Punk London Punk Rock Bands List

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List of London punk rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as punk rock solo artists from London are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great London music that you've never heard before. The punk rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in London. If you think the best London punk rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

List contains bands like The Clash and Sex Pistols.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular punk rock bands from London?" and "Which punk rock bands started in London?" then this list will answer your questions.
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The Clash is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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Sex Pistols is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

3
The Police is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

4
Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

5
Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
New Wave, Ska, Rock music

6
Bush is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

7
Siouxsie Sioux is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

8
Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

9
Siouxsie & the Banshees is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

10
Pete Doherty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Garage rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

11
The Damned is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock

12
Lady Sovereign is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro

13
Adam Ant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
New Wave, Pop music, Power pop

14
Wire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Electronic music, Experimental rock, Industrial music

15
Busted is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Thrash metal, Pop music

16
Public Image Ltd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Noise rock, New Wave, Dance-punk

17
Ultravox is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

18
Adam and The Ants is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
New Wave, Gothic rock, Glam punk

19
Babyshambles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Garage punk, Garage rock, Punk rock

20
Paul Simonon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Reggae, Alternative rock, Punk rock

21
Throbbing Gristle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Noise rock, Dark ambient, Electronic music

22
The Only Ones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Power pop

23
The Libertines is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Garage punk, Garage rock, Alternative rock

24
Glen Matlock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Rock music, Power pop, Punk rock

25
Eddie & The Hot Rods is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
New Wave, Power pop, Pub rock

26
Shakespears Sister is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Adult contemporary music, Synthpop, Pop music

27
Sigue Sigue Sputnik is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
New Wave, Pop music, Glam punk

28
Perry Bamonte is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Gothic rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock

29
The Sound is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-punk

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The Vibrators is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Punk rock

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Girlschool is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Punk rock

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Art Brut is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock

33
Elastica is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Rock music, New wave of new wave, Britpop

34
Generation X is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, New Wave, Dance-punk

35
Skunk Anansie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

36
Topper Headon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Rock music, Reggae, Rhythm and blues

37
The Slits is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Reggae, Punk rock, Post-punk

38
Adrian Borland is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
New Wave, Pop music, Alternative rock

39
The Faders is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Pop rock, Punk rock

40
Porl Thompson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Gothic rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock

41
Charlotte Hatherley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Pop music, Britpop, Alternative rock

42
Malcolm McLaren is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, New Wave, Rock music

43
Cock Sparrer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Punk rock, Oi!

44
U.K. Subs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Street punk, Pub rock, Punk rock

45
KatieJane Garside is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Neofolk, Experimental music, Alternative rock

46
Dave House is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Indie pop, Power pop, Punk rock

47
Paul D. Hudson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Thrash metal, Reggae, Heavy metal

48
The Raincoats is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock, Punk rock

49
We Are the Ocean is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock

50
The Boys is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list London Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Garage rock, Power pop