London Walks London Music Tours

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Best music tours available. Adam is Mr Music.” – Bruce H – Tripadvisor

During lockdown London Walks guide Adam – one of our team of finalists in Visit England Tourism Superstars 2022 – used his time to build up his repertoire of London Music Tours to an impressive 22 walking tours!

From The Beatles to Handel, these tours cover a wide spectrum of music. From Covent Garden to Kensington they cover a lot of ground.  All music – all over town.

All tours are available as private tours – get in touch to book one for your party, event or special occasion.

 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Dramatic & delivered in style!” – Kate G, Tripadvisor

 

Scheduled Tours This Autumn/Winter…

Spooky Radio Nite

On Thursday 27th October at 7pm Spooky Radio Nite – The Virtual Tour blends music and horror for Halloween. Join in via Zoom. BOOK HERE.

Beatlemania!

The Beatles In London 1961-1965 walking tour celebrates the golden years of Beatlemania and marks the beginning of the 60th anniversary cycle of the Fab Four’s incredible story. The tour runs throughout the year BOOK HERE.

The Christmas Music Tour

Music & mulled wine on the Christmas Music Tour

Following the success of last year’s event The Christmas Music Tour hits the streets again this year with LIVE music, a sing-a-long with song sheets plus FREE mulled wine! Come and join us on Sunday 11th December at 2pm BOOK HERE. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Better than BBC4!!!” – Ianopod via Instagram

 

New for 2023

2, 3, 4! When the clocks go forward we’re off with a music-themed walking tour every Sunday.

 

NEW! The Sunday Music Stroll 

12 different music-themed walking tours presented by London Walks guide Adam – scroll down for the full schedule.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“As a lifelong Beatles fan I wasn’t expecting to learn very much new from this tour. Much to my delight Adam’s tour was simply splendid and the live music absolutely perfect ” – John A, Tripadvisor

 

The Rock’n’Roll London Pub Walk 

There’s also the return of The Rock’n’Roll London Pub Walk With LIVE Music From Your Guide – the most sociable walk on the London Walks programme! Six weeks only in summer 2022. BOOK HERE or drop us a line to book your own private tour.

The History Of Rock & Pop In The West End

The four-part series A History Of Rock & Pop In The West End is the most comprehensive walking tour on popular music ever assembled by a London tour guide. From rock to reggae, punk to skiffle, all popular music forms are covered. We’ll also dive into the 400-year history of the entertainment district. Social history, the drug culture, fashion and pop culture tribes from Mods to New Romantics will feature alongside the music.

Rock’n’Roll Covent Garden & The West End builds to a crescendo with a Waterloo Sunset

The four parts of The History Of Rock & Pop are as follows. They go out in January, May & November …

Rock’n’Roll Soho

Rock’n’Roll Covent Garden & The West End

Rock’n’Roll Marylebone & Fitzrovia

Rock’n’Roll Mayfair, Piccadilly & More Soho

 

Adam is also one of the team that leads the Rock’n’Roll London walk on Friday afternoons.

 

During spring & summer 2023 there are 17 London Music Tours tours to choose from – at 10:45am or 2pm on Sundays May to October. All music, all over town.

Adam with some students on the hunt for Punk Rock in London back in 2021

There’s the brand NEW tour Rock’n’Roll Camden – Britpop, Punk, 60s Counterculture, Ska, pop culture tribes… Camden is a pop culture pageant like no other in London.

The musical neighbourhood tours of Covent Garden and Marylebone cover every musical genre under the sun – opera, pop & rock, music hall, classical and more. In Marylebone we’ll also look at the story of broadcasting in the UK while in Covent Garden we’ll unpack the history of recording in Europe and look at the evolution of the pop video.

The dedicated band/composer guided tours find The Beatles, Handel, Bowie, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan and The Kinks in their London habitats. We’ll visit the locations of their lives – where they lived, worked, played. We’ll look at how London shaped their work.

