video, you know what to do: give it a thumbs-up, share it with your friends, and subscribe to Vagabrothers, if you have not already. And in the meantime, stay curious, keep exploring, and we’ll see you guys on the road. Peace. More specifically, Manchester. Hasta luego. Where are we? Lunch common. Common food, beer. Uncommonly good, though. Let’s go


  1. PRO TIP from someone who's lived in Liverpool for their entire life to anyone reading this: don't pay 50p for the toilets in Liverpool ONE. Instead, go to either Debenhams (about 1 min walk) or John Lewis (about 4 min walk) for free toilets.

  2. Apart from London (being the much money spent on it)…Liverpool has the best architecture in the UK…and many many worlds and UK firsts. Too many to list here.

  3. Don't say MERCY when you say Merseyside or River Mersey……say MERZY……River MERZY….Merzyside ok la?…………GBA….MAGA 😎

  4. Also without, Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins and so many more than Elvis, when the Beatles finally met the non King, John Lennon was put off by him because he turned into a DIVA. And let me add, without Muddy Waters, Big Momma Thorton and several old blues people there would be no Elvis. As you can tell I am not a fan.

  5. Most boring place in UK …. nothing is there only I feel sad people there India is best country all over the world

  6. My favourite album of the Beatles is also Rubber Soul, and my favorite song is Strawberry fields forever, and I am the walrus

  7. I was born in Liverpool in 1994 in the Liverpool maternity hospital I wasn't raised in the city and I only just moved back in October last year but I have to say I've never felt so at home so comfortable, happy and safe as I do in Liverpool. I lived in so many different places North Wales Ellesmere Port, St Helens and I always felt like an outcast especially being a mixed race person. Even if I don't have the accent and I wasn't raised in Liverpool I feel more like a scouser than anything else. When I told my mum I was moving to Tuebrook she was apprehensive but I was getting verbally attacked on the daily when I used to live in St Helens and ever since I've moved I haven't experienced any hostile behaviour. Really think that Liverpool is such a beautiful city with amazing, culture, diversity history and architecture and it needs to be celebrated more.

  8. I love the documentary boys I live around the corner from John Lennons house in woolton and I think that you're representation of what Liverpool has to offer is amazing thank you so much for visiting us God bless you p.s. my favourite Beatles album is sergeant peppers and my favourite song is Lucy in the sky with diamonds which my late brother used to sing to me and tease me when we were little children xxx

  9. Did they go for a pan of local scouse? They should of been introduced to see Liverpools talent on DVD like Bread and Brook Side. Jimmy Corkhill should have a statue also.

  10. I love Beatles since I was a little girl. We have many LPs and other records at home – my dad is the biggest fan. I love the song Golden Slumbers and Girl. I mean everybody says Let It Be or Yesterday, but they made so much more 🙂

  11. Granted that the trading of other humans as commodity was the norm in their history. But nearly 300 years later, the "social experiment" in your video clip has the only black face in it as the rogue "pick-pocket". Certainly says a lot about the prevailing mentality.

  12. (لااله الا انت سبحانك اني كنت من الظالمين) استغفروا الله العظيم واشكروا نعم الكريم وصلوا على سيدنا وحبيبنا محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم.

  13. I got so excited when I saw the Anglican cathedral, if you ever come back you need to visit St James Cemetery Gardens attached to the cathedral! So many of Liverpool's activists, poets and notable figures are buried there and the gardens and architecture are otherworldly.

  14. Cada vez que quiero ver un video sobre Líverpool ocupan gran parte del video sobre los Beatles y termino viendo siempre lo mismo, quisiera un video más a pie de calle, comercios, vida, opiniones de personas algo así, aun así los felicito por su trabajo!

  15. You were correct…its a scouser or a Liverpudlian. Both are correct. But Liverpool football fans are also called Liverpudlians as well.

  16. Great film guys but I found it hard to listen to your mispronunciation of Mersey and Merseyside. You can look that up.

