If you're into football as much as music, we have something for you with this subTOUR combining Rock history with football. Visit legendary Old Trafford stadium and the National Football Museum along iconic places telling the story behind British Indie band The Smiths.
It's recommended to do this subTOUR by car. If you're interested in more stories beyond The Smiths places, join a guided tour by Manchester Music Tours.
National Football Museum Manchester (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Let's start this subTOUR at the National Football Museum in the centre of the city. Whether you're a tourist from abroad or living in Manchester - this place is a must-see for any football fan. In here, more than 2,500 world-class objects are on display.
Also on schedule: interesting interactives and an ever changing programme of temporary exhibitions.
Food tip: fancy a lunch? Check out the delicious burgers in Hard Rock Café.
Sights tip: if you're rather into sightseeing, step into Manchester Cathedral and enjoy the silent dignity of this place.
Manchester Prison (Google Street View)
Further up North is Manchester Prison. It may be an awkward place to visit (although only from the outside), but it's one with music historical importance. The fourth studio album of The Smiths derived its title from this prison.
Venue tip: on your way to or from the prison, you may come across Manchester Arena. Why not check out tonight's schedule for a gig?
Salford Lads Club (Google Street View)
In the western part of Manchester lies Salford and a recreational club with worldwide fame. The cover of The Smiths 1986 album The Queen Is Dead features the front door of this place.
Also Graham Nash and Allan Clarke from The Hollies were members at Salford Lads Club and used the property for rehearsals.
Old Trafford (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Back to football. Stay southbound for one of the most iconic stadiums in the world: Old Trafford Stadium in Greater Manchester, home to football club Manchester United. Erected in 1910 and one of the largest club football stadiums in the UK. Join a guided tour for a legendary insight.
Morrissey's Childhood Home (Google Street View)
In the southern Manchester suburbs is the final waypoint of this subTOUR, marking the place where Steven Patrick Morrissey once grew up. Later band member Johnny Marr knocked on the door of this house in 1982 in order to form The Smiths. Please be aware of the current residents and neighbours.
Discover the life of British superstars Oasis. Learn about the neighborhood where the Gallaghers spent their early days. Reveal the band's impressive history beyond hidden spots. This is where chart breaking hits like Wonderwall become alive. Explore the successful rise of Britpop at first hand.
Record shopping at its best with five stores packed in a condensed walk through Manchester's lively Northern Quarter. Discover inspiring spots alongside nice cafés for some perfect hours in the heart of the city.
90s Britpop superstars
Oasis sibling on stage as solo artist
Post-Punk from Greater Manchester
Complex lyrics about the ordinary life
Electronic music duo
Alternative meets Progressive Rock
Pioneers in three-part vocal harmony style
Hugely appreciated in music scene
One of Madchester’s pioneering groups
Mick Hucknall combines Soul & Pop
Indie Rock from Manchester