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The Original Soho Punk Tour provided by FlipsideLondon Tours

The Original Soho Punk Tour

The Original Soho Punk Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Group size:
20
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Full commentary
Exclusions
  • Bottled water
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Tottenham Court Road Station, Oxford St, London W1D 2DH, UK Outside Exit 1, opposite The Flying Horse Pub
  • 100 Club, Century House, 100 Oxford St, London W1D 1LL, UK We finish outside the 100 Club which is about 200 yds from the starting point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Full commentary
Exclusions
  • Bottled water
Departure details
  • Tottenham Court Road Station, Oxford St, London W1D 2DH, UK Outside Exit 1, opposite The Flying Horse Pub
  • 100 Club, Century House, 100 Oxford St, London W1D 1LL, UK We finish outside the 100 Club which is about 200 yds from the starting point
Duration
2h
Return details
  • 100 Club, Century House, 100 Oxford St, London W1D 1LL, UK We finish outside the 100 Club which is about 200 yds from the starting point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Tottenham Court Road Station
    Tottenham Court Road Station, Oxford St, London W1D 2DH, UK
    Outside Exit 1, opposite The Flying Horse Pub
    See address & details
  • 1
    Soho
    Stop: 2 hours
    See legendary sites where punk gestated and grew into the worldwide phenomenon it became
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  • You'll end at
    100 Club
    Century House, 100 Oxford St, London W1D 1LL, UK
    We finish outside the 100 Club which is about 200 yds from the starting point
    See address & details
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Danii larcombe
Woodbury Salterton, UK12 contributions
Aidan put us at ease right away, once I plucked up the courage to ask if he was waiting for us!
It was clear right from the start that he loved this, and was very knowledgeable, having lived through the era himself. He knew all the little hidey holes off the track, and had loads of stories of growing up near there, and going to these places as a kid.
It wasn't a route march either, as we were going at our pace, which is great as I have really bad knees.
I would really recommend this walking tour to anyone who loves this genre, well worth the money with everything we saw and heard.
Written 31 July 2021
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peteshov
Leeds145 contributions
Mar 2022
Arranged a private tour with Aidan as couldn't make the time for the group tour. Communications were great and joining instructions really clear. Met Aidan on the day and the tour was awesome. He really captured the mood of the time and brought the whole scene to life with our various stops and accompanying pics. Found out so much i didn't know....don't want to give away any spoilers but if you're a punk fan this tour is essential to hear Aidan's slightly different version of events to the history books. Couldn't recommend enough.
Written 9 April 2022
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Stuart W
Wishaw, UK9 contributions
Sep 2021
Arrange to meet Aidan for a private tour on a hot September day as part of our city break....We have already done the joe Strummer tour with him 2 years ago (2019) and knew to expect a fantastic fact wealthy time and he didn't disappoint, for almost 3 hours he took us round Soho stopping at all the iconic punk based historic spots. His knowledge is astounding and even supplies some stories you wont hear anywhere else he got from his punk acquaintances.
Fantastic tour highly recommended to anybody with an interest in Punk music and is history.
Written 8 September 2021
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James
Southampton, UK1 contribution
A brilliant 2 hour walking tour through the various sights in London associated with the rise of punk in the UK in the 70s, narrated by Aidan. Aidan is extremely knowledgeable and gave us an in depth talk at each sight/venue we visited. Would highly recommend going on this tour if you want to know more about punk and the role that London played in its rise.
Written 5 June 2022
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Liz S
Eastbourne, UK20 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Two of us were in London for a few days and really fancied the punk tour of Soho offered by Aidan. Unfortunately our dates didn't tally with what was available but I contacted Aidan and organised a private tour. It cost a few more pounds each but gave us more time and loads of chat sharing
experiences and anecdotes.

Aidan's knowledge and enthusiasm is limitless. He shares photos of the time that really bring what he talks about alive and made us look at the buildings in Soho and Covent Garden differently.

