As the David Bowie Book Club reads Peter Ackroyd’s Hawksmoor, we take a closer look at David Bowie’s London. Hawksmoor is set in 18th and 20th century London; Bowie’s birthplace and the town that was fundamental in forming his style and ambitions.
Musician and actor Gary Kemp, a lifelong fan, and Nicholas Pegg, author of Bowie bible The Complete David Bowie, reflect on life without the Starman as they take a tour of some of Bowie’s London haunts.
Use this map from the NME to view London locations associated with David Bowie.
In March 2016, Iman posted a photograph of David Bowie and the 17th Century ‘Great Model’ in St Paul’s Cathedral, London. Read more about this at www.davidbowie.com
Books about London by Peter Ackroyd (author of Hawksmoor)
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Listen to David Bowie’s ‘The London Boys’ – a cautionary tale of 1960s London life.