Learn about a selection of locations that became central to the popular culture and counterculture of the 1960s, from music venues to arts centres and from alternative cultural communities to fashion retail hubs. You are welcome to nominate more for future write-ups here.

Laughing elderly woman whilst wearing 60s-fashion clothes

Granny Takes a Trip

London fashion boutique

Former Arts Lab building in Birmingham

Birmingham Arts Lab (1968-1982) - Motacilla, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Arts Lab

Alternative Arts and Performing Arts Venue

Haight-Ashbury district intersection in San Francisco

Daniel Schwen, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

The Haight-Ashbury

Hippie Community

Irvine Sellars and other boutiques in Carnaby Street in 1968

H. Grobe, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Carnaby Street

Swinging London

External view of the reopened Cavern Club in 2012

Rept0n1x, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Cavern Club

Live Music Venue