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London: Full-Day Rock Music Tour

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London: Full-Day Rock Music Tour

From US$ 109.66 per person

Explore the rock music history of London on a tour of bohemian Soho and the north and west London neighborhoods of Camden Town, Notting Hill, and more. See studios and gig venues where bands like the Beatles and Sex Pistols played.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the rock history of London on a music tour of more than 200 iconic sites
  • Pass the former homes of Lennon, Elton John, Eric Clapton and more
  • Walk across the legendary Abbey Roads crossing
  • Learn the story of rock’n’roll, the blues, punk, and Brit Pop
  • Discover where Amy Winehouse ended her trouble-filled life
Full description

Follow in the footsteps of the hell-raising, music-making legends of London on a comprehensive tour of some of the city’s most musical neighborhoods. Traveling by 16-seat minibus, you will discover the past and present rock landmarks of bohemian Soho and North London.

In the morning, discover the areas of Soho. Learn about the history of British rock and its foundations, from blues and jazz roots through skiffle, folk, and into the heart of swingin’ 60s.

Hear about the rebellious punk of the 70s as well as the New Wave and New Romantics of the 80. Meander through the narrow, winding streets of Soho. See where the greats bought their instruments on ‘Tin Pan Alley.

This afternoon focuses on North London including the hip artist areas, where clubs and pub venues abound around the street art-filled canals. Learn about hippies who once lived in the area, as well as the Britpop Era of Oasis and Blur in the 90s.

See the boutiques, pubs, and clubs that have shaped British music history throughout decades, inspiring well-known lyrics and melodies Visit the areas of Chelsea, Kensington, Notting Hill, and St John’s Wood, and walk across the famous Abbey Road, made iconic by The Beatles.

Includes
  • Transportation by 16-seat minibus
  • Specialist guide
  • Themed music soundtrack
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meet at the Duke of York Column Monument, St. James's at the 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 the Duke of York Column Monument. Wait by the base of the monument, which is at top of The Mall steps, for your London Rock Tour guide.

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4.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

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  • Safety
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  • Service
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August 11, 2021

great for someone who is interested in Rock

our guide Al (you can call me Al :-)) is a very passionate and animated rock connoisseur, he told many anecdotes that I didn't know yet!

July 28, 2019

Very informative and friendly

Nice tour with friendly guides. May be good to coordinate a.m. and p.m. routing so as Abbey Road is not visited twice.

August 7, 2015

Product ID: 48929