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KOKO - the London venue the stars love

Mornington Crescent in London is home to a venue with an enviable musical history. KOKO was originally known as Camden Palace when it first opened on Boxing Day 1900. It became a BBC radio theatre after World War Two, eventually playing host to recordings by the Goons and the Monty Python teams. Punk and new wave acts including The Clash performed there in the 1970s, and it was a rave venue in the 1990s.

Since it became known as KOKO in 2004, huge acts such as Coldplay have performed there, and even legends like Elton John have graced its stage. If you want music at the cutting edge, plus surprise shows by big names, check out KOKO.

Eye-catching art at David Roberts Art Foundation

Also in Mornington Crescent, David Roberts Art Foundation was founded by art collector Roberts in 2007 and was based in Fitzrovia before moving to its current venue. It's free to the public and home to an impressive array of contemporary art exhibitions, performances, discussions and commissions.

Shop till you drop at Camden Market

Very close to KOKO are the unmistakable sights, sounds and smells of over 1,000 shops, stalls, bars and cafes that make up Camden Lock. Beloved by hipsters and alternatives, these stalls have always moved with the times and the history of British fashion and music can be traced back to bands that played close by and the clothes that were once available.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near KOKO? Travelodge London Central Euston Hotel would be on your doorstep, and Travelodge London Central Kings Cross Royal Scot Hotel is under 2 miles from the area.