Adam

Adam – charismatic, Celtic, kilted* – spends much of his time endeavouring to live up to his countryman J. M. Barrie’s famous remark: “There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make.” Mega wattage-talented, he’s a national journalist, author, star guide, star dad, cartoonist and guitar strummer & chansonnier for hire.

Anything else? Yes, he’s the only person I know who talks like a well-written magazine article. Wouldn’t surprise me at all if the key to that is where he’s from: that heart-achingly beautiful landscape has got into his mind, into his turn of phrase. That all? No, there’s this: he regularly sets off on all-day, 30-mile walks across London – walking the Circle Line, that kind of thing. This is some kind of man. A guy you’re gonna be real glad you got to know, spent some time with. Check out this video of his Rock ‘n’ Roll London Pub Walk. And for good measure this one of Adam guiding the Somewhere Else London Walk. But don’t just take it from us. Here’s what one of our leading music writers, Lesley Ann Jones (biographer of John Lennon and Freddie Mercury), says about Adam: “You are one of the rare few who respects history and truth. I’d never hesitate to recommend you as a tour guide.”

*occasionally

All of Adam's Walks

The Unknown East End
The Unknown East End

Sunday, 14 July 2024 @ 2.30 pm (This walk goes every Sunday)

Paradigm of London paradoxes – the worst slum in London and London at its richest

A Village in Piccadilly
A Village in Piccadilly

Monday, 15 July 2024 @ 2.30 pm (This walk goes every Monday)

"elegant arcades, secret doorways and peekaboo views"    "royal chocolates (we sample them, gratis)"   

Inside Story – Covent Garden
Inside Story – Covent Garden

Thursday, 18 July 2024 @ 10.15 am (This walk goes every Thursday)

Taking You Inside LONDON  Gets you to places other people don't get to see.

Kensington*****  The Royal Village – 168  Five-Star Reviews
Kensington***** The Royal Village – 168 Five-Star Reviews

Thursday, 18 July 2024 @ 2 pm (Click here for more dates)

"Kensington specialises in hiding the best of itself"

Rock’n’Roll London Pub Walk – LIVE Music from Guide Adam
Rock’n’Roll London Pub Walk – LIVE Music from Guide Adam

Thursday, 18 July 2024 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

The Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk – hosted by Adam.

Rock'n'Roll London Explorer Day – Barnes, Twickenham & Richmond
Rock'n'Roll London Explorer Day – Barnes, Twickenham & Richmond

Friday, 19 July 2024 @ 9.30 am (Click here for more dates)

A full day Rock'n'Roll exploration of historic southwest London - guided by Adam.

A Soho Saunter – Real, Not Virtual!!!!!!!
A Soho Saunter – Real, Not Virtual!!!!!!!

Friday, 19 July 2024 @ 10.15 am (This walk goes every Friday)

"noisy, bawdy, dirty and sexy, and one of the few quarters in London that has kept its character, warts and all"

Rock 'n' Roll London
Rock 'n' Roll London

Friday, 19 July 2024 @ 2 pm (This walk goes every Friday)

"It's like having your own personal rock star for a tour guide" Jennifer from Austin, Texas

Along the Thames Pub Walk
Along the Thames Pub Walk

Friday, 19 July 2024 @ 6 pm (This walk goes every Friday)

"the most exciting walk in London, it does more to interpret the city than anything else, a real skeleton key"  

Rock'n'Roll Camden
Rock'n'Roll Camden

Saturday, 20 July 2024 @ 9 am (Click here for more dates)

NEW! Rock'n'Roll Camden guided by Adam

Ghosts of the Old City
Ghosts of the Old City

Saturday, 20 July 2024 @ 7.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

          Spooktakular. "Best Ghost walk in the UK "  - Essential travel                                                           

London In The Swinging 60s
London In The Swinging 60s

Thursday, 25 July 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

Sex, drugs, politics & fashion. "A real storyteller who has you spellbound right from the start" Tripadvisor Sept 2022

The Music Of Royal London
The Music Of Royal London

Sunday, 28 July 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

Scandal! Adultery! Big Bangs! Our royal story is an opera in itself. Guided by Adam.

