Discover our popular music history through our interactive online maps.
Jimi Hendrix in the UK
Released: October 2016
Discovering the life and times of Jimi Hendrix in the UK. We explore the people, places and events which helped to shape the man and the musician and discover how his time in the UK influenced his craft.
Music Museums and tours
Released: July 2016
Music Heritage UK's database of worldwide music heritage attractions, museums and tour guides with entries from the US, Europe and beyond! Explore TripAdvisor reviews or find out more on social media - ideal for pre-holiday research!
The Rolling Stones in London
Released: April 2016
Released to coincide with the 2016 London leg of Exhibitionism, the Rolling Stones retrospective, this map explores the life and times of the "world's greatest rock and roll band". Discover their concert history, the studios where they worked, and other places of interest - including their homes, hang-outs and the inspiration behind some of their songs.
We're also delighted to have had the map covered in the Londonist.
Online music maps from other organisations.
Interactive 2-Tone Trail
Author: Coventry Music Museum
Coventry Music Museum has created an online version of the 2-Tone Trail - a tour of Coventry's famous music scene and the places which made it happen. The tour was devised by museum founder and curator Pete Chambers who first put it into a book format.
Discover the one bedroom flat where the 2-Tone label was formed, where The Specials and others played live.
Manchester Music Map
Author: BuiltbyHowie and RAGINGtrifle
From the legendary Sex Pistols gig that kicked off Joy Division and Factory Records, to Morrissey and The Smiths, to the birth of rave culture and the "Madchester" scene, and finally the indie swagger of the Stone Roses and Oasis: it all happened in Manchester.
Author: Punk London
Part of London's 40th anniversary of Punk, the organisers have created an online map to coincide with the celebrations. Discover where the first gigs were put on, the squats where the band members of The Clashand Sex Pistols lived, the spaces the bands rehearsed in, and where the bands bought their clothes.
Although sparse, the map is user-led, so please do send in updates!
Ideal for exploring music heritage on foot! Available to download or buy.
Authors: Herb Lester Associates
Released: 2016 | Price: £6.00
Created by the wonderful folk over at Herb Lester, Punk London takes us to 111 locations across the city and features key locations in the history of the Sex Pistols, The Clash, and The Damned.
Written by cultural commentator Paul Gorman, Punk London charts the squats, clubs, shops and rehearsal spaces from which punk emerged and grew into a global phenomenon
Wish You Were There: London 1960-66
Authors: Herb Lester Associates
Released: 2014 | Price: £4.00
A guide to the best places to shop, dance, eat and drink in London, circa 1960-66. There are coffee bars, discotheques, boutiques and record shops, including The Marquee, The Scotch of St James, The Ad Lib, Indica, Foale & Tuffin, Kleptomania...
All in all it’s 130 entries which tell the story of London at the height of the swinging sixties
London Music Map
Authors: Nick Faber & RUDE
Released: 2016 | Price: £8.00
A fold out map to help music fans and tourists alike to explore the music history of London. More than 50 entries cover the major locations across London, including iconic songs, venues, photography locations, and gig venues. Its design is as engaging as the content and presents locations with bold dashes of colour.
For sale at the London Music Map website, the map is also available as a poster/print version (pictured above).
Camden Music History Map
Author: Camden Council
Released: 2011 | Price: Free
Created by the Mayor of Camden in 2011, this downloadable map is the perfect way to discover North London's music capital and features the local venues, bars, studios, as well as musically significant locations such as Denmark Street.
Bands such as Madness, Blondie, Amy Winehouse and The Ramones all have roots in here, while Camden Town was a key location in the rise of Britpop.