6. Manchester Cathedral
Another venue whose Gothic architecture and atmosphere lend to a unique show experience is the Manchester Cathedral. Look for the two fire-inspired stained glass windows that pay respect to the Manchester Blitz of 1940.
You can catch a weekly choir and classical guitar performances, but every once in a while you can stumble on a major act that has chosen this cathedral for their performance.
Bands such as British Sea Power and Elbow, and singer Beth Orton have all played shows here to rave reviews. Peter Hook, of New Order fame, even covered a large catalog of hits here in 2013 — a classic Manchester artist in a classic Manchester venue.
Don’t limit your musical adventures in the U.K. to London and Liverpool. In Manchester, you’ll find a plethora of current music venues and places to pay homage to the city’s glorious musical past.