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The Bag O’Nails

Updated: May 2, 2024

Opened in 1965 the Bag O’Nails is a legendary private member’s club and live-music venue in Soho - London’s jazz, pop and rock n’ roll neighbourhood. Read through the following to learn more about its history, where it was located, and how to join us for a visit on our Rock N’ Roll Tour of London!  Also, be sure to check out our Free Tours by Foot London page for a full list of all of the pay-what-you-like tours that we offer!

Notable Events at Bag O'Nails

Tours of Soho

Top 10 Things to Do in Soho

History of the Bag O'Nails

Getting There

Famous Artists Who Played Here

History of Bag O'Nails

The Bag O’ Nails had it’s heyday in the 1960’s and played host to concerts by some of the swinging 60’s biggest names. It was also well known for the number of musicians that belonged to it’s private club and who would meet, party and play within it’s luxurious surroundings.

Today the Bag O’Nails still operates as an opulent, historical, musical private members club.

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Getting There

Located at 9 Kingley Street, Soho, London, W1B 5PH, we visit this building on our Rock N’ Roll Tour of London!



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Artists That Have Played At/Were Members at The Bag o’ Nails

  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Bobby Tench
  • Eric Burdon
  • Tom Jones
  • Eric Clapton
  • Elton John
  • Pete Townshend
  • The Who
  • The Hollies
  • The Animals
  • The Beatles
  • The Rolling Stones

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Notable Events at the Bag O’Nails

  • On the 15th of May 1967, Paul McCartney met his future wife Linda Eastman at the Bag O’ Nails
  • Jimi Hendrix’s first ever London performance - leading ‘The Jimi Hendrix Experience’ - took place here on the 25th of November 1966

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Tours of Soho

Soho, Piccadilly, and Chinatown Tour - This tour takes you through the ages as we discuss the history of the neighorhood, how it has evolved over the years, and what it's best known for today!

Rock N' Roll Tour of London - Learn about the music movement that took over Soho in the 60s and 70s, as well as all the entertainment superstars who got their start here!

Soho and Chinatown Food Tour - Soho and Chinatown boast some of the best restaurants in the city! Come sample some of our favorite cuisines from these eclectic neighborhoods.

Self-Guided Soho, Chinatown, and Piccadilly Food Tour - Unable to join us on our food tour? No problem! Use this self-guided tour to explore Soho's foodie history on your own.

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About The Author

Canden Arciniega

Follow On Instagram | I'm a historian & tour guide in Washington DC with 4 published books about the city. I have written for HuffPost Travel and have been featured in the Washington Post, WTOP, and numerous other DC papers. I've also been interviewed by the BBC, NPR, Travel Channel and Discovery Family Channel. I am the producer of the podcast, Tour Guide Tell All. I am an authority on D.C. history, and have led tours in the city since 2011. I currently resides in DC, but have also lived in London and South Korea, and have traveled to over 28 countries and every US State but Hawaii. I homeschool my 2 children by exploring the plethora of museums in DC. Read More...
Updated: May 2nd, 2024
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