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Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

Hell-raising, drug taking and music making! This tour covers 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. 

Highlights 

- Small group on 16 seat mini bus.

-Specialist live guide with themed music soundtrack.

- Seeing parts of historic London tourists seldom see.

- Over 100 significant rock and pop heritage sites. 

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

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

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

Hell-raising, drug taking and music making! This tour covers 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. It's sex, drugs and rock 'N' roll!


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: 30-Nov-2015

Opening Times

Daily - Tour starts at 2.00pm. 

Age Restrictions

Children are aged 5-12 years old. 

Pick Up Point

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

27 June - Departure point outside Evan Evans office on Vauxhall Bridge Road.