StrummerWalk Tour: Tracing Joe Strummer's & The Clash's Legacy in West London
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104 Ratings
Greater London
Embark on the StrummerWalk Tour and trace the footsteps of Joe Strummer and The Clash in West London. Explore iconic locations, recording studios, pubs, and more in this legendary part of the city.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Portobello Road Market - We will visit legendary sites connected with Joe Strummer/The Clash
What's Included
  • All Saturday Tours include a free beer
What's Not Included
  • Private transportation
Additional Information

As Trenchtown was significant for Bob Marley, so was Ladbroke Grove for Joe Strummer and The Clash.
A guided walk unveils the crucial sites related to Joe Strummer and The Clash in West London.
Beginning at the Ladbroke Grove station, our path meanders through postcodes W10, W11, and W9. We track Joe Strummer’s evolution from Woody Mellor— a hippie, illegal occupier, and pub musician— to the punk rock idol he became with the Clash as a voice of his era.
We visit pubs, music studios, concert locations, prior illegally occupied buildings, residences, and renowned photo/ film spots, all situated in this famed district of London.

Location
Ladbroke Grove
By the exit in Ladbroke Grove
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
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Andy
Feb 27, 2024
Aidan’s amazing anarchic tour - I can only really repeat what everyone else has said. This tour is absolutely brilliant. If you can’t get on with Aidan, there’s something wrong with you. He’ll have you in stitches with his storytelling and irreverent humour. This isn’t just a Joe strummer/clash walk which he is an absolute expert of. You’ll learn so much about the history of Notting Hill in Aidan’s lifetime and before. I loved hearing about the stories and history of the Irish and West Indian communities here. This is the best £ you will spend in London.Can’t wait to do another one, absolutely fantastic bloke and tour. Andy and Kate
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Eigthward
Jan 23, 2024
Know your rights! - Had a free Saturday on business travel and booked this tour. This is a must try activity for any Clash fan. Aidan was both hilarious and informative. It felt like you were a part of the neighborhood . Will go again with friends next trip.
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Jason_s
Jan 21, 2024
Must tour for any Clash fan!!! - Aidin is a great guide. Plenty of comedy and social commentary. He really connected the neighborhood to the music. I enjoyed the entire tour and would go again with friends. If you love the Clash then this is a must.
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S8532eglindad
Jan 11, 2024
Amazing Tour. - Absolutely amazing, Aidan was a fountain of knowledge and great Craic. For all the Joe Strummer fans out there this is a must, could not fault it in anyway. Thank you Aidan! Hope to see you for another tour soon. Linda, Andy and Scott Xx
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Explore19688155152
Dec 21, 2023
London still Calling - If you are a Clash fan, you should definitely participate! Aiden is the best guide. I wasn't confident in listening to English, but Aiden showed us pictures of the tablet and talked to us at that place, so it helped me to understand.
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Climber24969832035
Dec 16, 2023
Great! - This was a brilliant guided tour. Aidan was really knowledgable and engaging - highly recommend for any fan of The Clash
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Terry88w
Dec 16, 2023
A must for any Clash fan - Have loved the Clash since the first album and rank the time I was lucky enough to see them, in 1980, as by far my favourite ever gig. I have therefore long wanted to take the "Strummerwalk" around the West London haunts of The Clash. It was with anticipation therefore that my daughter and I met with our guide, Aiden, at Ladbroke Grove tube station. We were lucky to be the only attendees and it was very relaxed and chatty throughout. Aiden is a local, very engaging, and extremely knowledgeable about the subject. We were shown various pubs, squats, iconic photo locations, augmented by local colour and stories. Majoring on The Clash, we got a lot of additional information about the 101ers and various peripheral characters. It was also fascinating to hear how the area had changed over the years. All in all a fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable walk, and one that I would recommend for any Clash fan
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Redned1965
Dec 4, 2023
Walk out to Winter - What better way to spend a baltic Saturday afternoon in London. Aidan is a superb host / guide and whilst all four of us are fans of The Clash the walk was as much about the social history of the barrio as it was about the only band that ever mattered. Aidan knows the area well having grown up there. The tour was full of stories about heroes ( The Clash, Mick Lynch) and villains ( George Osbourne, Kelvin Mackenzie and Cameron’s bike!!) and in between we had a good discussion about the Irish and West Indian communities in the 60s / 70s, the policing policy of the time, music venues that are no longer going and the gentrification of the neighbourhood. All finished off with a pint in Annie’s bar. Slainte!!
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Philippa441
Nov 11, 2023
History of Joe & a changing West London - Comprehensive, lively and also funny tour around West London. You get a lot of history about the The Clash, Joe and the 101ers. But also about other musicians and places in the area and the social background back then. Aidan grew up there, so he brings in personal memories too. Highly recommened!
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Danielpu4711xi
Oct 29, 2023
Excellent Walkabout in Joe Strummer's Musical Neighborhood - Aidan was a wonderful and extremely insightful guide, taking us through the community in which Joe Strummer came up with amazing detail. An incredible journey back in time with someone who was there. Thank you for such a memorable experience!
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