Guided tour

London: Rock 'n' Roll History Tour

London: Rock 'n' Roll History Tour

From US$ 68.81 per person

Get a fully guided mini-bus tour through London's rock music history, rollin' up to iconic places and sites such as Jimi Hendrix's flat and the Beatles Abbey Road.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See the boutiques, pubs, and clubs that once hosted famous bands and artists
  • Explore the trendy district of Chelsea, home to the infamous King's Road
  • Discover the neighborhood of Kensington, which was home to Queen
  • Stop outside studios, record company offices, gig sites, and hotels favored by the stars
  • Take a photo of yourself walking the famous Abbey Road crossing
Full description

Discover rock landmarks in Chelsea, Kensington, Notting Hill and St John's Wood. Visit sites that made the Sixties swing, where London’s hippie underground ‘counter-culture’ took off, and where the 70s punk revolution took place.

See the boutiques, pubs, and clubs that made these decades, inspiring hundreds of well-known lyrics and melodies.

Head first to King's Road, chock full of fashion and music heritage.

See where the Rolling Stones shared a flat, where Mick and Marianne partied, what was the famed Chelsea Drug Store, where the Beatles made album history, where Clapton rocked his Cream years, and where heaps of stars got married.

Discover the cradle of the punk movement where bands like Sex Pistols, The Clash, Poly Styrene, and X Ray Spex played. Pass gig sites, recording studios, and shops frequented by the 'glitterati.' See the Kensington of Queen, where the band was formed, where famous album parties were held, and where Freddie died.

Continue to Notting Hill, the heart of London's Caribbean community, home of London's reggae scene, once home to hippies and punks.

See places where Jimi Hendrix lived, played, and died. Pass the former homes and gig sites of The Beatles. See the site of the Get Back rooftop concert.

Finally, make a photo stop at London’s most famous street crossing at Abbey Road.

Includes
  • Fully-guided tour
  • Transportation by mini-bus
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the Duke of York Column Monument, at the junction of Waterloo Place and Carlton House Terrace. From the Piccadilly Circus station, use the Regent Street St. James exit, 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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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 342 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    This was a great tour, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Clive was a great guide, very knowledgable. The only minor feedback I have is for maybe the vehicle windows to be cleaned prior to the tour as sometimes you're taking photos of places through the glass as you're driving along, the windows were quite dirty.

    October 26, 2022

    It was a great tour. The tour guide, Colin, was exceptionally knowledgeable and answered every question thrown at him while talking about various points of interest and regain us with numerous stories about various famous rock and roll artists. If you're a classic rock lover, whether it be British artists or not, this tour is made for you!

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    August 28, 2022

    Great trip visiting places I did not know had been homes of musicians' and singers in London. Jim the tour guide and driver was amazing his knowledge of the person whose house we were looking at was amazing. Would recommend for anyone who has an interest in Rock and roll music form late 60's to 80's

    July 23, 2022

    Product ID: 5283