For many, London's vibrant music scene dates back to the 60s, when The Stones were rocking Hyde Park and The Beatles were jamming away at Abbey Road. For others, the heady days of 70s punk showed London's true calling. Clubbers will point to the dance-music explosion of the past decade as the capital's defining era.
Who cares! The real strength of London's music scene is diversity. The capital can lay claim to some truly memorable homegrown talent: The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, Primal Scream, The Chemical Brothers and hey, we can't forget All Saints and The Spice Girls.
With so many bands based in one city, live music choice is unparalleled - every sound is just a short tube ride away. In pubs, in clubs, in stadiums; hundreds of bands play live in London every night of the year.