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From the Animals to the Zutons and every place in between, England is host to a range of fantastic locations that will take you on a journey through our vibrant rock and pop history and heritage. Explore birthplaces and favourite hangouts of legendary rock stars, locations that inspired famous albums and song lyrics, great music venues, and a variety of festivals and gigs taking place around the country.
The CD-sized England Rocks! map from Enjoy England, the official national tourist board, folds out to reveal information on locations, venues and festivals, as well as special interest sections for artists associated with various locations, such as Beatlemania in Liverpool, The Smiths in Manchester, Pink Floyd in the East of England, and Madness and Blur in London's Camden. Some of the rock landmarks featured include the Barton Arms pub in Birmingham, which was Black Sabbath's early drinking den; The Leadmill Club, Sheffield, where local bands Pulp and the Arctic Monkeys started out; and Heddon Street, London, where the cover of David Bowie's iconic album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars was shot in the 1970's.