Cavern Club is the cradle of British Pop music, a truly unique place where the Beatles identity evolved. This legendary cellar is still one of the most famous music clubs in the world and has played an important role in each musical era, from 50s Jazz to nowadays Indie Rock.
The original Cavern Club opened on 16 January 1957 as a Jazz club, later becoming a centrepiece of the Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll scene in the 60s. The Beatles played the club several times in their early years. This is the place where manager Brian Epstein was about to see the guys perform first time.
The original club closed in March 1973 and re-opened after renovation on 26 April 1984 using many of the original bricks. You can still see the original entrance to the club some steps to the left of today's doors.
Today, the Cavern is a thriving live music destination and a must-see when in Liverpool. The three venues, the Cavern Club, Cavern Live Lounge, and the Cavern Pub – showcase the rich legacy of the Beatles as well as up and coming bands and established acts. They perform live on stage every afternoon till late in the evening.
As Beatles-like as a place can get. When entering your hotel room, you are welcomed by A Hard Day's Night. The lobby, the staircase as well as the bars (don't ignore the nice one in the basement) feature loads of pictures of the Fab Four. On some nights, there is also live music. The hotel is an ideal location for sightseeing around Liverpool. Major spots such as Cavern Club are just around the corner.
Rubber Soul is a nice yet crowded Beatles themed bar in famous Mathew Street just across famous Cavern Club. Drinks are great and there is mostly some live music around, so step in for some truly Liverpool feeling.
Right on Stanley Street is the Eleanor Rigby Statue, designed by entertainer Tommy Steele. It is based on the Beatles song Eleanor Rigby and pays tribute to the Fab Four.
A life-size bronze statue of Cilla Black is standing in middle of Mathew Street in front of the old entrance to Cavern Club. The TV celebrity and 60s singing star started work as a cloakroom attendant in there. The sculpture shows a young Cilla performing one of her early songs.
A must-see when in Liverpool and an iconic Mathew Street landmark just outside The Cavern Pub: this bronze statue of singer and songwriter John Lennon as he is casually leaning against the wall.
There are way more Beatles memorabilia items in this shop on Mathew Street than you can imagine. Shorts, shirts, posters, magnets - you name it, they have it. Perfect spot for shopping merchandise and souvenirs for yourself or as a gift for your beloved ones at home.
Iconic to Liverpool since its opening in 1971 is independent Probe Records, situated in the shopping heart of the city. The shop itself is a rather small one, nevertheless offering a good selection of vinyl for all vinyl nerds. Not that much into Rock or Metal, but definitely a place to find some old und rare stuff.
In a city full of vibrant live venues, M&S Bank Arena is the largest one around. Centrally located and therefore easily accessible. It has been host to the big players in music history, whatever genre the acts may be into.
Annual LIMF is a two-days celebration of Liverpool's cultural and musical history. A line-up ranging from Pop to House and much more, in combination with loads of activities, is key to an epic weekend.
Sound City is a festival taking place in different locations throughout Liverpool. It boasts with live music from various genres.
This annual festival is taking places in different venues all over the city of Liverpool. Whether if you are into the Beatles or just a fan of music - you will have a great time around.
Excellent venue boasting with live music. Small, but classy and un-intimidating. The musical range compasses everything from Rock and Indie to Pop and Metal.
Previously a recording studio, now an opulent bar offering great cocktails while listening to live performances on stage.
With a rich history, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is for music lovers of all genres. Offering a scheduled fully packed of concerts - big ones as well as more intimate ones.
This venue's schedule is fully packed with international top acts as well as local newcomers. Having seen bands from all over the world since years.
A real hot spot when in Liverpool is this live music venue and bar. Also offering great food and mouth-watering cocktails and drinks.
This is the place where music magazine Mersey Beat had its first office space. Today, there's a record store in the basement along with a nice café and a live music venue.
Probably one of the biggest venues in the whole city. Over the years this place has hosted all of the key events on campus as well as in the live music world. Everyone from Queen and Kaiser Chiefs to Greta van Fleet have played here. In addition there is a terrace installed outside the back of the hall.
The venue enjoyed a rich history within the performing arts, hosting numerous theatre and music productions and even housing a cinema and a bingo hall over its 115 year life span. Even The Beatles hit the stage several times in the 1960s.
Cavern Club Liverpool, Stairs (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Cavern Club Liverpool, Concert (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler )
Cavern Club Liverpool, Live Lounge (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler )
Cavern Club Liverpool, Live Lounge (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)