Eric Clapton – ‘Looking for god’

Half OR Full-Day Tour

Life and Career of a Superstar 

Eric Clapton’s career spans five decades with London providing both the starting point of his amazing career and many watershed moments along the way. What better way to discover it than on this tour with a knowledgeable rock music guide!

IMG_2544Discover his roots and influences; learn about his musical development; see the sites and locations that marked his progress such as studios, gigs, management offices etc; learn about his sometimes controversial life and loves; enjoy seeing parts of London that you’d not normally see, and en route, ‘meet’ names from London’s cultural scene spanning the psychedelic 60s to the present.

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Options for a special Clapton London tour include:

  • Richmond’s Crawdaddy Club – The Yardbirds first residency;
  • The pretty Thames riverside Eel Pie Island location;
  • The famed Ealing Blues Cub, where Clapton played with Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated;
  • ‘The Flamingo’ club: where Eric became ‘god’;
  • Clapton’s Notting hill Gate, Chelsea and Kew homes;
  • The Soho clubs where his reputation as the ultimate blues player grew;
  • Important locations connected with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker’s pre-Cream careers;
  • The Royal Albert Hall; scene of both Cream’s final and comeback gig, and where Eric hosts his annual concert series;
  • The Beatles Saville Theatre where Cream broke the London scene;
  • Chelsea’s Pheasantry; Clapton’s office and where Pete Brown (Cream lyricist), hippy artist Martin Sharpe, and other ‘names’ lived;
  • Clubs and venues played in his formative years when part of London’s ‘underground’ scene;
  • Studios where Cream, The Yardbirds and Clapton as a solo player and super-session man recorded, including The BBC, Decca, Abbey Road, Trident and Ryemuse;
  • Rainbow Theatre where Clapton recorded his 1972 ‘comeback’ concert live;
  • Along the way, locations and sites associated with Clapton’s contemporaries and collaborators; the Stones, George Harrison, Hendrix, Jeff Beck, and others.

 

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SUGGESTED ITINERARY FOR PRIVATE DEPARTURES

This is a custom tour available for private departures. Cost is based on size of the vehicle, how many people, if you choose a half day (2 – 4 hours) or a full day (up to 8 hours.)

Private tours are the date/time of your choice, provided we have a vehicle and driver/guide available. A private tour is just yourselves with the personal services of driver/guide. It is a flat rate for the hire of vehicle/driver/guide:

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Check out the scheduled Classic Rock Afternoon Tour! Join this scheduled tour for the best rate for smaller parties of travelers. Heaps of Eric Clapton content on the scheduled Classic Rock Legends afternoon tour http://www.londonrocktour.com/tour-1-classic-rock-beatles-site/

 

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