Day Tripper – A Full Day Beatles Tour Of London

(7 customer reviews)

Embankment underground station, London (river exit)

Guided by Adam

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
12 July 2024 Day Trip 10 am 4.45 pm Summer Book Now
13 September 2024 Day Trip 10 am 4.45 pm Summer Book Now

Day Tripper – The Full Day Beatles Tour

A full day Beatles tour hosted and guided by Adam one of our Visit England Tourism Superstar 2022 finalist guides

All the exclusivity of a private tour combined with the affordability of a public tour

Online booking and pre-payment essential

Maximum group size 12

“We had such a fantastic time doing this walk. We were transported back to 1960’s London for 2 hours of Beatles stories and no time machine needed just our tour guide Adam!”

Alex T September 2022

Day Tripper: Full Day Beatles Tour

10am Beatlemania! 1961-65 – The Morning Tour

Break For Lunch

2pm The London & Winding Road 1966-70 – The Afternoon Tour

 

The Morning Tour: Beatlemania! 1961-65

London Walks Full Day Beatles Tour

Meets 10 am Embankment tube Riverside exit

For the first part of the day we will cover The Beatles in London from 1961 to 1965. The whole story kicks off on December 31st 1961 with four Liverpool lads on the brink of fame, only to find that not all of London’s streets are paved with gold… But it won’t be long before the relentless upward trajectory kicks in: a string of number one singles and albums make them the biggest stars in Britain; movie stardom beckons, with international fame and fortune following hot on their Cuban heeled-boots… all topped off with a badge from Her Maj in 1965.

We Will Visit… 

The places we will see include:

• The location of the BBC’s Playhouse theatre, where The Beatles recorded early sessions

• Trafalgar Square, where the Beatles spent the evening of New Year’s Eve 1961, before their first major audition.

• Piccadilly Circus, for the world premiere of their first movie a Hard Day‘s Night.

• Soho, where we will take a look at The Fabs relationship with drugs.

Along the way we will meet The Rolling Stones and Beatle-making prince of pop Brian Epstein their manager. We’ll also look at London in the Swinging Sixties from Ban The Bomb to the sex scandal that brought down the government. 

The morning tour will end at the location of the legendary failed Decca audition in West Hampstead.

Break for lunch

We will break for lunch in West Hampstead. The pub on the corner near the old recording studio was once the famous venue Klooks Kleek where such artists as Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac and Rod Stewart all played. Its proximity to Decca Studios made it a popular spot for a quick drink and famous musical customers have included Jimi Hendrix and Tom Jones.

 

The Afternoon Tour – The Long and Winding Road 1966-70

Full Day Beatles Tour with London Walks

The afternoon tour begins at 1.45pm. We will travel from West Hampstead to Green Park by tube where we will resume the tour covering 1966 to 1970. 

These years of great innovation for the Beatles see the recording of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, boundless experimentation in the studio, dabbling with drugs, the end of the touring days, their last ever gig on a Mayfair rooftop, and the photo shoot for the famous Abbey Road sleeve.

We Will Visit… 

The places we will see include:

• The St James’s art gallery where John met Yoko

• Marylebone for the venue where Paul married Linda in 1969

• The location of the infamous Apple boutique in Baker Street

• Savile Row for the legendary rooftop gig, The Beatles’ last ever live performance.

• The iconic road crossing in St John’s Wood, outside the Abbey Road Studios, where the shot for the famous album sleeve was captured

Along the way we’ll encounter producer George Martin, Yoko Ono, Linda Eastman, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan as well as discussing fashion and drugs in Swinging London.

The tour will end near Piccadilly Circus at around 4.45pm.

Happy Beatles fans on one of Adam’s tours leaving their mark on Abbey Road (Adam will bring Sharpies!)

“Adam delivers incredibly well and shares a huge amount of information both for real Beatles devotees and people like me who love their songs but don’t know a great deal about the background.”

Laura P May 2022

The Practicals

This tour must be booked and prepaid.

On the day of the tour you will need an Oyster card/bank payment card/credit card/day travel card as we will make a few journeys by tube over the course of the day. Please arrive at the tour with your payment card/ticket ready to use.

Walking and Public Transport

This tour combines walking and public transport to cover as much ground as possible over the course of one single day we will make three short tube journeys all within zone one, so please make sure you have an oyster card or a bank payment card to pay for your ticket to ride.

The tour costs £49 per person

Free Extras

When the tour is finished Adam will send you a playlist, a few links for further reading and watching plus a free copy of one of his Beatles Virtual Tours. Adam is one of the London Walks Story Of London team whose virtual tours saw them make the final of Visit England Tourism Superstars 2022. 

 

“Adam was a delight and able to readily answer any questions and give anecdotes and context to where the Beatles performed. Time flew by, a truly wonderful Walk”

Anne & Ken S September 2022

7 reviews for Day Tripper – A Full Day Beatles Tour Of London

  1. Deena Taylor Rolls

    Thank you Adam for a day in the life! Fun and very memorable tour.

  2. Nancy McC

    Adam was a fount of knowledge–not only on the Beatles, but about London and all types of music. Plus his quick wit (Five Guys 🙂 !) made the all-day tour fly by. He made sure that we were on and off the tube and crossing streets carefully, much appreciated!

  3. Miguel

    We went on the 2nd “Day Tripper – A Full Day Beatles Tour Of London” in July. From the pre-walk get-in-the-mood playlist and images to the on-site musical accompaniment and the post-walk reference links, Adam’s passion, wit, and knowledge shone through. Wonderful to visit the Beatle haunts and remember their collective and individual impact. Thank you, Adam, for the magical mystery tour. FAB!

  4. Nancy Moore

    The full day Beatles tour was AMAZING. Adam organized a wonderful route, shared engaging stories and anecdotes, entertained us with music and thoroughly delighted us. Can’t recommend highly enough, whether you’re old enough to remember the Fab Four (which I am!) or not. Thank you!

  5. Ruth

    Excellent tour. A great guide! Very knowledgable, funny, creative, and kind!

  6. Malcolm

    An amazing magical mystery tour. Adam took us here, there and everywhere and left us feeling glad all over (yes, a version of this this was covered by The Beatles on ‘Live at the BBC’).

  7. Brian Kenny

    Wonderful tour. Adam is the perfect tour guide

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