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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
2
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