99 Buskers of London explores the world of London’s street musicians through interviews, photographs and music recorded live from the city’s  top (and not-so-top) busking locations.

The book features full in-depth interviews and photographs exploring the ambitions, outlooks and lives of the buskers, while this website allows readers to further explore the city and its street music via the Interactive Busker Map. Click the link to begin exploring or buy the book here.

Interactive Busker Map

Use the below to check out London’s street musicians or you can listen directly at SoundCloud – 99Buskers

Tip: For ease of navigation enlarge the map to full-screen using the four diagonal arrows found in the bottom left corner of the map.


Many of the street musicians have their own online content. You can find links to their music and social media at the bottom of their profiles in the Interactive Busking Map. For more general information regarding busking check out these websites:

http://buskinlondon.com – The official website of the organisation currently promoting busking in London, with profiles of buskers, details of upcoming events, clarification of some of the legal issues and advice for buskers.

https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/about-tfl/culture-and-heritage/busking – TfL’s official busking page. They provide statistics about the licensed TfL  busking scheme and details of how to get involved.

https://busk.co – An international busking project with profiles of street performers from around the world, as well as information for busking and suggested literature for those who want to read more about the topic.

http://www.streetmusician.co.uk – A website full of tips and tricks for street musicians from how to look after your voice to what to consider when getting new gear.

http://keepstreetslive.com – A company with a mission to promote street performance and protect the rights of performers in cities around the UK, providing up-to-date articles and a platform through which to discuss the issues surrounding public space and street performance.


The project 99 Buskers of London was dreamed up on some of the longer nights busking in the tunnels and pitches around Central London. As a busker, it’s difficult to ignore how quickly street music is changing. People come and go, music tastes change, laws and opinions change and new technology brings new possibilities. Meanwhile, street music culture is featured our adverts, in our cinemas and in our theatres, but the images and characters portrayed are generally very different from the reality of London busking. 99 Buskers of London tells the real story of the city’s buskers in their own words…


email: 99buskers@gmail.com