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.
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.