Swinging Sixties London Tour
I’ll also show you some of the secret locations from the 1960s high life, as well as the homes of some major rock n roll superstars and then round it all off with a visit to the legendary Abbey Road.
This three hour tour is mainly a walking tour including a drinks at a famous music venue where many of the Britain’s best bands cut their teeth, as well as a cab ride to the Abbey Road Studios.
Included is a drink on the way and a couple of links by taxi, additionally we can also include a visit inside of Jimi Hendrix’s home by prior arrangement (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like this included).
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Located just a stone’s throw from London’s upmarket Mayfair district and Buckingham Palace, Green Park Station is really well connected offering the Jubilee, Victoria and Piccadilly underground lines.
We’ll visit a hidden cultural hotspot where the world of art and popular culture collided. Expect some surprising the stories, anecdotes and the tale of how John met Yoko . Plus, what happened when Jimi Hendrix landed in London and just why did Britain and London produce so many great musicians in the 1960s?
As George Harrison once wrote, its “one for you nineteen for me”, we’ll explore the story of how sky high super tax led the Fab Four to forming a different kind of revolution and bring them to one of last great moments of glory. Expect tales of extravagance extraordinaire in the heart of the establishment and some secrets from one of the most surprising addresses in London.
When it comes to London bands in the sixties, there’s no substitute for The Who (apologies Mick, Keith and The Kinks) but how did four Shepherd’s Bush geezers go from being almost broke and on the verge of implosion (into a band we now know as Led Zeppelin) to conquering the world with that craziest of all ideas; the story of a pinball messiah told through a rock opera. You’ll discover the story of how The Who’s Tommy was born and where Messrs Daltrey, Townshend, Entwistle and Moon set out to conquer Woodstock.
We’ll stop off at a once legendary music venue (now a pub) for refreshment, where you’ll hear the story of one of Britain’s great broadcasters (and personal friend) and his adventures as a pirate radio DJ.
Itinerary We’ll visit the places a couple of London’s biggest 1960s music legends called home. From Hanoverian ghosts to infamous busts by the boys in blue; tales will be told of how sixties began not just to swing but to spin out of control.Content
We’ll round our magical mystery tour off with a visit to the location of the famous Abbey Road Studios. Its not only where Pink Floyd cut their first album and the Beatles made Sgt. Pepper, as well as much of their other great music under the watchful eye of George Martin but also home to the most famous crossing in the world of rock n roll. To wrap up your swinging sixties session, The London Storyteller will happily show you to a nearby pub or to the local underground station with a selection of Beatles memorabilia.