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London: Camden Pub Crawl with Drinks

1. London: Camden Pub Crawl with Drinks

Camden leads the way in alternative nightlife in London, boasting a wealth of bars and clubs, from traditional boozers and rock-metal haunts, to cocktail shacks and converted theatres. On arriving at your first venue, a team of bright bubbly guides will be waiting to greet you, get you signed up, and introduce you to the rest of the group. Then the only thing left to do is get your free shot and a discounted drink or two.  Head on to 4 more lively venues, with the hosts always leading the way. The following venues will vary depending on the day of the week. From Sunday to Thursday, you can expect to visit a few pubs and couple of bars, in which some may have live music, karaoke, or games happening, or just a cool vibe to drink and chat. Your host will adapt the night to suit the crowd so you really get to explore the area like a local.  On the weekends, the tour turns up to a livelier party crawl so get your groove on and finish with a bang in one of the awesome clubs there. The venues will be bigger and busier and the weekend crawls will always finish at a big club, open until 3:00 AM. Camden really has something for everyone and your guide cannot wait to show you.

London: Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll/The Early Years Tour

2. London: Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll/The Early Years Tour

Rock music was born and raised in the tiny backstreets and alleys of Soho. It’s here you find basement clubs, rehearsal rooms, pubs and recording studios where the bands made their first tentative steps towards stardom. Wind your way through the narrow, winding streets of what is London’s entertainment district. See the clubs, recording studios, early gig sites and places where your fav bands hung out to eat/drink. Artists include Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bowie, Elton John, Led Zep, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Boy George, Depeche Mode and more. Did you know that the Sex Pistols once shared a flat with Bananarama?! Soho is where the early Stones learned their trade and recorded, where Goth was spawned, where the greats bought (and some still buy) their instruments on ‘Tin Pan Alley.’ Beatles? Of course! Here are Paul’s offices, theatre once owned by all the Fab Four, early gig sites, Brian Epstein had offices in this area… NORTH LONDON – Long before Amy Winehouse made this area her playground, here was the stomping ground for hippie London, The punk movement and the Clash, then Madness and U2 in the 80s, Oasis, Blur and their Brit Pop rivalries in the 90s. The list of bands playing Camden and Islington venues is long and illustrious – Pink Floyd, X Ray Spex, Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Manic Street Preachers, The Clash, Prince, Van Morrison, The Killers, Coldplay and Blondie to name a few. ABBEY ROAD/ST JOHNS WOOD – yes of course we can’t do rock and roll without a photo stop at London’s most famous street crossing!

London: Guided Regent's Canal Musical Punting Tour

3. London: Guided Regent's Canal Musical Punting Tour

Enjoy an enchanting boat ride along the most beautiful stretch of Regent's Canal with a live musical performance on board by some of London's most spellbinding talent. Embark on your boat at Camden Lock and sail past the bustling Camden Market. Pass under Pirate Castle Bridge and watch couples and groups picnicking and having a drink along the canal side at Pirate Castle. Continue towards the Visitor Moorings, essentially the canal’s version of temporary parking spaces, where the canal boats can stay for up to a week before moving along to the next mooring spot. Here, admire breathtaking old and new canal boats. Next, sail past St. Marks Church and witness its neo-gothic architecture and vibrant flowers. Admire the iconic floating Chinese restaurant, Feng Shang Princess, before turning around at London Zoo and heading back to Camden.

London: Rock 'n' Roll History Tour

4. London: Rock 'n' Roll History Tour

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.

London: Full-Day Rock Music Tour

5. London: Full-Day Rock Music Tour

Follow in the footsteps of the hell-raising, music-making legends of London on a comprehensive tour of some of the city’s most musical neighborhoods. Traveling by 16-seat minibus, you will discover the past and present rock landmarks of bohemian Soho and North London. In the morning, discover the areas of Soho. Learn about the history of British rock and its foundations, from blues and jazz roots through skiffle, folk, and into the heart of swingin’ 60s. Hear about the rebellious punk of the 70s as well as the New Wave and New Romantics of the 80. Meander through the narrow, winding streets of Soho. See where the greats bought their instruments on ‘Tin Pan Alley. This afternoon focuses on North London including the hip artist areas, where clubs and pub venues abound around the street art-filled canals. Learn about hippies who once lived in the area, as well as the Britpop Era of Oasis and Blur in the 90s. See the boutiques, pubs, and clubs that have shaped British music history throughout decades, inspiring well-known lyrics and melodies Visit the areas of Chelsea, Kensington, Notting Hill, and St John’s Wood, and walk across the famous Abbey Road, made iconic by The Beatles.

