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FlipsideLondon Tours

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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice little tour of soho & its gangland history. Aidan knows his stuff. Some funny stories that I enjoyed.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been on several tours by Aidan, and the last one was "Soho a Go Go" in January 2019. In my opinion Aidan is one of the best tour guides in London. He is a great storyteller with a unique perspective and unparalleled depth of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're a fan of The Clash or Joe Strummer you'll love this tour. Takes you to the places he played, lived and even recorded in the 70s. Aidan is local, knowledgable, funny and engaging. You'll certainly learn a bit about the local area of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an interesting and authentic tour! Our tour guide Aidan was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of several punk rock bands and the various venues and hangouts that they used to frequent. It was great the way he showed photos of how the buildings once...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was hoping this tour would be amazing and it was! I wanted to see original places with a knowledgeable guide with great stories. It was all I hoped for! Aidan knew so much and really gave a full and accurate picture of London punk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent way to see the history of punk rock clubs, homes, studios, etc. Aidan was very knowledgeable on the subject, having lived it himself, and very funny to boot! Treat yourself! You won't regret it!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, a friend and I had a really good time taking this tour. Aidan knows his stuff and has done his prep, besides having been there to witness it all, so he can give you a nice sense of what the scene and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

It was excellent!! Aidan Mc Manus is an expert in British Punk Rock. Not only that he knows lots of stories about the Pistols, McClaren and Westwood, he also talks like them. The tour is interesting and entertaining. Also liked his attitude bout brexit, investors...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

I did the Gangland Soho tour on a wet and bleak Saturday morning. Aidan's energy, passion, knowledge and love of his subject shone through and made me, and the others on the tour, forget how wet and cold we were. Aidan's knowledge of the subject...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Can not recommend this enough, Aidan kept us entertained through the cold and rain. Has a great knowledge of the subject and his love of Soho and music is infectious, and brought back all of our yesterdays. Topped it off with a tour of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mo J
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Response from 2323aidanm | Property representative |
Hi Mo I sent you an email mate Cheers Aidan
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evelyn z
11 November 2015|
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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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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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