It’s not only rock’n’roll what we can hear in London streets – buskers also play classical music. I have mostly heard violinists, probably because their instrument is easier for them to transport. There also used to be this opera singer in one of the City tube stations who made such a difference to my daily commute, as her performance was distinctively different from the usual rock/pop/other performances that we come across (and enjoy) most of the time. Her voice was absolutely beautiful too.
Thinking about that, they play classical music on the PA system of Euston Square tube too. Do they think it’s got a calming effect, maybe? Surely it is not an uplifting or encouraging effect, to make you feel happier about getting into the tube!
The group in the picture below is called The Passport, and are from Barcelona. The building behind is the church of St Martin in the Fields, just opposite Trafalgar Square.
Buskers can also be other types of performers. If you happen to be in town until 8th August, there is a busking festival going on in London until 8 August called Busk in London. I’ve seen this guy doing much better work with a ball than most footballers! Definitely recommended.
A Londoner from Afar