Friday, 2 June 2017

Friday is Rock'n'Roll #London Day: #nationalfishandchipday At the Birthplace Of British Rock'n'Roll @popsfishnchips


Friday is Rock'n'Roll London Day! Join the Rock'n'Roll London walk this (and every Friday) afternoon at 2:00p.m meeting at Tottenham Court Road Station





Adam writes…

We've long-known that Poppies Fish & Chip shop in Spitalfields is one of the best chippies in London. Indeed, when I asked my London Walks colleagues to nominate the best places in London for fish and chips, Poppies was recommended by Pepe, Justin and Nick. Catch up with that post HERE.


Well now Poppies has moved up west, too.

The move is of particular interest to me because they have taken up residence on Old Compton Street, Soho, occupying a building that is nothing less than the birthplace of British Rock'n'Roll. And here's the plaque that says so…



The Famous 2 I's coffee bar was a skiffle venue in the 50s, the home of the embryonic British rock'n'roll scene that would go on to change the world of music.


I sneaked in a couple of weeks ago to grab a spot of lunch and was impressed not just with the fun decor – a 50s theme runs through the place…









…but with the warm welcome, too. And, of course, the fish and chips remain peerless…


Cheers!





Find Poppies at 55-59 Old Compton Street, Soho. I point it out on the route of the Rock'n'Roll London Walk and it's the perfect spot for a bite after the tour…



The Rock'n'Roll London Walk meets at Tottenham Court Road every Friday at 2pm. More details HERE.

And here's a skiffle playlist to put you in the mood…












Here's the trailer for the Rock'n'Roll London Walk which meets at 2pm Tottenham Court Road station every Friday.





A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.



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