Since 1954, the famous Troubadour Club has been a hotbed of emerging talent and a leading light in excellent musicianship and live music. The Troubadour Club has remained at the forefront of interesting, original music and spoken word events with a great reputation for originality and atmosphere. Although now twice its original size, The Troubadour Club remains true to its roots as the private cellar beneath the Café and is one of the most exciting small music venues in London.
On their website there is a video of a very young Adele singing here. Bob Dylan played here in the 60s, so did Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell and the Rolling Stones.
The Café – The Café celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2014. It is one of the last remaining 50s Coffee Houses in London with a proud history as a centre of liberty, peace, and bohemian artistic energy. One review calls it “the best eatery west of Big Ben” – so it seems worth a visit to grab a nice bite to eat. They have also got a lovely hidden garden (open from 9am until 9pm) and a pretty tasty cocktail list. Apparently if you wear a hat on Tuesday nights, pudding is free!
The Wine Bar and Wine Shop – Located below the Wine shop is a quieter, cosier corner of The Troubadour, nestled beneath the vast expanse of wine delights above. Customers are welcome to sample wines from Troubadour Wines or have a nibble from next door in little booths, watched over by the carved Victorian bar.
The Club – Downstairs is the Club where goliaths of the music world played in the 60s and 70s. The same can be said for today, Adele’s performed her first London performance here and they have recently seen Ed Sheeran and Amos Lee in the little cellar club. On their website there is a video of a very young Adele singing here. Bob Dylan played here in the 60s, so did Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell and the Rolling Stones.
The Accommodation – There are two charming suites at the top of the house with views of London rooftops. Expect big colour, super beds, an alcoholic fridge, a small sofabed in front of a flat-screen TV. Both have kitchens, too; wake before 9am and make your own breakfast, or come down after for bacon and eggs served late into the afternoon. “Character pours out of every hidden cupboard,” says a guest.