Rock Heritage in Central and North London
ACCESS ALL AREAS *HIPPIES, PUNKS, MODS, RASTAS *1950s till today
‘Brilliant, just brilliant! This tour brought my entire music collection to life! I’ll be back to do it again as I simply couldn’t take it all in over just the one day!’
Sex, Drugs n Rock & Roll: The Early Years! PLUS 80s New Wave & New Romantics
2020 – Now includes MTV Generation & ‘2nd British Invasion’ 1980s New Wave & New Romantics Bands
A Musical journey of London from Jazz and Blues Roots through Classic Rock, 70s Punk, 80s New Wave & New Romantics, 90s Brit Pop ‘til today!
Fans of Stranger Things, American Horror Story: 1984, The Goldbergs, Freaks and Geeks, The Americans, Ashes to Ashes and the upcoming Wonder Woman: 1984 – here is where those soundtracks were born!
SOHO – history of rock and it’s foundations, from blues and jazz roots through skiffle, folk, and into the heart of swingin’ 60s CLASSIC ROCK, 70s PUNK, NEW WAVE and NEW ROMANTICS of the 80s. Take a walk in your favourites’ footsteps through the narrow, winding streets of what is London’s entertainment district. See the clubs, recording studios, early gig sites and places where your fav bands hung out to eat/drink.
Artists include Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bowie, Elton John, Led Zep, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Boy George, Depeche Mode and more. See where the Sex Pistols shared space with Bananarama, where early Stones learned their trade and recorded, where Goth was spawned, where the greats bought (and some still buy) their instruments on ‘Tin Pan Alley.’ Beatles? Of course! See Paul’s offices, theatre once owned by all the Fab Four, early gig sites, where Brian Epstein had offices.
ABBEY ROAD/ST JOHNS WOOD – yes of course we can’t do rock and roll without a photo stop at London’s most famous street crossing!
CAMDEN – Amy, Amy, Amy! Long before Amy Winehouse made this area her playground, here was the stomping ground for hippie London, The Clash, then Madness and U2 in the 80s, Oasis, Blur and their Brit Pop rivalries in the 90s. The list of bands playing Camden venues is long and illustrious – Pink Floyd, Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Manic Street Preachers, The Clash, Prince, Van Morrison, The Killers, Coldplay and Blondie to name a few.
Glimpse the world-famous Camden Markets and canal – this is an area known for street art, where a guy called Banksy started too.
This is a small coach panoramic tour with photo stops and short walking sections
As with all our tours, you’re accompanied by a specialist rock’n’roll guide who’ll bring the history of these locations vividly to life with music and photographs.
Your record collection will never sound the same again: We will rock you!
The Original Tour Visitor Centre,
17-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square.
Nearest Underground Station: Piccadilly Circus or Charing Cross.
April through 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!