GUIDED WALK | Rock n Roll Soho

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Discover the heart of rock 'n' roll London - the places, clubs and venues that were the setting for the music that defined a generation.

In the 1960s and 70s London was the world capital of music - The Beatles, The Stones, Bowie, The Clash, The Pistols, Jimi Hendrix and many, many others lived and performed here.

From the rooftop where the Beatles held their last concert, to the pub where the Stones were formed, to London's very own Tin Pan Alley, we'll walk through Soho catching the places where the music was made and performed, the nightclubs where the bands relaxed, and the streets that feature in the history of rock and roll.

We'll see the sites where this happened, hear the stories of the artists and their followers, and discover what's changed over the intervening years.

Sites include:

  • where the Beatles held the final live performance, and the club where they (probably) first performed in London
  • the music publisher where Elton John worked as an office boy
  • forget Abbey Road - discover probably the most important music studio in the capital
  • the coffee bars where rock 'n' roll started, and the pubs that kicked off the blues in Britain
  • where that Ziggy Stardust photo shoot took place
  • Carnaby Street, home to the mods, 'Swinging London' - and the NME
  • the music shop where Clapton bought his first guitar, and the college where the Pistols had their first gig
  • the clubs where Jimi Hendrix played his first and last gigs
  • and much more

On the way we'll also take in a bit of the history of Soho - its place as a home for refugees, for nightlife, for music, drugs and crime.

For anyone interested in the music of the 60s and 70s this is a fascinating glimpse into that world.


REVIEWS FROM TRIPADVISOR

A fun and informative trip through rock and roll history Don kept us informed with some well researched anecdotes delivered in a clear and entertaining style. I have lived and worked in London for more than 30 years but felt like I was seeing it for the first time.

Really interesting rock n roll tour of Soho Anyone with a passion for music of the 60s and 70s will love to stroll around vibrant Soho and find out more about the history of music in the area, as we did. Just seeing the places of interest right under our noses, which we probably would have walked by had they not been pointed out to us, was so interesting.

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