Visit over 75 influential Rock Music sites on this fantastic tour of the homes and landmarks that inspired the Rock n Roll music movement.
- London (London)
- Price for 1 Participant
Discover Monumental Rock Landmarks throughout a London you'd not
otherwise see, and hear the stories, gossip and trivia that make
Rock 'n' Roll what it is! Many of the world's greatest bands and
musicians began here, while others played, partied or,
unfortunately, died in London. From Abba and the Animals, to the
Zombies and Zappa; and every letter of the alphabet in-between
covered, this London Rock and Roll Legends Tour offers a unique
opportunity to delve into British Rock history and all its gory
Touring through the pretty neighbourhoods of Chelsea, Kensington, Nottinghill Gate and St John's Wood, you'll see the homes of the stars (Page, Barrett, Jagger, Ringo, Hendrix, McCartney and more). Your tour will include famed gig and studio sites, locations of album sleeves, the Stones 'Stcikey Fingers' restaurant/ museum, management and record company offices. Cream Pink Floyd, Clapton Bowi, Queen, Flettwood Mac, Bee Gees, Sex Pistols, Geldorf, Clash, Bob Marley; all take a bow along with a few contemporary celebs! Add a host of Beatle related sites, including your walk across the Abbey Road crossing and you have the chart topping tour. If all this touring has worked up an appetite, there is a fee transfer at the end of the tour back to 'Sticky Fingers' for those feeling a little peckish!
If you're looking for a true insight into the amazing world of Rock 'n' Roll, this London Legends tour is sure to provide a fantastic day out for any music enthusiast!
This London tour is available throughout the year.
March - October: Everyday
October - March: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
Unfortunately the tour coach cannot accommodate wheelchairs.
Experience Duration: 03:30
Time at Venue: 03:30
The usual departure time for the Rock and Roll Legends Tour is
14:00. Your tour will return at 17:30.
During the winter months (November-March), the departure time is 13:00.
Participants: The London Rock & Roll Legends Tour is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 11
Spectators Allowed on Site: No
The Rock and Roll Legends Tour is a group activity. Group size will vary depending on demand.
The maximum group size will be 16 participants.
Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions on the day of your Rock and Roll Tour.
The London Rock and Roll Legends Tour is not affected by weather conditions.
Hendrix, The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Beatles, Zeppelin, Pink Floyd are some of the few influential names whose rock and roll roots you will discover on this charismatic tour. Rock and Roll infuses the electrifying combination of blues, jazz, gospel and country music.
I embarked on this “Rock and Roll Tour” on Sunday (19/10) to be transported through five decades of rock history starting from the 1950s to the present day. My tour consisted of stars; homes, death sites, recording studios, enterprises and many more monumental rock landmarks. London is definitely one of the most eminent urban cities in the development of rock and roll, thus the magic rock and roll bus travelled us through the defining rock boroughs of London, including; Chelsea, Kensington, Holland Park, Notting Hill Gate, St Johns Wood, Marylebone and the West End.
Throughout the tour, a number of ‘rock plaques’ appeared indicating rock heritage sites, in aid of commemorating the many legends that lived, breathed and in some cases died in the rock vibrancy of London.
Rock and Roll has contributed to a mass audience via movies, television, lifestyles, fashion, attitudes and language. This cultural significance is one you will experience throughout this tour. I learnt for instance that music has played a great influence in the Civil Rights Movement as a catalyst for cultural integration. Interestingly, the Nottingham Hill Carnival was a direct result of this unity in response to the race riots of 1958. The carnival celebrates and showcases the West Indies and Caribbean Culture, with festivities of; dance, food and fashion. British African Americans have inspired revelations in various sub-genres including; reggae, ska, dubstep, soul, drum and bass, hip hop and many other genres of music. This was illustrated when we stopped at the famous ‘Rough Trade Records’ an independent record store (and label) situated on Kensington Park road, West London. The shop is described as a “community based environment” that specialises in garage rock and reggae and was one of the pioneering record distribution networks, specialising in European post-punk and alternative rock in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Highlights of the tour include walking across the famed Abbey Road crossing which many of you will recognise from the Beatles eleventh studio album ; ‘Abbey Road’ released in 1969. Relish in Beatlemania as this tour is especially notable for its many Beatle references, where the band truly made their stamp on London. The tour visits the house where The Beatles all once lived together on Green Street, Mayfair, revealing a backdoor that led onto the alleyway of their favourite pub – ‘Horse and Groom’. This gave The Beatles direct access to easily slip away to their local unseen by their rather large following of fan girls that they had now accumulated by this point. Another personal favourite stop was Bill Wymans’ (from The Rolling Stones) American restaurant ‘Sticky Fingers’, which exhibits a collection of rock and roll memorabilia. The diner had a lively atmosphere and the food looked delicious, convincing me to make plans for a second trip!
However, the main highlight of the tour was our exceptional guide; Nora, who held a tremendous compilation of rock history and provided us with interesting antidotes throughout the tour, including conspiracies and little known facts about the stars. She also played an array of rock music which she coordinated to the relevant artist landmarks.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the tour which was roughly 3 hours long. It is definitely a hidden rock gem of London and is a must for any music enthusiasts. As a Brighton resident, it was also a very cool way to see and explore London, as we delved through the many roads and backstreets responsible for the basements, rehearsal rooms and recording studios of the most progressive rock acts of time. If you want to truly rock and roll your way through London, then click here and book now!