2.5-hour tour of Beatles' locations in London
Commentary from a knowledgeable and fun guide
Travel through Chelsea, Belgravia, The West End, Marylebone & St Johns Wood
Opportunity to step off the bus for some great photo opportunities
Transport in a modern mini-coach is provided
Throughout the tour you'll hear trivia and anecdotes about the Beatles
March to October
Sundays at 2.30pm outside Sloane Square Station
End: Baker Street
The magical mystery Beatles London tour is ready for the off! A two and a half hour mini coach tour of the capital, to see all the places the Beatles influenced and were influenced by. It’s a great day out for any fan of the Fab Four.
Of course, everyone knows the group was formed in Liverpool (and we have a guided day trip to explore the Beatles’ Liverpool too), but as fame and fortune beckoned, Paul, Ringo, John and George moved to London. These tours lift the lid on their London, from when they released their first LP Please Please Me in 1963 to Let It Be, their final record as a band in 1970. A clear highlight of this London Beatles tour is Abbey Road. Location of the famous Abbey recording studios, where the Love Me Do hitmakers recorded their album Abbey Road (with that famous pedestrian crossing cover) and many more of their hit records too.
You’ll also pass Paul McCartney’s St John’s Wood home, which he bought back in 1963 and still owns today. Then there’s Marylebone Station, the location for the famous opening sequences for the film A Hard Day’s Night. But who could forget the role the London Palladium played? This was where the quartet appeared on the TV show Sunday Night and ‘Beatlemania,’ as it was dubbed by the media, was born.
Lesser-known locations are also on the tour itinerary, such as the Marylebone basement flat lived in through the years by John and Yoko, Ringo Starr and even Jimi Hendrix. It’s also where Paul originally recorded Eleanor Rigby. If you look closely, the building has now been honoured with a blue heritage plaque.
Your Beatles London tour comes to a close around Savile Row. This was where the group’s ill-fated Apple Corps HQ was and where the Fab 4 played their final live performance on the rooftop. Your host will then guide you to the Beatles Store on Baker Street where your tour ends - and you can purchase all the Beatles memorabilia you like!