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Golden Oldies - Studios, Gigs Sites & Museums

Here's a selection of rock-related sites and attractions you can also visit when in London.
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'Trident Magical History' Tour
Thursday evenings at 18.15. Price £12 per person. A great tour to add on to your Tour Number One afternoon tour.

Tour the studio where, amongst many other seminal recordings, Bowie made 'Ziggy Stardust', Queen made 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and The Beatles recorded 'Hey Jude' and tracks from The White Album. Trident Sound Studios. You'll hear about the history of these seminalrecodings and many others, as well as have an introduction into the modern recording techniques used today. This tour is great not only for the regular rock fan but a must for school and college groups who are studing either music or popular culture.
Walking Tour
Richard Porter, owner of the Beatles cafe and merchanise shop at St John's Wood, runs the London Beatle walks. 'Beatle nut' and expert would not be too extreme a description of Richard! He offers regular walking tours (with approximately 35 persons per group) concentrating on the Fab Four sites. You can book directly with him, or just rurn up at his departure point and pay direct on the day, but you will also need to have an undergound ticket ('One Day Travelcard' pass or 'Oyster' card) as the tour utilises the tubes to get to Abbey Road.

The Royal Albert Hall
Open most days except Wednesdays. Five tours a day to choose from.

Get yourself up front and soak up the truly unique atmosphere of one of the most prestigious music perfomance spaces in the world! Built in 1871, it has hosted everyone from Sinatra to Santana, from Pavorotti to the Police!! The Beatles played here. George Harrison played his one and only UK gig here (with Ringo on drums). It was also the venue for his remembrance concert. The Cream played their famed 'farewell' concert here - and their reunion one 30 years later. Pink Floyd played here. And so did Hendrix. Frank Zappa shot scenes for his film '200 Motels' here, and was banned! And who else? Yes, the Who. And yes, Yes. And Deep Purple played with a symphony orchestra.

Royal Albert HallYou'll see preparations for a show, and peek into the auditorium, as the Hall prepares to open its doors for the next show. You never quite know who might be rehersing! Highlights of the tour include the fabulous auditorium, exclusive access to the Royal Retiring Room, a look inside the Queen's Box and a fascinating presentation featuring a selection of the huge range of events that take place at the Hall.

Entrance prices on application.

The Roundhouse, Camden Town

Site of the legendary sixties UFO Club, the Roundhouse continues to be one of London's premier gig sites. It was here, in a converted Victorian steam engine and gin barrel storage shed, that a young Pink Floyd and Soft Machine took part in 'happenings' in support of the underground movement's house newspaper IT. Other seminal artists performing here included Jimi Hendrix and the Doors (their only UK gig). More recently Kasabian, Jarvis Cocker, Paul McCartney, The Chemical Brothers, The Beastie Boys, The Who, Morrissey and James Brown have done their thing here!

Visit, admire, have a coffee while you take a break from exploring the exciting neighbourhood of Camden. But keep your eyes open as you never quite know who you might see in a suburb favoured as a living base over the years by bands and artists ranging over the years from Oasis, to Madness and more recently Amy Whitehouse.

The Dublin Castle and Hawley Arms

And while you're in the area check out pubs with musical heritage and modern attitude!

Olympic Studios Barnes

Alas, this famous studio where Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, The Who, Queen and the Stones, amongst others, laid down seminal albuns is now closed. The building has now become the Olympic Cinema with attractive coffee bar attached. It is still worth making the pilgrimage to see the old building even if the smell of coffee beans has replaced the smell of vynil!

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