Departing from Exit 4 of Tottenham Court Road Station at 11.00am, See the sights and hear the sounds of popular music legends in this compelling walk through London’s astounding Rock ‘n’ Roll history! Discover the haunts, the venues and the studios where some of the world’s most successful artists cut their teeth, played their music live and wrote and recorded their biggest hits… Many cities across the world can lay claim to being a focal point in the history of rock music, but London has it all. This is where some of the greatest stories in popular music began and would go on to leave their mark on music history. The Beatles, Stones, Hendrix, The Who, Queen, Bowie, Black Sabbath, Sex Pistols and many more! But importantly, the Classic Rock Tour London has a PPL/PRS licence which grants us permission to play the actual music mentioned in the tour: it’ll be sure to jog those memories and bring back old times!
What You'll Get
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Stop At: Soho, London England
Our tour starts on Charing Cross Road, but mostly takes in the vibrant quarter of Soho. On the tour we visit over 20 locations, including:
'Tin Pan Alley' (Denmark Street) home to music publishing and demo studios for decades, where the Sex Pistols lived and worked, the Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath recorded their first albums, where bands were formed and where a certain Reginald Dwight got his earliest break in the music business.
The site of the Marquee Club, THE club to play from the 1960s to the 1980s: the huge list of artists who performed here includes The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Manfred Mann, The Yardbirds, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Iron Maiden, the Manic Street Preachers... we could go on! And we probably will...
The former skiffle clubs and cafes that gave birth to British Rock 'n' Roll, and where performers such as Cliff Richard, Adam Faith, Tommy Steele, Joe Brown, Screaming Lord Sutch and Ritchie Blackmore were discovered.
The former pub where a young Brian Jones auditioned musicians for his new band, The Rolling Stones, in 1962.
The street in Chinatown where Led Zeppelin had their first rehearsal and where Warren Zevon's 'Werewolves of London' went looking for a dish of beef chow mein in the rain.
'Blink and you'll miss them' recording studios: they may look small on the outside but big hits were recorded inside by everyone from The Beatles, The Kinks, Queen, T-Rex, the Bee Gees, Elton John, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Genesis, Thin Lizzy, Tina Turner, The Smiths and many more.
Duration: 2 hours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
- Expert, friendly tour guide
- Over 20 astounding locations and stories
- Performing Rights Society (PRS/PPL) license allows us to play original music mentioned on the tour.
- Tips (discretionary)
Centre Point, London WC1A 1DD, UK
3 Savile Row, Mayfair, London W1S 3PB, UK
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