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 | Music Clubs

    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...Read More

  • 2. The Deaf Institute

    University Quarter | Music Clubs

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

  • 3. Arts Club

    City Centre | Music Clubs

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

  • 4. Band on the Wall

    Northern Quarter | Music Clubs

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

  • 5. Camp and Furnace

    City Centre | Music Clubs

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

  • 6. Cavern Club

    City Centre | Music Clubs

    While not the original venue—that was demolished years ago—this is still a top music spot, drawing in rock-and-roll fans with its live acts...Read More

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  • 7. Gorilla

    University Quarter | Music Clubs

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

  • 8. Heebie Jeebies

    City Centre | Music Clubs

    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. ...Read More

  • 9. Invisible Wind Factory

    Music Clubs

    This quirky entertainment complex just north of the city center hosts live music and makers' workshops, as well as on-site artists' studios...Read More

  • 10. Kazimier Garden

    City Centre | Music Clubs

    This eccentric outdoor venue with heaters hosts live music accompanied by food from its barbecue....Read More

  • 11. Manchester Arena

    Music Clubs

    Europe's largest indoor arena hosts shows by major rock and pop stars, as well as large-scale sporting events. ...Read More

  • 12. Night & Day Café

    Northern Quarter | Music Clubs

    This was a major player in Manchester's musical history: many bands who played here eventually went on to huge success, including Elbow. Now...Read More

  • 13. O2 Apollo Manchester

    Ardwick Green | Music Clubs

    Housed in an art deco venue, the 3,500-seat venue (known by locals as just "the Apollo") showcases live rock and comedy acts before a mixed...Read More

  • 14. The Shipping Forecast

    City Centre | Music Clubs

    Big-name acts mean this intimate venue often gets packed to the rafters, but that only adds to the clubby vibe. There are also club nights that...Read More

  • 15. Sound Control

    University Quarter | Music Clubs

    Formerly a cult music shop frequented by the likes of local legends Johnny Marr and Noel Gallagher, this three-story venue has two live music...Read More

  • 16. The Roadhouse

    City Centre | Music Clubs

    This intimate venue hosts rock, pop, funk, and indie bands, plus club nights. ...Read More

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