London’s Musical heritage – Fascinating trail for visitors keen to discover the city’s musical heritage
News & Updates / December 4, 2018
British groups like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin have left an indelible mark on London, making it a fascinating trail for visitors keen to discover more about the city’s musical heritage. We take a look at some of the places you can explore. Have a wonderful stay at any of the serviced apartments in Central London and pay a visit to the below given lovely places.
The legendary zebra crossing
Head for St John’s Wood and Abbey Road to find the legendary zebra crossing used by the Beatles for one of their most iconic pictures. Today, countless visitors follow in their footsteps across Abbey Road. Take a tube down to Chelsea and explore the myriad shops and pubs which were an irresistible draw for pop singers, celebrities and fashionable folk in the 1960s. Over at Number 430, Sid Vicious worked as a shop assistant before joining the notorious Sex Pistols.
The Beatles Store in Baker Street
The Beatles Store in Baker Street is a fantastic place to buy retro merchandise, vintage memorabilia including autographs and posters. Not far away at 94 Baker Street, you can see the blue plaque indicating that John Lennon and George Harrison lived here during their time in London.
Music venues in Camden Town
It is worth trying some of the music venues in Camden Town such as the Jazz Café or The Roundhouse. These were venues used by performers like Jimmy Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and The Doors. More recently, Koko in Camden Town was the site of Madonna’s first UK performance. Take a stroll along the banks of the canal towards Primrose Hill to find the site where the Rolling Stones were photographed for their 1967 album, Between the Buttons.
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Hard Rock Café Museum
Don’t miss the Hard Rock Café Museum. This contains a fantastic collection of rock memorabilia, which will keep rock fans enthralled for hours. Also worth visiting is the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington. This has been the setting for many rock and pop concerts, including one in which the Beatles and the Rolling Stones played on the same bill. The Royal Albert Hall offers tours of the building focusing on its rock and pop history. These do have to be booked in advance.
Swinging Sixties Bus
You can even take a tour on the Swinging Sixties Bus around the most famous sixties pop related locations in SW London. It makes for a really memorable experience as you ride in a classic 1960’s London Transport Routemaster bus. A drifting scent of patchouli oil permeates the bus, as the guides tell tales of the activities of the Beatles and other groups at the various locations you pass. The tour includes Eel Pie Island, Twickenham Studios, Chiswick House and several pubs, which were famed for their popularity with groups like Led Zepplin, the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Marmalade, the Kinks, and Pink Floyd. Richmond Bridge has bittersweet memories for Beatles fans since it was here that the group had their last official photographs taken before the breakup.
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