The Music Of Royal London

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

Guided by Adam

Please note

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
11 July 2021 Tour du Jour 10.45 am 12.45 pm Summer Reserve Online
3 August 2021 Special 7 pm 9 pm Summer 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.