Music

All For London

 

Take the train from Waterloo to Twickenham and the Eel Pie Club, the home of Richmond and Twickenham Rhythm & Blues.

Ealing Club

Dedicated to promoting, preserving and furthering Ealing’s Blues and Rock Heritage.

 

Music Halls in London

Wilton´s Music Hall

The worlds oldest and last surviving

Graces Alley, off Ensign Street, E1

 

Brick Lane Music Hall, 443 North Woolwich Road, E16

 

Bar Music Hall, 134 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2

Free music:

Notting Hill Arts Club (Saturdays)

 

St Martin-in-the-Fields (Trafalgar Square) lunchtime Concerts

 

St-Giles-in-the-Fields (Fridays)

 

St James´s Piccadilly

(lunchtime concerts)

 

Southbank Centre Free events

 

Jazz

Ray´s Jazz at Foyles

113-119 Charing Cross Road, WC2

Free jazz music at Foyles Auditorium, level six.

Ronnie Scotts

47 Frith Street, Soho, W1

We are one of the oldest jazz clubs in the world. We opened in 1959 and since that time have featured most of the legendary and popular names in modern jazz and jazz fusion.

 

The Polish Jazz Cafe

238-246 King Street, W6

Polish jazz has a rich history and extremely vibrant scene.The Jazz Café at the Polish Cultural Centre in Hammersmitha aims to provide regular jazz concert featuring Polish musicians and singers, jazz sessions for Polish, British and other jazz artists.

 

London Jazz Festival

Annual festival in November.

Dalston Jazz Bar

4 Bradbury Street, N16

Tube: Dalston Kingsland

Live music starts at 7:30 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

 

Vortex

11 Gillett Square, N 16

Tube: Dalston Kingsland

Vortex is internationally renowned as a venue that programmes innovative and adventurous music from musicians of the highest calibre and repute

 

Ian Dury´s Bench

Located in Poet´s corner, Pembroke Lodge Gardens, Richmond Park. A wooden bench with solar panels built into the arm rests. Visitors can plug headphones into a socket and hear several of Drury’s songs and an interview.

Places of interest in Londons rock history:

Abbey Road Studios, Abbey Road 3,

St Johns Wood

Brook Street 23, Mayfair Jimi Hendrix lived here a short while

Tube: Bond Street

 

Denmark Street 9, Soho Sex Pistols lived here at no 6

Tube: Tottenham Court Rd

 

Horse & Groom , Groom Place, Belgravia. Beatles pub.

Tube: Hyde Park Corner

 

Lansdowne Crescent 22, Notting Hill (The Samarkand Hotel)

Where Hendrix died

Tube: Holland Park

 

Ridgemount Gardens 34, Bloomsbury

Bob Marley lived here

Tube: Goodge Street

 

Jimi Hendrix Flat

The flat on the upper floors of 23 Brook Street (the Hendrix Flat) is going to be restored permanently as a museum. The Flat will open to the public on Wednesday 10 February 2016.

Berwick Street Soho - Vinyl records

Berwick Street runs from Oxford Street to Peter Street in Soho. Known in the 1980s as "The Golden Mile of Vinyl".

Reckless Records at nr 30

If you like records - this is heaven!

Sister Ray at nr 34-35

The largest independent record store in London´s West End.

The Music and Video Exchange at nr 95

Two floors filled with great records CDs and DVDs.

Sounds of the Universe

7 Broadwick Street

Black Market Soho

25 D´Arblay Street

More Clubs:

Jamboree

Cable Street Studios

566 Cable Street, E1

Limehouse DLR Station

Peel black the buttery velvet curtain and step-inside a home-made den of world music with devil may care European bohemia, crackled walls, and mismatched furniture, raucous evenings, flowing absinthe and mad dancing.

 

Working Men´s Club

42-44 Pollard Row, E2

Tube: Bethnal Green

Take a look!

 

100 Club

100 Oxford Street, W1

London’s iconic 100 Club has been trading under the same name since 1964 and has put on live music since 1942 as the Feldman Jazz Club amongst other names, earning it the title of the oldest independent venue world wide.

 

Le Quecum Bar

42-44 Battersea High Street, SW1

A unique 1930′s Parisien style live music brasserie, specialising in promoting the Gypsy guitar genius, Django Reinhardt, Gypsy Swing and those who perform it. A style born in 30′s Paris, drawing on nearly 2000 years of Gypsy culture.

 

 

Amy Winehouse Statue

Camden

Designer Scott Eaton: "The design is not based on any single snapshot, photo or moment in time, but an amalgamation of influences."

Best rock clubs:

 

The Borderline, Manette Street, Soho

Tube: Tottenham C Rd

 

Koko, 1 a Camden High Street

Tube/rail: Mornington Cres

 

02 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Rd SW9

Tube: Brixton

 

Barfly Camden, 49 Chalk Farm R NW1

Tube: Chalk Farm

 

Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd NW1

Tube: Chalk Farm

 

The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch EC2 Tube:Old St

 

Xoyo, Cowper Street 32-37, Shoreditch

 

The 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street

Opera

Royal Opera House Bow Street

English National Opera,

St Martin´s Lane

Best second hand records and instruments:

Casbah Records, 330 -332 Creek Road, Greenwich SE10

Open Mon-Sun 10:30 - 18:00 Tube: Cutty Sark DLR

Classical Music Exchange, 36 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill W11

Open Mon-Sun 10:00-20:00 Tube: Notting Hill Gate

Eldica, 8 Bradbury Street, Dalston N16

Open Tue-Sat 11:30 - 19:00 and Sun 12:00 - 19:00 Tube:Dalston Kingsland

Flashback, 50 Essex Road, Islington N1

Open Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:00 and Sun 12:00 - 18:00 Tube: Angel/Highbury

Hobgoblin Music, 24 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia W1

Open Mon-Sat 10:00 - 18:00 Tube: Goodge Street

Haggle Vinyl, 114 Essex Road, Islington N1

Open Mon-Sun 10:00 - 18:00 Tube: Angel

 

Why not spend a night at the Roller Disco at the Renaissance Rooms in Vauxhall?

The Rivoli Ballroom

350 Brockley Road, SE4

Denmark Street

also known as Tin Pan Alley, near Tottenhamn Court Road, is the heart of London´s Rock history.

 

 

 

The Gore Hotel Bar 190

190 Queens Gate, Kensington

Bar 190 is famous for being the location for the Rolling Stones "Beggars Banquet" album launch in 1968. There is a photo of the Stones in the Bar.

Read this if you´re a Stones fan..