London, United Kingdom

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Overview

Delve into London’s legendary rock music history on this morning, afternoon or full-day tour. Hop aboard your coach and check off the English capital’s top rock ‘n’ roll landmarks, from ‘Tin Pan Alley,’ where the Rolling Stones cut their first record, to the famous Abbey Road zebra crossing. This small-group tour is limited to just 16 participants, ensuring a more intimate experience with personalized attention from the guide.
  • Choice of morning, afternoon or full-day London Rock Music Tour
  • Small-group tour restricted to a maximum of 16 people
  • See all of London’s famous rock 'n' roll sites
  • Visit Abbey Road, Apple HQ, Paul's House, Ringo's House, Jimmy Page's house and much more
  • Enjoy personalized attention and hear insider stories about your favorite musicians from your knowledgeable rock guide
Join up with your guide at the prearranged meeting point, and then set off to explore London’s most famous rock ‘n’ rock sites by van. Depending on the tour you choose, you’ll visit the neighborhoods of Soho, Camden Town, Hampstead, Muswell Hill, Archway and Islington, where you’ll see famous gig venues, clubs, hotels, studios and other sites connected with the likes of the Clash, Sex Pistols, the Beatles, Queen, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and beyond.

See the Itinerary for more information about each tour option.

Itinerary

Morning Tour (3.5 Hours):
Take a tour through historic London neighborhoods including Soho, Islington and Camden Town, and discover where many of the wild adventures in the history of rock ‘n’ roll took place. Pass Paul McCartney’s Golden Disc-covered office and the flat where he wrote the Beatles hit song ‘Yesterday.’ You'll also see the flat shared by the Fab Four and walk across the famous Abbey Road crossing outside the recording studio.

Stop by ‘Tin Pan Alley,’ where the Rolling Stones cut their first disc, and check out the Pink Floyd studios. Sites of other famous events include the place where Jimi Hendrix burned his first guitar, where Jimmy Page cut his first disc and where Amy Winehouse lived and died. Pass more than 50 additional sites connected with U2, The Clash, the Sex Pistols, Queen, The Who, Zombies, Madness, Elton John and more.

Afternoon Tour (3.5 Hours):
On the afternoon tour, see famous gig sites, clubs, rock hotels, record labels, management offices and studios. Highlights include walking across the famed Abbey Road crossing and seeing where Paul still lives. You will also see where Jimi Hendrix lived and died, where Freddie Mercury and Queen hung out, and Led Zeppelin's HQ. You'll see sites connected with The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Cream, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Elton John, the Beatles, The Sex Pistols, Bowie, The Who and many more.

Full-Day Tour (8 Hours):
A combination of the morning tour, followed by the afternoon tour.

Please note that tour route is subject to change without notice due to weather or traffic conditions.

Reviews

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G
, Sep 2018

Had so much fun on this tour! This is a 16 seat minibus tour from the Original Tour Company that covers rock music highlights around London. Al was our driver and he was amazing getting through traffic, narrating, playing music and sending around photos! It was great fun! We made a stop at Bill Wyman's Sticky Fingers Cafe. Some pretty good rock memorabilia there. We saw Paul McCartney's and Jimmy Page's homes, areas where David Bowie, The Police, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin and others lived and played. Saw the Royal Albert Hall and the sites where Jimi Hendrix lived with his girlfriend in 1969 and then the place where he died a year later. The absolute highlight of the trip, however was going to Abbey Road Studios and crossing the iconic Abbey Road cross walk. Al took pictures for anyone who wanted to cross and would have patiently taken as many shots as needed to get a decent shot. We lucked out and the crowd/traffic was manageable and we were able to get a good shot. Then we signed the Abbey Road gate post and had a few minutes to visit the gift shop before we were off again! I would recommend this tour to others who have an interest in London's rock music history!

C
, Aug 2018

This was fantastic. Our guide was Guy, and he did a great job. Saw so much London rock history, it was amazing. Highly recommend this afternoon tour.

M
, Aug 2018

This Rock Tour was amazing! Lee did an excellent job providing us with great information and fun stories along the way. I saw things that I never thought I would see in my life and was surprised with what we saw each step of the way. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves music.

G
, Aug 2018

This was my favorite tour. Al was our guide. He was very informative, passionate about music and knowledgeable about London because he has lived in London his whole life. He pointed out other sites around London as well. Great tour. Definitely worth the time and money!!

S
, Jul 2018

Amazing tour specifically because of Lee. His knowledge is deep and his humor is dry and spot on. Its fun to see all the spots around London that any old rock and roller has heard about. Stones, Jimi, Beatles, Mercury, etc are mentioned. Actuality get to see the Chelsea Drugstore And Abby Road where Lee snaps shots of you in the crosswalk taking a chance with his life... Pretty cool!!
The stop at Sticky Fingers was special for a quick drink!
Will do again the next time I'm in London for a refresher as there is so much to see and try to retain...

C
, Jul 2018

The tour was fantastic. Our tour guide, Simon was fantastic. He is very knowledgeable, entertaining and fun. He was also very patient and helpful to everyone to get pictures on Abbey Road.

T
, Jul 2018

Our tour guide Al was great! the full-day tour was WAY worth it! I had no idea how much history was behind the London music scene. Great tour and a great tour guide!

C
, Jul 2018

Loved this tour - such a character who knew everything about everything. Abbey Road is a MUST

T
, Jun 2018

LOVED this tour so much. Lee was amazing! We were in London for a string of concerts and this tour fit perfectly with our theme. We were so impressed with Lee's knowledge and quick wit and humor. Talk about a fun afternoon.... One of the highlights of our trip and thats saying a lot since we had an amazing week of concerts and fun.....Thanks again Lee! Hope to see you again!

K
, Jun 2018

This is a must-do tour while you're in London. Lee, our tour guide, was amazing. He had a great sense of humor, was extremely knowledgeable and had high energy. The best part of the tour was Abbey Road. Lee made every effort to ensure we captured the best picture. He will literally stop traffic! Highly recommend the all day tour and if you can book on a Sunday. There is less traffic so you can get around the city faster. When I return to London, I would book his tour again just to spend the day with Lee!!


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