In the history of nightclub design there are two pulsating neon beacons of hedonism that shine on despite their demise – New York’s Studio 54 and Manchester’s The Haçienda. The latter’s importance in British culture has received an unlikely endorsement from Historic England as part of its celebratory campaign A History of England in 100 Places. The legendary club, which opened in 1982 but peaked during the Madchester and rave years of the late 80s and early 90s, has been chosen as one of the ten historic places for music and literature. The list was voted for by the public and selected by novelist (and fan of the club) Monica Ali. Fellow nominees in the list include more traditional destinations such as the homes of literary greats Charles Dickens, the Brontë sisters and Jane Austen. The only other music venues listed are The 100 Club and Abbey Road Studios. The…Original sources