London Calling! (Private Half Day Rock and Roll Tour)

London, England (7)


London Calling is a song by the British rock band the Clash. It was released as the lead single from the band's third album, London Calling, in December 1979. The song was written by Clash frontman Joe Strummer and produced by the band. The song is a protest song against the Thatcher government and its policies. It has been described as one of the greatest rock songs of all time. The song reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and number two on the US Billboard Hot 100. It has been covered by a number of artists, including the Ramones, the Pretenders, and the White Stripes. The Clash performed the song on the UK television show Top of the Pops in December 1979. The song was also featured in the film The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle.


Tour Duration: 180 min

London Calling! (Private Half Day Rock and Roll Tour)

Spotify addicts, eat your heart out. We’re crashing the hang-outs of British punk bands and rock superstars in this tour. Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Stranglers, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Queen, The Who, The Kinks, T.Rex plus the American icon Jimi Hendrix…all hands on the deck. Discover where they played. Walk where they left their iconic footsteps…grunging in seedy Soho or swinging in swanky Mayfair. Your BCHT drivers knows a thing or two about the London rock scene. Mick Greenwood’s band recently performed at Glastonbury. Paul Williams (regularly gigs for West London ‘Riverkites’. And Mark Taylor is a Bass player himself. He played in the 1980’s new wave band ‘Department S’. We’re not talking rehearsed commentary here. Want inside info? Ask away…

What's included

Below are items that the provider has stated are included with London Calling! (Private Half Day Rock and Roll Tour) at no additional cost

  • Private Driver Guide

What's NOT included

Below are items that the tour provider of London Calling! (Private Half Day Rock and Roll Tour) has stated that may cost an additional fee if desired.

Points Of Interest

  • 20 minutes: Neighbourhood synonymous with the London rock music industry - and artists like the Rolling Stones, The Who, Clash and Sex Pistols.
  • 10 minutes: Check out a cul-de-sac off Regent Street famous for David Bowie and Ziggy Stardust.
  • 20 minutes: Famous cross-walk which the Beatles crossed for their album cover.
  • 10 minutes: Many hit albums have been recorded in these famous studios - including Beatles, Pink Floyd, Oasis, Radiohead and Amy Winehouse.
  • minutes: This swish neighbourhood has been home to I ons such as the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix.
  • minutes: Classy neighbourhood with some surprising rock and roll connections.
  • 10 minutes: A posh part of London which hides a Beatles secret.
  • 10 minutes: Explore a famous rock venue in this iconic Soho street.
  • minutes: The centre of London’s pop culture.
  • minutes: More music landmarks in this glitzy neighbourhood.
  • 5 minutes: Famous coffee bar from the birth of rock and roll in the 1950’s.
  • minutes: HMV Music Store is on this historic London street.
  • minutes: BBC Studios are here - plus polytechnic where Roger Waters and Nick Mason graduated.
  • minutes: We Will Rock You musical tribute to Queen was on stage here.
  • minutes: Many famous British rock stars have been awarded medals and knighthoods from Her Majesty the Queen.

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • COVID-19 Special Measures. The health and safety of our guests is always our top priority here at BCHT. We are putting in place some extra special measures for all future tour activities: All our vehicles will be sanitised with disinfectant cleaning by their owner drivers immediately after each service. Presentation stops will be conducted in quiet open air locations – away from crowded hotspots. Driver Guide hosts shall wash and sanitise their hands on a frequent basis throughout each service. Hand sanitiser will be available to all of our guests at all times while on tour. Standard measures which enhance your protection: The transparent partition screen provides a unique private passenger compartment for the passengers. A safe distance exists between guests and their Driver Guide hosts – exceeding the current minimum 2 metres set by government guidelines. The passenger compartment has a separately controlled air-conditioning system.
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • The transparent partition screen provides a unique private passenger compartment which also has a separately controlled air-conditioning system.