‘The Lennon recording studio that’s now a lavish £12m flat’

This sleek Holland Park flat is part of rock history. But now it would be far too sophisticated for the Sex Pistols.

A lot of people say their kitchen is where the action happens in their home, but not many can boast that it’s where John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Art Garfunkel and the Sex Pistols recorded songs. Yet in Audrey Lovelock’s cavernous kitchen/diner, more than 300 silver, gold and platinum discs were produced between the late 1950s and the early Noughties.

Music history was made in this leafy corner of west London, from Lonnie Donegan’s skiffle records to the psychedelic rock-outs of the Animals and Donovan’s Mellow Yellow, as well as songs by Rod Stewart, Marianne Faithfull and Bryan Ferry.