London, United Kingdom

King's Road with Rock'n'roll Musician Max Décharné

King's Road with Rock'n'roll Musician Max Décharné

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18 tour stops


The Royal Court Theatre Café

Much of the history of King’s Road originated from this theatre.

4 min

Sloane Square

This exclusive residential neighborhood has a longstanding artistic tradition.

4 min

Duke of York Square

In the mid-1960s, King’s Road was internationally famous & regarded as cutting edge.

4 min

No. 49 – Chelsea Drugstore

Opened in the late 1960s, this location was originally the Chelsea Drugstore.

2 min

No. 138a – Bazaar

This is the store from which the miniskirt exploded into the fashion world.

4 min

No. 150-152 – The Pheasantry

This building is named for when, in the 19th century, pheasants were sold here.

4 min

No. 119 – The Chelsea Potter

A remnant from the “swinging London” days, this building features a grand window.

1 min

No. 127 – Café Picasso

A Chelsea institution since the 1950s, this café served locals & celebrities alike.

3 min

Chelsea Manor Studios

This studio is where one of the most iconic images in rock history was produced.

5 min

Chelsea Register Office to Oakley Street

Chelsea Register Office is famous for its 1960s weddings.

5 min

Oakley Street to Bramerton Street

David Bowie and his wife lived down Oakley Street in the early 1970s.

4 min

Into Carlyle Square

Despite its proximity to the high street, this square is peaceful and serene.

5 min

Old Church Street

At the end of this street is Cheyne Walk, one of London’s most exclusive streets.

4 min

The Vale

Up this street, The Beatles were photographed for the infamous butcher album cover.

3 min

Beaufort Street

The former Roebuck pub at this corner marks where the Sex Pistols first got together.

2 min

No. 392 – Man in the Moon

This small pub was the place to hear punk rock in the late 1970s.

2 min

No. 430 – Sex Boutique

This boutique featured anti-fashion and DIY-style clothes.

4 min

No. 488 – Granny takes a Trip

This iconic fashion store was where many rock stars & bands looked for clothes.

4 min


The King's Road is world famous as the epicentre of Swinging London. Walk down the short stretch of road that changed the world of fashion, music, art and theatre forever. Where The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix could be found and where UK punk music was born. The King's Road stayed at the forefront of culture for over 25 years.


Max Décharné was born in England, and can still speak English when his business demands it. During the past fourteen years he has flung various books and records at the public, and travelled to a variety of countries, firstly as a member of Gallon Drunk, and since 1995 with his band The Flaming Stars, in an effort to spread peace, goodwill and partial deafness among the youth of the world. He still divides his drinking time between London and Berlin.

Max is the author of "King's Road: The Rise and Fall of the Hippest Street in the World".

Itinerary 2.5 km / 1:00

Offline map included

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