Rock’n’Roll Soho

(1 customer review)

Tottenham Court Road underground station, London (exit 1)

Guided by Adam

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
7 January 2023 Tour du Jour 2 pm 4 pm Winter Reserve Online
6 May 2023 Tour du Jour 2 pm 4 pm Summer Reserve Online
4 November 2023 Tour du Jour 2 pm 4 pm Winter Reserve Online

Rock’n’Roll Soho

From the origin story of rock and pop in the UK to Britpop – this walk is the seminal Rock’n’Roll London tour. 

We’ll take in the Rolling Stones first gig and Jimi Hendrix’s last. We’ll chase the ghosts of legendary venues. From coffee to cocaine we’ll look at the drugs that fuelled the music. We’ll catch David Bowie on the cusp of international superstardom and Marianne Faithfull in the heroin fogged aftermath of her first fame. The Who will smash the place up, Eric Clapton will walk away from stardom at the age of 20 and we’ll witness the birth of Led Zeppelin.

Skiffle, blues, folk and jazz are the roots musics on the bill. Soho is the stage – and with Soho comes four centuries-worth of tales of drunkenness and cruelty.  

The Playlist Includes…

David Bowie

The Who

Jimi Hendrix

Marianne Faithful

The Beatles

Oasis

Queen

The Sex Pistols

Themes:

50’s Rock’n’Roll Roots

60s R&B

70s Punk

90s Britpop

West End History 1660s- Present Day

Tour ends near Oxford Circus/ Tottenham Court Tube

1 review for Rock’n’Roll Soho

  1. HW

    Absolutely brilliant tour. Adam’s knowledge of music and the history of music is extraordinary. His lively personality and boundless enthusiasm for the subject all combine to make him a superb guide. This tour is a must for anyone interested in the Rock ‘n’ Roll movement.

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