Category Archives: Music

London rock and pop locations

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Most of the great pop and rock groups of the last half century have emerged in London. The pop -rock revolution of the 60’s gave Lonson the reputation of an alive and vibrant city with the famous ‘Swinging London’. It was a youth-oriented phenomenon that emphasized the new and modern coinciding with a period of optimism and hedonism that led to a cultural revolution.

London is the city where the first and original Hard Rock Cafe was created and where you can find the famous Abbey Road Studios where The Beatles recorded several of their greatest hits. In this post we will look at London locations associated with great musicians and British groups such as Elton John, David Bowie, Queen, Eric Clapton, Sex Pistols o The Rolling Stones. We’ll show you the places where they began their careers, where they lived or even the actual address of some of them.

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Take the streets: Notting Hill Carnival


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The Notting Hill Carnival is one of the most expected events of the London summer, which this year celebrated its 44 edition. Every year the streets of West London come to life during the last weekend of August to celebrate the largest festival in Europe, and the second bigger Carnival arround the world (after Brasil, of course). With its theme Afro-Caribbean and its explosion of color and joy is the perfect staging of the summer finale.

If Notting Hill itself is a must see in London, this is the best time to visit. An avalanche of contrasts, colors, flavors and music make an authentic Caribbean dream alive in the heart of London.

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Get lost in the Neighbourhood

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Si en cualquier ciudad o pueblo el verano es la época del año propicia para disfrutar de las calles, de largos paseos, de cerveza en las terracitas, etc, aquí en Londres se convierte en la única época en la que posible, a menos que seas nivel avanzado en aclimatación, o que esa cerveza se convierta en unas cuantas que te ayuden a entrar en calor. En esta entrada os proponemos disfrutar de las calles de un barrio londinense que sólo existe durante el verano. Se trata del  Neighbourhood Festival, y aunque no sea un barrio propiamente dicho, sino un festival de verano, des  de aquí le adjudicamos el honor de ser el barrio más inteligente de la ciudad. Este espacio lúdico abre sus puertas hasta el 8 de septiembre en el Southbank Centre.

A lo largo del verano,  este festival celebra lo que significa vivir en un vecindario y formar parte de una comunidad, invitando a todo aquel que se acerque a compartir sus experiencias, talentos y energía. Para ello, el Southbank Centre se transforma y recrea las calles de un barrio convencional, vivo y lleno de actividades para todos sus públicos.

If in any city or town summer is the proper time of year to enjoy the streets, long walks, a beer in terraces, etc., here in London becomes the only time when it is possible, unless you are in the acclimatization advanced level, or that beer becomes a few to help you get warm. In this post we intend you to enjoy the streets of a London borough that exists only during the summer. This is the Neighbourhood Festival, and even if it is not an actual neighbourhood, but a summer festival, from here we ascribe it the honor of being the smartest neighborhood of the city. This space is open until September 8 at the Southbank Centre.

Throughout the summer, this festival celebrates what it means to be a community and to live in neighborhoods. They invite people to share their experiences, talents and energy. For this the Southbank Centre is transformed into a neighbourhood, full of life and activities for all audiences.

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Summer nights at the opera

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Located in the heart of the city, Trafalgar Square is one of the most famous squares in London and a must see for anyone passing through London. This is a place with a lot of history and is surrounded by beautiful buildings and iconic landmarks such as the National Gallery and the Nelson’s Column. It is one of the main attractions of London and any tourist guide will recommend you to sit down for a while, so you can enjoy the surrounding environment. But, what if at the same time you can enjoy a ballet o a nice opera?

Every summer, during a couple of nights, the BP Summer Big Screens give you the opportunity “to go” to the opera. The massive screens located on the square broadcast two different performances held at the Royal Opera House.

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