The UK has produced some of the most original, exciting and influential bands in the world and most of these bands have cut their teeth in the network of music venues that criss-cross the capital. Some of these venues have achieved a mythical status whilst others have fallen by the wayside Imagine walking past some grubby old snooker hall unaware that Pink Floyd had played it in the 1960s. To those that care about music this is interesting! The aim of the book is to give a concise and complete history of the live music venues in London from the 1930s to the present day. Each entry consists of basic information such as address, nearest tube/train station, website, phone number, capacity and any live recordings (albums, DVDs) made there. Then there follows a history of the building and venue (when built, previous uses etc) and information about noteworthy gigs to have happened there. Of the 470 plus venues in this guide 250 have photographs of their most recent exteriors and some also feature interior shots.