2. Free Trade Hall
Another grand building that is currently repurposed as a hotel, Free Trade Hall is a must-visit for every music geek. Charles Dickens and Winston Churchill have both spoken here, but this building’s ties to legendary music moments make it a mecca for music fans.
Free Trade Hall is the scene of the infamous “Judas!” heckler aimed at Bob Dylan when he began to move away from his cherished acoustic folk music to plugged-in rock ‘n’ roll. Dylan’s response to the heckler? “Play it louder!”
Free Trade Hall was also a site of one the Sex Pistols’ earliest shows, and that performance is said to have launched both them and the punk rock movement.