Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Albert Hall

    City Centre

    One of the city's most exciting venues, this former Wesleyan chapel was abandoned and forgotten about for over four decades; it's now a superb indie music hall and clubbing venue retaining many of the site's original features, including an organ and stained-glass windows.

    27 Peter St., Manchester, Manchester, M2 5QR, England
  • 2. Depot Mayfield

    City Centre

    This vast cultural venue in the historic former Mayfield railway station showcases the city's industrial past alongside a lively roster of arts, music, industry, culture, and community events. Its atmospheric spaces include the old concourse and the roof-top, open-air platform, and the place is dotted with street food vendors.

    Baring St., Manchester, Manchester, M1 2PY, England
  • 3. FAC 251

    City Centre

    This club and occasional live music venue brings the old offices of the legendary Factory Records to life with sounds ranging from drum 'n' bass to indie.

    118 Princess St., Manchester, Manchester, M1 7EN, England
  • 4. LEAF

    City Centre

    Tea shop meets bar and live music venue (with club nights) at this bohemian spot in a former art deco cinema.

    65–67 Bold St., Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 4EZ, England
  • 5. The Deaf Institute

    University Quarter

    Good acoustics characterize the intimate domed music hall of this landmark building (a onetime institute for those with hearing and speech impairments) that regularly hosts cutting-edge indie acts. There are also club nights, open mics, and quiz nights.

    135 Grosvenor St., Manchester, Manchester, M1 7HE, England
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  • 6. 42nd Street

    City Centre

    Off Deansgate, this venue plays retro, indie, singalong anthems, and classic rock, with Manchester's proud musical heritage at the fore.

    2 Bootle St., Manchester, Manchester, M2 5GU, England
  • 7. Aatma

    Northern Quarter

    This multipurpose, fairly intimate and stripped-back space hosts club nights from northern soul to electro, live music, poetry, and more. There's also a pizza menu.

    14–16 Faraday St., Manchester, Manchester, M1 1BE, England
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  • 8. Alma de Cuba

    City Centre

    A church transformed into a luxurious bar, Alma de Cuba has a huge mirrored altar and hundreds of dripping candles. They also serve a popular Sunday brunch with a live gospel choir and samba afternoon teas.

    Seel St., Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 4BH, England
  • 9. Arts Club

    City Centre

    Music, art, and science events are all in the mix at this long-standing venue reinvented as a creative space and bar.

    90 Seel St., Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 4BH, England
  • 10. Band on the Wall

    Northern Quarter

    This famous venue has a reputation for hosting both established and pioneering acts.

    25 Swan St., Manchester, Manchester, M4 5JZ, England
  • 11. Berry and Rye

    City Centre

    Hidden away behind an unassuming and umarked facade, Berry and Rye is a Prohibition-era speakeasy that brings together expertly mixed cocktails and cakes in a stylish candlelit space.

    48 Berry St., Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 4JQ, England
  • 12. Camp and Furnace

    City Centre

    This huge venue in a former Edwardian foundry and blade-making factory retains a suitably industrial vibe for its club nights, live music, food festivals, exhibitions, and art installations.

    67 Greenland St., Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 0BY, England
  • 13. Cavern Club

    City Centre

    While not the original venue—that was demolished years ago—this is still a popular music spot, drawing in rock-and-roll fans with its live acts including Beatles tribute bands.

    10 Mathew St., Liverpool, Liverpool, L2 6RE, England
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  • 14. Cloud 23

    City Centre

    This dressy Champagne and cocktail bar in the city's second-tallest building has stunning 360-degree views. Some of its inventive concoctions make a playful nod to local culture. You can also get afternoon tea or snacks such as tacos and antipasti.

    303 Deansgate, Manchester, Manchester, M3 4LQ, England
  • 15. Dukes 92


    Once a stable block for horses working the canals, this is a great spot for a pub lunch or drink, especially in the summer, thanks to its waterside terrace, balcony, and outdoor kitchen.

    18 Castle St., Manchester, Manchester, M3 4LZ, England
  • 16. Folk

    West Didsbury

    Bars and restaurants come and go on trendy, ever-evolving Burton Road, but this bar and café has stood the test of time thanks to its heated terrace (complete with palm trees), chic interiors, and good food.

    169 Burton Rd., Manchester, Manchester, M20 2LN, England
  • 17. Gorilla

    University Quarter

    Nestled under old railway arches, Gorilla is a live-music venue and gin parlor with an intimate vibe.

    54–56 Whitworth St., Manchester, Manchester, M1 5WW, England
  • 18. Heebie Jeebies

    City Centre

    A roster of local indie bands and talented DJs makes this two-story club with a courtyard a top option for the young alternative crowd.

    80–82 Seel St., Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 4BH, England
  • 19. Hidden

    This former mill building near the infamous Strangeways prison hosts house, disco, and techno nights.

    16–18 Mary St., Manchester, Manchester, M3 1NH, England
    No phone
  • 20. Invisible Wind Factory

    This quirky entertainment complex in a former warehouse just north of the city center bills itself as a cultural theme park of the future. Expect live music and makers' workshops, as well as on-site artists' studios and a garden. There's now a Rollerdome with skating sessions and classes.

    3 Regent Rd., Liverpool, Liverpool, L3 7DS, England

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