The Beatles in London. The Long and Winding Road Tour
Meeting point: Outside Helterskelter Coffee Shop, St John’s Wood Underground Station, Finchley Road, NW8 6DN
It will be 50 years ago this year that Paul McCartney formally announced the Beatles had split up.
This year will also be the 40th anniversary of John Lennon’s tragic death. And Ringo has a significant birthday!
In April 1962 whist performing in Hamburg, a little known group received a telegram from their manager Brian Epstein, telling them they had a recording session (and audition) at the Abbey Road Studios in June. From this telegram began the rise of the most famous band in the world!
Whilst Liverpool was their hometown, where they grew up and where they first performed, it is London that holds so much Beatles history.
We start our walk in St John’s Wood. Home to Paul McCartney since 1966. We will visit the world famous Abbey Road Crossing, and maybe sign our names on the wall of Abbey Road Studios!
After a short tube journey we will then visit a number of Beatles sites in Marylebone. Marylebone station where ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ was filmed. Where two of the Beatles were married three times. We will hear the story of the drugs bust at John and Yoko’s apartment.
We will see the house where Paul lived and woke up one night having dreamt what has become the most covered song in pop history!
We will see the theatre where ‘Beatle Mania’ was Introduced to the world. We will see where Paul first met his Linda. We will also see the building where the Beatles had their offices and performed the famous roof top gig.
We will finish our walk in Mayfair at the gallery where John met Yoko and a club where he named the Egg man.
Oyster card or day travel card.
Duration of walk: 3 hours
Price: Adult (18-64) £20 per person
Price: Senior (65 and over) £12 per person
Price: Youth (15-17) £12 per person
Price: Child (8-14) Free