The Kinks in London
The Kinks in London

Sunday, 04 August 2024 @ 2 pm (Click here for more dates)

A guided tour in search of The Kinks in their glory days.  Ready, Steady, Go…. Guided by Adam  

The Krays In London Walking Tour
The Krays In London Walking Tour

Sunday, 18 August 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

The East End Gangland & The Dark Side Of The Swinging 60s

Musical Covent Garden
Musical Covent Garden

Saturday, 31 August 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

Maria Callas, Dylan, G & S, Bob Marley & "Rule Britannia" – all in one tour. The Greatest Hits of Covent Garden. Guided by Adam

Bob Dylan In London - The Walking Tour
Bob Dylan In London - The Walking Tour

Saturday, 07 September 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

"Adam is a skilled & deeply knowledgeable guide" Howard D - Tripadvisor Jan '22

Day Tripper – A Full Day Beatles Tour Of London
Day Tripper – A Full Day Beatles Tour Of London

Friday, 13 September 2024 @ 10 am (Click here for more dates)

Beatles London in one-day. Exclusive, small group tour. Guided by Adam

Musical Marylebone
Musical Marylebone

Saturday, 14 September 2024 @ 10.45 am

Musical Marylebone - from Paul McCartney to The Proms via the Beeb! Guided by Adam

Pink Floyd in 1960s London
Pink Floyd in 1960s London

Saturday, 21 September 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

In search of Pink Floyd - the early days. Guided by Adam

The King Of Covent Garden – Handel's London
The King Of Covent Garden – Handel's London

Sunday, 22 September 2024 @ 10.45 am

In the footsteps of the composer who soundtracked the last 300 years of English history - George Frideric Handel

Musical Statues
Musical Statues

Thursday, 26 September 2024 @ 2 pm

What does history SOUND like? A musical walk around Westminster's statues with Adam  

David Bowie in 1960s London
David Bowie in 1960s London

Saturday, 28 September 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

Before Ziggy… Before the Thin White Duke… A walking tour of Bowie's Soho 1963-71Guided by Adam

Rock'n'Roll Chelsea
Rock'n'Roll Chelsea

Sunday, 06 October 2024 @ 10.45 am

NEW Rock'n'Roll Chelsea. Guided by Adam  

The Rolling Stones In 60s Soho
The Rolling Stones In 60s Soho

Saturday, 19 October 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

Celebrating 60 years of the Rolling Stones. Guided by Adam

Ghosts of the Old City on Halloween
Ghosts of the Old City on Halloween

Sunday, 27 October 2024 @ 4 pm (Click here for more dates)

 All the Ghosts come out for Halloween!

The Christmas Music Walking Tour
The Christmas Music Walking Tour

Sunday, 15 December 2024 @ 2 pm (Click here for more dates)

The Christmas Lights walking tour with LIVE music & pub stops! Guided by Adam.

Other walks in Adam's repertoire.

They run occasionally as 'Specials' but can also be booked privately.

London Calling: The Story Of London Through Music
London Calling: The Story Of London Through Music

London Calling! The Story Of London Through Its Music…  a series of six online tours looking at London history through its musical sounds & stars.

Rock n Roll London - Virtual Tour
Rock n Roll London - Virtual Tour

The history of Rock & Pop in London – Beatles, Stones, Hendrix THE Greatest Hits tour! Guided by Adam

London Calling – The 1960s In Music
London Calling – The 1960s In Music

A look at London's history through music. Series One: The 60s -  The Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones & more. Guided by Adam

London Calling: Musical St James's & Mayfair
London Calling: Musical St James's & Mayfair

London Calling! The Story Of London Through Its Music…   One neighbourhood at a time. In St James's & Mayfair we will find: • The musical history of Buckingham Palace • George Frideric Handel • David Bowie • The Beatles… and more

London Calling: The 1960s - The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones
London Calling: The 1960s - The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones

London Calling! The 1960s In Music - The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones The BIG two… • Their clubs • The drug busts • The music… and beyond

London Calling: Musical Kensington
London Calling: Musical Kensington

London Calling! The Story Of London Through Its Music…   One neighbourhood at a time. In Kensington we will find: • The Royal Albert Hall • The Royal College of Music • The Music of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert • Freddie Mercury • Jimi Hendrix… and more

London Calling: The 1960s – The Kinks
London Calling: The 1960s – The Kinks

London Calling! The 1960s In Music – The Kinks  Guided by Adam  The long, strange career of the Davies brothers Ray & Dave and the original cult band The Kinks • Music, suburbia & the war • Tales of drunkenness and cruelty! • Musical sibling rivalry • LIVE music… and more

Bob Dylan 80th Birthday Virtual Tour
Bob Dylan 80th Birthday Virtual Tour

 Guided by Adam  From 1962 – 1966 we'll see how Dylan changed music – and how London changed Dylan

Beatles & Rolling Stones in 60s London – Virtual Tour
Beatles & Rolling Stones in 60s London – Virtual Tour

Let's get back. Beatles and Stones in 60s London. The biggest names in Rock’n’Roll. Made right here in London.

