Mathew Street is best-known worldwide as the location of the Cavern Club where The Beatles played on numerous occasions in their early career. It is the centre of the Mathew Street Festival, which fills the streets of Liverpool every Summer.
The street connects Rainford Gardens (off Whitechapel) to North John Street, and is located in an area of the city centre known today as “The Cavern Quarter”. Historically it was the centre of Liverpool’s wholesale fruit and vegetable market. Mathew Street is visited by thousands of visitors a year, who visit the Cavern Club and many surrounding attractions including a statue of John Lennon, a Beatles store and several pubs formerly frequented by The Beatles. A wall in the street is adorned by a sculpture by Arthur Dooley entitled “Four Lads Who Shook the World”.