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Markets - Street Life, London: 12 reviews and 20 photos

  Street Entertainer, Southbank, London, UK.
by planxty

There are numerous street entertainers in London, and as the title of the tip suggests, they vary greatly in skill. The chap in the picture was actually remarkably good. As well as looking pretty striking, he was also playing some very accomplished jazz guitar.

If you see one you like, you can throw them a few coins in the box or hat, although there is no compulsion to do so.

The two best areas to find entertainers of this type (although ordinary buskers are everywhere) are Covent Garden and the Southbank. I know for a fact that the Covent Garden ones are all licensed and have to through an audition process so they are pretty talented.

Naturally enough, summer is better than winter to see them, and they seem more numerous at the weekend.

Good hunting, hope you find one you like.

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Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 22, 2009
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