Classic Rock & Beatles Site (PM/LR2)
“I dreamed for 30 years of walking across Abbey Road. It was amazing but I never expected to see all this other stuff. Your guide was so knowledgeable and a great entertainer. It was nearly 4 hours of pure magic!”
Peter Jennings, Canada
This is the ORIGINAL London Rock Tour!
We call this our Classic Rock Legends tour because it covers sites and locations relevant to the history of so many 60s, 70s and 80s artists. Tour sites that made the Sixties swing; where London’s hippie underground ‘counter-culture’ took off; where the 70s punk revolution took place. See the boutiques, pubs, clubs that MADE these decades, inspiring hundreds of well-known lyrics and melodies!
Get to neighbourhoods of London that the locals love and that most tourists miss!
There are lots of Beatle and related landmarks. And, YES, you do get to walk across that famed ABBEY ROAD crossing!
If classic acts such as Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Queen, the Stones, the Clash and Bowie are you favourites then you won’t be disappointed!
The Kings Rd was the heart of Swingin’ 60s London, chock full of music, art and fashion heritage! See places of Beatles, Stones, Eric Clapton & Cream, early Pink Floyd, Marianne Faithfull, Pete Townsend and a legendary wedding location. See the inspiration of London Calling and where punk was ‘born.’ Visit the part of London that is the heart of Queen, Freddie Mercury and Biba fashion.
This tour covers where Geldof conceived Band Aid and Live Aid, where and how the Sex Pistols was formed, the Clash’s neighbourhood and the cradle of Reggae and the Caribbean communities.
See places where Bob Marley, Rita and the Wailers lived for a time, where some of their most famous music was recorded, as seen in the new biopic Bob Marley: One Love film.
There are sites to please Pink Floyd fans. This is London where Freddie Mercury, Bowie, Jimmy Page, Macca and Clapton have lived, and where Jimi Hendrix died. With so many celebrities living in this part of London you never know who you might see in passing! For Stones fans there’s also the legendary Chelsea neighbourhood. Studios, record company offices, gig sites, secluded hotels favoured by the stars, album cover locations and story, after story, after story from your informed rock guide.
Did someone say Beatles? Pass Fab Four homes, gig sites, Apple, and yes of course we can’t do rock and roll without a photo stop at London’s most famous street crossing!
This is a coach panoramic tour (meaning viewing places from the vehicle with commentary from your tour guide) with photo stops and occasional walking.
MEETING POINT: Duke of York Column Monument, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AJ, Junction of Waterloo Place and Carlton House Terrace.
DIRECTIONS TO THE MEETING POINT: From Piccadilly Circus tube, come out of Regent Street St James exit. The column is directly straight ahead, you should see it down the street as you exit the station. Walk straight on Regent Street St James, past shops including Tesco Express, Costa and Pret (stops for food/drinks & toilet option.) Regent Street St James becomes Waterloo Place. Cross Pall Mall. You should pass Atheneum Club and a few statues along Waterloo Place.
Duke of York monument is the tall column at the very end of Waterloo Place. Please wait at the base of the monument for your rock tour guide, on the Carlton House Terrace side (not the steps side please.)
Please plan to arrive 5/10 minutes prior to your tour start time so you can check in with your Rock Tour Guide.