Rock’n’Roll London: 5 Musical Tourist Sites
Everybody knows that London is the greatest rock’n’roll city in the world, with 50 years of history in the pop and rock music industry. What most people do not know is how to truly experience groovy London in the style of the Sex Pistols, Bee Gees or Eric Clapton. Take a different approach on the European Capital of Music, by finding out more about the best musical tourists sites to be found here!
The Lexington, Islington
Not sure what to do in London? With an extensive collection of refined drinks, and a taste for all things Americana, the Lexington pub located in the northern part of London is the place to be! This venue hosts a lot of live events and gigs, even with less known singers, for example Sunday is the time for the “Hangover lounge”.
Hidden on the Oxford street, is one of the best pubs in London. Troy 22 is a secret bar which only opens in the weekends, after 10 pm, and offers a great taste of the 50’s music. This legendary place has seen many famous people through its tight door, and although it doesn’t look like much from the outside, it is one of the top sights in London for people who love music. Prepare for a night of dancing to the rhythm of The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many other renowned bands which will keep you up all night.
The Royal Opera House
Your ears are in for a real treat if you decide to visit the Opera in London. Dress up and have fun in style, listen to the most magnificent classical music and mingle with people of more sophisticated taste and feast your eyes on the beautiful 18thcentury building which is home to the mesmerizing ballets and opera plays.
Denmark Street ( Tin Pan Alley )
The Tin Pan Alley is very famous for its music shops and studios in which some of the most famous bands in London used to record. In the past this was the place where aspiring songwriters or writers would come to pursue their dream.
British Music Experience
One of the best attractions in London is the London music “experience”. This show is basically an innovative art exhibition which presents the history of British music by featuring over a hundred artists and bands like the Rolling Stones or Beatles. The place, which is situated in the O2 Arena, can be a very fun experience because it offers you the chance to record yourself in one of the available studios.
If you are truly a fan of music you should download the London Music Mapp which will entertain and inform you about London’s rich musical heritage and about the upcoming events of the month. Learn all about new locations, concerts and events, and visit the best live music pubs in the town for more fun!