A music lover will never be bored in London. This city is fascinating to explore no matter what your interests are. But considering how many legendary musicians went through it, the marks of their presence here are very vivid. Whether it’s concerts or history of music you are interested in, London has a lot to offer.
6 Things to Do in London as a Music Lover
- Pose like a rock star
London is the place where you can recreate a few of the legendary album cover shots. You should definitely start with the Beatles’ Abbey Road, which is one of the most iconic images in musical history. That crossing is now an English Heritage site and so is the Abbey Road Studio, which a music lover also should visit.
Another place to take your picture at is 23 Hedon Street, better known as the place from David Bowie’s album cover for The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
- Tour musical streets
London is a huge and eclectic city with very rich history. There is a story about every street and nearly every building, especially in the older parts of the city. Therefore, it’s essential that you take some tours in London. They will help you discover the city and truly experience it.
However, as a music lover, you’ll need to stray away from the most popular routes. Your personal tour definitely should include Berwick Street and Denmark Street. Berwick Street is where you go to shop for records. And while at it, you can also recreate Oasis album cover for (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? Denmark Street is better known as Tin Pan Alley, and it’s the place where NME and Melody Maker had their first offices. This is a place for musical history buffs to explore. The legend has it that Bob Markey himself bought his first guitar right here.
- Hit the pubs
You have to enjoy some live music in London, and the best place to do this is to hit the city’s pubs. There are dozens of bands playing all over the city, so you’ll need to do a bit of research before your trip. In many cases, you won’t even have to pay to enjoy a live performance.
To make your trip truly unforgettable, you’ll need to visit a new place every night. This will allow you to see and listen to more of the talented London musicians.
- Learn about Handel and Hendrix
The number one museum every music lover has to visit in London is Handel & Hendrix. Here you can learn about two of the most notorious figures in the history of music. Handel House and Hendrix Flat are located right next to one another and they represent two entirely different yet similar worlds of two musical geniuses.
Each space uniquely reflects its owner. However, it’s obvious that both belonged to people most passionate about their art. Seeing these museums will prove that music is truly beyond time.
- STOMP with the best of them
Witnessing STOMP performance is an experience you shouldn’t miss while in London. This show is sure to make an impression and it’s not only because of how loud and upbeat it is. STOMP is a spectacle in the best sense of the word. It’s a daring dynamic performance that touches everyone deeply. If you aren’t a modern music lover yet, this show might be exactly what you need to convert.
- Admire beautiful instruments in the Horniman Museum
A visit to the Horniman Museum should also be on your to-do list for a trip to London. Here you will be able to admire one of the best collections of musical instruments in the world.