Todos los caminos conducen a… Garden Lodge, la ultima morada de Freddie Mercury / All roads lead to… Garden Lodge, the final resting place of Freddie Mercury

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EXTRACTO DE NUESTRO PRIMER LIBRO DE LA COLECCION ROCK IS HERE DE LUGARES HISTORICOS DEL ROCK: LONDRES

La actividad turística londinense como fan de Queen puede ser muy intensa, si se desea seguir a fondo los pasos de la increíble banda comandada por quien posiblemente fuera el mayor frontman del Rock inglés: Freddie Mercury.

Pero seguramente, la meca sea el n√ļmero 1 de Logan Place, la casa donde vivi√≥ sus √ļltimos a√Īos Freddie, hasta su desaparici√≥n f√≠sica.

La estaci√≥n de metro/subte ¬ęEarls Court‚ÄĚ tiene 2 salidas principales: una hacia Warwick Road, la otra por Earls Court Road. Por √©sta se accede algo m√°s r√°pido a Logan Place.

Yendo entonces, por Earls Court Road hasta llegar a W Cromwell Road, que la atraviesa (muy cerca de allí, en el 153 Cromwell Road, vivía Alfred Hitchcock).

Cruzando ésta, y caminando aproximadamente 50 metros más, aparece a la izquierda, Logan Place, que es una estrecha arteria donde está la casa que buscamos.

La calle es una especie de pasaje bastante largo, de más o menos 200 metros de extensión, entre casas con árboles frondosos y mucho silencio. Y al fondo, a la izquierda, la mansión Mercury.

Un alto muro rodea la vivienda, aunque se puede apreciar sin problemas su parte superior. Es f√°cilmente distinguible por su puerta con la leyenda ‚ÄúGarden Lodge‚ÄĚ.

All√≠, el 24 de noviembre de 1991, apenas un par de d√≠as despu√©s de informar al mundo que estaba enfermo de SIDA, Freddie Mercury muri√≥. Y en el 1 de Logan Place, qued√≥ flotando el √ļltimo suspiro de El Cantante de la Reina. Ten√≠a solo 45 a√Īos.

 

ACTUALIZACI√ďN: durante estos √ļltimos a√Īos y pandemia de por medio hemos realizado muchos tours del Londres de Queen finalizando en esta famosa propiedad. Ya no existen los graffities de anta√Īo porque la principal heredera de la fortuna de Freddie Mercury, su ex novia Mary Austin. Tomes el tour que tomes (tanto el de Soho como el de Kensington) terminaremos el recorrido all√≠. |ambos son complementarios dado los sitios que cada barrio posee en relaci√≥n a la carrera de la hist√≥ica banda. Contrata los dos o el mix de ambos en info@rockishere.com

 

EXCERPT FROM OUR FIRST BOOK IN THE ROCK IS HERE COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL ROCK SITES: LONDON

London tourist activity as a fan of Queen can be very intense if you want to fully follow in the footsteps of the incredible band commanded by who was possibly the greatest frontman of English Rock: Freddie Mercury.

But surely, the mecca is number 1 Logan Place, the house where Freddie lived his last years, until his physical disappearance.

¬ęEarls Court¬Ľ Underground/Tube Station has 2 main exits: one to Warwick Road, the other to Earls Court Road. This is slightly quicker access to Logan Place.

Going then, by Earls Court Road until you reach W Cromwell Road, which crosses it (very close to there, at 153 Cromwell Road, Alfred Hitchcock lived).

Crossing this, and walking approximately 50 meters more, Logan Place appears on the left, which is a narrow artery where the house we are looking for is located.

The street is a kind of quite long passage, more or less 200 meters long, between houses with leafy trees and a lot of silence. And in the background, to the left, is the Mercury mansion.

A high wall surrounds the house, although its upper part can be seen without problems. It is easily distinguishable by its door with the legend ¬ęGarden Lodge¬Ľ.

There, on November 24, 1991, just a couple of days after informing the world that he was sick with AIDS, Freddie Mercury died. And at 1 Logan Place, the last breath of ¬ęThe Singer Of The Queen¬Ľ was exhaled. He was only 45 years old.

UPDATE: During these last years (with the pandemic in between) we have done many tours of Queen’s London ending in this famous property. Gone are the graffiti of yesteryear because the main heir to the fortune of Freddie Mercury, his ex-girlfriend Mary Austin. Whichever tour you take (both Soho and Kensington) we’ll end the tour there. Both are complementary given the places that each neighborhood has about the career of the historic band. Hire both or a mix of both at info@rockishere.com

 

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