Ghosts of the Old City – Virtual Tour
Ghosts of the Old City – Virtual Tour

At midnight London time at Halloween - join us for Ghosts of the Old City THE Virtual Tour  Guided by Adam 

6 NEW VIRTUAL TOURS! London Calling: The Story Of London Through Music Series 3
6 NEW VIRTUAL TOURS! London Calling: The Story Of London Through Music Series 3

London history through its musical sounds & stars. The Thames, SW London, Westminster & Belgravia, Hampstead, SE London & Camden

The Krays In London - A Virtual Tour
The Krays In London - A Virtual Tour

The East End Gangland & The Dark Side Of The Swinging 60s

Musical Southeast London - A Virtual Tour
Musical Southeast London - A Virtual Tour

A virtual tour from Siouxsie & the Banshees to Handel via Squeeze and more. Guided by Adam.

Underground Overground – A Virtual Tour Series Exploring London by Tube
Underground Overground – A Virtual Tour Series Exploring London by Tube

The brand new Virtual Tour series from The Story of London team...

Musical Southwest London
Musical Southwest London

A virtual tour of musical southwest London – from Bowie in Brixton to Handel in Barnes. Guided by Adam

Musical Covent Garden Virtual Tour
Musical Covent Garden Virtual Tour

400 years of musical history and "goings-on" – Thomas Arne to Franz Zappa. You have often walked down these streets before… but did you debate the whys and wherefores of Rule Britannia? No? Then let's all go down the Strand!

Handel in London – Virtual Tour
Handel in London – Virtual Tour

"What does English history sound like?"  Guided by Adam

Musical Marylebone – Virtual Tour
Musical Marylebone – Virtual Tour

Medicine and cricket… that's Marylebone. Isn't it? Where showbiz and performing arts types are elbowed off centre stage by nurses, doctors and sportsmen. This tour puts the musicians back where they belong.  

Mozart in London – Virtual Tour
Mozart in London – Virtual Tour

the life, the career, the London of history’s most mythologised composer  Guided by Adam

An Edinburgh Guidebook – Virtual Tour
An Edinburgh Guidebook – Virtual Tour

An eccentric, esoteric, highly personal virtual tour of Edinburgh by a London tour guide

The Who In London – A Virtual Tour
The Who In London – A Virtual Tour

The Stones had the swagger. The Beatles had the tunes. The Yardbirds had the chops. But the only band to blend these basics with a full-blown artistic manifesto and a killer look was The Who. This is The Who's London. Guided by Adam

Musical Chelsea
Musical Chelsea

London Calling! The Story Of London Through Its Music…  Guided by Adam In Chelsea we meet: The Rolling Stones, Judy Garland, Arthur Sullivan, Bohemian London, Marianne Faithfull, King Charles II and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Bob Dylan in London Virtual Tour
Bob Dylan in London Virtual Tour

Bob Dylan in 1960 London – three visits that changed the course of popular culture  

Musical Kensington – Virtual Tour
Musical Kensington – Virtual Tour

"All music is here in Kensington!"

Pink Floyd in London - Virtual Tour
Pink Floyd in London - Virtual Tour

Pigs WILL fly as we hit Regent Street Polytechnic, Battersea, Tottenham Court Road, Covent Garden in search of the band’s genesis and 1970s pomp.

Musical East End – A Virtual Tour
Musical East End – A Virtual Tour

The Story Of London Through Its Music: Marie Lloyd, The Clash, Calypso, Jazz and... Guided by Adam 

Lionel Bart's London! – Virtual Tour
Lionel Bart's London! – Virtual Tour

In search of the composer of Oliver! He made and squandered a fortune.. and the Greek chorus of tabloid middle England thrilled to his Icarus fall.

Jimi Hendrix in London – Virtual Tour
Jimi Hendrix in London – Virtual Tour

For Jimi Hendrix the wind whispered London. Here he could ride the breeze. Here he made it big.

Musical Camden – The Virtual Tour
Musical Camden – The Virtual Tour

A virtual tour of musical Camden from Britpop to Cecil sharp and beyond. Guided by Adam.

Musical Hampstead – A Virtual Tour
Musical Hampstead – A Virtual Tour

A virtual tour of musical Hampstead from classical to rock. Guided by Adam.

Musical St. James' & Mayfair – Virtual Tour
Musical St. James' & Mayfair – Virtual Tour

Madness performing on top of Buckingham Palace alongside the Queen guitarist Brian May… Mick Jagger at the Ritz… FDR and the first political campaign song… Paul Simon, Handel & Nipper The Dog. They’re all in Musical St James’s & Mayfair…

Musical Thames – A Virtual Tour
Musical Thames – A Virtual Tour

A virtual tour from calypso to classical along London's famous river. Guided by Adam.

