‘Live’ Walks and Tours

(For our forthcoming online tours and talks, click here)

Join us for in person walks and tours around London. We’ll show you the sights, share some stories, give you a bit of history and generally make sure you have an entertaining and informative couple of hours.

You can book direct from the listings below, or just visit our Eventbrite page (which also lists our forthcoming virtual tours). Tickets are £15 for one person, or £25 for two. (Please note, at present season tickets and promotional codes aren’t valid for live walks – we’ll let you know when we sort something out for this.)

All of us are qualified London Blue Badge Guides (the very top rank of London guiding), and all walks will be socially distanced and Covid-secure.

The first tours are below, but we’re planning walks around Greenwich, Legal London, the British Museum, and a Rock n Roll stroll, so to be kept informed when they go live sign up for our mailing list.

We’re also more than happy to do private walks – so if you want to arrange something for friends, family, work colleagues, a group or society you belong to – just drop us a line to find out more.

Rock n Roll Soho – Beatles, Bowie, Sex Pistols and more with Don Brown

Discover the heart of rock ‘n’ roll London – the places, clubs and venues that were the setting for the music that defined a generation.

DATES AND TIMES: Sunday 3 October, 10:30am

(HOW TO BOOK: click the blue ‘register’ button below)

In the 1960s and 70s London was the world capital of music – The Beatles, The Stones, Bowie, The Clash, The Pistols, Jimi Hendrix and many, many others lived and performed here.

From the rooftop where the Beatles held their last concert, to the pub where the Stones were formed, to London’s very own Tin Pan Alley, we’ll walk through Soho catching the places where the music was made and performed, the nightclubs where the bands relaxed, and the streets that feature in the history of rock and roll.

We’ll see the sites where this happened, hear the stories of the artists and their followers, and discover what’s changed over the intervening years.

Sites include:

  • where the Beatles held the final live performance, and the club where they (probably) first performed in London
  • the music publisher where Elton John worked as an office boy
  • forget Abbey Road – discover probably the most important music studio in the capital
  • the coffee bars where rock ‘n’ roll started, and the pubs that kicked off the blues in Britain
  • where that Ziggy Stardust photo shoot took place
  • Carnaby Street, home to the mods, ‘Swinging London’ – and the NME
  • the music shop where Clapton bought his first guitar, and the college where the Pistols had their first gig
  • the clubs where Jimi Hendrix played his first and last gigs
  • and much more
  • On the way we’ll also take in a bit of the history of Soho – its place as a home for refugees, for nightlife, for music, drugs and crime.

For anyone interested in the music of the 60s and 70s this is a fascinating glimpse into that world.

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