Rock ‘n’ Roll London

(25 customer reviews)

Tottenham Court Road underground station, London (exit 1)

Guided by Adam or Andy H or Rex or Richard P

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
Friday Weekly 2 pm 4 pm Winter Summer Reserve Online

N.B. this walk will not take place on the following dates:

31-05-2024

Short read: It rocks!

Short podcast listen: Adam riffing brilliantly on how a music walking tour is not just a dance to the music of our time – it’s also a dance to who we are. 

Slightly longer read: “It’s like having your own personal rock star for a tour guide”

Lockdown read: Wednesday night Rock’n’Roll London Pub Walk is BACK!  Click here    Other London Walks tours will soon follow in virtual form

Long read: All roads once led to Rome… now they lead to London. In terms of Rock ‘n’ Roll this is an inarguable fact. Big bucks may be made in Hollywood but rock ‘n’ roll reputations are made here in The Big Smoke. We’re headin’ to their haunts and hangouts. Where they riffed and let rip, these men of wealth and taste. Please allow me to introduce The Rolling Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, David Bowie, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Blur, Oasis… It’s a Who’s Who of the music. Each act has a London tale to tell… Very often a tale so decadent – so down and dirty – that Caligula would have blushed!*  Keep on walking, keep on rocking! Guided by Adam or Rex.       *with thanks to Morrissey

Not suitable for children (for a short video explaining why, click HERE. And another HERE)

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL LONDON – THE PRACTICALS

Rock ‘n’ Roll London takes place every* Fridayyear-round – at 2 pm. The meeting point is just outside exit 1 of Tottenham Court Road   Tube Stop.  If arriving on the Elizabeth Line follow the signs for the Tottenham Court Road Exit, and then take Exit 1, Oxford Street South N.B. the Rock ‘n’ Roll London Walk ends very near Oxford Circus Tube. *Not Dec. 25 

GLAD TO HEAR IT

Click here to meet your guide – here’s the Adam interview we did for the London Walks podcast

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, Rock 'n' Roll London it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Rock 'n' Roll London walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.

GIVE THE GIFT OF LONDON WALKS

A private London Walk makes a fab gift – be it a birthday or anniversary or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.

LONDON WALKS – STREETS AHEAD!

Don’t just take it from us.

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25 reviews for Rock ‘n’ Roll London

  1. Andy

    Great trip. pointed out many interesting venues which I have previously walked past without even looking at the building. Being selfish would have liked a few more titbits from more current times, like the cover of the Oasis album being taken in Berwick Street but still loved it1

  2. Antony Zamchick

    Great tour with Adam, he made it fun and had a wealth of knowledge to share.

  3. Cynthia Waldman

    Adam is the man! Grab the tour, it’s fantastic. It was fun, informative and a great way to spend the afternoon.

  4. Lisa Abernathy

    We loved our walk with Adam. His knowledge and love for Rock and Roll is clear.Highly recommend this walk for music enthusiasts.

  5. Patrice

    I did the tour with Adam on May 5th 2023. Really cool for people who are fond of the 60’s and 70’s music as I am. I read a lot about Tin Pan Alley and Denmark Street in books. Now I know what it looks like. Adam is really cool and entertaining, telling you many anecdotes (and for non native English speakers like me: he is very “understandable” :). Thanks for the good time.

  6. John & Darby Bennett

    We took three of Adam’s tours in less than a week: Old Westminster by Gaslight; a private tour of Kensington; and Rock & Roll London. ALL were fantastically informative and entertaining. Adam has “the gift” and we felt fortunate to be in his company. Well done, sir!

  7. Keith Bissonnette

    Adam was awesome! I have now been on 9 London walks, and Adam’s tour was one of the best! Super fun, and interesting. Adam’s knowledge is amazing, and his anecdotes and delivery very entertaining. I could do this one again!

  8. Jackie Phillips

    A great tour by a great guide who loves and knows his music. If you are a music fan and in London this is a wonderful way to acquaint yourself with the Rock Scene in Central London.

  9. Irene roberts

    Excellent tour far better than anticipated. Adam really bought it all to life with his excellent descriptions and antidotes. Thoroughly recommend

  10. Gertjan Medema

    Rock ‘n roll tour March 3, 2023, with Adam as our guide.

    Super tour. Good info ahead of the tour. Adam is very knowledgeable about the history of rock ‘n roll (and blues and jazz and punk) and will tell you all the details about the Sones, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, David Bowie, The yardbirds and Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page/Led Zeppelin, The Who, Small Faces and recording studios, rehearse venues, pubs, venues, in a very, very entertaining manner. We enjoyed our tour with Adam very much. Good to know you’re also educating a new generation of (music) tour guides, Adam.

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