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Stewart Copeland's Favorite Street

King's Road, Mark Parren Taylor

Photo by Mark Parren Taylor

       
Stewart Copeland. Photo by Shayne Gray.        
         

The Police drummer Stewart Copeland admits that sharing his love of symphony and opera with his rock-and-roll buddies is a real conversation stopper. But that hasn’t dissuaded him from appreciating the classics. For the past 30 years, Copeland has written performances for orchestras and has been a featured soloist. This month, he premieres his opera The Cask of Amontillado with the American Modern Ensemble at Dixon Place in New York City. Copeland will also jam with the Seattle Rock Orchestra and California’s Pacific Symphony on the soundtrack he created for the silent film Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ. “I have to be very delicate playing alongside a violin,” notes Copeland. “But when those 60 guys gang up in a chariot scene, I can wail.

Sloane Square
“This leafy square is one of the few places where you’ll hear Downton Abbey accents, and the 1890s gingerbread architecture completes the Old World charm.”

Saatchi Gallery
“They have the most incredible art that goes through there. Whatever exhibit they have is worth seeing.”

The Bluebird
“This was an old gas station that has been converted into a very hip joint. You’ll see the hot English television stars hanging out at this restaurant.”

Peter Jones
“My wife likes to shop at this department store because it’s classy and they have a great restaurant with big windows overlooking the city.”

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