Step back in time to 1960s London when Beatlemania gripped the world and London was the epicenter of it all. On this 2-hour evening walking tour, see more than 35 key sites from the Beatles’ London story, including Apple HQ, Abbey Road and set locations for the band’s various films. Learn about the band members’ individual and collective histories as you snap photos, tour landmarks, and enjoy rare music and film clips!
Two-hours combined walking and bus tour of famous Beatles landmarks
See over 35 of the Beatles’ most famous sites in London
Visit Abbey Road, Paul McCartney’s house, Apple HQ, the roof-top concert site and much more
Enjoy personalized attention and hear insider stories about your favorite musicians from your knowledgeable rock guide
Your evening of reliving Beatlemania begins in Trafalgar Square. Make you way to the Original Tour Visitor Centre to meet your rock-savvy guide and set off on a sightseeing stroll through central London. Though the Beatles hail from Liverpool, they developed as a band in England diverse, cutting-edge capital. Your tour includes more than 35 landmarks that shaped the development of the Beatles as a band, and Paul, John, Ringo and George as individuals and musicians. You’ll trace they band’s performance history from early gig and show venues to the famous roof-top site of their final concert. Snap photos of iconic locations like Abbey Road crossing and the filming locations of A Hard Day's Night, Magical Mystery Tour and Help! Along the way, your guide will share interesting facts and colorful commentary about the lives of these talented musicians. Pass personal landmarks such as the only apartment the Beatles shared, the art gallery where John and Yoko met and Paul McCartney’s house. Your 2-hour tour returns to Trafalgar Square with plenty of time to return to The Scotch of St James Club or another Beatles pub haunt for a drink.
Our tour started off a little rough, having to wait for tour guests who were late. The first venue was also a little disorganized between waiting to meet the late guests and fumbling a bit with pictures. Our guide,Stefan, was very knowledgeable about his topic and during the bus ride to the next destinations shared with us many pictures he had dug up of the Beatles and other rock legends. The tours of John Lennon's home and Abbey Road were of course the highlights but, while we took a very nice tour of London's nicer neighborhoods, seeing where one of them had business offices or once had lunch there was a bit unnecessary and made the tour longer than necessary. Stefan was very patient and kind to guests who wished to cross Abbey Road by 1800 different angles and even held the camera as they did so, but the rest of us who were done with the pictures were becoming irritated. Over all, the tour content itself was interesting, but a more concise, more relevant, narrative might have been better and not as long. Still, for die-hard Beatles fans, as was my son, the tour put a great smile on his face.
This tour was really enjoyable for the sites themselves and the guide. If you are already familiar with Beatles history, there is likely not much you'll learn here, but it is fantastic to see so many of the sites where musical history took place. The tour does have a couple of stops so that you are not in the van the whole time, including a stop at the famous Abbey Road crosswalk, where our guide was helpful and patient enough to take pictures for all of the folks who wanted to walk across - no small feat with constant traffic and construction ongoing. While the van was necessary for moving to all of the different sites, it would have been nice to stop and see a few more locations, notably the location of the last concert on the former Apple records HQ. We have pictures of it from the van, but not the same as getting out and being on the streets where it took place. Again, overall a very worthwhile tour, that could be over the top with just a couple of tweaks.
I had a wonderful time. It is a pleasant tour for a Beatles fan. Abbey Road was a highlight and seeing Paul McCartney's home. Tour guide was both guide and driver. It would of been better if there was a person to focus on driving on the busy streets of London while another person spoke about tour and things to see.
We had four people on this tour and all of us loved it! Ian was a fabulous tour guide and shared so much information. If you love the Beatles this is a great trip. He also helped us with other parts of our trip and we can't thank him enough! Great Guy!!!