Bob Marley's time in Battersea remembered

News at Eden Harper | 25/01/2024

A new film about Bob Marley called ‘One Love’ is coming to cinemas on Wednesday 14th February and London has a starring role in the story.  He lived and worked in here between 1976 and 1979, recording part of his most famous album ‘Exodus’ at Island Studios and living in various parts of the capital.  His address in Oakley Street, Chelsea has a blue plaque commemorating his time there and bringing music lovers together to pay tribute.

As seen in the film Marley also loved football, often crossing the Albert Bridge with his bandmates and others to play on the pitches in Battersea Park. Levi Roots was one of his teammates and told a journalist “With the ball at his feet, his main aim is to get past you, then to shoot. He was a master of both of his passions.” 

For more information about his love of football read;

Many other places where Bob worked and lived in London can be found in this Time Out guide;

The film One Love comes out on 14th February. A trailer and screening times can be found here;