K-ON!’s plot revolves around the Sakuragaoka High School Light Music Club, which was on the brink of being disbanded until Yui joined as its fourth member alongside Ritsu, Mio, and Tsumugi. Later, they form the band Ho-kago Tea Time with their fifth member, Azusa. Though they do often spend time writing and performing music, the series focuses more on their day to day lives at school and the girls of the Light Music Club become notorious for slacking off, trips to luxurious villas, and of course, for afternoon tea time, just like their band’s name.

K-On began as a 4-koma by the alias Kakifly. The Kyoto Animation anime is directed by Yamada Naoko, who took some liberties from the source material in terms of tone.

Toyosato Elemetary School, the school featured in the anime is no longer in use, and parts have been turned into a K-On! exhibition with a gift shop. All these photos were taken on the grounds of the school.

If you’re looking for a map of the London locations featured in the K-ON! movie, click here.