Musical Marylebone – A Virtual Tour

Musical Marylebone is written & hosted by Adam
The tour is conducted via Zoom and lasts approx 1 hour – 75 minutes
Tour invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the tour starts via email – please check your spam folders
Next Scheduled Tour Date TBC
Updated 07/01/22
Selected Themes, Artists, Periods & Genres
The Beatles, the BBC, The Proms, Wigmore Hall, the HMV store, Paul McCartney, the 18th C Pleasure Gardens, Judy Garland, the Royal Academy of Music, Pink Floyd

Musical Marylebone

Medicine and cricket… that’s Marylebone. Isn’t it?

In Marylebone, showbiz and performing arts types have been elbowed out of the spotlight by the nurses, the doctors and the sportsmen.

This tour aims to put the musicians back where they belong: centre stage.

Marylebone is home to the BBC – from Teddy Bear’s Picnic to Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood this tour will delve into Auntie Beeb’s often bothersome relationship with music. The walking tour version will look at the history of BBC music radio from copyright wrangles to modern-day scandals

The word-famous Proms music festival has its genesis in not one but TWO Marylebone concert halls – we’ll look at the Wigmore Hall and attempt to “rebuild” the Queen’s Hall, bombed out of existence in 1941.

Marylebone’s streets have been home to such pillars of the English classical music establishment as Sir Henry Wood and Constant Lambert. At the other end of the “musical class system” we have music hall (vaudeville).

One of London’s most scandalous pleasure gardens is buried beneath Marylebone’s polite, geometric elegance – where we’ll find the music of Handel and more.

Paul McCartney composed Yesterday in Marylebone.

So we’ll ask the medicos to move aside for an hour or so – although in Hector Berlioz who lived in the area we have a representative of both the medical AND musical communities – and reveal the history of Marylebone through its music and musicians.