Rock & Roll in the BIG Smoke and experience the rich music history of the Countries Capital.
Arrive in London and check into your hotel; The Hard Rock Hotel. Previous residents include Jimi Hendrix, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan and Buddy Holly. This hotel is steeped in musical history demonstrated through its extensive memorabilia collection and making it the perfect base for the first leg of your British Music Cities Tour.
Evening: Optional Visit to the Troubadour Club:
First opening its doors in 1954, this original coffee club, bar and restaurant helped launch the career of the iconic Bob Dylan, Led Zepplin used to jam here after some of their shows and it saw legends such as Elvis Costello, Sammy Davis Jnr, Paul Simon and Rom Robinson headline its stage. More recently stars such as Adele and Ed Sheeran have played in the bar and live music can be enjoyed most nights; the perfect venue for an evening meal.
Optional visit to the Troubadour Club and restaurant, this original 1954 music heritage venue helped launch the career of Bob Dylan and Sammy Davis Jnr.
(Book in advance, entrance fee is not included.)
Morning: Handel and Hendrix in London
Visit the restored homes of Handel and Hendrix; separated by a wall and a mere 200 years are the homes of two musicians who chose London and changed music.
See the house George Handel called home from 1723; step into his Music Room, Composition Room, Bedroom and Dress Room. Fast forward 240 years and separated by a wall is Jimi Hendrix’s flat. Using the many photo shoots that took place here in 1969 combined with the memories of his then girlfriend Kathy Etchingham; the flat is just as Jimi would have known it. Hendrix created this colourful room to be his escape from the real world outside and considered it to be his “first real home of ‘his’ own.”
Free Time for Lunch
Afternoon: Classic Rock Tour (Inc. Beatles Sites)
Step on board our Classic London Rock Legends Tour. This incredible tour will take you to over 70 fantastic landmarks including recording studios, clubs and gig sites relevant to the history of some of the world’s most iconic stars from the 60s, 70s and 80s such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and Bob Marley. You will see the Apple Studios former HQ, Abbey Road Studios and even have the chance to walk across the world’s most famous pedestrian crossing; used for the cover art of the Beatles album Abbey Road.
Evening: Dinner (Two Course Gold Menu) at the Hard Rock Cafe – London
Enjoy dinner in Eric Clapton’s favourite restaurant; try one of their mouth watering dishes whilst sat amongst the memorabilia of legends throughout the years including Eric Clapton’s guitar, originally used to reserve his table and Elvis Presley’s cloak and coat.
Also receive complimentary entrance to the Hard Rock Vault – ‘a treasure trove featuring the most valuable and impressive memorabilia from around the world.’