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Bespoke Historic Music Tour

London, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Richard

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people

What you'll do

This is a general guide to the places we will visit:

- Discover and relive unassuming streets where famous album cover pictures were taken.

- Wander around the street that helped influence many musicians fashion sense and culture throughout the 1960-70s.

- Discover the locations of some of the best and less obvious venues to visit when in Central London.

- Get insider information to the wonderful live music scene across the whole of London. From Jazz jam nights and hidden classical concert venues as well as famous pubs that host the best Open Mics.

- Walk through and explore London's version of 'Tin Pan Alley', home to some of the best music shops and overflowing with history!

- Enter some of the best and most famous independent record shops, that are still running to this day.

- Learn about London's infamous music history throughout the whole tour.

Add ons (at guests cost or discretion):

- Discover the best places to eat and some other secrets of Soho on the way

- Include a trip and tour of a famous house where both Jimi Hendrix and classical composer George Frideric Handel Lived.
Other things to note
Please message me if you'd like specifics regarding an additional meal, guitar lesson or museum trip.
This is a general guide to the places we will visit:

- Discover and relive unassuming streets where famous album cover pictures were taken.

- Wander around the street that helped influence many musicians fashion sense and culture throughout the 1960-70s.

- Discover the locations of some of the best and less obvious venues to visit when in Central London.

- Get insider information to the wonderful live m…

Meet your host, Richard

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I'm fortunate enough to have lived and breathed music as both my profession and passion for many years in London. I am currently a working session musician, composer, teacher and performer. My performances and recordings have been broadcast on BBC Radio 2 and 4 as well as on TV for Channel 4. I continue to work regularly throughout the capital's music scene and perform with a variety of acts and artists at some of London's best and most historic music venues, including the Royal Albert Hall and Shepherd's Bush Empire.
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Where you'll be

We will be covering the famous 'Soho' area in Central London - along with other nearby and walkable areas.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 25 reviews.

Yaroslav
January 2020
Richard is great storyteller able to tailorfit tour for personal preferences, providing great step for the dive into deep London music culture. 12/10
Julia
November 2019
Richard was a fun guy and we had lot of fun! He had a lot of patience with me as l wasn’t willing to walk a lot. We will call him again for our next trip to London.
Michelle
November 2019
Richard was very sweet and engaging, my mom and I were really impressed by his knowledge of London and his passion for music, we highly recommend!
Rosa
October 2019
Richard was great. He really had knowledge and his passion for music was present. He was also welcoming and friendly. I would highly recommend this tour with him!
Raghav
October 2019
Richard is an amazing guy and a fantastic tour guide. It was a memorable experience and I enjoyed it immensely. The small bits of trivia he knows are second to none. It's a pleasure to chat with him and just talk about a variety of topics. Definitely a must for music as well as photography enthusiasts.
Richard is an amazing guy and a fantastic tour guide. It was a memorable experience and I enjoyed it immensely. The small bits of trivia he knows are second to none. It's a pleasur…
Tom
October 2019
This tour was a highlight of our time in London. Richard is fun, funny, and he knows his rock history. My wife and I both thought it was a great deal and really memorable.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Warm clothing (If weather is cold)

Comfortable shoes