For some people, London is the cultural capital of the world. While it is debatable whether or not this claim is true, but there is no denying how diverse cultural influences thrive in this great city. Londoners are immensely famous for their artistic inclinations, which may be attributed to early London settlers way back in history. Cultural icons have established their names at the very street of the city. Music, visual arts, filmmaking, literature, and sciences, you’ll certainly get your dose of London glory every time you visit.
London is most famous for its rock scene and indie cred. World-renowned bands like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Who, and Queen have climbed their way up to becoming rock royalty. Most bands followed suit–from the 60’s to present day, Londoners have earned bragging rights for pioneering a remarkable phase of rock and roll. Bands like Oasis, Radiohead, and female singers Amy Winehouse and Adele have graced award shows, bringing pride to the city.
U.K. has quite a numerous festivals under its impressive roster of live performnaces. London, for one, has hosted several of these famous festivals. Notting Hill Carnival is the second most famous carnival, and more people are more familiar with Notting Hill because of the movie using the same title. The carnival attracts over one million attendees. Parades and fairs are held annually for many causes and historical importance.
Around the city there are over 200 galleries, museums, libraries, galleries, and other cultural institutions. As tourist attractions or as research institutions, these institutes or centres have been built to house history and culture of not just of London's but of an entire period. Also, there are seasonal museums and galleries; in every week of the calendar, the city has something rich to offer. Locals and tourists gather as social butterflies and appreciate for art's sake.
Different people coming from countries all over the world travel to Europe to experience artistry that generations of passion and support have kept alive. Art without London, or London without art–both cannot live without the other.