Elton John Bus Tour

Bus Tour
2h
£25/adult £20/child
Bus Tour
2h
£25/adult £20/child

Elton John Bus Tour

Welcome to Pinner and the Elton John Bus tour.  This London suburb is most famous for being Elton John's hometown. When we think of Elton John, images of outlandish outfits and Elton bashing away at the piano come to mind.  These images seem a world away from the quiet, respectable neighbourhoods of Pinner, Harrow, and Watford.  However, even after Elton found stardom, he and lyricist Bernie Taupin got the train back to Pinner every night, to the bunk beds that they shared in Elton's bedroom at his mum's flat. Surprised?  Come and join the Elton John bus tour for small groups to find out more about the Rocketman.  The man who became Sir Elton John and see where he grew up.

Frome Court Elton Johns Teenage Home

Tour Highlights

  • Pass the location where Elton John (not Reg Dwight) was born
  • Show your support for Elton’s beloved Watford FC @ Vicarage Road
  • Visit Pinner Church – where it all started!
  • Discover which of Elton’s world-famous songs were written in Pinner
  • Get a photo outside the former Northwood Hotel where Elton got his first paid gig
  • Find out how Elton’s first band, the Corvettes got paid – it wasn’t with money!
  • See Elton’s childhood homes
  • Hear about Elton’s life as an ordinary schoolboy
  • Listen to some of Elton John’s best-loved songs.

What’s Included

  • 2-hour small-group tour of Pinner & places related to Sir Elton John
  • Knowledgeable, approachable & fun driver-guide
  • Modern mini-coach for transport
  • Health & safety accredited & COVID-19 safe experience

What’s Excluded

  • Food & drink
  • Entry fees
  • Optional gratuities

What To Bring

  • Consider layers of clothing
  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes for a leisurely walking tour

Good To Know

  • Accessibility: Customers need to be able to climb the steps to board the bus/coach
  • English language tour
  • No entry fees or entries to buildings included
  • Tour is full health & safety accredited with the official “Good to Go” marque

What better place to start your Elton John tour than at the beginning? Your 2 hour Elton John small group tour jumps straight in and takes you to the church where Elton’s parents Sheila and Stanley Dwight were married. As you explore the area around Pinner High Street you’ll find out about Elton’s early life, his relationship with his parents and Grandparents, and how this all influenced his career.

As you drive along, you’ll hear about Elton’s innate ability to play the piano, and how his love for rock and roll developed. You’ll pass by his old hangouts and discuss the moment when he realised that he didn’t want to be a chubby little kid from Pinner forever, he wanted to be a star!

Elton’s first attempts at live performances were in Pinner, so naturally, you’ll see some of these locations. You’ll also have the chance to stretch your legs and have your photo taken by the plaque that commemorates Elton’s first paid gig.

Elton’s strongest tie with his childhood and life in Pinner is his continued love of his home team, Watford Football Club. During the tour you’ll pass by the football club’s grounds where Elton had “one of the greatest days of his life”, no that wasn’t when he was knighted, it was the day that Watford FC opened a new football stand and named it after the former club chairman and life-long football fanatic.

Throughout the tour you’ll hear trivia and anecdotes about Elton and listen to some of his best-loved songs, some of which were written here in Pinner.

The group is limited to a maximum of 15 people, so you’ll always be able to see and hear your guide, even when you’re off the mini-coach.

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What’s Included

  • 2-hour small-group tour of Pinner & places related to Sir Elton John
  • Knowledgeable, approachable & fun driver-guide
  • Modern mini-coach for transport
  • Health & safety accredited & COVID-19 safe experience

What’s Excluded

  • Food & drink
  • Entry fees
  • Optional gratuities

What To Bring

  • Consider layers of clothing
  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes for a leisurely walking tour

Good To Know

  • Accessibility: Customers need to be able to climb the steps to board the bus/coach
  • English language tour
  • No entry fees or entries to buildings included
  • Tour is full health & safety accredited with the official “Good to Go” marque
PRICE: 25/adult £20/child
TIME: 10:30h
DAY: Saturdays (April - October)
WHERE: Pinner Underground Station
END: Pinner Underground Station

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