Experience the vibrant and culturally rich neighbourhood Notting Hill
BOB MARLEY - Politics and Rhythms of Reggae
Custom Tour with your choice of transport - by bike, walking or vehicle
London's Caribbean Connections - Bob Marley in Notting Hill
London has always attracted musicians from across the globe hoping to find fame and fortune and, in the process, perhaps, influencing the whole of rock'n'roll. Bob Marley certainly did both here in London, and our tour charts his London history. Marley’s final words to his son Ziggy were "Money can't buy life". True. But Bob’s music bought him longevity of a different kind. Over 30 years on from his death his music continues to be purchased in platinum quantities and inspires millions across the world.
Still so much associated with Britain’s Caribbean community and with Bob Marley himself, this tour explores Marley’s life and heritage, his legacy and his continued influence on reggae and associated musical styles.
Amongst the locations and sites, see houses and apartments where he lived, including those of his first visit to the city with the Wailers in the early 1970s, the famed Island recording studios where so much of Marley's latter recordings were made, and tour the theatre where the seminal ‘Exodus’ live performance was recorded. There are original gig sites where both Marley and his reggae pioneers performed, including the famed ‘Mangrove Club’ and the local side streets where the pain of race riots were channeled into the annual celebration of London's large Carribean community, the Notting Hill Festival.
This is a private/custom tour available, subject to availability, on the date of your choice. Choose a full walking tour, a cycling tour or a vehicle tour (note that some places are accessible by foot only.)
Normally this is a half day tour (2 -4 hours) but can be combined with either visits to the local markets and vinyl record stalls, or venture into neighbouring Holland Park or Ladbroke Grove to make a full day rock day out (full day is 4 - 8 hours.)
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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