NEW! London Music Tours Winter Programme 2019/20


London Music Tours

Winter Programme 2019/20

The full schedule of London Music Tours from November 2019 - February 2020



November 2019

ROCK'N'ROLL LONDON

Friday 8th November - 2pm Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1)

Friday 22nd November - 2pm Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1)



The history of Rock & Pop in London's West End - Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who… Clash, Pistols… Bowie, Bolan, Hendrix… and more. The Marquee, The 2i's Coffee Bar, The Saville Theatre, Soho, Carnaby Street and Denmark Street, London's Tin Pan Alley


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(Booking handled by Pay-A-Tour – there are NO booking fees)




"Our was an enchanting entertainer, full of anecdotes… absolutely recommendable, if you are lucky enough to have Adam as your guide."
★★★★★
sandrahuewles TripAdvisor September 2019







December 2019

ROCK'N'ROLL LONDON

Friday 6th December - 2pm Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1)

Friday 20th December - 2pm Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1)


The history of Rock & Pop in London's West End - Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who… Clash, Pistols… Bowie, Bolan, Hendrix… and more. The Marquee, The 2i's Coffee Bar, The Saville Theatre, Soho, Carnaby Street and Denmark Street, London's Tin Pan Alley

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"WOW! Great walk."
★★★★★
TrustedTexan TripAdvisor September 2019



NEW TOUR: THE BEATLES & BOB DYLAN IN 1960S LONDON
Saturday 28th December 2019 - 10a.m Temple Tube

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A walking tour in search of the two most influential, most important acts of the decade.
Where they led, EVERYONE followed.

We’re following, too - in their footsteps to find... The hotel where Dylan held court… The theatre where Lennon played his first major solo UK… The pubs & coffee bars of Dylan’s first visit in ‘62

And we’ll take a look at how London has changed from the post-war period of the Pop Culture explosion to the 21st Century

Our tour covers the hopeful winter of 1962-63, the optimism of success in 1964, thence in to the uncharted territory of ’65-’66 and the birth of Pop Culture


Practicals

A longer, more detailed tour - my regular London Music Tours usually take 1.5 - 2 hours. This Bonus Tracks tour is longer and covers more ground. Our 3 hour tour will include an interval. Smaller, more intimate groups - maximum number of 12 walkers

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"Totally brilliant… I was sorry when it ended."
★★★★★
onefromfour TripAdvisor May 2019


January 2020

NEW! MUSIC FEST 2020
Three Days - SIX Music History Walking Tours
Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th January 2020




With MUSIC FEST 2020 you can book one tour or as many as you like!


Here's the schedule…

MUSIC FEST 2020 FRIDAY 3RD JANUARY

ROCK'N'ROLL LONDON
Friday 3rd January 2020 - 2pm Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1)

The history of Rock & Pop in London's West End - Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who… Clash, Pistols… Bowie, Bolan, Hendrix… and more. The Marquee, The 2i's Coffee Bar, The Saville Theatre, Soho, Carnaby Street and Denmark Street, London's Tin Pan Alley


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MUSIC FEST 2020 SATURDAY 4TH JANUARY

THE BEATLES & BOB DYLAN IN 1960S LONDON*

Saturday 4th January 2020 - 10:45a.m Temple Tube



(* This is a two-hour version of the tour presented on 9th November 2019)


NEW TOUR: MUSICAL COVENT GARDEN

Saturday 4th January 2020 - 2:30p.m Temple Tube




A brand NEW London Music Tour for 2020 – Musical Covent Garden.

From the Opera House to the theatre where Bob Marley became a legend; via the oldest recording studio in Britain (1898) to the hotel where Bob Dylan held court in ’65; from Rule Britannia to On the Street Where You Live – this London Music Tour covers the musical waterfront from Arne to Zappa.

We’ll see…
The Savoy HotelThe Savoy TheatreThe Gramophone Company’s recording studios 1898-1931The Royal Opera HouseSt Paul’s Church as featured in My Fair LadyThe Lyceum TheatreThe Middle Earth Club where Pink Floyd played

From John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera to Bob Marley’s Exodus, there will be cameo appearances from Noel Coward, Alan Jay Lerner, Charlie Chaplin, The Smiths, U2 and – in the best tradition of greatest hits collections – many, many more.



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THE ROCK'N'ROLL LONDON PUB WALK
Saturday 4th January 2020 - 7pm Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1)



The history of Rock and Pop in London's West End… with a couple of pub stops along the way!



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MUSIC FEST 2020 SUNDAY 5TH JANUARY 2020

PINK FLOYD IN 1960S LONDON

Saturday 4th January 2020 - 10:30a.m Leicester Square Tube (exit 1)





Discover the origins of one of history's biggest bands - Pink Floyd.