London: Rock and Roll Taxi Tour

6. London: Rock and Roll Taxi Tour

Immerse yourself in London's incredible rock music scene with a private tour of the city's most iconic musical locations. After getting picked up from your hotel, listen to your guide as they tell you about the many rock legends who made London their home: from the Beatles to Queen, Oasis, Led Zeppelin, Sting, and Pink Floyd.  Customize your tour to suit your needs and interests. From pubs, clubs, and other London performance venues, to recording studios, homes, and restaurants owned by the stars, it’s all about the music on this tour. After your tour, the choice of drop-off location is up to you. You could head to the Hard Rock Café to continue your music-theme evening until the wee hours. Or maybe get dropped off at Camden Town to discover the undiscovered music stars of tomorrow. However, if you have had enough rock n roll for one day then feel free to get dropped off back at your hotel.

From Camden: Primrose Hill Private Tour with a Local Guide

7. From Camden: Primrose Hill Private Tour with a Local Guide

Book this tour, and the supplier will be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. A provisional tour itinerary can look something like this: 10:00 AM: You'll meet your local at Camden Town Tube Station before heading to explore the sprawling market and former stables; here you can sample some of the best international cuisine from innumerable food stalls that set up shop every morning or you can explore shops that cater to very niche subcultures such as cyber clothing fashioned with bright florescent designs or steampunk, which is inspired Victorian science fiction. There are also shops dedicated to selling authentic Persian rugs, handmade fairy lights, pop culture goods from Tokyo and so much more in the expansive Camden Market that it can be hard to know which way to turn!    12:00 PM: After you have had your fill of the market your local will lead you further along the canal, pointing out the street art dedicated to Amy Winehouse who lived in the neighbourhood on the way to the charming community of Primrose Hill. This was the home of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes when they lived in London and also Frederick Engels; today the attractive hidden away street exclusively has independent shops, cafes and restaurants, including a local grocer, butcher, florist, bookshop, French delicatessen and fine wines shop. This is an excellent place to stock up on a selection of cheese and wine before heading up to the top of Primrose Hill, which as the highest hill in London offers some pretty spectacular views of the city.     2:00 PM: If you happen to be in London on New Years Eve or any other major holiday, this is an excellent vantage point to beat the crowds that line the Southbank to see the fireworks. After you’ve properly relaxed and taken in the sites of the city your local will lead you back towards Camden Town via Chalk Farm, pointing out where the best places to see live music are in the many music venues and clubs of the area.

Camden Town, Markets & Downtown: Highlights Private Tour

8. Camden Town, Markets & Downtown: Highlights Private Tour

Explore the incredible city of London on this fantastic private walking city tour. Discover the secrets, and highlights that London has to offer. Discover the beautiful St. Paul's Cathedral and its magnificent dome, one of the largest in the world. Visit the old theatre where Shakespeare used to perform his plays. Have the opportunity to visit a famous gallery that served as a stage for the Harry Potter Saga. Cross the Thames River via the beautiful Tower Bridge as you contemplate the medieval Towers of London, the old building that witnessed the history of the city, one of the most important in London. Walk around the different markets and feel the different tastes, smells, and colors that London and its markets have to offer. Visit the open-air shops and the most authentic corners of the market in Camden Town, considered the most underground market in the world. Be surprised by the eccentric looks of the local people, and have fun entering the craziest and most original shops in the world. Admire everything from street DJs, to clothes sales of all kinds and styles. Your guide will ensure that you drink one of the best coffees in town in a charming coffee shop. 

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What people are saying about Camden Town

This tour was excellent and Colin our driver and guide certainly knew his stuff. He was very informative and covered many rock star stories, houses, apartments and also where certain songs were written and recorded. All in all it was a fascinating 3.5 hours well worth it and we would highly recommend..

Tour guide Lee had lots of insider stories about rock icons. He made the tour more lively with musical interludes, too!

Absolutely fantastic!! Tour guide had a great sense of humour and an abundance of knowledge. Music on bus was terrific.

Mark was a great, knowledgeable and interesting guide. We enjoyed our tour very much

The guide was excellent,very funny and friendly, and knowledge.