The Summers of 1976 and 1977 were revolutionary! These were the years of ‘anarchy in the UK’ with bands like the Sex Pistols, Clash, Buzzcocks, Boomtown Rats, The Damned, Billy Idol’s Generation X, the Angelic Upstarts, The Adverts, X-Ray Specs, Sham 69 and a whole lot more inspiring youth to burn their elder brother’s rock records! Fashion, too, was revolutionary with Vivien Westwood and Malcolm McClaren blazing a trail with bondage and rubber, safety pins and trash bags!
Wanna relive those years or understand the 'whys and wherefors' of punk history? See where the barricades were manned and the events of the period unfurled? Then this is the day for you. Amongst the more than 50 punk-related locations and sites visited we include the pubs where the early Clash and Sex Pistols performed, Joe Strummer’s ‘squat’, the studio where both ‘London Calling’ and ‘Never Mind the Bollocks’ were made.You'll see flats and apartments where the bands lived (and died!). We visit seminal gig sites like the 100 Club and Roxy, record company and management offices, the birth place of the Sex Pistols, album cover shot locations, punk boutiques, the legendary punk rock 'house of horrors', and much more. This is rock history as it should be experienced; entertainment with a knowledgeable guide and a soundtrack to die for!
As this tour runs through much of central London, you'll also see the major sightseeing icons and even a few palaces!
'This was a most unusual way to see the city. I only expected to hear about the musical side of things but this was a real social-history education!' Bob Peterson, USA
Prices: Dependent on the number of guests; from $675 for a car with up to 4 persons traveling.
Departures: By Special Request Only - Date of your choice, subject to availability
Departure times: 09.00 Return Time: approximately 17.30
Departure point: Original Tour Visitor Centre 17-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, London SW1Y 5BL (Nearest Tube: Charing Cross OR Piccadilly Circus)
Wanna Rock ON in the Capital? Combine this special tour with the regular rock London tours Summer of Love morning tour, the afternoon Classic Rock & Beatles tour or both for a Full Day ‘Monsters of Rock’ tour!
London is Calling You! Depending on your age, this is either a chance to wallow in glorious nostalgia, or grab an 'education' in Rock myths and history. Have those lyrics come alive and make the London connection. This fantastic day combines both our morning tour one and afternoon tour two. Not only a memorable day for the rock fan but for anybody who wants to see more of London than simply the main central tourist attractions. This tour gets you to places not normally seen by regular tourists and there’s lots of photograph! All our tours are accompanied by a knowledgeable driver/guide who knows the city’s history as well as the more specific rock history so you get two tours in one!
It’s only rock & roll but we like it!
These tours are operated by Access All Areas (GB)!
Identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting the UK’s rock heritage