Sidcup Art College

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Sidcup Art College was an art college in Grassington Road, Sidcup, London Borough of Bexley, a suburb of Greater London, England.

The College was demolished to make way for a Morrisons supermarket which opened in 2010.[1]

Musical heritage[edit]

One of the college's most famous students was Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones.[2] In 1961, while attending the college, Richards became reacquainted with his primary-school friend Mick Jagger, then a student at the London School of Economics: they met by chance on a train and found they shared an interest in blues music. An early line-up of The Rolling Stones, including Jagger, Richards, Brian Jones, Ian Stewart ("Stu"), Ricky Fenson and Tony Chapman, played at Sidcup Art College on 12 December 1962.[3]

The Pretty Things, one of Britain's early R&B bands, was also formed at the College in September 1963. One of the founding members was Dick Taylor, a former bassist with the Rolling Stones and student at Sidcup Art College.


  1. ^ Beck, John; Cornford, Matthew. The Art School and the Culture Shed. Q-art Books. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Sidcup Art College[permanent dead link], Commonity Walk.
  3. ^ Galbraith, Gary. "The Rocks Off Rolling Stones Setlists Page". Retrieved 2008-03-05. 

Coordinates: 51°25′30″N 0°06′09″E / 51.4249°N 0.1026°E / 51.4249; 0.1026