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Small-Group Pink Floyd and Pop Culture Tour: Cambridge and London

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London
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Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours
Duration: 8 hours
Highlights
Small-group tour by minibus
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Instant Confirmation
Description
Meet your expert guide and set off to the historic city of Cambridge, just over an hour away from London and the hometown of Pink Floyd. From the comfort of your luxury minivan, see the early homes of band members David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Syd Barrett before they ‘made it big’ in London. Pass numerous gig sites while your guide gives you the lowdown on the cutting-edge band’s early days.

On a walking tour of Cambridge, stroll along the city’s cobbled streets, admiring the elegantly traditional architecture around the city center. Your guide will talk about the character of this quintessentially British city, renowned for its prestigious university and river punting.

Stop outside Cambridge University, and explore inside at your own expense if you wish. Alternatively, explore more of the city on your own, perhaps grabbing lunch at one of the local restaurants (own expense).

Travel back to London for the afternoon to see some more Pink Floyd sites, as well as a few other pop culture locations. Head straight to colorful Notting Hill , a lively corner of west London that epitomizes everything cool about the capital, with bohemian shops, expensive homes and fashionable markets. See the Tabernacle building where Pink Floyd played gigs in the 1990s, and see sights from Notting Hill, the hit movie starring Hugh Grant.

Venture northeast to Islington, one of London’s trendiest neighborhoods, to see Pink Floyd’s Britannia Row studios, and then head west to Abbey Rad to stop outside the Beatles’ former recording studios. Have a go at re-creating their famous Abbey Road album cover by walking across the street's zebra crossing.

The last site of your day is 18th-century Alexandra Palace, another gig site of Pink Floyd, affectionately known to locals as ‘Ally Pally.’ Built on top of a hill in Alexandra Park, the palace boasts the some of the best city views that only an insider would know! Walk around the park and enjoy the spectacular views before returning to central London.
Inclusions
Professional guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Gratuities (optional)
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Location

Meeting point
Near Trafalgar Square, London

Reviews

Jul 2018

Fantastic tour.

Mar 2018

It was great to visit such places, recommended

Jul 2017

My husband and i took this tour i on July 17, 2017. It was great. We were fortunate to have Ian as tour guide. I say fortunate as we took the Rock Tour last November and he was the tour guide at that one. Ian is very knowledgeable of music and engages in discussions so he shares his knowledge through discussions as opposed to reading scripts. Since we were to only two on the tour it was even better, we got to see what we wanted and time to take pictures. We saw where Waters, Barrett and Guilmore were raised, hung around and played. We had lunch at a local pub over seeing the river that inspired some of the music. I would recommend this tour. Thanks Ian for a great time once again!!!

May 2016

Colin, and his partner accompanying us that day, Julia, made the Pink Floyd tour really memorable for us. It was only two of us that day so it was a private tour which was awesome. Colin, a Phd from Cambridge itself is really knowledgeable about the area, the era, and its musical influence and history and personally witnessed it all growing up in the 60's and studying at Cambridge. From seeing Syd Barret's childhood home, to his school, to where he used to hang out for inspiration, and sadly, the home he finally passed away from was quite a journey besides all the other things connected to the band. We really recommend the tour to anyone who is a Floyd fan and wants to understand the band better. Besides the Floyd tour, Colin offers many other rock tours as well, couldn't recommend the tour more!

Aug 2015

Outstanding. Bob was a great tour guide and gave us much more than we paid for.

Jun 2015

... we appreciated the personal touch as we were the only two tourists on this particular excursion. Guide was friendly. Would have liked to have seen some other notable Pink Floyd sites including Britannia Row Studios, Roger Waters' or Syd Barrett's childhood homes. We did see David Gilmour's house in Cambridge where we had sufficient time to explore on our own, we stopped by Abbey Road, we saw Battersea Power Station, and even saw Chelsea Sound Technique, the recording studio for the first Pink Floyd single, Arnold Layne!

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