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Freddie Mercury and Queen in Kensington

Meeting point: Outside the Fresh Bake Store, South Kensington Station Arcade SW7 2NA

With the legendary front man Freddie Mercury, Queen have become one of the most famous rock bands in the World. Their popularity has taken a whole new turn and found a new younger audience, with the release of the Rock Biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Despite being panned by critics this film is now on course to break sales of $1billlion at the box office and won four Oscars.

So much of the history of Freddie Mercury and Queen is based around the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea that this tour is dedicated to it. We will visit Imperial College and see where Queen played their first London concert. Where Brian May placed an advert for a Ginger Baker/Mitch Mitchel type drummer. We will visit the former site of BIBA, where Freddie used to visit Mary Austin.

We will see the apartment where Freddie composed Bohemian Rhapsody, saying the famous words ‘And this is where the opera section comes in’.

We will visit several other locations associated with the band from the early days to their rise to become Rock Legends. We will hear how originally there was not a place for Freddie in the band and he had to settle to be a fan.

We will pause at Garden Lodge, Freddie’s country home in London. Where he tragically died in 1991. We will then travel a few stops on the underground to London’s West End. 


 

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Duration of walk: 2 1/2 hours 

Price: Adult (18+) £15 per person

Price: Youth (11-17) £12 per person

Price: Child (8-10) Free 

Dates: Click here to check tour dates

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