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The Rock n' Roll Tour of London

Updated: April 10, 2017
 By Margaret

Join Free Tours By Foot on London's first free Rock n' Roll tour experience!

This is not just a tour, but a "bucket list" worthy journey through the beginning of the Swingin' Sixties movement up to the present day.  

London Music Tour Rock N Roll

London has long been the epicentre of the Rock n' Roll world and this nostalgic tour will take you on a journey through performances, recordings, album covers, and legendary gigs - both firsts and lasts!

You'll get the behind-the-scenes stories of infamous nights out, lives, loves, and the tragedies and triumphs of some of musics iconic legends.

TIP: You can also take this tour any time you wish with our GPS-led audio tour app. Here's a sample.

Expect rockstars, punks, goth, the hippie movement, mods and rockers, jazz legends, and forays into the history of London's blue, trance and reggae scenes.

Expect to hear about The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Eric Clapton, The Sex Pistols, The Cure, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Prince, The Small Faces, Queen, Carly Simon, U2 and Bob Marley - just to name a few!

Sites Visited:

  • The location of Jimi Hendrix's first appearance on a London stage
  • Where John Lenon met Yoko Ono
  • Where the Beatles played their final gig
  • The Marquee Club
  • Saville Row
  • The Bag o' Nails
  • Trident Studios
  • Heddon Street
  • And more!



Tour information

Reservations: Click here to reserve.

Where:  Outside Boots the Chemist, underneath the famous neon lights and signs next to Piccadilly Circus Underground Station (exit 1)(map).

The tour ends near Leicester Square.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours.

When: View our full tour calendar.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it's done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone's budget.

Save even more money with a London tourist discount card.  Be sure to check out our other tours in London.


About The Author


An American simply by accident of birth, Margaret moved to London over 16 years ago and hasn’t looked back since! With a keen interest in History – and a BA degree to match – Margaret prides herself on her knowledge of the amazing city she calls home and she's been guiding here now for nearly a decade. Social history is her real expertise, with sound understanding of the day-to-day lives of Londoners over the past centuries.
Updated: April 10th, 2017
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