Guided tour

London: Rock 'n' Roll History Tour

London: Rock 'n' Roll History Tour

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From US$ 64.95 per person

Get a fully-guided mini-bus journey 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
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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 277 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    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..

    April 23, 2022

    This was a really fun tour and a great way to see the neighborhoods in London while hearing about all of the amazing rock music that has emerged from there. Our tour guide Lee was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable - we enjoyed his stories and his visual aids. The van was in excellent condition and very comfortable. The only drawback to this tour is not enough music! We would have enjoyed a bit less talking and more just listening to the music while taking in the sights.

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    April 18, 2022

    This was a fascinating and very personal tour around the sites that helped make rock n' roll. Only about 8 of us in the very comfortable mini bus, so plenty of time to personalise the commentary around the interests of the participants. Lee was a fantastic guide - great humour, really personable and so knowledgeable. What he doesn't know about the music industry literally is not worth knowing. He brought in anecdotes on all sorts of musicians and genres, plus also some interesting, non-music facts about London. A great way to spend an afternoon and highly recommended.

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    April 18, 2022

    Product ID: 5283