David Bowie was London through and through: diverse, ever-changing, always exciting. The Brixton boy came of age in the capital city and its many of its streets are intrinsically linked to the late genius. Right now, London is abuzz with Bowie, almost a year since he died in New York. Use our Google Map to pay tribute to the great man with a visit to the city he once called home.
He was a man of the world, but London will always be David Bowie‘s city. And as we approach the anniversary of his death, it’s natural to want to pay tribute the late, great pop genius all over again. The most obvious way to this would be by going to see Lazarus, the stage show based on his first film, 1976’s Nicolas Roeg-directed The Man Who Fell to Earth. It’s on at the King’s Cross Theatre in the capital until 21 January 2017, starring Michael C Hall of Dexter fame. Originally shown in New York, the play bears Bowie’s own influenced, as he worked on it shortly before he died. And while it’s a fine way to get a little closure from David Bowie’s death (it featured songs from his poignant last album ‘Blackstar’, which has come to be considered his final goodbye), it’s definitely not the only way to follow his footsteps in the capital.
London is abuzz with Bowie right now, almost a year since he died in New York. Here’s how you can pay tribute to the great man with a visit to the city he once called home.
There are a couple of murals – at opposite ends of the city, south and east – and The Ship, a Soho pub he frequented, so you can work up an appetite to enjoy a pint in the place where David Bowie did the same thing. In fact, you could spend a whole day getting lost in Bowie nostalgia in Soho alone. For example: visit the spot in which he recorded classic songs such as ‘Life On Mars’ and ‘Changes’; Trident studios is now gone but that shouldn’t stop you from gazing upon the building in wonder. And once you’ve exhausted Soho, head to the Hammersmith Apollo, where Bowie announced the retirement of his beloved character Ziggy Stardust. All in all, London is full of Bowie nostalgia, so have a look around our special map and have yourself a grand day out. Is there life on Mars? Maybe – but there’s definitely forever a bit of Bowie in London.