  17. how come you canadians never get shaved everyday-dont you evr think that you look scruffy? ONCE AGAIN-SOFT CUNTS

  18. Its so funny to see people talk about your city, It gives me more appreciation for it too because I'm so used to being here

  19. Guys that is my home town, I actually grew up on penny lane and went to John Lennons two schools. I love the video and appreciate it but as you said you literally scratched the surface. Thanks again ??

  20. I’m glad you enjoyed your time in our fantastic city. There’s always a negative view of Liverpool, usually from idiots that have never actually visited here. You will always get what you go looking for in this city, want a great night out then it’s there waiting, fantastic food, also if you go looking for trouble I guarantee you’ll find it

  21. About half a mile away from the liver buildings Sherlock Holmes was filmed, Captain America was also filmed, Harry Potter was filmed in the Mersey Tunnel, Fantastic Beasts was filmed outside St George's Hall and one of the fast and furious films was filmed by the town Hall. Just a couple to mention

  22. Hey like if you are from liverpool

    …just me…okay

    But I am also from Ireland ??
    Cause my moms from there and my dads from here
    But I still live in Liverpool and I love when it gets respected !

    Remeber like is you are from Liverpool and comment if you are from Liverpool

  23. Since 2008 Liverpool become more and more beautiful, the city is changed completely and has many projects that contributed towards regeneration of the city.
    Well done Liverpool
    I am very proud to be a citizen in this beautiful city

  24. that pick pocket was an African refugee, Britains big cities are swamped with them, why do we let these deplorables into our country?

  25. Lol i was born and raised in liverpool and i learnt more history about my own city watching this vid instead of from my 19 years of living here ??‍♀️

  26. I've lived in Liverpool for 9 years and I absolutely loved this video. I always explore the city but you gave me some more places and experiences to have from this video

  27. When I was there in 1980 it was dirty and dingy. The original caverns where the Beatles played were demolished in the 1970s. The Liverpool council were very short sighted. BTW, white people were turned into slaves, particularly the Irish. Fan girls? No one has topped Rudolph Valentino. Google his funeral.


  29. The only real problem with Liverpool is the horrible scallys that go around in gangs robbing people. Let’s call them Wannabe gangsters. In places like Walton you can’t go any where without seeing a big group of them. They’ll stair at you and when you look back most likely they’ll say something. It is really what let’s this city down. There the reasons all these stabbings happen. If you own an expensive car and it isn’t in a garage most likely it will get stolen. I’ve lived here all my life it’s the only thing i absolutely hate about Liverpool

  30. Hahah trip ship ?? p.s thats called Dazzle Camouflage which was used on ships predominantly in WW1, a war that the ferries in Liverpool at the time had a part to play in which was the Zeebrugge raid, hence why the Iris and Daffodil have the word Royal in front of them

  31. Aww so cute how you say Liverpool. I am from over the water and actually not had a bus tour or anything are ment to be the most welcoming people lol. Did you see the titanic museum? .

  32. I love Liverpool, the people are so friendly, bit of a shock after living in London where people are afraid to speak in a public place!

  33. I hate when people come and all’s they know is the Beatles it’s to cliche. There is so much more to this city than the Beatles. It’s a major sporting city too… has loads of other pop stars comedians actors that come from this city. Not to mention it was one of the uks most targeted cities during the war. Just don’t think all we have to offer is the Beatles. ??

  34. This is the dirtiest and worst city I've ever seen in Europe. On the streets, young people aged 14 smoking marijuana and alcohol drink at 24.00. Garbage everywhere. There is a lot of rubbish bins around but the English are throwing rubbish on the street. Drug addicts, dirties and thieves. Girls from High scool say – I will become a prostitute because it's easy money. In addition, illiterates who cannot speak English. The whole truth about Liverpool. Worse than the third world

  35. Being from Liverpool you forget how magical it is for tourists. Strawberry fields is just the road at the bottom of my brother's school that's a pain to pick him up on because of tourist buses but this makes me remember why it's so loved.

  36. London is the capital of the world and the best city in the UK so much history, culture and loads to do tourist attractions and shopping destinations too as well as eating out restaurants. People are haters and jealous of London, we still got our soap drama eastenders, Liverpool brookside gone what a flop lol.

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