The Bob Dylan in London walking tours will be co-hosted with Jackie Lees and K.G Miles, authors of the acclaimed book Troubadour Tales – Bob Dylan In London. The Kinks tour will feature live music along the way.

The four-part series A History Of Rock & Pop In The West End is the most comprehensive walking tour on popular music ever assembled by a London tour guide. From rock to reggae, punk to skiffle, all popular music forms are covered. We’ll also dive into the 400-year history of the entertainment district. Social history, the drug culture, fashion and pop culture tribes from Mods to New Romantics will feature alongside the music.

On the Bob Dylan tour Adam will make sure you get THAT pic at the scene of Dylan’s famous Subterranean Homesick Blues clip

The Music Of Royal London made its debut in 2021 and returns this year. The tour looks at the music that soundtracked the royal story – from Handel’s coronation anthem to Madness on top of Buckingham Palace singing Our House. We’ll have cameos from Mozart, Chopin, The Beatles and Louis Armstrong along the way. 

Women In Music returns to the schedule. The track listing for this tour is one of the most varied in the repertoire: Judy Garland rubs shoulders with 18th century soprano Francesca Cuzzoni; punk legends Siouxsie & The Banshees duet with folk stalwart Peggy Seeger. We’ll cover jazz, pop, music hall and even country music along the way.

On the Beatlemania! tour Adam will hang back at the end of the evening to make sure you get that iconic shot of the crossing lined up absolutely perfectly

Keep an eye out elsewhere in the programme as these walks will also pop-up in other slots from time-to-time, not just Sundays – and they are all available to book as private tours too. 

The Sunday Music Stroll – The Schedule

(Click on the title of each walk for more info & booking)

MAY 2023

7th May  10.45am Beatlemania! 

7th May 2pm The Music Of Royal London

14th May 2pm Musical Covent Garden

21st May 10.45am Dylan In London

28th May 2pm Musical Marylebone 

JUNE

4th June 10.45am Bowie In London 

11th June 2pm Pink Floyd In 60s London 

18th June 10.45am Rolling Stones In 60s Soho 

25th June 2pm Handel’s London 

JULY

From The Roundhouse to The Dublin Castle – Camden is our NEW rock’n’roll stomping ground!

2nd July 10.45am Musical Kensington 

9th July 2pm Rock’n’Roll Camden BOOKING OPEN SOON 

16th July 10.45am Kinks In London

23rd July 2pm Beatlemania! 

30th July 10.45am Musical Covent Garden 

AUGUST

20th August 10.45am The Music Of Royal London

20th August 2pm Dylan In London 

27th August 10.45am Musical Marylebone

SEPTEMBER

3rd September 2pm Bowie In London 

10th September 10.45am Pink Floyd In 60s London 

17th September 2pm Rolling Stones In 60s Soho 

24th September 10.45am Handel’s London 

OCTOBER

1st October 2pm Musical Kensington 

8th October 10.45am Rock’n’Roll Camden BOOKING OPEN SOON 

15th October 2pm Kinks In London

 

All tours are all available to book as private tours too. Drop us a line to book for your private party, event or special occasion.

A FEW MORE REVIEWS FOR LONDON WALKS LONDON MUSIC TOURS WITH ADAM…

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Warm, witty and welcoming” – Steven W, Google Reviews (Judy Garland in London)

 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Better than BBC4!!!” – Ianopod via Instagram

 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Dramatic & delivered in style!” – Kate G, Tripadvisor (Lionel Bart’s London)

 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“As a lifelong Beatles fan I wasn’t expecting to learn very much new from this tour. Much to my delight my pencil became dull with all the notes that I took. Adam’s tour was simply splendid and the live music absolutely perfect ” – John A, Tripadvisor (Beatlemania!)

 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“When you go from knowing next to nothing about a subject to being in awe of them in just one hour” – Julie E, Tripadvisor (Handel’s London)

 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“A masterpiece” – Manton1956, Tripadvisor (Lionel Bart’s London)