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SOHO ROCKS! The Soho Rock & Roll Walk - April 2018 WEEKDAY Dates

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Waterstones Book Shop (outside the main entrance)

203 – 206 Piccadilly

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W1V 9LE

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SOHO ROCKS!

The Soho Rock & Roll Walk - April 2018 WEEKDAY Dates

See the Top 25 Greatest Rock and Roll Locations In Soho - in 90 minutes!



*** SPECIAL SPRING *HALF PRICE DISCOUNT* PRICE ***

*** Tickets Only £5 Each! (Usual Price £10) ***



If you love rock music, then join our "Soho Rocks" Rock & Roll Walking Tour of Soho - Every Thursday and Friday in April 2018 at 11.00 am and 3.00 pm.

Ideal if you have 90 minutes to spare – whether before a Theatre Matinée Performance, or even before your evening visit to a Show or Cinema, or as a warm-up before a night out to London’s Clubs, Bars, Restaurants or a live Gig.

See below for further details about SOHO ROCKS!. Walks take place whatever the weather.


DESCRIPTION OF THE TOUR

Soho Rocks! Is a unique, fun, 90-minute walking tour, which will take you through the famous streets of Soho, on a Rock & Roll journey through the 1960’s and 1970’s, visiting Soho’s top “Rock & Roll” landmarks - Hear the fascinating, behind-the-scenes stories of the artists below - many quite surprising!

A Taste of What’s included…..


Stories About World Famous Artists such as:

  • Queen
  • David Bowie
  • The Beatles
  • The Kinks
  • The Who
  • Genesis
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • The Small Faces
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Black Sabbath
  • Marc Bolan and T-Rex
  • Elton John
  • The Sex Pistols
  • The Jam
  • And also later artists - such as U2, The Libertines, Oasis and Amy Winehouse


World Famous Rock & Roll Places such as:

  • The Marquee Club
  • The Bag O' Nails
  • Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
  • The 2i’s Coffee Bar
  • Tin Pan Alley
  • The Ship Pub
  • Trident Studios
  • Carnaby Street
  • Regent Sound Studios
  • Where Jimi Hendrix played his first and last ever live performance.
  • The building rooftop where The Beatles gave their last live performance
  • The recording studio recently used by U2, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Florence and the Machine
  • And more…..


The Stories Behind Classic Songs such as:

  • The Beatles' "Let it Be"
  • Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid”,
  • Elton John’s “A Song for Guy”
  • David Bowie’s “Starman”
  • And the stories behind the album covers for David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” (incl. the telephone box), and Oasis’ “What’s the Story?”

Plus:

  • Find out why the music business in Soho was described as being like “The Wild, West” and about its links with the criminal underworld with tales of intimidation, violence, chart fixing, and hear how, even the very top bands, often never got to enjoy their royalties.


And Learn About Famous Managers and Promoters like:

  • Don Arden (“The Don” – Godfather of Carnaby Street)
  • Brian Epstein (his big mistake )
  • Dick Rowe (rejected the Beatles)
  • Dick James (“the luckiest publisher in Denmark Street”)
  • Sharon Osborne and Ozzy Osborne (their amazing story)
  • Kit Lambert and Track Records (“The Who” story)

.And much, much, more…


WALKS SCHEDULE

Every Thursday and Friday in April at the following times:

11.00 am - 12.30 pm

and

3.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Everyone welcome

  • 11.00 am - 12.30 pm: Explore Soho before an afternoon Theatre Matinee Performance, meeting friends or Lunch.
  • 3.00pm - 4.30 pm: Ideal before an evening Theatre Performance, or visiting a Restaurant, Bar, live Gig or any Night Out in the West End.

Please also see our listings for Weekend Walks in April (Saturdays and Sundays) and Saturdays in March.


PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW OR ON THE DAY

Book your ticket here OR just come and meet the Guide TEN MINUTES before the start of the Walk.

Ticket Prices

*** SPECIAL SPRING *HALF PRICE DISCOUNT* PRICE -Tickets Only £5 Per Person! (Usual Price £10) ***

One child under the age of sixteen can go free with each adult ticket purchased. If booking, please book a free ticket for the child.

After booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation which is your ticket.

Please show your Guide your e-mail confirmation ticket(s) (either printed out or on your mobile or other device) at the start of your Tour.

If you wish to book a private tour or a private group tour please contact Paul at:

LLW@blueyonder.co.uk


Gifts

Tickets can be purchased as gifts. When purchasing ticket(s) for someone else, just use the name of the person(s) receiving the gift, in the appropriate field and print or forward the confirmation ticket to them.


MEETING YOUR GUIDE

Please meet your Guide:

Outside Waterstones Book Shop (Main Entrance)

203 – 206 Piccadilly, London W1V 9LE

Please see map.

The nearest Underground Station to your meeting point (outside the main entrance of Waterstones Book Shop) is Piccadilly Circus Underground Station, which is just a two minutes’ walk away.

Your Guide will arrive fifteen minutes before the Tour departs. You will be able to recognise him easily as he will be wearing a brown Crombie hat as in the picture above, and holding a brochure, with the name of the Tour - Soho Rocks! – on it.

Please ensure that you arrive TEN MINUTES BEFORE the start of your Walk, whether you have booked in advance or not.

Please bring along a copy of your e-mail confirmation ticket(s) (either printed out or on your mobile or other device) to show to your Guide at the start of the Walk OR just pay in cash when you meet him.

The Walk will start exactly at the advertised time and unfortunately we will not be able to wait for any late comers.

The Walk is in English.

Adults are responsible for all children under the age of eighteen.

This Tour will take place “rain or shine” (or other weather conditions!) and is suitable for all age groups.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Soho is a safe area to walk, but can become very busy. All customers are reminded that every individual on the tour is responsible for their own safety when crossing the roads and parents are responsible for their children.


FAQs

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please show your Guide your e-mail confirmation ticket(s) (either printed out or on your mobile or other device) at the start of your Tour. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the Walk.

OR just pay the Guide in cash (please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the Walk)

FAQs

What's the refund policy?

Refund Information

A full refund will be given if you cancel your ticket up to two days before the date of the event. If, in the unlikely event, that your “Soho Rocks” tour is cancelled, then a full refund will be made to you within seven days.

FAQs

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Paul on LLW@blueyonder.co.uk

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Waterstones Book Shop (outside the main entrance)

203 – 206 Piccadilly

London

W1V 9LE

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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