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London's Camden Town Rock History Walking Tour provided by Rock n Roll Camden Walking Tour

London's Camden Town Rock History Walking Tour

London's Camden Town Rock History Walking Tour
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Take a walk on the wild side through Camden's music history with a Camden insider. From Pub Rock to Punk Rock, from Ska to Britpop and beyond. Enjoy this small-group guided walking tour of Camden's Rock n' Roll history and visit famous locations such as the Roundhouse, Stables Market, the Hawley Arms & Good Mixer pubs, Dingwall's and the Electric Ballroom.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 60-90 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 60-90 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 14273P1
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Certified guide for Borough of Camden
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance into gigs
Duration
60–90 minutes
Departure details
  • Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8EH, UK Meet me outside The Roundhouse
  • The Dublin Castle, 94 Parkway, London NW1 7AN, UK
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Operates in almost all weather conditions, it is London so there will be rain sometimes, please dress appropriately. If canceled due to extremely poor weather, if there's a storm with wind, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Certified guide for Borough of Camden
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance into gigs
Departure details
  • Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8EH, UK Meet me outside The Roundhouse
  • The Dublin Castle, 94 Parkway, London NW1 7AN, UK
Duration
60–90 minutes
Return details
  • The Dublin Castle, 94 Parkway, London NW1 7AN, UK
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Operates in almost all weather conditions, it is London so there will be rain sometimes, please dress appropriately. If canceled due to extremely poor weather, if there's a storm with wind, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Roundhouse
    Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8EH, UK
    Meet me outside The Roundhouse
    See address & details
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    Camden Town
    Stop: 2 hours
    If I give you the exact place that the tour stops off at and a description then there's no reason for you to book the tour. I don't want to give too much away.
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  • You'll end at
    The Dublin Castle
    The Dublin Castle, 94 Parkway, London NW1 7AN, UK
    See address & details
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Peter B
1 contribution
Cool
Aug 2021 • Family
So much here - The Clash, Amy, Blur and Madness. Even early Pink Floyd - very knowledgeable and entertaining.
Written 12 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alison W
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Written 16 August 2021
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Craig B
Watford, UK22 contributions
I should Koko.....
If you are a music aficionado and have a spare couple of hours in the capital then I’d highly recommend you indulge your cravings in this wonderful walk through musical history. You will meet the charming and well versed Alison who will
Be your tour guide, who has plenty of fascinating stories to share with you and will take you on a trip through Camden’s musical history regaling you with tales about the venues and musicians that have graced this town. Without revealing too much about the tour content (no spoilers,eh?) there is a diversity in the musical content so whichever way you adore your artists style of music there is a little something for everyone. Camden has a wealth of musical history, that is waiting for your discovery and Alison excavates the stories out for your enjoyment.
Written 14 September 2019
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Alison W
Thanks Craig for the lovely review. I'm glad you had such a good time on the tour!
Written 27 September 2019
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DomCanada
Toronto, Canada264 contributions
Fun and relaxing tour!
Oct 2018 • Couples
We both really enjoyed the walking tour of Camden with Alison! Her musical knowledge is vast and all of the tidbits about the history of Camden were spot on. The tour is a good balance of key sights/spots and visiting few famous pubs. All done at a very relaxing pace. If you are a music lover I'd highly recommend it. It was one of the highlights of London for us! Thanks, Alison!
Written 28 October 2018
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lhlilach
Petah Tiqwa, Israel19 contributions
Rock N Roll tour in Camden with Alison- The B-E-S-T tour in London!!!
Jun 2017 • Couples
We have been in London for several times and this time we decided to take this tour with Alison and we had a magical time with her!!
She is AMAZING!!! She is so ppcool, funny, friendly, smart and knows so much about the brit rock and especially britpop.
She lives the music and know the history of every inch in Camden!!
We learned A LOT in this tour and for 3.5 hours (she gave us an extra time) we actually lived the dream!
Although it was raining all tour, it didn't bother Alison to take us to all the cool places, bars, pubs without missing any place!
I think we found our music soul mate!
For all the people who live for the music this tour is for you!
Don't miss it- book tour with Alison now!!!
Lilach & Eyal
Written 16 January 2018
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AnniDeeee
Frankfurt, Germany3 contributions
A great guide and an unforgetable experience
Mar 2017 • Couples
Alison is a fantastic tour guide, she is funny and at the first sight extremely sympatic, also very knowledgeable about the Camden music scene.
She knows numerous stories about the roots and history of Britpop, Punk and several other music genres which she's telling very personal and passionated.
The tour brought us to cool places and bars like Electric Ballroom, Hawley Arms, Roundhouse, The good Mixer, Camden Market and last stop at the Dublin Castle.
I enjoyed it so much, it was a wonderful, unforgetable experience, Alisons Rock'nRoll Camden Walking Tour made me totally fall in love with Camden and was the highlight of our London-Trip!
Thank you so much, lovely Alison, hope to see you soon again!!
Written 27 March 2017
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Margaret B
1 contribution
Never been on a better tour!
Feb 2016 • Solo
I went on Allison's rock n roll Camden tour in February when I was traveling through London. She is so knowledgeable on all things London and especially the city's rock n roll roots. She ties all of it together with personal stories and pictures on her handy iPad she takes on her tour so you really get the full story. She is so personal and passionate about her work. We visited all the hotspots as well as the lesser known significant spots. I can honestly say that Allison's tour made me fall in love with Camden and it's roots in music. I learned some incredible history and had a fantastic time! I highly recommend this tour for all ages. It was the highlight of my trip and can't wait to get back to London to go on her other tours she is offering!! Also you can't beat the price!! Do yourself a favor and go on her tours. You won't be disappointed:)
Written 4 October 2016
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Martin M
St. Albans, UK148 contributions
Lots to learn about.
Feb 2016 • Couples
We booked our trip the day before via email and paid Alison after the tour was completed.

