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London: Private Tour of Brixton with a Local

1. London: Private Tour of Brixton with a Local

When you book this tour, the supplier will be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Begin your day at brunch at a quirky café much loved by locals, which serves inventive and local food, with plenty of ingredients produced in and around Brixton. Your local guide will then meet you and discuss what you want to see. A suggested itinerary starts at the beautiful Victorian-era covered market. Here you’ll have plenty of time to look around some of the vintage stores and little boutiques, or to indulge in some sweet delights from bakeries bursting with sumptuous cakes and freshly baked bread. You might want to then stop for a drink in one of the many microbreweries or artisan cocktail clubs in the area. Afterwards, take to the streets to discover some of the city’s most famous street art, one of London’s last working windmills, or an art exhibition. You could enjoy a late lunch at one of Brixton’s newest and most popular venues, serving excellent authentic American soul food and over 80 different Bourbons. Before leaving, your guide can recommend more options for the evening ahead.

London: David Bowie Walking Tour

2. London: David Bowie Walking Tour

Find out about the Rise and Fall of David Bowie on this walking tour. Learn about Bowie’s life from his childhood in Brixton to his rise to stardom in London’s Soho district and how fans from all over the world reacted to his sudden death. The tour starts in the South London town of Brixton, a vibrant area full of street art, quirky bars, and its own currency – which features David Bowie on the £10 note. See spots from Bowie’s early childhood, including the house where he was born and his first school. Take a short trip on the tube to Soho, where teenage David Bowie used to pack boxes for music publishers and dream of breaking into the music industry. As you wander through Soho, pass music venues where he performed, stop outside pubs that he used to frequent, and hear about some of Bowie’s most distinguished outfits whole walking along Carnaby Street, Soho’s fashion district. Snap a photo of yourself standing in the same spot as Bowie on the album cover "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" and look out for the telephone box from the back cover, too. Throughout the tour, all you pretty things will be entertained with anecdotes and trivia about David Bowie’s life on Mars, and closer to home.

Music of London: Rock and Pop Private Tour

3. Music of London: Rock and Pop Private Tour

Explore London from an alternative perspective on a 4-hour rock and pop music tour. Learn about some of the stars from across the decades that made London swing. A private guide will take you on a journey through London’s musical legacy, from the Swinging Sixties through the ‘70s and ‘80s eras of rock, pop, and punk. Hear about the leaders of the Britpop and Cool Britannia moments in music history. Visit iconic locations with close connections to some of the biggest stars. Discover where bands played their first gigs, and where others got their big breaks. See where singers lived, and where others are memorialized, such as the statue of Amy Winehouse in Camden Town. Go to the legendary Abbey Road Studios made famous by The Beatles. Have your photo taken on the zebra-crossing. Continue south to Waterloo to discover the spot that inspired The Kinks' hit “Waterloo Sunset.” Visit the shrine to David Bowie in Brixton. Transfer to China Town and visit the scene where the Rolling Stones were first discovered. Then, stroll through Soho following in the footsteps of Elton John, Paul Simon, The Sex Pistols, and Jimi Hendrix.

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What people are saying about Brixton

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4.8 / 5

based on 8 reviews

A very enjoyable way to spend a Sunday morning

We really enjoyed the guidance and company of Kevin. A super way to spend time seeing some interesting musical sights as well as learning a lot more about London. Camden Town and Abbey Road were the highlights for me!

Kevin was very insightful,pleasant and a true professional.