Music lovers will always enjoy exploring cities that have a strong cultural and musical heritage. In the UK, it is hard to beat London when it comes to musical heritage and the capital is somewhere that is regarded as a vital historical place across many different musical genres, eras and areas throughout the capital. So, what can you get up to in London to explore its rich musical heritage?
In terms of accommodation, you will want to stay somewhere centrally located that will offer you home comforts with the ability to get out and explore each day. You could live like a rockstar for the weekend by staying in one of the many serviced apartments so that you can live it up and experience life in the heart of the city.
During the day, there are all kinds of music sites and attractions that you could visit all across London. A few of the main highlights include:
- Rock and roll tours
- Record shopping at the famous stores across London
- Recreate The Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover
- Find the David Bowie mural on Brixton Road
- Explore the Handel & Hendrix museum
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to nighttime activities for music lovers in London. It is always worthwhile researching ahead to see if there are any gigs/festivals happening in the many famous venues throughout London to try and catch a band coming through the capital.
Failing this, you could simply grab some food and then head to the smaller venues, bars and pubs in search of live music (it is never too hard to find something!). You should find that there are certain areas that are known for types of music, so you should be able to find something that you enjoy. There are also nightclubs and bars where you can dance the night away and soak up the lively atmosphere in the capital. Again, it is not too hard to find places dedicated to different genres, so you should be able to find somewhere to your taste.
A few areas throughout London that are known for music include Camden, Brixton, Shoreditch, Hammersmith, Soho, Bow and Elephant & Castle. These are all good areas to explore during the day and at night, but there are also plenty of other places and cool areas to visit. This is why research beforehand is so important when visiting a city like London.
Hopefully, this post will give you a few ideas for ways that you can enjoy a weekend in London. London has an important musical history and culture that is evident throughout the city and there are all kinds of attractions and options for live music no matter what kind of music you enjoy.