MUSIC LEGENDS

London and Liverpool: iconic cities for millions of music fans forever associated with The Beatles, The Who, The Stones, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, Elton John...and many more besides.

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1
Arrive in the UK. Depending on flight schedules there may be time to start your London sightseeing with a ride on the London Eye from which you can get a fantastic bird's eye view of the city and beyond. Then walk along the River Thames past the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey & Buckingham Palace. This evening why not dine just across the park at the original Hard Rock Café, still housing the first ever piece of memorabilia donated, Eric Clapton's Lead II Fender guitar, originally donated to reserve a space at the busy bar! The Cafe is also as famous as ever for attracting the best rock stars currently in town for a burger and the occasional "jamming session"! Lose yourself in the extensive memorabilia collection - one of the most expensive in the world - or enjoy some great live music in the Basement.
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2

A Full Day Rock Music sightseeing tour is included. In the morning you will see Hard Rock CafeMcCartney's Golden Disc covered office and the flat where he wrote "Yesterday" the only flat shared by all Fab Four, the famed "Tin Pan Alley", the Kinks' Muswell Hill "shrine", and Rod Stewart's family home and school.   See where Pink Floyd cut "The Wall" and pass Sting's home. See where Jimmy Page cut his first disc and famous locations including the Rainbow, 100 Club, Roxy, & Camden Roundhouse as well as places famous in the careers of Elton John, The Clash, Fairport Convention, Bob Dylan and Iron Maiden.  Afternoon highlights include seeing where Freddie Mercury and Queen hung out and Led Zeppelin's HQ. You will also see sites connected with The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Cream, Coldplay, Oasis, David Bowie, The Who and many more! You’ll end the day at Bill Wyman's (Stones) "Sticky Fingers" restaurant.  Overnight in central London.

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3

This morning you’ll visit more of the city’s major sights that have featured in so many famous songs and album covers, like the Tower of London, Nelson’s Column and Trafalgar Square, the iconic Tower Bridge and St Paul's Cathedral.  In the afternoon visit The Vault – a treasure trove of rock memorabilia including the costume and guitar of Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Madonna’s bustier, Keith Moon’s ‘western’ shirt and the harpsichord used by The Beatles to record ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’   Why not ask the Vault master about the Souvenir photograph opportunity. Head over to Carnaby Street for a bit of nostalgia shopping as a ‘dedicated follower of fashion’ before moving on to Soho for the evening.  Here so much of London’s post war music history is tied up in the famous names and sites all around, like Ronnie Scotts where The Who first performed Tommy and Jimmi Hendrix made his final public appearance, Mezzo – site of the Marquee where Pink Floyd became famous and Denmark Street, where many stars still frequent the legendary guitar shops. Overnight in central London.

DAY
4
Drive to Liverpool, home of The Beatles, for a visit to The Beatles Story the award winning museum that tells the history of the Fab Four from start to finish. Overnight in the Liverpool area.
DAY
5
Welcome again to Liverpool where the music revolution of the 60’s really took off. Today’s full day sightseeing will take you on a ‘magical mystery tour’ around the places that launched a true legend – The Beatles. You’ll get to see many of the places that were part of the Beatles history and music, from the boyhood homes of Lennon & McCartney to the places made so famous by the songs – like Penny Lane & Strawberry Fields – and the venues that witnessed the birth of a phenomenon The Cavern Club and Jacaranda amongst them. But Liverpool is more than a Beatles theme park and you’ll have time to enjoy a Ferry ‘cross the Mersey boat ride and a visit to the world famous Anfield home of Liverpool FC if you wish and perhaps take in the superb contemporary night life. Overnight in the Liverpool area.
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6
Travel back to the South of England for final departure