Rock n roll is a truly British phenomenon and it has to be said that not all of Great Britain’s industries have been as successful as its music industry. For decades, British musicians have dominated the music industry, leaving other nations’ comparatively lacklustre music quaking in our shadows.
So what has contributed to the unrivalled success of Britain’s music scene? Why London pubs of course!
In fact you cannot belittle the importance of London pubs to the British rock n roll movement. Over the years so many British rock n roll musicians have played the London pub scene, which has irrefutably contributed to the road of rock n roll success as many a musical star has emerged through gigging the London pub circuit.
So what are the best pubs in London for live music? Which have been the most significant in Britain’s supreme music scene and worldwide rock n roll domination?
The Bull and Gate, Camden
When one thinks of London’s music scene, the ultra trendy Camden immediately springs to mind. The Bull and Gate can be found in Camden on Kentish Town Road and with the Manic Street Preachers, Blur and P.J. Harvey being amongst those who have graced the stage here at one time or another, this excessively cool pub has certainly had its fair share of rock n roll limelight.
With an innovative policy that continues to this day to “Give new music a chance”, the Barfly has certainly contributed to many an up and coming band’s preliminary success, including Oasis and Coldplay, both of whom played here when they were on the way up.
Other significant ‘rock n roll’ pubs in London include the Lexington on Pentonville Road, the Halfmoon in Putney and the Hope and Anchor in Islington, which if you want to combine witnessing the next big thing with the already established, definitely deserved to be checked out!