Mathew Street
Mathew Street
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Situated in the Cavern Quarter at the heart of the city. Liverpool's most famous street not only houses the Cavern Club but numerous references and connections to the "four lads who shook the world" and Liverpool's long musical heritage. There's shopping, bars and pubs, and come summer weekends the street is packed with partying locals and tourists.
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Neighbourhood: Central Liverpool
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  • permia
    61,318 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vibrantly evocative
    With so much great music associated with the street, particularly in the 1960s, it was evocative strolling by. Statues and monuments capture the excitement of the area. One to Fab John and another to exuberant Cilla Black. Incidentally the tribute to Eleanor Rigby is also worth having a look at. Clubs are numerous including the famous Cavern, but also other well-known venues. The Beatles Museum is a must see for fans. A terrific display is the Wall of Fame that encapsulates so much musical talent in the city, with one segment showing the multitude of No 1 hits since 1952.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 September 2023
  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, United Kingdom4,364 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    LOUD!!
    This place is full on - maximum volume. Bars pumping out loud music into the street - an onslaught on your ears. Loads of pubs, bars and clubs including the famous Cavern Club. Look out for the statues of Cilla Black and John Lennon.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 October 2023
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota4,967 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Touristy Spot Paying Homage to the Beatles But Still a Fun Night Out
    It’s very touristy but still provides a fun atmosphere and a great night out plus it has the historical significance as the home of the Cavern Club made famous by the Beatles. There are several good drinking spots including Flanagan’s Apple, The Grapes, Rubber Soul and Eric’s. During the day you can visit the Beatles Museum. The John Lennon Statue makes for a great photo as does the monument to the Four Lads Who Shook The World
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 February 2024
  • unic0rn17
    Wolverhampton, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just go
    Ignore negative reviews, this place is fantastic and when visiting alone still felt like I was appreciated. The bars are great even though I’m not a big fan of live music in pubs. Cavern club is a must for any Beatles fan or any fan of music as it was the birthplace of the best music in the world. I highly recommend and I had a lovely time and met some great people
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 February 2024
  • Janet W
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Cavern Club
    We had a fantastic night in The Cavern Club. We saw 'The Beatles'. My fiance who is well versed in music, said they were the best tribute act he had ever seen and we have seen a few. They performed 3 sets, so you certainly got your money's worth. Highly recommend coming here. After the 'The Beatles' had finished we were able to access the old Cavern Club and see a band performing in there too. Just a great great night. Planning on a return trip.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 April 2024
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Alan C
Winston Salem, NC246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
What a surprise. Beautiful day and when we got to Matthew's street it was rocking. Live loud bands in every bar, side by side
Written 18 May 2024
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Janet W
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We had a fantastic night in The Cavern Club. We saw 'The Beatles'. My fiance who is well versed in music, said they were the best tribute act he had ever seen and we have seen a few.

They performed 3 sets, so you certainly got your money's worth.

Highly recommend coming here.

After the 'The Beatles' had finished we were able to access the old Cavern Club and see a band performing in there too.

Just a great great night. Planning on a return trip.
Written 28 April 2024
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Sam M
Wallasey, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Mathew Street in Liverpool is a pulsating vein of culture and nightlife, offering an eclectic mix of bars, shops, and music history that captivates at every turn.
Written 25 March 2024
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unic0rn17
Wolverhampton, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Ignore negative reviews, this place is fantastic and when visiting alone still felt like I was appreciated. The bars are great even though I’m not a big fan of live music in pubs. Cavern club is a must for any Beatles fan or any fan of music as it was the birthplace of the best music in the world. I highly recommend and I had a lovely time and met some great people
Written 24 February 2024
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN4,967 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It’s very touristy but still provides a fun atmosphere and a great night out plus it has the historical significance as the home of the Cavern Club made famous by the Beatles. There are several good drinking spots including Flanagan’s Apple, The Grapes, Rubber Soul and Eric’s. During the day you can visit the Beatles Museum. The John Lennon Statue makes for a great photo as does the monument to the Four Lads Who Shook The World
Written 4 February 2024
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@chrismN9800CH
115 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Filthy, shabby, vomit and urine stained.... probably dangerous at night

In need of power washing and a few dozen skips!!!

Avoid
Written 7 December 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,31,363 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Although I'm not the biggest fan of Mathew Street there's no denying it's popularity.
A short narrow street packed with pubs and bars ,some souvenir shops ,a Beatles Museum and statues of The Beatles, Cilla Black and of John Lennon ,its a tourist hot spot and come the weekend a haunt of every stag & hen party that descends on Liverpool City Centre, if you've not been its well worth checking out.
Written 11 November 2023
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Thee Lucifer Sams
Liverpool, UK10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Mathew Street is the epicentre of mediocre acoustic music, drunken vulgarity and cheap pints in Liverpool. Obviously, as skint locals, the latter is the only reason to visit this part of town.

Funnily enough, a majority of tourists choose to visit this street solely because of the Beatles connection, ignoring mich better bars and music venues elsewhere in town.

It's a sad state of affairs. The Beatles and merseybeat were NEW and NOW. But Mathew Street is all about the past really - people endlessly playing and listening to (bad and extremely loud) covers of Beatles and other artists, rather than discovering new Liverpool music in other places. In short - Mathew Street is a tourist trap and does a disservice to the music scene of the city.
Written 11 November 2023
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Swedishtomcat
Diss, UK4,364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This place is full on - maximum volume. Bars pumping out loud music into the street - an onslaught on your ears. Loads of pubs, bars and clubs including the famous Cavern Club. Look out for the statues of Cilla Black and John Lennon.
Written 27 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

permia
Ireland61,318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
With so much great music associated with the street, particularly in the 1960s, it was evocative strolling by.

Statues and monuments capture the excitement of the area. One to Fab John and another to exuberant Cilla Black. Incidentally the tribute to Eleanor Rigby is also worth having a look at.

Clubs are numerous including the famous Cavern, but also other well-known venues.

The Beatles Museum is a must see for fans. A terrific display is the Wall of Fame that encapsulates so much musical talent in the city, with one segment showing the multitude of No 1 hits since 1952.
Written 15 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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