Meet The London Punks That Grew Up

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Meet The London Punks That Grew Up

Handmade mixtape sleeves, DIY fanzines and shabby-chic threads from the King's Road: not the usual exhibits you'd expect to see on display at the Museum of London, but exactly what you'll find from this weekend.

40 years has whizzed by since punk rocked up in London, rudely shaking up the city for good. As part of the year-long Punk London festival, Museum of London has pulled together the collections of 17 punks.

Personal items (some of which we hope have been washed since 1976) tell the story of what it was like being a punk in the capital.

From asking people to borrow 10p to get into a West End gig, to being told you 'can't be a punk from Kew', here are the tales of true London punks.

The Museum of London has made a short documentary featuring some of the punks (which you might be watching right now).

Though some have long hung up the Doc Martens, other punks are still hard at it.

Punks runs at the Museum of London until 15 January 2017. Entry is free.

A series of special events run alongside the exhibition, including plays, photo exhibitions and debates. For more information, visit the Punk London website.

Last Updated 10 November 2016