The BIG One: Monsters of Rock!
ACCESS ALL AREAS *HIPPIES, PUNKS, MODS, RASTAS *1950s till today
“What a great day! I know I saw parts of London that tourists never see and the rock history was fantastic!”
London Calling! Depending on your age, this is either a chance to wallow in glorious nostalgia, or grab an ‘education’ in Rock history, its legends and myths, as your informed guide takes you on a magical, musical journey. Have those lyrics come alive and make the London connection. This is a combination of both the morning and afternoon tours.
Guests on the FULL DAY Monsters of Rock have free time to have lunch independently between the morning and afternoon tours.
MORNING: history of British rock and it’s foundations, from blues and jazz to skiffle, folk, and into the heart of swingin’ 60s CLASSIC ROCK through 70s PUNK and the NEW WAVE and NEW ROMANTICS of the 80s, 90s Brit Pop and today. Take a walk in your favourites’ footsteps through the narrow, winding streets of Soho. Then to NORTH LONDON including the hip artist and market area of Camden, where clubs and pub venues abound around the street art filled canals. INCLUDES ABBEY ROAD CROSSING
Artists include Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Rolling Stones, Bowie, Elton John, Led Zep, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Boy George, Clash, Sex Pistols, Madness and more.
AFTERNOON: Tour sites that made the Sixties swing; where London’s hippie underground ‘counter-culture’ took off; where the 70s punk revolution took place. See the boutiques, pubs, clubs that MADE these decades, inspiring hundreds of well-known lyrics and melodies! Visit the ‘off the beaten track’ areas Chelsea, Kensington, Notting Hill and St John’s Wood. Artists include: Beatles, Stones, Eric Clapton & Cream, Pink Floyd, Marianne Faithfull, The Who, Bob Marley, Led Zep, Clash, Jimi Hendrix, Adele and more. INCLUDES ABBEY ROAD CROSSING
This is a small coach panoramic tour with photo stops and short walking sections
The Original Tour Visitor Centre,
17-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square.
Nearest Underground Station: Piccadilly Circus or Charing Cross.
April throgh October only
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!
At Special Group Tours, it is our priority that you have the most enjoyable holiday possible. You deserve it!