Kit Ward


Welcome to Sixties London, the most swinging city on Earth! Gathered here were some of the greatest performers in the history of pop music: the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Dusty Springfield, and over from America, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon and the Walker Brothers. London’s music scene reached a peak of inventiveness, diversity and sheer excitement that has never been matched. And there was much, much more to it than the stereotypes of Swinging London, from the R&B all-nighters at the Flamingo Club to the LSD-infused spectacles at UFO. Explore the decade and its music with City of Song: A London Sixties Music Trail. Take a walk through the city, stopping off at twenty-four locations that hosted significant performances, encounters and happenings in those years. Learn where the Rolling Stones recorded their first (and unsuccessful) demo record, where David Bailey taught the Twist to Rudolf Nureyev, and where Beatles performed their last live show. Experience London in a new and distinctive way, and go exploring with City of Song: A London Sixties Music Trail as your guide.

Twenty-four places of significance and interest to Sixties music fans, on a trail that takes the reader from Chelsea to Soho
Spotify playlists for each stop available on-line
Full route directions, with GPS coordinates for each stop
Google Maps route map and directions available on-line and for download to your smartphone

Preview the route on Google Maps

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About Me

Writer. Londoner. Wayfarer on the rolling English road.

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