Label: Golden Stars - GSCD 1074 • Format: CD Unofficial Release, Mono • Country: Europe • Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop • Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Nick Rhodes continues the In the Know series in which stars reveal their favourite London locations. Before moving down from Moseley in Birmingham, my perception of the city was as somewhere both enormous and hugely exciting. Turns out, I was pretty much right — and I still feel the same way now. I Planet Earth - Duran Duran - Planet Heart to walk everywhere I possibly can and, from where I live in Chelsea, can be in Kensington and the West End in no time.
Although my favourite of all — perhaps my favourite place in the capital — is the Riflemaker in Soho. It has lots of work by up-and-coming artists and its exhibitions are wonderful. Inthe gallery transformed its space into a replica of Indica and Yoko gave a Bagism performance — incredible.
The Tate Modern is a masterpiece in its own right and the greatest cultural addition to London in the past 20 years. When it opened I wondered what it would offer — what with Tate Britain being so fantastic — but every time I visit When The Walls Come Crashing Down - Samuel Lockridge - When I Rise wows me. The Hayward Gallery on the Southbank is another I enjoy.
When it comes to shopping, books are my weakness. Claire sadly passed away earlier this year, but her shop goes from strength to strength.
The Serpentine Gallery bookshop is a jewel in the heart of Hyde Park. No one bats an eyelid. Londoners are so cool you can just go about your business unbothered.
I formed Duran Duran when I was 16 and moved to London two years later, in The commute back to Birmingham, after gigs Habla Me - Gipsy Kings - Love Songs meetings in the capital, was getting a bit much.
So I moved near Manchester Square, where our record label was based. Being so close meant I could hound them every day. I lived above a dentist who would leave sets of false teeth lying around in the hallway Reggae Music - Various - Heart Beat they were waiting for me when I came back at night.
The one thing that has changed beyond recognition is the food. There were very few great places to eat back then, but now London is the restaurant capital of Europe. With so many restaurants on my doorstep I eat out a lot. Being primarily vegetarian Planet Earth - Duran Duran - Planet Heart I only started eating fish recently — I enjoy a lot of Italian, Lebanese and Indian food.
These places look good, too. Take the group Planet Earth - Duran Duran - Planet Heart Soho House, another place I enjoy going. New York is the only other city I spend any amount of time in. Unlike a lot of artists, Duran Duran have stayed here whatever weather or tax regime the capital has thrown at us. Courtesy The Telegraph UK. Posted by: KatyK.
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