Next time you are in central London, you can pay your respects to David Bowie at his two most famous landmarks.

The first one is the Ziggy Stardust plaque at 23 Heddon Street, a short walk from Brewer Street in Soho You can see the Google Earth map below. This protected street, away from the roaring traffic outside, is dotted by cafes and restaurants, so you can toast David Bowie after you’ve left your flowers or taken a photograph.

It was on this spot, marked by a black plaque, that the famous photograph of Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust album was taken in 1972. Since his passing, it has become one of two unofficial shrines.

BOWIE SIGN HEDDON TUESDAY 12TH JANUARY

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DAVID BOWIE IN BRIXTON
From 23 Heddon Street, you can walk to the nearest Tube (London Underground station) and catch the Victoria Line to Brixton. Exit the station steps and you will see the Bowie mural straight across the road. This is the second main shrine in central London. This was the scene in January 2016 the day after Bowie passed away.

David Bowie mural at Brixton, January 12th 2016 (Copyright Jessica Adams).

David Bowie mural at Brixton, January 12th 2016 (Copyright Jessica Adams).

 

MORLEYS’ DEPARTMENT STORE
David Bowie’s mother was an usherette at the local Brixton cinema and he was born in this part of South London, on Stansfield Road. The local department store Morley’s has given one of its walls to the mural and there is also a long-standing tribute to Bowie on the stairs, if you climb up from the ground floor.

Are you a Bowie fan? Unmask yourself and pay a trip to Heddon Street or Morley’s next time you’re in central London.

Bowie Sign Morleys Staircase

Holiday Goddess contributing writer Mark Ferguson and friend at the David Bowie exhibition, Melbourne (Copyright Mark Ferguson).

Holiday Goddess contributing writer Mark Ferguson and friend at the David Bowie exhibition, Melbourne (Copyright Mark Ferguson).

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