Sounds of the City in Liverpool
The Shipping Forecast
Hidden amongst the more mainstream clubs and bars in the Ropewalks is The Shipping Forecast. In the day-time it serves a menu full of burgers and fried chicken, but it’s also home to a variety of music events throughout the week. Catch American punk bands live and pumping dance music from the city’s most renown DJs, all whilst holding a pint of craft beer.
The Cavern Club
An unmissable venue when you visit Liverpool is, of course, The Cavern Club. Everyone will ask if you went, and you absolutely should. Plus, it’s definitely worth it to any music fanatic to see where The Beatles began. After you’ve loaded up on rock and roll history, you can stay for some live music throughout the afternoon in The Cavern Club Front Stage.
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
A short walk from the city centre, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is located on Hope Street. Although the Philharmonic hosts huge events with live orchestras, the nice thing about the venue is that they don’t have a dress code, which means you can go in your casual weekday attire and not worry about trying to fit your finest in a suitcase. From Casablanca: Film with Live Orchestra to A Country Night in Nashville, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to the variety of live performances.
With a combination of live music and club nights, LEAF enjoys a mixed crowd during the week and doesn’t actually host music events on the weekend. It’s your chance to discover up-and-coming acts that no one else knows (not yet, anyway). A highlight of the week has got to be Spotify Wednesday, it’s free entry and you get to indulge in your favourite songs. There’s no saying the other music fans will love your choice, though.
Palm House, Sefton Park
Palm House is a gigantic and stunning greenhouse space. It’s full of tall palms (obviously) and tropical flowers, and the building even lights up in a pink hue at night. A popular wedding and music venue on the edge of Liverpool city centre, the space has seen acoustic showcases and Boiler Room raves. There’s also a regular jazz afternoon, which is perfect for your midweek trip.
Where to stay for your Liverpool experience? It has to be the Hard Days Night Hotel Liverpool which is located in the centre of the city. This historic building is filled with the creative spirit of Liverpool and vibrant Beatles-inspired artwork.