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The Birth of The Rolling Stones: London Rock Music Tour

Hop aboard our fab psychedelic minibus and discover 7 locations that every Stones fan should visit, including where they secured their first residency and met The Beatles in April 1963, on this award-winning​ magical mystery tour of London’s cradle of British Blues and Rock. Cruise the King’s Road and pass by Brian, Mick and Keith’s first London flat on your way down to Richmond upon Thames, the birthplace of The Rolling Stones and spiritual home for many other super-groups who went on to rock the world.
• Live commentary by a knowledgable tour guide
• Rolling Stones music played on the tour
• Option to remain in Richmond for some sightseeing and shopping. Fast and frequent train and tube services to all parts of London

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  • What's included :
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Professional guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    What's excluded :
    • Transportation to/from meeting point
    • Entry/Admission - Terrace Gardens- Richmond Hill
    • Entry/Admission - Eel Pie Island Museum
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EE, UK

    The beating heart of Swinging London, home to the 'Chelsea Drugstore' and legendary fashion and cultural locations.

    Stop At: The Half Moon, Putney, London, 93 Lower Richmond Road, London SW15 1EU England

    Where The Stones performed as recently as 2000

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Olympic Studios, 117-123 Church Road, London SW13 9HL England

    A 5-minute stop at Olympic. The Stones recorded 6 consecutive albums here between 1966 and 1972 with Chris Kimsey and Glyn Johns. Their first hit 'Come On', released in 1963, was recorded at Olympic's previous location off Baker Street in London.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: One Kew Road, 1 Kew Rd, London TW9 2NQ, UK

    Previously the Station Hotel, home to the original Crawdaddy Club, this is the Richmond location where The Stones secured their first residency on Sunday 24th February 1963 and where they first met The Beatles, who were instrumental in them signing for Decca Records here on 5th May. The Stones performed the last of their weekly gigs here on Sunday 16th June after the release of their first hit

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Terrace Gardens- Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill, Richmond-upon-Thames England

    See where Mick and Jerry lived in the early 1990s (she still lives here with new husband Rupert Murdoch), where Ronnie Wood lived from 1971. 'It's Only Rock And Roll But I Like It' was written here in 1973. Pete Townsend currently lives there.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Eel Pie Island, Twickenham TW1 3DY England

    The Stones and many other legendary musicians played at the Eel Pie Island Hotel's ballroom regularly in the 60s including David Bowie, Elton John, The Who, John Baldry, Rod Stewart, The Yardbirds and many more. The Hotel burned down in 1971

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Eel Pie Island Museum, 1-3 Richmond Road Opposite York House, Twickenham TW1 3AB England

    Travellers have the option of visiting the Eel Pie Island Museum (£3.00 entry) before walking down to see the Island. Refreshments and comfort stop at the infamous Barmy Arms pub

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Crawdaddy Club, Richmond TW9 1HU, UK

    The second location of the Crawdaddy Club when in 1963, The Yardbirds replaced The Stones as the resident band. It was also the location of Harold Pendleton's National Jazz and Blues Festival (1961-1965) which, after a few years at various locations finally moved to Reading - now the longest-running pop festival in the world.

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    40 Exhibition Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2PA, UK
    Departure Time :
    2:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 13 years
    • Availability for tours cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of tour availability
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Swinging 60s London

Activity ID: V-16819P8

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