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Monsters Of Rock

Monsters Of Rock

Hell-raising, drug taking and music making! This morning we cover past and present Rock landmarks in Soho and North London neighbourhoods of Camden Town, Islington and St John's Wood. In addition to many Beatle-related sites, including  the Abbey Road Crossing, the theatre they owned, the early NEMS office and McCartney's office, you'll also see over 50 other iconic locations bringing to life the colourful histories of classic, progressive, punk and Brit Rock acts. You'll see and hear about Soho clubs such as the Marquee, Ronnie Scott's, The 2is The Vortx and legendary UFO; Trident Studios where Queen, Genesis, Bowie, Bolan and others made seminal albums. On "Tin Pan Alley" you'll hear about the Stone's first recording session, Elton's "Woolworths" albums and how Bowie lived in a caravan. You'll see where the Sex Pistols rehearsed and lived, where Bob  Dylan played his first gig, and where Hendrix and Phil Lynott amongst many past and present guitar heroes, bought their instrucments.

How about these for iconic sites! Where Pink Floyd cut "The Wall" and Joy Division made "Love Will Tear Us Apart"; where U2 Played there first London gig in front of 8 people; where the Sex Pistols made "Nevermind.." and Clash "London Calling"; where Hendrix first burnt his guitar and Bowie became "Ziggy"; where Jimmy Page cut his first disc in Joe Meek's home studio  (The Telstar Man); where Elton John tried to commit suicide. Also on this fantastic tour, apartments and homes of Bob Marley, Pete Townsend, Elton, The Sex Pistols , Ritchie  Blackmore, Bowie, Syd Barrett, the Gallagher brothers, and where Amy Winehouse ended her short and problem filled life. 

Highlights

- Small group on 16 seat mini bus with Specialist Live guide with themed music soundtrack.

- Seeing parts of historic London tourists seldom.

- See over 200 significant rock and pop heritage sites.

- The famed Abbey Road Crossing and other important Beatles' sites.

- Music genres include rock 'n' roll, blues, psychedelic, progressiv, punk, Brit-Pop and the current scene. 

- Tours are delivered in English (Portuguese/Spanishon Mondays only).

- Disabled Access- Walking tour, they can put a wheelchair on board if necessary. 

Hell-raising, drug taking and music making! This morning we cover past and present Rock landmarks in Soho and North London neighbourhoods of Camden Town, Islington and St John's Wood. In addition to many Beatle-related sites, including  the Abbey Road Crossing, the theatre they owned, the early NEMS office and McCartney's office, you'll also see over 50 other iconic locations bringing to life the colourful histories of classic, progressive, punk and Brit Rock acts. You'll see and hear about Soho clubs such as the Marquee, Ronnie Scott's, The 2is The Vortx and legendary UFO; Trident Studios where Queen, Genesis, Bowie, Bolan and others made seminal albums. On "Tin Pan Alley" you'll hear about the Stone's first recording session, Elton's "Woolworths" albums and how Bowie lived in a caravan. You'll see where the Sex Pistols rehearsed and lived, where Bob  Dylan played his first gig, and where Hendrix and Phil Lynott amongst many past and present guitar heroes, bought their instrucments.

How about these for iconic sites! Where Pink Floyd cut "The Wall" and Joy Division made "Love Will Tear Us Apart"; where U2 Played there first London gig in front of 8 people; where the Sex Pistols made "Nevermind.." and Clash "London Calling"; where Hendrix first burnt his guitar and Bowie became "Ziggy"; where Jimmy Page cut his first disc in Joe Meek's home studio  (The Telstar Man); where Elton John tried to commit suicide. Also on this fantastic tour, apartments and homes of Bob Marley, Pete Townsend, Elton, The Sex Pistols , Ritchie Blackmore, Bowie, Syd Barrett, the Gallagher brothers, and where Amy Winehouse ended her short and problem filled life. 

You are dropped at the Hard Rock Cafe for lunch and memorabilia vault visit (Lunch not included in the cost) and then at 2.15 are picked upfor the afternoon portion of the tour which covers Chelsea, Kensington, Holland Park, Notting Hill Gate, St John's Wood, Marylebone and the West End. We're touring sites that made the "Sixties" swinging and where both psychedelic and punk rock were born! See the boutiques, pubs, clubs and location that inspired hundreds of well-known lyrics. For Beatle fans, there's Brian Epstein's flat, Ringo's Kings Road apartment, John and Yoko's first home, Paul's current London home, the studio where the Stt Pepper's cover was shot, Apple Office and boutique, EMI, Mason's Yard, where the "Mop Tops" the played their last gig and lots more other Beatle and related landmarks. And, YES, you get to walk across the famed ABBEY ROAD crossing! 

The tour also covers the Clash's neighbourhood, also home to Bob Marley. There are over a dozen iconic sites to please Pink Floyd fans, and the same for Jimi Hendrix. We pass the homes of Freddie Mercury, Bowie, Townsend and Moon, Bolan, Jimmy Page, Macca, The Bee Gees and Clapton, to name just a few. You'll see where the Rolling Stones were formed and stop at the "Sticky Fingers" restuarant. All this plus studios, record company offices, gig sites, secluded hotels favoured by the stars, album cover locations and story, after story from your informed rock guide. 


London Of Rock Tour - How to get there?

Address:

Original Tour Visitor Centre, London, SW1Y 5BL

Nearest Tube Station:

Charing Cross

Tube Lines:

Northern and Bakerloo

Google Map

Booking Dates

Attraction Opened: 09-Jul-2015
Booking Until: 31-Mar-2016

Opening Times

Daily - Tour Starts at 9.00am.

Age Restrictions

Children are aged 5-12 years old. 

Pick Up Point

Original Tour Visitor Centre, 17-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square.