Esoteric London

No. 795: Savoy Steps, WC2

Posted in London Music, London on film, London Places, Street Furniture by esotericlondon on March 15, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_8753 copy

Savoy Steps, London, WC2. Photo © Roger Dean, 2013

The bollard in the photograph above can be found in Savoy Steps a narrow cul-de-sac that runs along side the Savoy Chapel, also known as the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy. Sandwiched between Strand and the Thames the scruffy and litter strewn alley has little to distinguish it. However, in 1965 it went down in musical history when it was used as the location for Bob Dylan’s performance of Subterranean Homesick Blues in D. A. Pennebaker’s documentary Don’t Look Back. R.D.