Soho really is like a self-contained village of music history and Aidan is the one to dig below the surface and bring it alive. Highly, highly recommend it.
Written 3 December 2021
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Liz J
Cardiff, UK18 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
This was an excellent tour and Aidan had unlimited facts and stories to recount. My 14 year old punk fan was completely engaged and enjoyed sharing her own stories. Soho is a really interesting area to walk around and Aidan also mentioned sites relevant to other genres. It was interesting to see where iconic clubs used to be and picture how they were in the ‘70s. Looking forward to doing one of the other tours in the future!
Written 30 July 2021
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SimonandElaine
5 contributions
Oct 2021
Top experience! Aidan, the tour guide, is amazingly knowledgeable and has an excellent delivery manner. He made it all very interesting. Really nice guy. We learnt so many things - often about places we have walked past loads of times and not even noticed. Looking forward to going on more of his walking tours.
Written 31 October 2021
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Ingrid W
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Solo
An absolutely fantastic tour - Aidan is so knowledgeable and knows what he’s talking about because he actually lived it and has even met some Pistols. For a millennial guest who has read a lot about the Pistols and the London scene there is nothing like experiencing it in person with such a great guide. Could not recommend this tour enough - do it or you’ll feel pretty vacant…
Written 10 June 2022
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A380ManchesterUK
Manchester, UK829 contributions
Apr 2022
Undertook this tour with Aidan the guide in early April with my wife and five visiting Swedish tourists!

Advertised as a two hour walking tour it was nearer the 2h 20m when we finished.

The tour starts at Tottenham Court Rd tube station. A very easy and central starting point. It finishes outside the 100 Club on Oxford Rd.

I get the impression Aidan will tailor the tour to the knowledge of the group. In fairness I don't think you undertake this tour unless you have a basic knowledge of the late 70's scene. That said, other bits of the London music scene are included as you do the walk.

It helps that Aidan was part of the scene back in the 70's so is also talking from experience and not just relaying facts

I have visited London countless times over the years, but never actively sought out any of the iconic venues etc. Surprising really just how much of the scene was centered around Soho.

Aidan will use his ipad to illustrate the tour - which of course helps as a number of the venues no longer exist.

Even for someone who had a good knowledge and understanding of the scene, Aidan narrated many an anecdote and interesting fact i was unaware of.

Quite simply a great afternoon out with some like minded folk.

The Strummer walk will be a definite next time I visit London
Written 6 May 2022
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Craigy
Sunderland, UK14 contributions
Absolutely great tour despite the rain. Aidan is great guide, very knowledgeable & good crack. Even if your not an old school Punk Rock anorak like me I'd still recommend this tour, so many interesting aspects that relate to the birth & progression of music & lots of snippets of Soho life & history. Thanks again 👍
Written 4 October 2021
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GangLand Soho
A great insight into this subject by a knowledgeable guide, Aiden, who grew up among it, so very genuine background
areamn
areamn
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Walk where Strummer did. That´s THE tour.
I am from Spain and this was the second tour I did with Aidan. I am a big fan of Strummer and was looking for place
areamn
areamn
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Perfect tour to know the true musical experience
I found Aidan's tours (flipsideLondon) on google and they were all super interesting, so when I visited London (I'm
Pete I
Pete I
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An immersive Clash tour with a passionate and informative host
As others have mentioned, if you’re a Clash / Strummer fan, this is a must-do while visiting London. Being from the
HighburyHammers
HighburyHammers
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Excellent!
Another truly fascinating walking tour with Aidan. His knowledge and the way he delivers all the stories/facts are
niclasa697
niclasa697
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Great Strummertour with excellent guide
A great tour with excellent guide Aidan. A must for any Strummer/Clash/Punk/Musicfan. You don't have to be a Strumm
Elisabeth G
Elisabeth G
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Really interesting and educating walking tour by great guide Aidan!
A great walking tour by engageing guide Aidan who let us know interesting facts about Joe Strummer, The clash, oth
Canuk1w1
Canuk1w1
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A MUST for any Clash Fan
A MUST for any proper Clash fan. Fills in important points about their history. Learning the history of the area ad
subterranean_jack
subterranean_jack
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A Real Fan’s Tour
If you are a Joe Strummer fan or a fan of The Clash then don’t dither about wondering if you should stay or go— get
RonaldBaldrick
RonaldBaldrick
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Great Joe Strummer tour
Greqt Tour. Aidan knows a lot about the area where Joe Strummer lived and started his music career, showing you the
nickdV2825TB
nickdV2825TB
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Real social history with a sense of humour
Fascinating, hilarious and thought-provoking. Proper eye-opening social history revealing hidden links into so many
Edamanchorman
Edamanchorman
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Excellent
An informative walk around Notting Hill taking in some iconic places from Joe's life. Aiden is an enthusiastic and
Ckroon2
Ckroon2
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Absolutely Brilliant
Aidan's knowledge of the area is second to none. Packed full of information from learned and lived experiences, mix
S769KKjohnh
S769KKjohnh
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Great Strummer Tour
First class tour of Strummer's stamping ground. Highly recommended. Aiden was a brilliant guide and very engaging.
ScioTraveler
ScioTraveler
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Great Time!
Wow! This was a fantastic tour! We enjoyed every step of it! Aiden is a wonderful storyteller - very engaging and v
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