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Tottenham Court Road Station, London W1D 2DH, England
+44 7814 079486
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A great tour of musical history!

Aidan takes you on a tour thru Soho visiting places where Bowie, the Rolling Stones and the Sex... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
challmark
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Superb London Soho Punk walking tour - very authentic!

A really fantastic walking tour around London's Soho focusing on the key moments, bands and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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EXPERIENCE OLD SOHO ON A TRAWL THROUGH THE LEGENDARY PUNK ROCK SITES OF THE AREA Description British Punk was born in the Kings Road Chelsea but came of age in the clubs and dives of Soho and the surrounding area. Soho was a very different area in the mid seventies so join your guide Aidan McManus as he brings it to life and introduces you to the seminal historic punk characters and sites. The Clubs,Marquee,Vortex,100,Roxy,Louise's and Notre Dame Hall,Strip club gigs,inspirational market stalls and boozers,where was the first Sex Pistols gig?Crash pads, Lesbian club hangouts and The Jam having run ins with the law,this tour has it all!! The tour lasts two hours but the walking part takes less than half of it as we stop and I talk about the above places,its not a trek,it goes ahead whatever the weather. Meet at Tottenham Court Road tube station (Oxford Street entrance). Book through the website or just turn up on the day,see you there
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Tottenham Court Road Station, London W1D 2DH, England
Soho
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+44 7814 079486

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Aidan takes you on a tour thru Soho visiting places where Bowie, the Rolling Stones and the Sex Pistols recorded. He provides the cultural context of how early London punk emerged and who was there. The tour is the real deal and anyone with an...More

Thank challmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really fantastic walking tour around London's Soho focusing on the key moments, bands and landmarks of the London punk era. Aidan, our guide, lived through the period and this comes across in the enthusiasm and authenticity with which he delivers the tour. His terrific...More

Thank voleshafter
Reviewed 13 November 2017

My wife and I recently visited London for our 10 year anniversary. A private tour with Aidan was one of the first things we booked. We love music and we love history. It was very important to us that we booked a tour that was...More

Thank realmattwalker
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We spent the day with Aidan and took a private tour of the Westward Way and Soho. Aidan has great knowledge not only of the music scene, but also the historical background of the area. He did a good job of addressing our interests. Once...More

Thank mcclean2017
Reviewed 9 November 2017

One of the highlights of our trip! Aidan gave us a good overview of Soho before we started the tour which was important to see how this relatively small area became the epicenter of punk. Many sights & stories...Aidan can sure spin a yarn :)...More

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

This review is a bit delayed, but I wanted to make sure I put a good word in for Aiden. The tour was amazing, and my punk rocker partner and her friends were amazed at Aidan's depth of knowledge and the sites we visited. I'm...More

Thank RobinB4fun
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Great way to spend a couple of hours in SoHo seeing where so much musical history was made. Aidan is full of stories from the music scene back then and is enthusiastically sharing them on the tour, while also covering bits of the history of...More

Thank ML123991
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This tour was very interesting and was time well spent. Aidan is a terrific guide, warm, forthcoming, and not afraid of expressing an opinion or two! If you're at all interested in late 70s british punk, you need to take this tour. Aidan lived it...More

Thank ts62
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. Aidan is an enthusiastic knowledgeable and humorous guide who skilfully serves up an interesting mix of history, geography and media stories with personal experience, insight and anecdotes.

Thank Antony R
Reviewed 8 October 2017

So glad I came across Aidan's Punk Rock walking tour. While he's full of great information, he also incorporated his own personal stories and memories into this exceptional, unique time in London's music history. I found Aidan funny in his true, authentic British humor and...More

Thank Inger N
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evelyn z
11 November 2015|
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Response from Aidan M | Property representative |
Hi Evelyn We could do a private tour mate. Drop me an email through the website giving me some numbers etc and we can sort something out. Cheers Aidan McManus
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Aballantyne
5 June 2015|
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Response from Aidan M | Property representative |
Hi Aballantyne I run tours all year round and can do private ones too, check out my website for details or call me 07814079486 hopefully see you later in the year. Cheers Aidan McManus
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