The Music Of Royal London

(5 customer reviews)

Green Park underground station, London (Green Park exit, by the fountain)

Guided by Adam

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You must reserve your place online for this walk. Select your date and time on the table below.

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
17 April 2022 Special 10.30 am 12.30 pm Winter Reserve Online

The Musical History Of Royal London

Fanfares & Fireworks, Pomp & Peccadilloes

Music & the royal history of Britain – a NEW walking tour.

It starts with a bang – and an arrest (!) and a death (!) – with Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and ends with a fanfare and a calypso at The Abbey. In between we’ll discover…

 

The strange secrets of the Queen Mother’s LP collection

 

The King who wanted violins banned!

 

The Queen who hated Handel

 

The opera house that never was

 

Buckingham Palace as the world’s poshest jazz club

 

The music of the Changing of the Guard

The soundtrack to this great royal soap opera is provided by Mozart, Purcell, Handel, The Beatles, Louis Armstrong, Queen, Chopin and Madness – playing a heady mix of hymns, jazz, baroque, rock and showtunes. 

As usual in the great royal soap opera, scenes of adultery, abdication and scandal alternate with the high pomp and happy days of national celebration – coronations, christenings and many, many more than just four weddings and a funeral.

 

From jazz Dukes to pop Princesses, from Green Park to the Abbey, from Henry VIII to Queen Elizabeth II – this is the Crown’s greatest hits.

5 reviews for The Music Of Royal London

  1. Elke Hirsch

    Adam has profound knowledge and a great sense of humour. This tour was both educational and entertaining, providing lots of opportunities for dialogue with Adam. I can highly recommend it.

  2. Alison

    Can thoroughly recommend the Music of Royal London tour, it was really interesting, fun and informative. A lovely way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday morning. Adam’s knowledge of the tour was fantastic and really impressed when he was asked questions about nearby statues etc.

  3. Alison

    Can thoroughly recommend the Music of Royal London tour, it was really interesting, fun and informative. A lovely way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday morning. Adam’s knowledge of the tour was fantastic and really impressed when he was asked questions about nearby statues etc.

  4. Jo Harrison

    Thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Adam, it was very well organised, interesting and entertaining!

  5. Terry Wright

    Adam, our guide made this tour as good as it was advertised. The two hour tour through London was brilliant. Adam’s knowledge and it’s delivery was so natural and he answered many questions about buildings and statutes we saw. It was also very educational. I’d certainly do other tours lead by this company.

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