IN THE NEWS
I NEED A...
Number of Locations:
Top 10 London Landmarks: Silver»
Top 10 London Landmarks: Gold»
A Clockwork Tour»
Jack The Ripper London Tour»
The Krays in London»
Monty Python Tour of London»
The Ultimate Beatles Tour»
The Banksy London Tour»
CREATE YOUR OWN TOUR»
Musical coal man lived here
This was where Thomas Britton, father of musical concerts lived.
Location: Jerusalem Passage, Clerkenwell, London
Description: This was where Thomas Britton, a small-coal man, and the founder of modern concerts worked and lived.
During the day he hawked coal about the streets and in the evening, retiring to his humble abode, and making all as clean and tidy as he could, then he would assemble round him singers and players who could join in a concert.
His voice was so musical, and his taste so good, that his coal-shed concerts
became attractive to persons far above his own station in life. Dr. Pepusch
the musician, the great Handel, Woollaston the painter, Hughes the poet were among the guests; and not unfrequently the beautiful and witty Duchess of Queensberry would enjoy a coal-shedful of beautiful music.
He was nicknamed The Musical Coalman!
Plan B's School Years», 23.km
Freddie Mercury lived here», 14.km
Home to a Glam Rock Star», 4.6km
Keith Moon died here», 2.2km
Mozart's First Symphony», 2.7km
Ringo Drinks A Pint», 10.km
Keith Richards 1st Steel String», 1.3km
Elliott School of XX Rock», 7.0km
Brady's Bar», 4.1km
The Clash Debut Cover Photo», 2.3km