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Music of London: Rock and Pop Private Tour

1. Music of London: Rock and Pop Private Tour

Explore London from an alternative perspective on a 4-hour rock and pop music tour. Learn about some of the stars from across the decades that made London swing. A private guide will take you on a journey through London’s musical legacy, from the Swinging Sixties through the ‘70s and ‘80s eras of rock, pop, and punk. Hear about the leaders of the Britpop and Cool Britannia moments in music history. Visit iconic locations with close connections to some of the biggest stars. Discover where bands played their first gigs, and where others got their big breaks. See where singers lived, and where others are memorialized, such as the statue of Amy Winehouse in Camden Town. Go to the legendary Abbey Road Studios made famous by The Beatles. Have your photo taken on the zebra-crossing. Continue south to Waterloo to discover the spot that inspired The Kinks' hit “Waterloo Sunset.” Visit a location famous for David Bowie. Transfer to China Town and visit the scene where the Rolling Stones were first discovered. Then, stroll through Soho following in the footsteps of Elton John, Paul Simon, The Sex Pistols, and Jimi Hendrix.

London: David Bowie Walking Tour

2. London: David Bowie Walking Tour

Find out about the Rise and Fall of David Bowie on this walking tour. Learn about Bowie’s life from his childhood in Brixton to his rise to stardom in London’s Soho district and how fans from all over the world reacted to his sudden death. The tour starts in the South London town of Brixton, a vibrant area full of street art, quirky bars, and its own currency – which features David Bowie on the £10 note. See spots from Bowie’s early childhood, including the house where he was born and his first school. Take a short trip on the tube to Soho, where teenage David Bowie used to pack boxes for music publishers and dream of breaking into the music industry. As you wander through Soho, pass music venues where he performed, stop outside pubs that he used to frequent, and hear about some of Bowie’s most distinguished outfits whole walking along Carnaby Street, Soho’s fashion district. Snap a photo of yourself standing in the same spot as Bowie on the album cover "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" and look out for the telephone box from the back cover, too. Throughout the tour, all you pretty things will be entertained with anecdotes and trivia about David Bowie’s life on Mars, and closer to home.

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based on 9 reviews

We were fortunate to have had Kevin on our walking tour. Very professional, extremely knowledgeable and a very nice gentleman. We saw all the sights and so much more in four short hours. Don’t hesitate to book this tour. Worth every cent.

A very enjoyable way to spend a Sunday morning

We really enjoyed the guidance and company of Kevin. A super way to spend time seeing some interesting musical sights as well as learning a lot more about London. Camden Town and Abbey Road were the highlights for me!

Kevin was very insightful,pleasant and a true professional.