NEW for September 2020!
The Sunday Morning Music Tour at 10:45am
Four weeks – four different tours
Booking exclusively via Pay A Tour (no booking fees) with small groups guaranteed…
Sunday 6th September
Musical Covent Garden
Meet Covent Garden Tube 10:45am
Musical Variations On the Theme Of Covent Garden…
From the Opera House to the theatre where Bob Marley became a legend; via the oldest recording studio in Britain (1898) to the hotel where Bob Dylan held court in ’65; from Rule Britannia to On the Street Where You Live – this London Music Tour covers the musical waterfront from Arne to Zappa.
We’ll see… The Savoy Hotel, the Savoy Theatre, the Gramophone Company’s recording studios 1898-1931, the Royal Opera House, St Paul’s Church as featured in My Fair Lady, The Lyceum Theatre and the Middle Earth Club where Pink Floyd played.
From John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera to Bob Marley’s Exodus, there will be cameo appearances from Noel Coward, Alan Jay Lerner, Gilbert & Sullivan, Charlie Chaplin, The Smiths, U2 and – in the best tradition of greatest hits collections – many, many more.
“Our guide Adam was lively, fun, knowledgable… fantastic!”
Sunday 13th September
The Beatles & Dylan In 1960s London
Meet Embankment Tube 10:45am
A walking tour in search of the two most influential, most important acts of the decade.
Where they led, everyone followed.
We’re following, too – in their footsteps to find…
- The hotel where Dylan held court
- The theatre where Lennon played his first major non-Beatles gig in the UK
- The pubs & coffee bars of Dylan’s first visit in ‘62
And we’ll take a look at how London has changed from the post-war period of the Pop Culture explosion to the 21st Century
Our tour covers the hopeful winter of 1962-63, the optimism of success in 1964, thence in to the uncharted territory of ’65-’66 and the birth of Pop Culture
Guaranteed small group – maximum 12 people. Ideal for hardcore Beatles & Dylan fans and beginners alike.
Sunday 20th September
Meet East Finchley Tube 10:45am
We are the Fortis Green Preservation Society!
How three Muswell Hillbilly Boys (and a would-be Stone who passed over the river from down Richmond way) became Well Respected Men.
A guided tour in search of The Kinks in their glory days.
Ready, Steady, Go…
5 years that changed the face of pop & rock 1964-69
4 of the unlikeliest pop stars of all-time
3 number one hits
2 warring brothers
1 unique story
Places… We’ll look at how this location – N2 & N10, North London – is woven into the fabric of their work.
Events… We’ll find out how WWII and its aftermath impacted on the golden generation of British pop and rock.
People… How and where Ray & Dave Davies changed the face of popular music and became the most notorious feuding brothers in rock’n’roll.
It’s a walking tour… venues, homes, schools, dance halls, parks, cinemas, pubs where they played and composed and the stories behind Waterloo Sunset, Autumn Almanac, You Really Got Me, Come Dancing, Muswell Hillbillies and others.
It’s a critical study… we’ll discuss their greatest hits and more – from their initial inspirations to their contemporary 60s influences right up to their 21st century legacy.
If you are joining the tour please feel free to chip in – bring any Kinks memorabilia that you would like to show, share your favourite “I once saw Mick Avory in…” stories and your favourite Kinks songs.
“Exceptional… superb guide.”
J Boy, Tripadvisor
Sunday 27th September
Meet Embankment Tube 10:45am
From the freezing blue winter of ’61/’62 to the Day-Glo threshold of the summer of love via the White Hot Heat of political, social and artistic upheaval. We’ll find The Beatles IN the 60s… as well as The Beatles AND the 60s
The Places… Piccadilly Circus for the glamorous premiere of A Hard Day’s Night. The theatre where Beatlemania was born. The club where George & John to their first acid trip. The old HMV shop where a Brian Epstein chance encounter change the path of pop culture
The Period… The BBC and the pop music “ban”. The fall of a government under the weight of a sex scandal. The shock of modern architecture. The fashion.
Guaranteed small group – maximum 12 people. Ideal for hardcore Beatles fans and beginners alike.
“Totally brilliant. I was sorry when it ended!”
onefromfour – TripAdvisor May 2019