Anyone who knows anything about popular culture will know that Adele cleaned up at the BRIT awards on Wednesday night. Other winners included James Bay, Justin Bieber and of course the BRITs couldn’t pass by without a tribute to the late David Bowie, and this was taken on by the talented singer Lorde whose rendition of Life on Mars was performed with Bowie’s touring band from 2004.
There are plenty of areas around London that are synonymous with music – Abbey Road of course would spring to mind, made famous by the Beatles album cover with the four of them walking across the zebra crossing there. We have a plethora of musical theatre in and around central London and one notable new production is Motown which is at the Shaftsbury Theatre now! Perhaps less well known to the general public but very well known if you’re in the industry is Denmark Street, WC2. Denmark Street was originally residential but became used for commercial purposes in the 19th century. It was first popular for the metalwork trade, and then became increasingly music-oriented, housing numerous music publishers and offices. In the swinging 60s music shops and independent recording studios moved in and over the years many popular bands have recorded here including the Rolling Stones and The Kinks. Of course every musician needs a place to go for their coffee fix and they did this at Giaconda Café at number 9 Denmark Street; famous patrons included The Small Faces, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie. A blue plaque fittingly now hangs above the café.
I bet you’re wondering how we here at Davis Brown know so much about the music industry, well apart from the fact that amongst us we have collected a diverse array of historical knowledge of the area; we also have a fantastic 1,485 square foot office suite to let just around the corner in Lupus House, Macklin Street. So if you fancy viewing the property and getting a guided tour of the area at the same time please feel free to call or pop in to us at Davis Brown Estate Agents in Margaret Street, Fitzrovia.