Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

(21 customer reviews)

Tottenham Court Road underground station, London (exit 1)

Guided by Richard P

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
Sunday Weekly 11 am 1 pm Winter Summer Reserve Online
Thursday Weekly 11 am 1 pm Winter Summer Reserve Online
Wednesday Weekly 2 pm 4 pm Winter Summer Reserve Online

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

25-12-2024

N.B. this walk is sold out on the following dates:

14-07-2024

Short read: A Magical Mystery Tour of  Beatles’ London 

“Oh, I believe in yesterday” read: Guided by the pied piper of Beatlemania, The Magical Mystery Tour is waiting to take you away… 

“A splendid time is guaranteed for all” read: So let me introduce you to the one and only Richard P. (“his personal knowledge adds an element of credibility that is unavailable elsewhere” USA Today). His Magical Mystery Tour is a chance to “Imagine” Beatlemania and the Swinging 60s. Highlights include their “Apple offices” (where they played the famous rooftop session); the legendary Abbey Road Studios; Paul McCartney’s headquarters; the tiny gallery where John Lennon first set eyes on Yoko Ono (that fateful encounter that changed everything); the world-famous zebra crosswalk (you’ll walk the walk – a moment that’s a keeper, so be sure to bring your camera). The utterly assured,* completely in command of topic and terrain – let alone well connected – Richard P. unerringly takes us back… Recaptures the era when London was the cultural capital of the world and the Fab Four were its rulers. Places I remember all my life… all we want is you, it’ll be just like you want it to…  *Tempted to say wraith-like – the 6th Beatle?

IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THE GUIDING

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BEATLES MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR – THE PRACTICALS

Meet Richard P. 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. we make a short Tube journey to Abbey Road so getting a Day Travel Card or an Oyster Card – “a ticket to ride” – is a good idea. The walk ends at the Abbey Road Studio, a three-minute walk from St. John’s Wood Tube Stop.  

LONDON WALKS REVIEWS

“RICHARD Porter is the smartest man in Britain – at least when it comes to The Beatles. In reality, considering the Sixties pop scene was a hotbed of sex and psychedelic drugs, he probably knows more about The Beatles than the remaining members of the Fab Four can remember themselves.” Brian Crisp National Travel Editor, Escape

“When it comes to possessing a thorough knowledge of the movements of the Beatles, there are few who can surpass Richard Porter. Dubbed the “Beatles Brain of Britain,” his personal kinship with John, Paul, George and Ringo makes the London tours he conducts for London Walks some of the most popular in the city. After more than 20 years and guiding around 150,000 visitors, Richard’s lead is the one to heed. His personal knowledge adds an element of credibility that is unavailable elsewhere.”  USA Today

“The walls in front of the famous studios are smeared with a million cliches, long-standing graffiti proclaiming the fans’ undying love. Here, several years ago, Paul McCartney appeared while Porter was doing his tour. Springing cheerily from his limo, Paul consorted with the fans before vamoosing to cut his album. Porter had captured the moment. Snap! We are agog. For there it is: Paul looking cherubic. As does Porter, standing before us now, irrepressible, and so likeable that you wish you could set him to music. Will lightning strike twice? Will a Beatle casually materialise? But Porter is talking again, more facts, more memorabilia. Yeah, yeah, yeah.” Traveller

“London Walks puts you into the hands of an expert on the particular area and topic of a tour…”  The New York Times

“The original and best – there are several companies offering walking tours of London but London Walks (London’s oldest) is easily the pick of the bunch”   London, Cadogan Guide

“A splendid time is guaranteed for all”  Toronto Globe and Mail

Best Beatles Walk  “If you are a Beatles fan then you will love touring London with Richard P! My family had the pleasure of joining Richard on the Beatles “In My Life” walk and enjoyed every moment. The tour is very informative and hits many great spots such as John and Yoko’s home, film locations for Beatles movies, and ends at Abbey Road. Richard is knowledgeable, projects well so you can hear every word he says, and takes great care to make sure the tour stays safe and together when walking down the streets of London. I want to go back to London just to experience more tours with this company!”  Pkid71 Saginaw, Michigan[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, Beatles Magical Mystery Tour it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour 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.

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21 reviews for Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

  1. John (USA)

    Our family of 3 agree this was a top notch tour for both die hard and casual Beatles fans. Guide Richard has an incredible depth of Beatles knowledge, good delivery and sense of humor, and a wonderful collection of photographs for each tour tour stop, that made this tour great. BONUS: While it is a lot of walking, we were taken on an incredible adventure that had us exploring parts of London that we otherwise would have missed (SoHo, Savile Road, Carnaby St., parts of Regent St.).

  2. Marit Rasmussen

    Had a great time with guide Richard P on the “Magical mystery tour”! His knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject is just amazing! I highly recommend this walk!
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  3. Aldous Davidson

    Took this tour with Richard yesterday and loved it! Richard is super knowledgable and an excellent speaker! His passion for the Beatles really shines through. Love that it ends at Abbey Road! Highly recommended! the “mystery” part of the magical mystery tour was hilarious as well!

  4. Cinda Hugos

    Excellent. So knowledgeable and informative. Thank you London Walks! Richard is an institution. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet him and his love of all things Beatles!

  5. Bruce Hislop

    Richard is a one man encyclopedia but not in a dry dusty way. His knowledge is interesting and memorable.

  6. Russell and Mary

    Richard P. gave us a great tour which added to our knowledge of the Beatles era. He had lots entertaining and wonderful insights about the group and the way they influenced the music scene at the time.

  7. Jarod S

    Richard is the most informative guide I have ever had the pleasure of walking with. He knows almost everything to do with the Beatles. He is a true gentleman and Beatles fanatic. Highly recommend touring with him.

  8. Kimberly O’Connor

    We took this tour with Adam and it was fantastic! He was a great story teller and very knowledgeable. What a great fun day of Beatles’ history and music

  9. Robert McIvor

    The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour with Adam was great.

  10. Kevin (USA)

    I was scared because there were 20+ people and the tour guide has been going for years, but it was an incredible, everything I wanted. He made sure the whole group was keeping up, and was loud and clear. Would highly recommend, very knowledgeable and passionate.

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