Pink Floyd: A Tale of Two Cities, Cambridge & London

Departure Days: Mondays, April - October only. Departure times: From 08:30 - approx 18:00; Departure point: Original Tour Centre; 7-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, London SW1Y 5BL (Nearest Tube: Charing Cross OR Piccadilly Circus)

Full Day Tour

“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.” Katherine, USA

‘Walls, Moons and Flying Pigs’… 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.

Cambridge – 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. You’ll see the early homes of Gilmour, Waters and Barrett, their schools and colleges, early gigs sites, ‘Granchester Meadows’, and Syd’s last home. While seeing these you’ll also be getting a guided tour of the historic city and university!

Then to London, where Barrett, Waters and Gilmour met up with Nick Mason and Rick Wright while students. It was here they forged the unique Pink Floyd sound against the backdrop of the late ‘60’s counter-culture and succeeding decades. In neighbourhood such as Notting Hill Gate, 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 Regents Street Polytechnic where the band was formed, various  band member’s London homes, the famed ‘Animals’ front cover location, ‘Ally Pally’ of the Technicolour Dream experience and UFO club sites, oh, and Abbey Road recording studios!

During the day you get the full history of the band from your knowledgeable guide and, of course, a day listening to rare, obscure and well-known Floyd music!

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PRICES: $140 USD per adult; $100 USD per child (A child is defined as aged 11 and under.)

Can’t make the tour? Buy the dvd instead! This nearly three-hour DVD takes you on a Magical History rock tour of Pink Floyd’s Cambridge and London. You’ll see all the sites in the company of one of Access All Areas’s regular guides and Pink Floyd fanatic, Bruce Cherry.

Cost UK£12.50 plus postage.

The DVD is available for just UK£10.00 when you book this tour! It makes a great signed souvenier of your day!