Sex Pistols Tour of London

Quick Details
Availability: Sunday at 11am (Feb-Nov)
Ages: All Ages
Duration: 2 hours
Tour Type: Public and Private Tour
Starting Location: Exit 3 of Tottenham Court Road Station (at street level)
End Location: Oxford Circus

Sex Pistols Tour of London

A Sex Pistols tour of Soho, London is a must for any music lover or anyone interested in the history of punk rock. This tour takes you to the band's first rehearsal space, first gig location, the location of their famous "Anarchy in the U.K." and "God Save the Queen" video shoot and where Sid met Nancy. It offers a unique and fascinating glimpse into the life and times of one of the most influential and controversial bands in the history of rock and roll. Experience the energy and spirit of the band and the punk movement that they helped to shape.

Tour Highlights

  • See where the Sex Pistols had their first gig
  • Discover some of the outrageous things the Sex Pistols did
  • Walk down London’s famous Tin Pan Alley
  • See the rehearsal space where the Sex Pistols also lived

The Sex Pistols were a legendary punk rock band that formed in London in 1975, and they quickly became known for their controversial and provocative lyrics and performances. One of the most iconic places associated with the band is Soho, a neighborhood in the heart of London that was known for its vibrant music and nightlife scene in the 1970s. A tour of Soho that highlights the band’s history and legacy making a fascinating and exciting way to explore the city.

The tour will begin at the band’s first rehearsal space, located in a basement on Denmark Street. This street, also known as “Tin Pan Alley,” has a rich history of music and was home to many of the city’s most famous recording studios and record shops. You will get a chance to see where the band first started making music together and learn about the early days of the punk scene in London.

Next, the tour would move on to the location of the band’s first gig, at St. Martin’s School of Art in 1976. This was a seminal moment in the band’s history, as it marked their official debut as a live act and helped to establish them as one of the most important and influential punk bands of all time. Visitors will learn about the band’s early performances and the impact they had on the London music scene.

The tour will include where Sid met Nancy for the first time, the shop where Glenn Matlock got collared by the old Bill, one of their favourite pubs and the record label that embraced them when all others considered them untouchable.

You will get a chance to learn about the band’s rise to fame and the controversy that surrounded them and hear about the band’s final days and the legacy they left behind.

Overall, a tour of Soho that highlights the history and legacy of the Sex Pistols would be an exciting and informative way to explore the city and learn about one of the most important and influential bands in the history of rock and roll. From their early days in the punk scene to their rise to fame and the controversy that surrounded them, the tour would offer a unique and fascinating glimpse into the life and times of the band.

What’s Included

  • 2 hour walking tour of London’s Soho
  • Knowledgeable, approachable & fun tourist guide

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

  • Accessible
  • The tour does not go into any of the buildings/ venues.
  • English language tour

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

  • The tour is not suitable for a wheelchair due to the pavements and uneven surfaces on the route. British Sign Language is not provided on the tour.

Do children need to be accompanied?

  • All people under 18 (i.e. 17 years old and younger) must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 years or over) on all tour

Is the tour suitable for children?

  • Due to the adult nature of the subject this is not suitable for children
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PRICE: £15 Adult £10 Child

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