Britpop Camden

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Pratt Street, London NW1 0AE, UK

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Duration80 minutes
Cost$3.99

The Britpop Camden walk is an example of how GPS technology can be used to create an immersive audio experience which can be ‘pinned’ to specific locations. Join me on a nostalgia-fuelled jaunt around Britpop lalaland circa 1995. There is a modest charge for this walk.

I had the honour of living and loving here that year. It was the height of Britpop and I was living in its epicentre; what a great place to be a music fan. By chance I’d found a lovely double room to rent in Primrose Hill. I had the best of both worlds. Rough, riotous Camden Town and gentile, pretty Primrose Hill.

I was a student at the time but my eyes were on the future – I wanted to make websites for popstars. I struggled to learn HTML, preferring to spend my evenings chatting up boys in Fred Perry shirts. I did end up working with My Life Story and some of my personal anecdotes about them will be shared en route.

https://voicemap.me/blog/2016/08/miranda-diboll-relives-the-height-of-britpop-through-her-voicemap-audio-tour/#more-892

You can download a Spotify playlist to listen to which is a nice accompaniment to this walk. I recommend you listen to it before the walk to get you in the mood!

https://play.spotify.com/user/115030806/playlist/15uPkNHeQpKaWow4lr3GVp 

Near Pratt Street, London NW1 0AE, UK

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