Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District

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  • 1. Albert Hall

    City Centre | Live Music

    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...

    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
    0844-858–8521
  • 2. Depot at Mayfield

    City Centre | Gathering Places

    This vast cultural venue in the historic former Mayfield railway station showcases the city's industrial past alongside a lively roster of arts...

    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.

    Baring St., Manchester, Manchester, M1 2PY, England
    0161 -806–0161
  • 3. Factory 251

    City Centre | Dance Clubs

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

    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
    0161-272–7251
  • 4. LEAF on Bold Street

    City Centre | Cafés

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

    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
    0151-707–7747
  • 5. The Deaf Institute

    University Quarter | Live Music

    Good acoustics characterize the intimate domed music hall of this landmark building (a onetime institute for those with hearing and speech...

    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
    0161-276–9350
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  • 6. 42's

    City Centre | Dance Clubs

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

    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
    0161-831–7108
  • 7. Aatma

    Northern Quarter | Dance Clubs

    Formerly Kraak, this multipurpose, fairly intimate, stripped-back space hosts club nights from northern soul to electro, live music, poetry, and more....

    Formerly Kraak, this multipurpose, fairly intimate, stripped-back space hosts club nights from northern soul to electro, live music, poetry, and more.

    11 Stevenson Sq., Manchester, M1 1DB, England
  • 8. Alma de Cuba

    City Centre | Bars/Pubs

    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...

    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.

    St. Peter's Church, Seel St., Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 4BH, England
    0834-504–6494
  • 9. Arts Club

    City Centre | Live Music

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

    Music, art, science events, and casual dining 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
    0151-559–3773
  • 10. Band on the Wall

    Northern Quarter | Live Music

    This famous venue, set to expand to include a movie-screening space, has a reputation for hosting both established and pioneering acts. ...

    This famous venue, set to expand to include a movie-screening space, has a reputation for hosting both established and pioneering acts.

    25 Swan St., Manchester, Manchester, M4 5JZ, England
    0161-834–1786
  • 11. Berry and Rye

    City Centre | Bars/Pubs

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

    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
    0151 -345–7271
  • 12. Camp and Furnace

    City Centre | Live Music

    This huge bar, live music venue, and restaurant complex in a former Edwardian foundry and blade-making factory retains a suitably industrial vibe. ...

    This huge bar, live music venue, and restaurant complex in a former Edwardian foundry and blade-making factory retains a suitably industrial vibe.

    67 Greenland St., Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 0BY, England
    0151-708–2890
  • 13. Cavern Club

    City Centre | Live Music

    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...

    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
    0151-236–9091
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  • 14. Cloud 23

    City Centre | Bars/Pubs

    This dressy champagne and cocktail bar in the city's tallest building has stunning 360-degree views. Some of its inventive concoctions make...

    This dressy champagne and cocktail bar in the city's tallest building has stunning 360-degree views. Some of its inventive concoctions make a playful nod to local culture, including Bee on Time referencing the city's symbol. You can also get afternoon tea or dine from a small British menu.

    Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Beetham Tower, 303 Deansgate, Manchester, Manchester, M3 4LQ, England
    0161-870–1670
  • 15. Dukes 92

    Castlefield | Bars/Pubs

    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...

    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
    0161-839–3522
  • 16. Folk

    West Didsbury | Bars/Pubs

    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...

    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), eclectic tunes by live DJs, chic interiors, and good food.

    169 Burton Rd., Manchester, Manchester, M20 2LN, England
    0161-445–2912
  • 17. Gorilla

    University Quarter | Live Music

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

    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
    0161-407–0301
  • 18. Heebie Jeebies

    City Centre | Live Music

    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. ...

    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
    0151-709–3678
  • 19. Hidden

    Dance Clubs

    This former industrial building near the iconic Strangeways prison hosts house, disco, and techno nights....

    This former industrial building near the iconic Strangeways prison hosts house, disco, and techno nights.

    16–18 Mary St. , Manchester, Manchester, M3 1NH , England
  • 20. Invisible Wind Factory

    Live Music

    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...

    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.

    3 Regent Rd., Liverpool, Liverpool, L3 7DS, England
    0151-236–3160

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