A walking tour for fans AND newbies.

Architecture students Roger Waters, Nick Mason & Richard Wright met at Regent Street Polytechnic in 1963. They founded R&B combo Sigma 6 (later the Screaming Abdabs and then The Tea Set) and were joined in '64 by charismatic painter & songwriter Syd Barrett.
Syd melded the blues singers FLOYD council & PINK Anderson for the band's new name and brought an oh-so English take to their psychedelic sound.

The troubled Barrett has become a cult figure despite leaving the band in '68. His drug use and reclusive final years are the stuff of rock'n'roll legend.

David Gilmour (an old Cambridge friend of both barrett & waters) replaced Syd, and, with Waters as principal writer, they went on to sell millions of records over a period of 15 years of groundbreaking rock music followed by 20 years of very public artistic differences.

Five decades on, Floyd records still sell, new Sydologists join the cult every year and the debate rages on: Waters or Gilmour: which side are you on?

Have a cigar, you're gonna go far... This is Pink Floyd's London.

We will visit…

The site of the UFO ClubThe site of Middle EarthRegent Sound StudiosDenmark StreetThe Regent Street PolytechnicThe BBCSyd’s old flats in the West End & South Kensington

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WOMEN IN MUSIC Divas, Rebels & Junkies 1722 - 2019
Sunday 5th January 2020 - 2:00p.m Leicester Square Tube (exit 1)







So what’s not to love about a songwriter’s muse? Think Pattie Boyd for both George Harrison’s Something and Eric Clapton’s Layla.

And who amongst us can tear their eyes away from the spectacle of the pill-stoked diva throwing tantrums through a series of calamitous relationships with men who can be described at best as being Not Proper Boyfriend Material. Judy. Amy. Whitney.
But – to borrow from the great Peggy Lee – Is That All There Is?

Where are the rebels? The mavericks? The writers? The virtuosi?

They’re on Divas, Rebels & Junkies – Women In Music 1722 - 2019, the walking tour,

The track listing for this two-hour Musical Walking Tour in Three Acts features… the warring sopranos Francesca Cozzoni and Faustina Bordoni who drove Handel to distraction as they conquered London… the theatrical visionary and outsider Joan Littlewood who revolutionised British musical theatre… the folk purist Peggy Seeger who laughed Lonnie Donegan offstage… little Lillie Klot, the East End rag trade girl who, as Georgia Brown became this country’s finest interpreter of Kurt Weill and the original Nancy in Oliver!… the Harlem girl who was told she was too ugly to be a star and whose life was plagued with self-doubt - Ella Fitzgerald… Marianne Faithfull the convent girl of supposed aristocratic blood who topped the charts then hit rock bottom on the streets of Soho strung out on heroin, only to come back as one of the few true mavericks the British music scene ever produced… alongside Siouxsie Sioux, Marie Lloyd, Dusty Springfield, Jessie Matthews and more.

The tour will end at The Palladium Theatre – we go out at the top – with Judy Garland topping the bill.


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ROCK'N'ROLL LONDON

Friday 17th January 2020 - 2pm Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1)
Friday 31st January 2020 - 2pm Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1)




The history of Rock & Pop in London's West End - Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who… Clash, Pistols… Bowie, Bolan, Hendrix… and more. The Marquee, The 2i's Coffee Bar, The Saville Theatre, Soho, Carnaby Street and Denmark Street, London's Tin Pan Alley


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"All sorts of cool info."
★★★★★
Princerman TripAdvisor April 2019





February 2020

ROCK'N'ROLL LONDON 
VALENTINE'S SPECIAL Friday 14th February 2020 - 2pm Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1)
Friday 28th February 2020 - 2pm Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1)


The history of Rock & Pop in London's West End - Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who… Clash, Pistols… Bowie, Bolan, Hendrix… and more. The Marquee, The 2i's Coffee Bar, The Saville Theatre, Soho, Carnaby Street and Denmark Street, London's Tin Pan Alley


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(Booking handled by Pay-A-Tour – there are NO booking fees)


"What a great 2 hours!"
★★★★★
LesleyH TripAdvisor April 2019



NEW TOUR THE BEATLES & ROLLING STONES IN 1960S LONDON
Saturday 29th February 2020 - 10:30a.m Leicester Square Tube (exit 1)




Beatles Vs Stones

Beatles and Stones. The biggest names in Rock’n’Roll. Made right here in London.

Rivals? Enemies? Friends or foes?

Our walk visits their places, unravels the myths, looks at the music and asks, once and for all… who’s BEST? Beatles or Stones?

Along the way there’s a pub stop and a prize quiz. History, trivia, debate, opinion and music.

Guaranteed small group – maximum 12 people. Ideal for hardcore Beatles & Stones fans and beginners alike.

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