Top Choice Football in Liverpool

Liverpool Football Club

Doff o' the cap to Evertonians and Beatle-maniacs, but no single institution represents the Mersey spirit and strong sense of identity more powerfully than Liverpool FC, which dominated British football in the '70s …
Top Choice Arts Centre in Manchester


One of Britain's best new arts centres, Home has two theatre spaces that host provocative new work in a variety of contexts, from proscenium sets to promenade pieces. The five cinema screens show the latest indie re…
Top Choice Live Performance in Liverpool


Whether you're looking to join a drumming circle, take part in a martial arts workshop or lose yourself at a rave, this terrific venue in a former recycling yard will have something worth checking out. In good weath…
Live Music in Manchester

Band on the Wall

A top-notch venue that hosts everything from rock to world music, with splashes of jazz, blues and folk thrown in.
Cinema in Manchester

Odeon Cinema

A 20-screen complex in the middle of the Printworks centre.
Live Music in Liverpool

O2 Academy

This midsize venue fits about 1200 people and is the place to see those bands that are on the rise (or on the fall).
Live Music in Liverpool

Cavern Club

It's a faithful reconstruction of the club where the Beatles played their early gigs, and not even on the same spot (the original club was a few doors away), but the 'world's most famous club' is still a great spot …
Cinema in Manchester

AMC Cinemas

A 16-screen multiplex in a retail centre that was formerly a goods warehouse for the Northern Railway Company.
Live Music in Manchester

Ruby Lounge

Terrific live-music venue in the Northern Quarter that features mostly rock bands. It gets very loud. After the bands there's usually a club night that runs until late.
Horse Racing in Chester


Chester's ancient racetrack, on the western side of the walls in what was once the Roman harbour, has been hosting races since the 16th century. The season kicks off with the three-day May Festival, followed by 12 s…