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LONDON GETS THE BLUES - Touring the Cradle of Rock

Full Day Tour

•   Thursdays and Sundays
     throughout June and July

•    Depart 08.30am  /  Return 5.30pm

•    Prices pp:  Adult £70  / Child £50 (12 & under)

•  Departs from the Original Tour Visitor Centre,  
   17-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square.
   See map for directions.

•  Nearest Underground Station:
   Piccadilly Circus or Charing Cross.

Travel by 16-seat mini-van with accompanying guide

You might call it ‘The Thames Blues Delta’! If the blues was born in the Mississippi delta, it started wearing trousers in the pretty, neighbouring west London riverside suburbs of Ealing, Richmond and Twickenham.  Blues Legend, John Mayall  said ‘Ealing is obviously the foundation and starting point of everything’;  The Stones, The Yardbirds (Beck, Clapton, Page) and The Who were all born and raised here. Effectively so were Queen and an early Deep Purple. And so was Marshall Amps, as important to rock’n’roll as the names Gibson, Fender, Les Paul and Ludwig.  Almost by accident, with the BBC TV studios, and Ealing and Twickenham film studios located here, the  neighbourhoods provided the location for seminal rock videos and films.  This is a nigh on perfect day for the serious rock fan - and an unbeatable way of seeing some of London’s most exclusive  and attractive neighbourhood.  

On this truly memorable day you’ll see:

  • Beatle film locations including  the ‘fire escape’ scene and Ringo’s ‘walk-about from ‘Hard Day’s Night’ and the famed four doors and tiger in the basement scene from ‘Help’;
  • The location of the Beatle promotional video for  ‘Rain’ and ‘Paperback Writer’, rock’s first promo videos. Also, the picture location cover of ‘Nowhere man’;
  • The Goldhawk Club - birthplace of The Who - and over 30 other seminal locations connected with one of the World's greatest bands; this is their territory!;
  • Richmond’s Crawdaddy Club - The Rolling Stones and Yardbirds first residency;
  • Over, Under, Sideways, Down! Loads of Yadbirds sites;
  • Alexis Korner’s Ealing Blues Cub, every bit London’s Cavern, where Brian first met Keef and Mick, Charlie joined the Stones, Clapton debuted and Beck, Stewart, Jones, Bruce and Baker all played;
  • The site of Marshall Amps birthplace;
  • The London suburb home of Hendrix drummer, Mitch Mitchell, diva Dusty Springfield, Rick Wakeman and Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie;
  • Deep Purple’s communal house, favourite pub and rehearsal studio;
  • Led Zeppelin’s rehearsal rooms, early gig sites, and where the Who rehearsed ‘Tommy’;
  • Mick Jagger,  Ronnie Wood and Pete Townsend’s Richmond homes;
  • The last home of Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott beside Kew Botanic Gardens;
  • The pretty Thames riverside Eel Pie Island venue in Twickenham;
  • The station platform where Rod Stewart was 'discovered' busking;
  • The Ealing Art College - alumni including Freddie Mercury, Pete Townsend, Ronnie Wood;
  • Marc Bolan’s death tree and shrine;
  • Studios where Queen, Genesis, the Who, the Rolling Stones, Led Zep and others recorded legendary albums;
  • Punk sites including the Nashville and various Sex Pistols/Clash sites;
  • Shepherds Bush locations relating to the Police, Elvis Costello and others;
  • Venues such as The White City BBC studios, the Empire and Hammersmith’s Apollo and Palais.


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