FlipsideLondon Tours
FlipsideLondon Tours
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We explore the history the other tours ignore! THE ORIGINAL SOHO PUNK TOUR The award winning tour that examines the roots of British Punk. The Sex Pistols lived in Soho from 1975/77 and this area witnessed the birth of Punk as it spread all over the world THE STRUMMERWALK The Clash's history is entwined with the Ladbroke Grove area, this tour examines all that plus we explore Squat City W9 where squatter Woody Mellor became Joe Strummer in his earlier band the 101ers THE BOWIE'S SOHO WALK David Bowie spent 10 years in Soho trying to crack the music business until Ziggy Stardust propelled him to superstardom in 1973. We examine his evolution from Mod to Glam and the various incarnations that made him into one of the great 20th Century artists. THE GANGLAND SOHO TOUR and THE WESTWAY WALK, among others, are also available, check out our website for more info and booking details. We also do Private Tours for large and small groups, contact us through the website.
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Dave L
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Feb 2024 • Friends
A huge thank you to Aidan our guide for the Punk tour of Soho, very entertaining walking tour from someone who experienced the Punk era first hand.
Written 25 February 2024
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Vanja A
Zagreb, Croatia12 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Amazing guide! Would recommend for anyone being interested in punk rock music history in the heart of London. Guide is just perfect I need to mention again! ^^
Written 24 February 2024
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Austin A
Laurel, MD1 contribution
Aidan was on time, super cool and knowledgeable. We have a punk rock teen in the family and Aiden talked about the hair styles and clothing of the historic punk founders before the tour even started. He is excited about the topic and sharing his experience living through the era. We only have one punk in the family but the tour was interesting for everyone.
Written 23 February 2024
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kevin g
Barnard Castle, UK10 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Absolutely loved this. Aidan is so knowledgeable and charismatic. If you’re a Pistols fan this tour is a must but you get so much more. Aidan combines the history of UK punk with local anecdotes and uses his personal experiences to make this tour fascinating and enjoyable. Two and a half hours went over far too quickly. I highly recommend this tour.
Written 21 February 2024
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Magorian
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
I booked this for my partners 60th person with our family. He normally hates arranged tours but read previous reviews and has loved punk since very young.
He has good knowledge of punk bands history but even he said learnt so much.
Aidan was really funny and had huge amount of knowledge including personal stories. It was not only fascinating but Aidan bought it all to life.
He was really easy to listen to and loved the history of the places in London where it all happened.
We would all definitely go on any tour he does. He’s so passionate about punk and the hours passed so quickly.
Even our sons loved every minute and their knowledge of punk very limited.
Don’t miss it if go London and are fans of Pistols, the Clash, the Damned as well as all the bands that were around Soho at that time.
Thanks Aidan, you’re a legend
Written 11 February 2024
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Borislava V
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Dec 2023 • Couples
Amazing tour, very educational and fun. Aidan has some serious knowledge and it was lovely to participate and learn things I never knew before.
Recommend him and will definitely check the tours as well.
Written 8 February 2024
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Pussycat67
London20 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Great couple of hours spent with Aidan on the Bowie tour. If you like David Bowie, don't miss this tour, you will love Aidan's irreverent style, knowledge and humour. The tour takes you from Denmark Street through Soho and ends on the street where the picture of Ziggy Stardust album cover was taken. You get a great insight into the early creative mind of Bowie.
Written 4 February 2024
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Craig B
Watford, UK23 contributions
The Original Soho Punk Rock Tour

Had a great Sunday morning as I took a step back into 70’s Soho, a tour packed full of stories and tales about the birth of Punk.
There’s a lot of cobblers spoken about Mohawks and safety pins, however Aidan was there and gives you the truth, plus plenty of filth and fury.

I got to see the original Marquee, Vortex, 100 Club(still standing and you can get a pint for £5!) Denmark St, the Roxy, and Notre Dame Hall, and the ‘Abba’ inspired boozer.
Without Sex Pistols you had no punk, without John Lydon you had no Pistols. Plus 🧛🏻‍♂️ Dave Vanian has an emoji. You’re welcome.

Punk is a state of mind, it’s not spitting and anger. Peace and love.
Written 4 February 2024
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Lucy T
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Aidan has every nook and cranny of Soho etched upon his memory.
Erudite, funny and informative, this is history from someone who’s learned, lived, loved (and sometimes hated this iconic place). Yes, punk fans will love this but we are history fans and this punk part of Soho’s history is fascinating.
Written 29 January 2024
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eigthward
Houston, Texas4 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
Had a free Saturday on business travel and booked this tour. This is a must try activity for any Clash fan. Aidan was both hilarious and informative. It felt like you were a part of the neighborhood . Will go again with friends next trip.
Written 23 January 2024
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