When the Beatles finally moved down to London in the summer of 1963, they were staying at the President Hotel on Russell Square. It soon became apparent to Brian Epstein that they were in London more than they were anywhere else and more suitable accommodation needed to be found.
Brian once asked me who out of the Beatles was the most difficult. I fell into the trap of saying Lennon because he always had a lot to say at press conferences. In fact Brian’s answer was McCartney. Paul wanted to project himself as the nice guy but in terms of arranging Beatles business, Paul was the problem.
Daily Mirror reporter Don Short (Brian Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles by Ray Coleman)