Denmark Street London

Last November Sexy Hubby guest posted about his Black Star Riders Meet & Greet VIP Package experience at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. During the weekend, his peregrination also took him to the iconic Denmark Street.

The history of the street, still housing the largest selection of instrument shops in the capital, is a dream for any musician, or anyone interested in music for that matter. The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, The Sex Pistols, Stevie Wonder, The Kinks, Bob Marley, to name but a few, all recorded in one building or another. David Bowie allegedly spent some time living in a camper van on Denmark Street. And Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend purchased guitars here too. In the 50’s and the 60’s, Denmark Street was a prime location for many record companies. And today, 12 Bar Club still offers a platform to bands every night.

Sexy Hubby was determined to visit this musical spot as he had just found out that Denmark Street was due to undergo a major redevelopment starting in summer 2014. Will this legendary area manage to retain its uniqueness? It remains to be seen.
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14 thoughts on “Denmark Street London

  1. Sonya Cisco

    I love the 12 Bar Club and been lucky to play there plenty of times over the years. It will be really sad if this unique venue is lost like so many before it.

    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      Very happy to get a comment from someone who has actually played in that bar! 😀 How brilliant!
      I would love for this part of the music history to remain too. xx

  2. Jaime Oliver

    gosh i do hope too many changes are made to the area and those changes are also sympathetic to such an iconic location.

    thanks for linking up and sharing with #MagicMoments x

    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      My pleasure. 🙂
      I am going to London before the work start, I want to see Denmark Street too just in case… xx

  3. Charly Dove

    I do hope it retains that uniqueness Katia – let’s hope the people doing it understand the history surrounding it. Such a great area, I haven’t been round that way for a long time. Thank you so much for sharing #whatsthestory

    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      I have yet to discover it, not much time left! Fingers crossed they will do a good job. xx

  4. older mum in a muddle

    I know Denmark Street! This is one of the great things about London, that it has niche streets like this, and I hope it stays this way… the word ‘renovation’ makes me worry though. X

    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      After Sexy Hubby told me about it, I now so want to go and see it for myself.
      As for “renovation”, it does sound worrying, I agree. Let’s hope! xx

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