We hooked up with her, and the other two guests, outside the Electric Ballroom, where a line was forming to get in to see The Cadillac Three, which we earmarked to go see after the tour was done.

Alison is a friendly American, who has lived in London for years, with a wealth of knowledge about music in general and Camden, Madness, Brit Pop and Blur in particular. If you're not a fan of any of these, then don't despair as there are lots of other bands she likes to chat about.

Despite it being a cold wet and windy evening, the tour was informative, fun and entertaining and we visited all the music haunts including The Hawley Arms for a drink en route.

Alison regales you with tales of rock and roll in the Camden area, points out places of rock history and occasionally uses her iPad to demonstrate the "as it used to be back in the day" scenarios.

Well worth a trip and you also get to stand on the steps where the Clash had their first album cover picture taken. Along with the Dublin Castle, that's rock history.

We then tried to get into the Electric Ballroom but were refused entry as we didn't have tickets and the gig was sold out. Very different to when we saw The Cadillac Three on their first visit to Camden at the Barly a couple of years ago and a few doors away, where they put on a great gig.

I'm sure their gig at The Electric Ballroom went just as well.
Written 19 February 2016
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Denis T
Paris, France2 contributions
A great moment
Apr 2015 • Friends
Excellent tour in camden . I already knew camden Town market but i discovered another aspect with this walking tour based on thé history of pubs And music . We ended in back room in a pub assisting à concert of madness ska completely unchained . Incredible And unforgetabble
Thanks alison
Denis thé French biker
Written 13 April 2015
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Travis D
4 contributions
Soo Much History in Camden
Such an awesome tour of the History of Camden. We really have no idea how much influential stuff happened for the world of punk and Brit pop right in this alternative town.
Written 8 October 2014
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Kate K
London, UK1 contribution
great place, great stories, great guide!
Sep 2013 • Solo
I've lived in London for quite some time and I often wondered: is there anyone who does a walking tour of Camden, based on its juicy musical and historical background? as there must be someone. One day I searched for it and found this great tour. Even though I knew a lot of Camden-related stuff myself, I enjoyed this journey so much I did not want to leave, and I've learned so many interesting fact from Alison! She's a very good guide, she's got lots of first-hand experience and she genuinely loves Camden, which is so inspiring...
This tour is definitely a must-see for you if you are into rock-n-roll and want to know "where it all started" for so many generations.
Written 23 September 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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ajabb1
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Excellent Camden Tour
Alison is great and gives loads of insight and personal anecdotes into the music scene in Camden. Never a lull in t
DKTravler
DKTravler
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Hmmm…Not Really.
Our guide Alison seems like a nice enough person. That said, our group really did not think much of the tour. Oth
kaijar2016
kaijar2016
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Sukellus Camdenin musiikkiin
Tämä kävelykierros kannattaa kokea! Alison vei meidät paikkoihin, joissa 70, 80, 90 ja 2000 lukujen huiput olivat a
lewi126
lewi126
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Something different
Hi came to Camden and didn't want to just sit in the pubs,though that's a great idea,but booked this tour with Alis
Karem B
Karem B
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For all Brit Pop Lovers!
This was a great experience for me, coming so far away from Chile to hang out and grab a beer in the places where a
Gazmend G
Gazmend G
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Do not miss it!
This interesting and affordable tour was expertly guided by Alison. Presenting heaps of interesting and not widely
FrankWill
FrankWill
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And now for something completely different
Fun tour with all kind of tidbits of famous and less famous music stars in this tour which gets you quite an appeti
Marie A
Marie A
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A rockin' tour of Camden!
Get.On.This.Tour.Now. You'll be accompanied by Alison, an American who fell in love with the neighborhood and deci
Maysa F
Maysa F
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Absolutely a must go
I love this place. There is a little outdoor food court. You can find all kinds of food there. It's kind of busy ov
JavieraViajera
JavieraViajera
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100% recommended! and super fun!
I took this tour with Alison, and it was like two years ago and i still remember it! i had so much fun! i learnt so
JackTaylor-1991
JackTaylor-1991
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Brilliant Tour Highly Recommended
I booked the tour as part of a stag do as the stag is a big blur fan and music fan in general. We a had a brilliant
Kari A
Kari A
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Shopping!
June 2014. A wonderful place full of bars, restaurants, shops, museums. where every step you meet a street artist.
Edeklesvo
Edeklesvo
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Walk the streets and hear the stories
I love Camden and have had days and nights out there for around twenty years. So it was great to go to those pubs
Craig B
Craig B
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Britpop, Amy, Punk, Prince & other tales.
I booked up my tour with Alison on a very hot June evening, we met at the iconic Electric Ballroom and made our way
Goalie_11
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Great way to spend an evening
We had a wonderful Friday evening being shown around Camden by Alison. She knows a lot of the old and new stories a
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