How 13 of Liverpool’s most famous streets got their names - including Hope Street & Penny Lane

Many of our streets were made famous by the Beatles, but others have interesting origin stories too...

Liverpool is home to some iconic streets, recognised by people all over the world.

From Penny Lane and Menlove Avenue, made famous by The Beatles, to key roads named after prominent figures during the city’s dark history with the slave trade.

While some of the streets we walk down day to day have impressive origin stories, which pay tribute to brilliant people, including the man who fought for swimming to be taught in local schools.

There are many stories to tell about about the origins of Liverpool’s streets...

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