The Kinks in London – Virtual Tour
The Kinks in London – Virtual Tour

Ready, Steady, Go… Guided by Adam 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

Liquid London - the Capital's Waterways, 8 part Virtual Tour  Matinee series
Liquid London - the Capital's Waterways, 8 part Virtual Tour Matinee series

The brand new Virtual Tour series from The Story of London team. Live on Thursday mornings (and Sunday evenings). This time we're going with the flow ! Guided by the Story of London Team -  Simon W, Russell, Karen, Adam and Fiona

Divas, Rebels & Junkies: Women In Music
Divas, Rebels & Junkies: Women In Music

From Maria Anna Mozart to Peggy Seeger, Siouxsie Sioux to Judy Garland.

Beatlemania – The Virtual Tour
Beatlemania – The Virtual Tour

SPECIAL TOUR CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF THE BEATLES The anniversary of Love Me Do From a wintry Trafalgar Square in 1961 to Buckingham Palace in 1965 this upbeat virtual tour charts the rise and rise of The Fab Four against the backdrop of London in the Swinging Sixties. Guided by Adam

Spooky Radio Nite Halloween Music Special – Virtual Tour
Spooky Radio Nite Halloween Music Special – Virtual Tour

Music, monsters & murder. No tricks: it's ALL treat.

Beatlemania! The Walking Tour
Beatlemania! The Walking Tour

In search of the Fab Four in London from 1961-65. Guided by Adam

Beatlemania!
Beatlemania!

The rise, rise and RISE of The Beatles! From obscurity to Buckingham Palace and beyond, this tour charts the optimistic years of Beatlemania… yeah yeah yeah!

Rock'n'Roll Soho
Rock'n'Roll Soho

From the origin story of rock in the UK to Britpop – this is the seminal rock & pop history tour in London.

Publish And Be Damned!
Publish And Be Damned!

A Newspaper History of Fleet Street: Raking-up the muck rakers' backstory.  Guided by Adam

Rock'n'Roll Covent Garden
Rock'n'Roll Covent Garden

The history of Rock and Pop in the West End.

"Somewhere Else" London

"streets that look like an old movie shot thru a vaselined lens – there's no better sense of place in London"                                     

Rock'n'Roll Marylebone & Fitzrovia
Rock'n'Roll Marylebone & Fitzrovia

From pre-fame Bob Dylan and pre-fame Pink Floyd to The Beatles in their pomp.

Rock ’n’ Roll Mayfair, Piccadilly & More Soho
Rock ’n’ Roll Mayfair, Piccadilly & More Soho

Hendrix, Bowie, Beatles & MORE

The Great West End Record Shop Crawl 2024
The Great West End Record Shop Crawl 2024

A one-off, special-price walking tour for Record Store Day2024 - The Great West End Record Shop Crawl Guided by Adam

Musical Covent Garden
Musical Covent Garden

Maria Callas, Dylan, G & S, Bob Marley & "Rule Britannia" – all in one tour. The Greatest Hits of Covent Garden. Guided by Adam

The Music Of Royal London
The Music Of Royal London

Scandal! Adultery! Big Bangs! Our royal story is an opera in itself. Guided by Adam.

Bob Dylan In London - The Walking Tour
Bob Dylan In London - The Walking Tour

"Adam is a skilled & deeply knowledgeable guide" Howard D - Tripadvisor Jan '22

Musical Kensington
Musical Kensington

"Music is woven into the fabric of the place..."

Pink Floyd in 1960s London
Pink Floyd in 1960s London

In search of Pink Floyd - the early days. Guided by Adam

The Kinks in London
The Kinks in London

A guided tour in search of The Kinks in their glory days.  Ready, Steady, Go…. Guided by Adam  

The Rolling Stones In 60s Soho
The Rolling Stones In 60s Soho

Celebrating 60 years of the Rolling Stones. Guided by Adam

Rock'n'Roll London Explorer Day – Barnes, Twickenham & Richmond
Rock'n'Roll London Explorer Day – Barnes, Twickenham & Richmond

A full day Rock'n'Roll exploration of historic southwest London - guided by Adam.

London In The Swinging 60s
London In The Swinging 60s

Sex, drugs, politics & fashion. "A real storyteller who has you spellbound right from the start" Tripadvisor Sept 2022

Beatles Greatest Hits Vol.I – Small Group Tour
Beatles Greatest Hits Vol.I – Small Group Tour

Guided by the Grandmaster of Guides: Tourism Superstar finalist Adam!

Small Group Tour – Beatles Greatest Hits Vol.II
Small Group Tour – Beatles Greatest Hits Vol.II

Small group Beatles tour – guided by Adam.

Rock’n’Roll London Pub Walk – LIVE Music from Guide Adam
Rock’n’Roll London Pub Walk – LIVE Music from Guide Adam

The Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk – hosted by Adam.

Day Tripper – A Full Day Beatles Tour Of London
Day Tripper – A Full Day Beatles Tour Of London

Beatles London in one-day. Exclusive, small group tour. Guided by Adam