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London Rock Tour of Soho

Walking Tour
2h
£15/adult £10/child
Walking Tour
2h
£15/adult £10/child

London Rock Tour of Soho

Love Classic Rock? Want to hear the songs and see the places that helped shape rock music? Our London Soho Rock Tour has a PPL/ PRS licence to play the songs that we talk about. You can hum along or sing along (if you dare) but above all come along and join our London Soho Rock Tour. Many of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll legends of all time have lived, performed and died in London. As the beating heart of Britain’s music industry, musicians and singer-songwriters flocked to our capital to make their name. From Rock to Blues, Pop to Punk, some of the biggest names in music have left their mark on this city. So join us to remember some of the greatest moments in popular music as we explore Rock ‘n’ Roll landmarks around Soho.

London Soho Rock Walk

Tour Highlights

  • Find out about the REAL Pinball Wizard and what happened when Pete Townshend met him
  • Hear about the auditions that were held in the old Bricklayers Arms pub for a new band … The Rolling Stones
  • Walk down London’s famous Tin Pan Alley
  • Discover which hit singles were ALL recorded on the SAME piano
  • See real locations that feature in song lyrics
  • Visit Carnaby Street, home of the Swinging 60s
  • Listen to the records that you love thanks to our PPL/ PRS licence

What’s Included

  • 2 hour walking tour of London’s Soho
  • Knowledgeable, approachable & fun tourist guide
  • Health & safety accredited & COVID-19 safe experience

What’s Excluded

  • Food & drink
  • Entry fees
  • Gratuities

What To Bring

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

Good To Know

  • Accessibility: tbc
  • Note: This tour is the only tour to play records with a PRS licence. The tour does not go into any of the buildings/ venues.
  • English language tour
  • Tour is full health & safety accredited with the official “Good to Go” marque

No Rock tour would be complete without visiting Denmark Street. This street was once the hub of Britain’s music industry. Elton John, David Bowie, the Kinks, Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols and many, many more each have a story to tell about this street. For decades this was home, in some cases literally, to London’s music scene. 

Naturally, the tour will take you to the venues where many Rock-Gods first cut their teeth and developed their sound. These clubs include the former Marquee Club, often dubbed the most important venue in the history of modern pop music. You’ll also pass by the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, a Mecca for jazz musicians. The club’s founder, Ronnie Scott was awarded an OBE for ‘services to jazz’ and this buzzing venue is still the place to go to see rising stars in the music industry.

As you walk down Gerrard Street, you’ll find out that show business isn’t always glamorous. As Led Zeppelin found out at their first rehearsal in a hot, cramped basement rammed with amplifiers. You’ll also be shown where ‘Werewolves of London’ go to get a dish of beef chow Mein, in the rain. Believe it or not, Warren Zevon was singing about a real Chinese restaurant in Gerrard Street!

Many locals will walk past unassuming little doors, hidden down alleys, and squeezed in between shops, unaware that some of the greatest records of all time were recorded in the studios within. Fortunately, your trusty guide will be sure to point them out to you.

“Soho has always encapsulated Rock ’n’ Roll so Carnaby Street was the perfect spot for our own store.” If Carnaby Street is good enough for the Rolling Stones, then it’s good enough for us to visit on our tour. From the Swinging 60s to the New Romantics, Carnaby Street has attracted the Carnabetian Army.

Throughout the tour, you’ll be entranced by anecdotes about some of the biggest names in music including the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Queen, T-Rex, the Bee Gees, Genesis, Tina Turner, the Smiths, and more …

What’s Included

  • 2 hour walking tour of London’s Soho
  • Knowledgeable, approachable & fun tourist guide
  • Health & safety accredited & COVID-19 safe experience

What’s Excluded

  • Food & drink
  • Entry fees
  • Gratuities

What To Bring

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

Good To Know

  • Accessibility: tbc
  • Note: This tour is the only tour to play records with a PRS licence. The tour does not go into any of the buildings/ venues.
  • English language tour
  • Tour is full health & safety accredited with the official “Good to Go” marque
PRICE: 15/adult £10/child
TIME: 11:00h
DAY: TBC
WHERE: Outside Exit 4 of Tottenham Court Road Underground Station (Charing Cross Road exit)
END: Soho

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