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

Afternoon Tour

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!

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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.

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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.  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!

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This is a small coach panoramic tour with photo stops and occasional walking.

Departure Details:

SPRING/SUMMER 2022: ‘Regular Season’ – 01 April 2022 – 31 October 2022

Tours Daily (subject to availability)

2:00pm – approx 5:30pm (14:00 – 17:30)

Price: Adult £52.00/Child £36.00 (6 – 16 years)

 

From 01 April 2022 —  this is The London Rock Tour new meeting point:

Duke of York Column Monument, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AJ

Junction of Waterloo Place and Carlton House Terrace

Directions from Piccadilly Circus tube station: Use Regent Street St James’s exit, stay straight, cross Pall Mall, stay straight until the road ends in front of Duke of York column monument. Wait by the base of the monument for your London Rock Tour guide.

Please plan to arrive 5/10 minutes prior to your tour start time so you can check in with your Rock Tour Guide.

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(For lunch breaks, please note the steps go down to The Mall and ICA/Institute of Contemporary Arts, opened 12:00-21:00 SUN-TUES/closed Mondays, and they have a bar for drinks/snacks, loos and a gift shop. There is a Pret and several other restaurants/shops/cafes along Regent Street St James’s, a few minutes’ walk from the meeting point.)

 

 

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