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London's 11 Best Rock & Roll Music Locations

3rd November 2015

The London flat that Jimi Hendrix once called home is to open as a permanent museum for the first time.

Fans will be able to tour 23 Brook Street in Mayfair - next door, coincidentally, to the former home of German-born composer George Frideric Handel - from February 10, 2016, following a multi-million restoration.

Here are 20 other must-see rock and roll locations in England's capital.

34 Montagu Square

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Another rock and roll shrine is this house in Marylebone. It was the home of Ringo Starr and the place where John Lennon first lived with Yoko Ono. Their nude "Two Virgins" cover was shot here in the basement and Paul recorded a demo version of Eleanor Rigby in a temporary studio.

But it wasn't all good. They also got busted. John was charged with possession of cannabis. Ringo later rented the house to Jimi Hendrix but then had to throw him out for trashing the place.

Berwick Street

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The album cover of (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? features this Soho street, chosen because it was home to a number of record shops. The two men on the cover are DJ Sean Rowley, left and facing, and album sleeve designer Brian Cannon.

The Good Mixer, Camden

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The Camden bar has welcomed the likes of Blur, Pulp and Oasis, as well as Pete Doherty and the late Amy Winehouse. It is here that the Blur/Oasis is rumoured to have started.

The ramp outside Proud Camden, meanwhile, is where the cover for The Clash's eponymous debut album was shot.

Abbey Road

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This road in St John's Wood is known around the world as the home of Abbey Road Studios. The zebra crossing that features on the front cover of The Beatles album of the same name is still there - look out for tourists attempting to recreate the shot. To get a glimpse of the studios, check out Google's Inside Abbey Road website.

The Savoy

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The video for Bob Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues - the first music video, featuring dozens of handwritten caption boards - was filmed in the street behind the hotel.


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Hoxton Street

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The classic video for Bittersweet Symphony sees Richard Ashcroft lip-synching while walking down a busy London pavement. He begins at the junction of Hoxton Street and Falkirk Street, before heading north.

Carnaby Street

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Boutique and music venues made Carnaby Street one of London's most fashionable streets in the 60s, which the Marquee Club, at 90 Wardour Street, welcomed artists such as The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and The Yardbirds.

100 Club, Oxford Street

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Acts as diverse as Louis Armstrong, The Clash and Blur have appeared here since it opened in 1942.

Chiswick House

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In May 1966 the Beatles made a pair of promotional videos at Chiswick House for their new singles 'Paperback Writer' and 'Rain'.

The Hope and Anchor, Islington

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Dozens of big bands have played here, including The Cure, Dire Straits, U2, Joy Division and The Stranglers. Madness filmed the music video for One Step Beyond here.

Olympic Studios

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Countless artists, from The Beatles, Bowie and the Stones to Oasis and Arctic Monkeys, recorded at this studio in Barnes until its closure in 2009. It reopened in 2013, however, as a cinema and cafe, so you can still visit.


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