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Pink Floyd In 1960s London

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Leicester Square Station

Cranbourn Street

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WC2H 0AP

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Pink Floyd's London in the 1960 Discover the origins of one of history's biggest bands - Pink Floyd. A walking tour for fans AND newbies.

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

A walking tour for fans AND newbies.

"★★★★★ Funny, wise, accommodating and interested in every member of his group. Our Pink Floyd tour today was one of the best tours ever and comes highly recommended. Thanks Adam!"

Stuart Sheash via Facebook - joined the tour January 2020

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 Club

The site of Middle Earth

Regent Sound Studios

Denmark Street

The Regent Street Polytechnic

The BBC

Syd’s old flat in the West End

Meet at Leicester Square tube station – bring an Oyster Card, we'll take a short tube journey as part of the tour

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