“When words fail, music speaks.” (Hans Christian Anderson)

England’s influence over the world’s store of creative and performance arts dates back for centuries.  Particularly in providing the very best music and musicians.

Which means if you’re interested in any aspect of music heritage – or contemporary performances – London needs to top your list of must-see places.

Is there any other European city with as many high calibre music venues as London?

It’s why many of the music industry’s most celebrated artists (in all genres) make sure London is the first name on their tour itineraries.

Multitude of music experiences in London

Concert goers from across Europe and even the USA travel to stay in London to see first class performances.  This includes seeing their idols perform at impressive London music venues such as the O2 Arena, The Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, Roundhouse, Alexandra Palace, Southbank Centre and Hammersmith Apollo.

You need to plan well ahead if you want to catch top music performances in London, as tickets for can sell within minutes.

However, perhaps your passion is for smaller London music venues. The sort of places you can sit back and soak up existing or emerging stars of jazz, folk, urban or experimental music.  If you stay in central London accommodation, you won’t be too far from a diverse range of live performance options.

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club is just one of hundreds of places that London visitors can enjoy the very best of their chosen genre. 

In fact, London’s streets are packed with clubs and pubs offering live music of all types. You could hear the stars of the future perform, just before they get their big break!

London; home of music legends

The English capital is a hotbed for musical talent. It has provided a fertile starting point for some of the greatest music icons. This includes Phil Collins, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Coldplay, Elton john, George Michael, The Spice Girls, Amy Winehouse, Queen, The Who, Status Quo, the Rolling Stones, Florence and the Machine and The Psychedelic Furs to name but a few.

This nurturing vibe also means London was home to ground breaking bands such as the Sex Pistols, The Jam, Motorhead, Iron Maiden and Led Zeppelin.

London’s music heritage

London’s ability to nurture and attract top musicians is not a new phenomenon!

You can see this for yourself, if you look out for London’s Blue Plaques – informative historical markers fixed to key buildings.

Some of the world’s best-known composers chose to base themselves in London, including Mozart, Handel and Mendelssohn.  Here, they could perform, compose or simply escape from wars elsewhere in Europe.

Renown composers and performers could also benefit from the patronage of the royal family and English nobility.

Book for a slice of music magic

How can you soak up London’s incredible music history? There are many tours on offer that take you right to the source of some of the city’s incredible arts heritage.

If you prefer to book a contemporary concert or explore smaller venues in London, the team at Merino Hospitality would be happy to guide and help you.

We want to hit just the right note, and make sure you book into your serviced London accommodation humming a happy tune!

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