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The Beatles In London – a full day tour and a unique experience for Beatles fans old and new…
Back in 1973 EMI released two double album greatest hits collections to draw a line under the career of The Beatles. The albums were named The Beatles 1962-66 and The Beatles 1966-70. They became known popularly as “The Red Album” and “The Blue Album” and they are the inspiration for the format of this tour
Meeting Point: Embankment Tube
Meeting time: 10am (1000)
Morning Duration: 2.5 hours
End Point: West Hampstead Tube
BREAK FOR LUNCH
AFTERNOON TOUR: The Long & Winding Road 1966 – 1970 (The Blue Tour)
Afternoon Duration: 2.5 hours
END POINT: Abbey Road (St John’s Wood Tube)
End time: No later than 4.45pm (1645)
SMALL GROUP GUARANTEED – NO MORE THAN 12 PARTICIPANTS
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Over the course of the day we use the London Underground to cover more ground on the tour.
|SCHEDULED TOURS 2023/24||AVAILABILITY|
|10am Friday 6th October 2023||✅|
|10am Friday 17th May 2024||✅|
|10am Friday 14th June 2024||✅|
|10am Friday 12th July 2024||✅|
|10am Friday 16th August 2024||✅|
COST: £49 PER PERSON
DURATION: 10AM TO 4.45PM (WITH A BREAK FOR LUNCH)
This full day walking tour will also make use of the London Underground to cover as much ground as possible. We will visit locations in Marylebone, St James’s, the West End, Soho, West Hampstead, St John’s Wood.
Beatlemania! 1961-1965 (The Red Tour)
The Red Tour visits Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly, Soho, Seven Dials, Denmark Street and West Hampstead…
In 1961 John, Paul, George and Pete arrived in chilly London Town… ‘62 Ringo’s destiny calls… 1963 the Queen Mother loves them yeah, yeah, yeah… and in 1964 movie stardom beckons. By 1965 L.S.D is on the scene
Auditions failed, auditions passed… meet the manager Brian Epstein, producer George Martin, music publisher Dick James… Glamorous movie premieres and book launches… with cameos from Princess Margaret, Marlene Dietrich, John Profumo and The Rolling Stones.
The London & Winding Road 1966 – 1970 (The Blue Tour)
The Blue Tour visits Marylebone, St James’s, Soho, Mayfair & St John’s Wood…
Through 1966 we’ll follow The Fabs as they visit with Bob Dylan. Meanwhile John meets Yoko… in ‘67, the year of Sgt Pepper Linda will enter the story and the Apple Boutique will open amid artistic controversy… 1968 John gets busted… then in 1969 Paul gets married and the famous Rooftop Concert takes place.
The Beatles as businessmen, the influence of drugs, the counterculture and an alfresco farewell on a freezing January day with cameos from the Jimi Hendrix, Billy Preston… and the Metropolitan Police,.
THE FULL DAY BEATLES TOUR WILL COVER…
On a year-by-year basis we will look at the story of the Beatles through the following episodes…
You Won’t See Me The Beatles In Obscurity… Pete Best & The Beatles in the pre-fame days.
Yes I’m Gonna Be A Star(r) Audition failure in January and Fame at Last in September! And Ringo enters the story! When we look at 1962 we will also discuss the differences between the British Beatles story and the U.S Beatles story.
Yeah! Yeah Yeah! The Biggest Band In Britain… Conquering the BBC and a Royal seal of approval – the Beatles on the brink of international stardom, boldly going where no British band has gone before. Plus The Brian Epstein Story Part 1.
The Toppermost Of The Poppermost The biggest band in the world. Beatlemania! conquers America and movie stardom beckons.
Turn Off Your Mind Relax & Float Downstream… L.S.D and the dawn of psychedelia.
Got To Get You Into My Life The end of the touring days and a flowering of creativity with Revolver.
All You Need Is Love The Beatles and the Summer of Love. Plus The Brian Epstein Story Part 2.
Take A Sad Song & Make It Better Drug busts and bust-ups and the Apple boutique closes down.
I Hope We Passed The Audition… Up on the roof for the final gig.
And In The End Let It Be and the break-up.
Beyond the story of The Beatles we will also consider the following themes…
Politics of the 1960s – from JFK & LBJ to Harold Wilson and John Profumo
Drug Culture & Counterculture
Anti-war and Ban The Bomb protest
British culture & society in the post-war period
London in the 60s
Ten Years That Changed Popular Music Forever
• The tour will meet at Embankment tube at 10am (1000)
• Ends at the Abbey Road crossing no later than 4.45pm (1645)
• There will be a break for lunch
• We will make three short journeys by tube. the cost of tube travel is not included in the ticket price. Please make sure you have a means to pay for your ticket before the tour starts– an Oyster Card, bank card, credit card. If your bank or credit card has the contactless payment symbol, then it can be used to pay for London Underground journeys.
• This small group tour has a maximum number of participants set at 12 people.
• The small group tour requires a minimum number of participants set at 5 people.
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PRIVATE TOURS ALSO AVAILABLE
If you would like to book a private Full Day Beatles Tour Of London please don’t hesitate to get in touch. A private tour is an excellent idea for a special occasion – a birthday or anniversary – a work outing or team building session. With a private tour you can choose your own date (subject to guide availability) or even split the full day tour over two days to suit your on itinerary. Get in touch using the form below…