Rock Weekend: London

4 days, Friday to Monday / London Base

This is THE weekend to remember for any rock fan!

Combine all of our London and regional tours to make an unforgettable weekend of rock’n’roll excess! Can’t promise you the sex and drugs but we can promise you the rock’n’roll!

The Opening Act: full-day tour
The weekend kicks-off with the Long and Winding Road tour. Legendary bands, unforgettable sites and a real rock education!

The Support Act: Today, you get a free day to explore London. What would a rock fan enjoy? Well, how about hunting for rare vinyl, or CDs, or hunting for rock books and posters at one of the city’s many rare record shops, at Portobello Road, or Camden Town flea markets? Or shop for the very latest street fashions along the King’s Road, or the EAST End’s Brick Lane. Perhaps lunch at the Rolling Stones ‘Stick Fingers’ restaurant, or a burger at the world’s first Hard Rock Café, and then a visit to their memorabilia vault to see Hendrix’s ‘Flying Gibson’?

Then, this evening, take in a concert at one of London’s top venues like the O2, The Jazz Café, Astoria, or Hammersmith Apollo, or take a chance and see who might be on at the famed 100 Club or one of the many pubs that feature live music.

YOUR DAY! You make it memorable. It’s easy in London.

Top of the bill! On the road again! Today you join the full-day ‘Monsters of Rock’ tour. Lots of Beatles, Beatles, Beatles and a whole lot more ‘British Invasion’! I see a red door and I want it painted black …

Joint Top of the bill! Pink Floyd’s Cambridge full–day tour. Your chance to see one of the UK’s prettiest and most historic cities. This morning you get the Pink Floyd tour, which includes seeing all their childhood homes, schools, gigs sites and places around the city that inspired their music and lyrics. This afternoon you can return to London to explore more of the Floyd’s history including the amazing Alexandra Palace ( ‘Ally Pally’) from where you’ll get unbeatable views of London. We’ll also visit the Muswell Hill Kinks shrine at the Clissold Arms and see the pretty hillside neighbourhood of Hamstead.

You want more!? You got it!

Thursday or Tuesday Encore!
Then add a day in Liverpool, catching the train from London to see the Beatles home town!
We can book hotel accommodation for you in London and our recommended hotel is the one used by the rock bands themselves – ‘The Columbia’ (as mentioned in songs by Oasis, Guy Clarke and many others!).

Friday to Monday.
Adult £190 (excluding the encore Liverpool day).

Departure Dates and Times

Departs from the Original Tour Visitor Centre,
17-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square.
See map for directions.

Nearest Underground Station:
Piccadilly Circus or Charing Cross.