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Tottenham Court Road Station, London W1T 2DZ, England
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Soho punk tour

Aiden has a unique personality and exellent sense of humour. He has busted some myths about punk... read more

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Владислава Г
What a Unique Experience When In London!!

I made the time to do this tour and boy was I glad I did.This is a must see Tour! Was very cool... read more

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EXPERIENCE OLD SOHO ON A TRAWL THROUGH THE LEGENDARY PUNK ROCK SITES OF THE AREA Description British Punk was born in the Kings Road Chelsea but came of age in the clubs and dives of Soho and the surrounding area. Soho was a very different area in the mid seventies so join your guide Aidan McManus as he brings it to life and introduces you to the seminal historic punk characters and sites. The Clubs,Marquee,Vortex,100,Roxy,Louise's and Notre Dame Hall,Strip club gigs,inspirational market stalls and boozers,where was the first Sex Pistols gig?Crash pads, Lesbian club hangouts and The Jam having run ins with the law,this tour has it all!! The tour lasts two hours but the walking part takes less than half of it as we stop and I talk about the above places,its not a trek,it goes ahead whatever the weather. Meet at Tottenham Court Road tube station (Oxford Street entrance). Book through the website or just turn up on the day,see you there
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Tottenham Court Road Station, London W1T 2DZ, England
Soho
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Reviewed today

Aiden has a unique personality and exellent sense of humour. He has busted some myths about punk culture, you won't find this information online! Highly recommended for anyone who wants to look at punk London with the eyes of an eyewitness. :D

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I made the time to do this tour and boy was I glad I did.This is a must see Tour! Was very cool walking around with Aidan and viewing sites that I only imagined I would ever see as a teenager 40 years later done,very...More

Thank Heisenberg3556
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the downpour, I had an absolute blast with Aidan today! Once he found out that I loved The Sex Pistols, he took me around to all of the sites of their legendary gigs and hangouts. Added bonuses were seeing Trident Studios and places where...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aiden’s Soho Punk Rock Tour is an excellent, very informative & highly entertaining stroll around the Punk heartlands of London’s Soho. Full of stories of the early days of Punk Year Zero, as well as fascinating social history about the venues & buildings that went...More

Thank Carol and Barry F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd never met Aidan McManus before but I'd heard some great things about his tours. What I'd heard however didn't do him justice - this walk was a masterpiece. I'd ordered a bespoke birthday trip combining my love of Soho, punk rock and the area's...More

Thank Joolsjm
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent tour of Soho by Aidan covering all aspects (and more ) of the area His enthusiasm and passion for the area was obvious and he brought it all to life with great stories and anecdotes. Have already booked up another tour Julie

Thank juliewright836
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent over three hours focusing on Punk in the late 70’s. I had read dozens of books, but Aidan, who really knows its British history put my questions to rest. He really knows this most important genre of music —as well as a few famous...More

Thank palmern1957
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this tour to be incredibly fascinating and fun, and it was a highlight of my recent trip to London. Aidan knows Soho and its musical history, and will tell you the amazing stories about the people and places that were important in the...More

Thank MIhawks
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour! - the guide Aidan walked & talked the three of us around Soho and nearby legendary punk sites and music venues. We also had the favour to sneak inside the 100 Club, as it happened to be open this afternoon, to see the...More

Thank Sven K
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

I booked a private tour with Aidan for my sons 16th birthday. We spent nearly 3 hours with him in and around Soho for a fascinating tour. Aidan is a top bloke who knows his stuff and how to entertain. My two sons are only...More

Thank StJohn C
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evelyn z
11 November 2015|
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Response from Aidan M | Property representative |
Hi Evelyn We could do a private tour mate. Drop me an email through the website giving me some numbers etc and we can sort something out. Cheers Aidan McManus
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Aballantyne
5 June 2015|
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Response from Aidan M | Property representative |
Hi Aballantyne I run tours all year round and can do private ones too, check out my website for details or call me 07814079486 hopefully see you later in the year. Cheers Aidan McManus
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