17 years in London. I know it well, yet so many gems remain that need to be seen. Hidden alleyways to be explored.
Mini buses to get on such as this one.
Brian Epstein’s house, number 24 Chapel Street.
At number 430 Kings Road, Chelsea, there is a shop called Worlds End. It has a huge clock on the front, which goes backwards at a freakishly fast rate. From 1971 – 1980, it belonged to Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren. Staff included Chrissie Hynde and Johnny Rotten.
My personal highlight was Abbey Road. That zebra crossing. That album cover. 8th August 1969. The photographer, Ian Macmillan, took just six shots that day. A policeman held up the traffic as Macmillan started shooting from a stepladder positioned in the middle of the road.
Aaah yes, Savile Row. The Beatles’s famous roof top gig. As they started playing, people started to gather. There were no cell phones, no Twitter, no Facebook. Yet, the crowds grew. Much to the Savile Row businesses annoyance who eventually called the police. And the plug was pulled. Oh to have been there.