The Cavern Club, Liverpool
Where else to start than Liverpool’s iconic Cavern Club? Opened in 1957 by Alan Sytner, originally as a Parisian-style jazz club, it wasn’t long before the venue became the beating heart of Liverpool’s burgeoning rock n roll scene. On 9th February 1961, a then-little-known band The Beatles took to the stage for the first time. Nine months and several performances later, they’d be spotted at the club by music manager Brian Epstein – and the rest is history.
Despite being demolished in 1973, the Cavern was too iconic to leave dead. It was resurrected 11 years later using many of the building’s original bricks. You can still visit the club today and have your photograph taken on the stage, though if you’re lucky, you might even catch a gig.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay on your Liverpool city break, ibis Styles Liverpool Centre Dale Street is perfectly located, just four minutes’ walk from the club.