29 May London for music lovers
The English pop is widely known. And numerous music groups of punk, rock and folk have their origin in Scotland, England or Ireland. London is the start point of a lifestyle of live music with a relevant role. We show you some corners for a music trip.
Brown sugar or live jazz, and free!
We have a date every day in bars like The Cable Café , Nothing Hill Arts Club, King’s Head Theatre Club o4 the blues Kitchen (Camden Town). The Brown sugar is the alternative for those people who do not want to pay one “pound” to listen to the best live music, in special for lovers of jazz and blues. There is a date with autochthonous artists every Saturday.
There is a bar in the soho with good blues. It is the Aint Nothing but Blues pub. It is not a big bar, but free from Monday to Thursday. The Troy bar offers good punk, rock and reggae. It is located in Old Street. The Blues kitchen and many other bars with live music like the Dublin Castle or Electric Ballroom are in Camden.
If you love music:
Abbey Road: It is the sixth album of The Beatles, and it is where their studio was set. Nowadays it is a classic visit for all travelers who are reaching the marks of the music in the United Kingdom. Don’t surprise if there is a queue when you want to make your photograph in this street, one of the best known in the music history.
Brixton Neighborhood: Guns of Brixton of the Clash. Paul Simmons grew in this neighborhood. Have a coffee in one of the taverns in this zone, considered one of the most dangerous in London. Although it is possible to access to it nowadays, remember to ask the receptionist at the hotel or hostel before getting there.
The Battersea Power Station: The cover of the album Animals shows the pig that appears in this station; it is worth to visit it because it is well known in London. It is the building with more bricks in London.
Berwick Street: The cover of The Morning Glory album has an image of this street of the soho in London. Watch out for the cars when you make the photographs in the middle of the road! Try to go between nine in the morning and six in the evening. You will find the market where you can buy from fruit to disc at good prices.
Heddon Street: It is where David Bowie appeared in his album The Rise and fall of ziggy stardust and the spiders from Mars. It is almost a sport to make a photograph as the singer would do in one of the coffee shops in the zone.
Baker Street: This street is famous thank to Gerry Raferty. He would dedicate a song to this name. Maybe you remember the saxophone.
Picadilly Circus is the market of the music lovers, who enjoy in the shops of antiques and clothes of every style. Cds and Lps. Virgin Megastore is located here as HMV, the direct competence, that has a place here among those who want to take a jewel. If you are music freaks add to your playlist in your London travel the themes “Piccadilly Palare” of Morrissey or “Wild West End” of Dire Straits.
The pavilion hotel, ask for any suite of music themes!
This music hotel is known at an international level for its originality. This is located near Hyde Park. Elvis Presley used to accommodate in this hotel.