Soho's Music History Walking Tour: Discover Landmarks and Stories from the London Music Scene
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Greater London
Join our Soho Music History Walking Tour and discover the iconic landmarks and fascinating stories from the London music scene. From the Rolling Stones to the Beatles, immerse yourself in the rich musical history of this vibrant neighborhood.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Soho - Prepare to be astounded by the sheer amount of musical genius packed into a single renowned lane! Icons like The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John… and the list is extensive. Next, we’ll visit the spot where Brian Epstein famously introduced Jimi Hendrix in 1967! Then, we’ll head to Soho Square to glimpse the corporate base of Paul McCartney. Discover the venue where Prince held two clandestine concerts and the residence of a youthful Mozart. The genesis of British Rock ‘n’ Roll can be traced back to this coffee shop, situated just a stone’s throw from what is arguably London’s most celebrated music venue, graced by virtually every prominent musician! Relish the location where John Lennon engaged in a well-known comedic act. Position yourself where the iconic Oasis album cover was captured, and then proceed to the studio where David Bowie crafted Ziggy and where the Beatles produced Hey Jude! Our journey concludes in a charming, ancient English tavern, frequented by numerous celebrities, where I’ll share anecdotes from my personal experiences in the music industry!
What's Included
  • Local guide
What's Not Included
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Additional Information

My journey in the music industry spans from running my own record label, being a signed musician, to steering a rock band’s career. I have an abundance of narratives that I am thrilled to share with you!

What You Can Look Forward To

Prepare to be amazed by the amount of musical genius that one little famous street could house! Think of artists such as The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Elton John, and Jimi Hendrix, among others.

Next, we will make a stop at a venue that Brian Epstein, notorious for managing the Beatles, acquired and hosted the unforgettable Jimi Hendrix in 1967!

We will then visit Paul McCartneys’ business premises followed by a tour of the infamous Ronnie Scotts Jazz club.

The birthplace of British RocknRoll was actually a coffee bar which we will visit. From there we will proceed to the renowned Marquee, a platform for numerous legendary performances.

Our journey will also take us to the place where the Beatles made their debut on Apple records!

Our adventure will conclude in a stunning, time-honored English bar, a place that has welcomed numerous illustrious personalities over time. While there, I will regale you with tales from my personal experience in the music world!

  • Wheelchair access is possible however, some bits of the tour include narrow pavements and sometimes the area can be crowded.
Location
268-269 Tottenham Ct Rd
Tottenham Court Road
Outside the Dominion Theatre at Tottenham Court Road Underground station
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Jimmy
Feb 5, 2024
Memorial magical music tour - Absolutely fantastic from the get-go... Al really made the whole experience, to be honest... his passion and stories are still with me now...
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Shannon_c
Feb 4, 2024
Great guide with so much knowledge - Evren was our tour guide and he was lovely, he told us so much we didn’t know and gave a real insight into the music world, I would definitely recommend this tour if you are a fan of older singers/musicians such as David Bowie, The Beatles etc. couldn’t fault anything.
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Kellyboy1968
Jan 14, 2024
Smashing! Was a wonderful tour! - Such a great way to land in London! We were a bit jet lagged, but really enjoyed this tour. Connected a lot of musical dots.
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Frank_p
Jan 5, 2024
Love Music? TAKE THIS TOUR! - Evran was particularly knowledgeable - first hand - to the history and details of our tour. He was friendly and energetic - with a true passion for his subject matter. So many stories, so many moments in history. For real music lovers of the 60's, 70's 80's and 90's this is a MUST SEE.
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679kaseyw
Dec 22, 2023
Brilliant music tour - This tour is so good. Any true fans of British music need to do this walk with Evren. So many fabulous stories and facts that are coloured with the experience of someone who really knows the industry from the inside. And who is additionally a genuine bloke who cares that the people taking this tour enjoy it. My friend and I came away saying that this was ludicrously good value, and talking about all our friends and family (real music fanatics) who would love this! Just amazing!
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Mike_n
Dec 4, 2023
A Rock Aficionado's Dream! - This was a highlight of our London trip. Our tour guide, Everett, was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging to listen to. His descriptions of locations and events really took you back to the places and times he was describing. Just when you thought you'd seen the coolest thing ever, he'd round a corner and show you something even better. He personalized the experience by taking questions and being indulgent of my verbose commentary! Cheers to Everett, thanks for being so awesome!
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Luanne_d
Dec 1, 2023
Rock On - Evren was an incredible tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour very relatable. I thoroughly enjoyed it!!
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Frederique_l
Oct 30, 2023
Excellent tour by a passionate storyteller - We had a great time. Our tour guide not only highlighted music-related locations in Soho, he also knew so many unique stories about how musicians and Soho locations have been linked over the pas decades (Jazz, Punk, rock, etc.). His personal music experience and great storytelling style were also highlights. We knew London but learned so much! We would recommend this tour to both UK and overseas travellers.
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Anthony_j
Oct 30, 2023
Great tour! - Very informative regarding the music industry in London. Elven was great! He took us to the best locations. We were very happy with this tour.
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Ann_m
Oct 19, 2023
Great tour - This was an amazing tour. Evren had one story after another to tell about the greats of 60's and 70's and 80s rock and roll in London as we passed studios, pubs, coffee houses, music venues, and apartments. We gained an appreciation for how the proximity of key players in soho made a difference. We had a great time and learned a lot.
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