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.”
Thursday, 07 March 2024 @ 2 pm (Click here for more dates)
"London at its best"
Sunday, 17 March 2024 @ 2 pm
From the origin story of rock in the UK to Britpop – this is the seminal rock & pop history tour in London.
Sunday, 24 March 2024 @ 2 pm
The history of Rock and Pop in the West End.
Sunday, 31 March 2024 @ 10.45 am
"streets that look like an old movie shot thru a vaselined lens – there's no better sense of place in London"
Sunday, 31 March 2024 @ 2 pm
From pre-fame Bob Dylan and pre-fame Pink Floyd to The Beatles in their pomp.
Friday, 24 May 2024 @ 9.30 am (Click here for more dates)
A full day Rock'n'Roll exploration of historic southwest London - guided by Adam.
Saturday, 22 June 2024 @ 10.45 am
In the footsteps of the composer who soundtracked the last 300 years of English history - George Frideric Handel
Thursday, 04 July 2024 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)
The Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk – hosted by Adam.
Sunday, 15 December 2024 @ 2 pm
The Christmas Lights walking tour with LIVE music & pub stops IS NOW SOLD OUT 10th DECEMBER '23!
Guiding equivalent of blistering. As a walker from Texas put it: "it's like being guided by your own personal rock star"
London Calling! The Story Of London Through Its Music… a series of six online tours looking at London history through its musical sounds & stars.
The history of Rock & Pop in London – Beatles, Stones, Hendrix THE Greatest Hits tour! Guided by Adam
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! 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 In Music - The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones The BIG two… • Their clubs • The drug busts • The music… and beyond
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 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
Guided by Adam From 1962 – 1966 we'll see how Dylan changed music – and how London changed Dylan
Let's get back. Beatles and Stones in 60s London. The biggest names in Rock’n’Roll. Made right here in London.
At midnight London time at Halloween - join us for Ghosts of the Old City THE Virtual Tour Guided by Adam
London history through its musical sounds & stars. The Thames, SW London, Westminster & Belgravia, Hampstead, SE London & Camden
The East End Gangland & The Dark Side Of The Swinging 60s
A virtual tour from Siouxsie & the Banshees to Handel via Squeeze and more. Guided by Adam.
The brand new Virtual Tour series from The Story of London team...
A virtual tour of musical southwest London – from Bowie in Brixton to Handel in Barnes. Guided by Adam
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!
"What does English history sound like?" Guided by Adam
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.
the life, the career, the London of history’s most mythologised composer Guided by Adam
An eccentric, esoteric, highly personal virtual tour of Edinburgh by a London tour guide
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
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 1960 London – three visits that changed the course of popular culture
"All music is here in Kensington!"
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.
The Story Of London Through Its Music: Marie Lloyd, The Clash, Calypso, Jazz and... Guided by Adam
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.
For Jimi Hendrix the wind whispered London. Here he could ride the breeze. Here he made it big.
A virtual tour of musical Camden from Britpop to Cecil sharp and beyond. Guided by Adam.
A virtual tour of musical Hampstead from classical to rock. Guided by Adam.
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…
A virtual tour from calypso to classical along London's famous river. Guided by Adam.
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
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
From Maria Anna Mozart to Peggy Seeger, Siouxsie Sioux to Judy Garland.
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
Music, monsters & murder. No tricks: it's ALL treat.
In search of the Fab Four in London from 1961-65. Guided by Adam
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!
Hendrix, Bowie, Beatles & MORE
Small group Beatles tour – guided by Adam.