There is no other place like London, for better and for worse. That’s why i usually come back there at least two times in a year.
This August I was there for a whole week for a very special occasion (Blur @ Hyde Park) having the time to enjoy the city beyond the usual routes (music shopping, thai food and markets). So i’ve decided to explore some places linked with the music. Starting with a google research, it’s easy to imagine how many places in London can be linked with music in some way.
This is the walking tour i’ve built based on my tastes and heroes, which will give you the opportunity to discover unusual areas of the city. I’ll keep on updating the map in the next visits.
Jimmy Page’s home – Tower house
29 Melbury Road, London W14 8AB
“I was still finding things 20 years after being there – a little beetle on the wall or something like that, it’s Burges’ attention to detail that is so fascinating.” J.P
Freddy Mercury’s home
1 Logan Place, London W8 6QP
He died here on November 24, 1991
Have a break! Chelsea Potter
119 King’s Road, Kensington, SW3 4PL
SEX (Let it rock)
430 King’s Rd, Kensington, London SW3 5
Shop opened by Vivienne Westwood and Malcom McLaren, where the Sex Pistols auditioned Johnny Rotten
Jimi Hendrix’s home
23 Brook Street, London W1K
He spent some times here
Ex EMI hq
20 Manchester Square, London W1U 3PZ
Ringo Starr’s flat
34 Montagu Square, London W1H 2LJ
some of the people who lived here: Ringo Starr (1965), Paul McCartney (1966) (he composed Eleanor Rigby here), Jimy Hendrix (1967), John Lennon & Yoko Ono (1968)
Paul McCartney’s home
57 Wimpole St, London W1G 8YW
His first place in London. Lots of songs were composed in this house basement
Have a break! Fitzroy Tavern
16 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2LY
Very nice pub and very good yorkshire beer
The Good Mixer
30 Inverness Street, Camden, NW1 7HJ
This pub was very popular during the brit pop years as a meeting place for musician of the scene
The Hawley Arms
2 Castlehaven Road, Camden NW1 8QU
Amy Whinehouse used to work here
Primrose Hill, Camden Town
Mentioned in For Tomorrow by Blur (Says let’s take a drive to Primrose Hill, It’s windy there and the view’s so nice), you can find a lyric graffiti walking to the hill
Abbey Road Studios
3 Abbey Road London, NW8 9A
There’s no need to say much words on this music institution of all the times
Despite what it could sounds as a walk among the dead (lots of places are linked with dead) this walk will give you the chance to enjoy very particalar area such as Mayfair, Maida Vale, Chelsea, Marylebone and many others streets, gardens, squares and little hidden spots you should probably miss in any other occasion.
As you can see included on the list there are several pubs as this walk is also a great opportunity to discover some of them around London (you’ll find it included into the map also):
Find the addresses here:
The Chelsea Potter (Kensington, SW3 4PL)
The Hawley Arms (Camden NW1 8QU)
The Good Mixer (Camden, NW1 7HJ)
Fitzroy Tavern (Soho, W1T 2LY)
View London Rock’n’Roll walking tour in a larger map
Enjoy your walk around London!
Time: 2 relaxing days with bus and walking; 1 day using tube and going straight to the destinations.