London Calling! There is musical history pouring out of this great city, and the Monsters of Rock tour celebrates the rock legends of the past 50 years. Whether you’re the age where the music is steeped in nostalgia for you, or a young music fan wanting to learn the historical relevance of the innovation of the rock genre, this tour won’t disappoint.
For the first half of the tour you’ll find yourself in Soho and north London neighbourhoods, including King’s Cross, Holloway, Islington and Camden Town. Macca’s old stomping ground and the flat where he wrote ‘Yesterday’ are just two highlights of these areas, and with stops by the clubs, pubs and studios where future rock legends started out, you’ll revel in their rock glory. From the Stones through to Amy Winehouse, all the greats get a look-in.
After lunch (either at the Hard Rock Café or a location near the afternoon departure point), the tour heads south to Chelsea, Kensington, Notting Hill Gate, Marylebone and the West End. These are the sites that made the 1960s swing. The Beatles play a large part in the afternoon tour, with trips to Ringo’s Kings Road apartment, Paul’s current London home, John and Yoko’s first home, the site of the Sgt Pepper cover’s photo and, of course, the famous crossing at Abbey Road. You will get to cross it yourself!
Homes of Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton can all be spotted on the tour, as well as the location of the conception of Band Aid and the 1985 Live Aid by Bob Geldof. Studios, record company offices, famous performance spaces and much more will all be pointed out to you by an expert rock guide.
And that’s not even half of it! This full day tour is a thorough exploration of this wildly popular genre of music and the role that London has played in its popularity. Rock on!
Guaranteed departures: We NEVER cancel a tour
Music soundtrack and visual aids used to enliven the tour
Please exchange your voucher at the Original Tour Visitor Centre, 17-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square.
Children are aged 5-12 years old.
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