When many people think of London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, they think of history. Consider, the first London coffee shop, called Pasqua Rosee’s, was opened in London Town in 1652. Westminster Abbey was built in the late 10th century and is still standing stall over 1,000 years later. Yes, for the lover of history, the Big Smoke is something of a treasure trove.
For many of the city’s 30 million annual visitors, as estimated by the London Plan, it’s the city’s far more recent history that makes it interesting. A visit to Kings Cross hotels puts tourists in touch with the charm of Harry Potter. Doctor Who fans on family vacations can reenact some of the long-running series’ most famous scenes. However, the city’s musical history is also a considerable part of its charm and, no doubt, a contributing factor to the £115.3 billion generated for the UK’s tourist industry every year. Many people are on a hotel search right now so that they can be a part of Britain’s vast musical history by reenacting their favorite album covers.
The Most Famous Album Cover Locations in London
- The Beatles-“Abbey Road”
- David Bowie-“Ziggy Stardust”
- Oasis-“(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?”
Likely the most famous album cover on this list, this cover was shot on Abbey Road in London’s St. John’s Wood, according to Stay. Every year, tourists from all over the world book the best hotels in the St. John’s Wood area, enabling them to easily visit EMI’s Abbey Road Studios, reenact the iconic album cover with their families, and eat at the areas famed restaurants.
This classic Bowie cover was shot on Heddon Street in London’s Piccadilly Circus. Despite its location, many tourists instead choose to make their hotel bookings in the Kings Cross area of the Big Smoke. Kings Cross, home to London’s central train station, can get travelers anywhere they want to go, and, as Timeout London suggests, it’s decidedly less stuffy and overpriced than Piccadilly on its best day.
Shot on Soho’s Berwick Street, this Oasis cover is well-known among fans of the band with the world’s most foul-mouthed singer. Home to one of the best shopping scenes in London Town, and no stranger to trendy pubs and cafes, Soho is a hot spot for fans looking to reenact this cover and then head out for a pint afterward.
If you’re unsure where to focus your hotel search for your trip to London and you’re a music fan, then consider setting up shop in Kings Cross, St. John’s Wood, or Soho. By narrowing your hotel search to these areas, you can get access to some of the world’s most memorable sites of musical history. Just remember to bring your camera, so you can make your own version of “Abbey Road”, “Ziggy Stardust”, and more!
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