Step back in time as part of Soho Music Month and discover the spot where Ziggy Stardust first fell to earth.
The home of Bowie, Adele, Queen, and The Rolling Stones, London is a city with a rich musical history unlike any other. We built this city on rock ‘n’ roll (sorry, Starship) and now it’s time to stand up and celebrate its vibrant, melodic past – or should that be, step forward?
Taking place as part of Soho Music Month, Mr Londoner (aka Antony Robbins) will be hosting FREE tours of Soho. Yes, you read that correctly, you won’t have to pay a penny! Spanning the month of June, tickets are in hot demand and will be allocated via ballot. Starting on Carnaby Street, the hour-long tour will see you winding your way through the heart of Soho as Antony tips his metaphorical cap to creatives past and present. From Professor Green to Ziggy Stardust, this really is a magical mystery tour.
Taking in Wardour Street’s famous Flamingo Club – a location that once hosted pimps, prostitutes, gangsters and was big on the 1950s Ska scene – the tour will see you detour via Ronnie Scotts, discover the Nest Club (home of the Hand Jive) and the infamous Deal Real record store where Kanye West and Amy Winehouse once performed. Other notable highlights include venues which saw The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix make their debuts, alongside the contemporary Soho tailor whose clientele include Mick Jagger and Paul Weller.
Running throughout the month of June, Soho Music Month aims to celebrate the creative hub that is London. Providing a platform for new and established musical talent, the celebration forms part of the Mayor of London’s #SoundsLikeLondon campaign. Overflowing with events, the line-up includes free live music, workshops and live broadcasting from the heart of London.
Showcasing the diversity of the London music scene, The Newburgh Quarter Sessions are a series of free outdoor gigs taking place every Thursday evening throughout June. The Independent Label Market will host an All-Female Berwick Street Market Takeover, whilst the Soho Music Month hub, PLATFORM LDN, will see residencies from Reprezent Radio (including live broadcasts), a panel event with GRM Daily, and exclusive book signings with legendary DJ Jumping Jack Frost and BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s DJ Target.
Crammed full of exciting events, be sure to join Mr Londoner as he embarks on one of his many Soho tours. And remember, tickets are free but will be allocated via ballot.
Location: 3 Carnaby Street (outside the Platform LDN hub).
Dates: Tours take place on Thursday 14th June at 6.15pm, Thursday 21st June at 6.15pm, Friday 22nd June at 6.15pm, Sunday 24 June at 3pm, Wednesday 27 June at 6.16pm and Saturday 30 June at 2pm.
Entry: Free (but the event is ticketed so enter the ballot here).
More information: on their website.