The Album Cover Location for “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”

The location of the album cover photo for Ziggy Stardust.

The location of the album cover photo for Ziggy Stardust.  A plaque on the wall (hidden behind the leaves) commemorates the spot.

23 Heddon Street, London, England.

Released on June 6, 1972, David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust is based on a story of a fictional rock star. It is often cited as one of the greatest albums of all time. The album cover shows Bowie in front of the former K. West furriers at 23 Heddon Street in London. The K. West sign has since been taken down however in 2012 on the 40th anniversary of the album, a commemorative plaque was unveiled at the location.

The location is a short walk from the site of the last live performance of the Beatles on the rooftop of the former Apple headquarters on 3 Savile Row, London.

Required Listening:

  1. Suffragette City
  2. Starman
  3. Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide
  4. Moonage Daydream
  5. Five Years

 

The album cover for "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars."

The album cover for “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.”


The marker commemorating the spot where David Bowie stood for the album cover.

The marker commemorating the spot where David Bowie stood for the album cover.

 

The location where David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" album cover was photographed.

The location where David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” album cover was photographed.

 

Map showing the location of the Ziggy Stardust album cover.

Map showing the location of the Ziggy Stardust album cover.