Eel Pie Island rose to fame as a hub for British rock n' roll. During the summer of 1963 you could see the Rolling Stones play there every Wednesday. The Who, Pink Floyd and Screaming Lord Sutch also all did gigs at the Eel Pie Island Hotel, a rickety nineteenth-century ballroom that was lost to a fire in 1971. It was a place for counter-culturalists, writers, musicians and audience alike.
Eel Pie Hotel