Pink Floyd’s Cambridge & London (FULL DAY/LR5)

“I went along because of my husband but was really surprised at how much I enjoyed the day. The tour is certainly much more than just the story of Pink Floyd but they provide a good excuse to see some lovely places.”
Katherine, USA

 

Full-Day Tour

Ally Pally

‘Ally Pally’ site of the ’14-Hour Technicolour Dream’

If you’re a fan of the Floyd then this is for you; a near perfect day discovering the musical roots and early adventures of one of the world’s greatest bands.

‘Walls, Moons and Flying Pigs’… Pink Floyd were a band of two cities – the ancient, medieval university city of Cambridge, and the UK’s capital of London. Band members Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and David Gilmour were raised in Cambridge, and many of their Cambridge friends, including girlfriends, roadies and album cover designers Storm Thorgerson and ‘Po’ Powell, became part of the Pink Floyd extended creative family. In London they met up with Nick Mason and Rick Wright, while students, and here they forged the unique Pink Floyd sound against the backdrop of the late ‘60’s counter-culture and succeeding decades.

This great tour combines the two and gives you a chance to see one of England’s most attractive and historic cities and parts of London you’d otherwise not see, while exploring the Floyd’s heritage.

Cambridge: early homes of Gilmour, Waters and Barrett, their schools and colleges, early gig sites and important reference points like ‘Granchester Meadows’ and Syd’s last home. You’ll also be getting a short walking tour of the historic city and university!

Then to London, where options include Islington, Hampstead and Highgate. There’s the Floyd’s own Britannia Row studios, the school that provided the school kids choir on ‘The Wall’, the only London apartment shared by all members of the band, the Regents Street Polytechnic where the band was formed, various band member’s London homes, the famed ‘Ally Pally’ – location of the ’14-hour Technicolour Dream’ – UFO club sites, and Abbey Road recording studios! Please note; whether we get to see Battersea Power Station, the cover of ‘Animals’ album, and other London places of interest depends on traffic.

During the day you get the full history of the band from your knowledgeable rock guide and, of course, a day listening to rare, obscure and memorable Pink Floyd music.

 

Departure Details

Spring/Summer ‘Regular’ Season: 01 April – 31 October only (subject to availability)

Select Mondays, from 8.30am to approx. 6pm

 

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:

Contact us for a quote: [email protected]

 

 

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.

 

Duke of York column monument 1LONDON ROCK TOUR MEETING POINT

(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.)

 

Pink Floyd Tour

Can’t make the tour? You’ll own the video instead!

This nearly three-hour DVD takes you on a Magical History rock tour of Pink Floyd’s Cambridge and London. You’ll see all the sites in the company of one of Access All Areas’s regular guides and Pink Floyd fanatic, Bruce Cherry.pink-floyd

Cost UK £15.00 plus postage.
The DVD is available for just UK £10.00 when you book this tour! It makes a great souvenir of your day!