Discover the bohemian charms of some of London’s most vibrant neighborhoods on a 3.5-hour London Rock Music Tour. With a knowledgeable guide, delve into the capital city’s colorful musical history by visiting sites associated with bands like The Beatles, The Clash, Madness and Jimmy Page. Explore fashionable areas like Camden and Islington, see Pink Floyd’s former studio, cruise past the homes of Rod Stewart and Sting, and enrich your mind with obscure musical trivia.
3.5-hour rock'n'roll music tour of north London
See The Pink Floyd's own studio
Visit the site of the legendary 14 Hour Techicolour Dream
See where the Kinks and Rod Stewart lived
Visit the trendy neighborhoods of Camden, Hampstead and Islington
Greet your guide at the Original Tour Reservation Centre, a short walk from Piccadilly Circus station, at 9am. Climb aboard an air-conditioned coach and head to Paul McCartney’s Golden Disc covered office to see the apartment in which hit The Beatles song, Yesterday, was written. Travel to hip and happening Camden Town and sophisticated Chalk Farm to see sights that inspired ska band Madness to write their classic anthems, and then head to a shrine to The Kinks on Muswell Hill. Cruise past Rod Stewart’s family home and old school, and get close to the houses of Boy George, George Michael and Sting in affluent Hampstead Heath. See, too, the sites on which Jimmy Page cut his first disc, where Joe Meek killed his landlady, and where The Clash recorded London Calling. Listen to tales surrounding prominent gig venues like the 100 Club, Ronnie Scott’s and the Roundhouse, and enrich your knowledge of musical trivia as you listen to illuminating commentary. Your tour concludes at your original departure point at 12:30pm. Please note: the tour route is subject to change without notice due to weather or traffic conditions.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Jul 2015
REALLY enjoyed this experience! Gave us a great lay of the land to go back and patron some of the venues still operating. Also liked the small group aspect, as we were able to incorporate our individual interests into tour.
Our guide knew EVERYTHING about the London of the sixties, when I rocked out to the Beatles, Stones . . . and then Queen . . . it was so much fun! Took us off the beaten track to see Freddie Mercury's home and more obscure sites that suited our 'summer of love' interests! He also recommended a visit to 'Trident Studios' - and we thank him for this suggestion. Wish we could remember our guide's name . . . he was the best!!
Excellent tour that takes you to off the beaten path neighborhoods in London. Our guide was funny, knowledgeable, personable. He did a great job of tailoring the tour to our interests and gave us plenty of time at the key sights. It was a terrific way to spend a Sunday morning.
Our guide for the morning, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic - an obvious passion for his subject. Being a Sunday morning we were able to get around Lonond quickly and visit lots of interesting sites. £30 for a full-on 3 hours was good value.
This was a very different view of London and took us to places we have never seen before even though the names are synonymous with London. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and he took us to see highlights that were important to us. The highlight was walking across the zebra crossing featured on the Beatles album Abbey Road.