About

Find the Music

In the streets

 

 

 

Music-lovers come to London from all over the world
to visit the famous places where great music is made.

 

 

 

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The streets of London are steeped in an ever-evolving music history; from The Beatles to Bowie, punk to pop and everything in between.
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If a musical idea doesn’t start there then London will soon hear it,
add its own twist and play it back to the world.

 


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Created by

The London Music Map is the creation of music producer Nick Faber.

Faber says he had the idea for a map of London music sites walking around the city thinking about all the famous locations where classic music has been created over the years. "If you didn't live here or didn't know where they were, you might walk past a lot of these legendary locations" says Nick. "I wanted to get as many of them down on a map so people could discover them for themselves."

The London Music Map is illustrated by graphic artists RUDE. Husband and wife team Rupert and Abi Meats have had their colourful illustrations and designs featured in The Tate, Urban Outfitters and the National Theatre amongst other places. RUDE say "We loved drawing the old album covers and music venues... over the years we've spent a lot of time going to The Astoria and it holds a magic place in our hearts, so it’s amazing to now have it documented and included on this map."
 

Map timeline

December2015

A1 Print Released

50 limited edition London Music Map prints, available exclusively from We Built This City on Carnaby Street, sell out in just one month

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April2016

A3 Print Released

Open edition A3 print released and features in Where London as part of the magazine's music special

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September2016

Fold Out Map & Guide

The London Music Map fold out map and guide is released and the new website unveiled

Run the numbers

11 Album cover photos
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15 Live music venues
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9 Recording studios

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7 'Born or Lived Here' locations

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9 Deaths

12 song street names


Let's break it down

Here are just a few of the entries on the London Music Map

 

“(What’s The Story) Morning Glory” Oasis

“Absolutely” Madness

“Between The Buttons” Rolling Stones

“London Town” Wings

“New Boots and Panties” Ian Dury

“Abbey Road” The Beatles

“Animals” Pink Floyd

“The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” David Bowie

“Parklife” Blur

“Original Pirate Material” The Streets

“Muswell Hillbillies” The Kinks

Hammersmith Odeon

Brixton Academy

Kentish Town Forum

The Marquee Club

The Astoria

100 Club

Camden Palace

Jazz Café

Shepherds Bush Empire

Royal Albert Hall

The Rainbow

The Roundhouse

The Roxy

Alexandra Palace

The O2

Abbey Road Studios

Air Studios

Britannia Row Studios

Sarm Studios

De Lane Lea

Olympic Studios

Morgan Studios

Wessex Studios

Konk Studios

Albert Hall No Info
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