‘Walls, Moons and Flying Pigs’
Cambridge & London - Floyd's Tale of Two Cities
“I went along because of my husband but was really surprised at how much I enjoyed the day. The tour is certainly much more than just the story of Pink Floyd but they provide a good excuse to see some lovely places.”
If you’re a fan of the Floyd then this is for you; a near perfect day discovering the musical roots and early adventures of one of the world’s greatest bands.
Pink Floyd were a band of two cities – the ancient, medieval university city of Cambridge, and the UK’s capital of London. Band members Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and David Gilmour were raised in Cambridge, and many of their Cambridge friends, including girlfriends, roadies and album cover designers Storm Thorgerson and ‘Po’ Powell, became part of the Pink Floyd extended creative family. In London they met up with Nick Mason and Rick Wright, while students, and here they forged the unique Pink Floyd sound against the backdrop of the late ‘60’s counter-culture and succeeding decades.
This great tour combines the two and gives you a chance to see one of England’s most attractive and historic cities and parts of London you’d otherwise not see, while exploring the Floyd’s heritage. In Cambridge you’ll see the early homes of Gilmour, Waters and Barrett, their schools and colleges, early gig sites and important reference points like ‘Granchester Meadows’ and Syd’s last home. You’ll also be getting a short walking tour of the historic city and university! Then to London where, this afternoon, in neighbourhoods such as Islington, Hampstead and Highgate, you’ll see such sites as the Floyd’s own Britannia Row studios, the school that provided the school kids choir on ‘The Wall’, the only London apartment shared by all members of the band, the Regents Street Polytechnic where the band was formed, various band member’s London homes, the famed ‘Ally Pally’ – location of the ’14-hour Technicolour Dream’ – UFO club sites, and Abbey Road recording studios! Please note; whether we get to see Battersea Power Station, the cover of ‘Animals’ album depends on traffic.
During the day you get the full history of the band from your knowledgeable rock guide and, of course, a day listening to rare, obscure and memorable Pink Floyd music.
* This tour can also be booked on any day of the week for private groups.
Mondays, from 8.30am to approx. 6pm
from 26 Mar 2018 to 02 Nov 2018 (Private departures available date of your choice, subject to availability)
The Original Tour Visitor Centre,
17-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square.
Nearest Underground Station: Piccadilly Circus or Charing Cross.
The Special Group Tours Advantage is our unique and intimate understanding of what you expect traveling in the UK and Europe. We have not only visited but have spent many years living in and loving the cultures you will experience down the ‘B’ Roads and off the beaten track. We have worked with local suppliers and our guide/companion team for over a decade, creating unique special interest itineraries. Special Group Tours offers our “insider” knowledge to you.
The SGT Small Group Touring Concept is traveling with just 4 - 14 guests per departure. It is our aim to introduce you to the 'real' country and its people, not just ticking the boxes of a standardized route and treating you as an individual and not a number. Our concept allows for a leisurely touring pace and flexibility to get off the beaten track to discover hidden gems. Of course you'll see the major sites but so much more too!
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