I’ve scheduled some walks and tours for the Autumn, so those of you who want to have a stroll around some of the key London sites and hear history and tall tales about these places, click on one of the links below.
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Sunday morning in the British Museum
8 October and 5 November, 10:30
Discover the treasures of the British Museum, from ancient mummies to monumental sculpture. “Intelligent, articulate and friendly.”
Discover the City of London
Saturday 14 October, 10:00
Walk the layers of London’s history, from the Romans, through the medieval and the Tudors, to the Victorians and the present day.
Rock n Roll Soho
Saturdays, 30 September, 28 October, 25 November 10:30
Discover the heart of rock ‘n’ roll London in the ’60s and ’70s – the places, clubs and venues that were the setting for the music that defined a generation. “Fun and informative.”
By almost popular demand, I’ve added some more dates for some of my walks and tours for February next year.
There’s another trip around ROCK AND ROLL SOHO, a Sunday morning at the BRITISH MUSEUM, a walk around the CITY OF LONDON and two successive Friday evenings at the NATIONAL GALLERY.
For full details and tickets, visit my other website, www.donbrown.london
These do, of course, make IDEAL CHRISTMAS PRESENTS for loved ones, or people you can’t think of anything tangible to buy.
The map below (click the top right corner of it to get full screen) is the plan I’m building up of central London sites associated with (predominantly) ’60s and ’70s rock and pop.
So we have the site of the Beatles’ last live performance (and possibly their first London gig), the flat where Mama Cass Elliot and Keith Moon both died, the pub where Brian Jones auditioned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for his new band, the club where the Sex Pistols, the Clash, Jimi Hendrix and The Who played, and the offices where Elton John worked.
The blue line is my ‘rock n roll Soho’ walk, taking in many of the places mentioned above, as well as the street where Bowie was photographed for the Ziggy Stardust album, the studios where Bohemian Rhapsody was recorded, and the shop where Eric Clapton (reputedly) bought his first guitar.
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Join me on Sunday mornings in November for a couple of walks and tours that will show you some hidden gems of the capital.
Rock n Roll Soho: Discover the heart of rock ‘n’ roll London – the places, clubs and venues that were the setting for the music that defined a generation. We’ll see where the Beatles’ did their last gig and the Pistols did their first; where the Stones were formed; the club where Hendrix performed; and the coffee bars that defined 1960s London.
13 November | 1030-1300 | Start at Savile Row W1 | More information and tickets here
Sunday Morning at the British Museum: Every visitor to London should see the British Museum, but with tens of thousands of objects on display, just where do you start? Discover the treasures of the British Museum – from over 4000 of human history.
20 November | 1030-1300 | British Museum Great Court | More information and tickets here
And also in November I’ll be looking at the treasures of the NATIONAL GALLERY on Friday evenings. If you want to find out more, email me and I’ll send you more information.