Pink Floyd’s Cambridge & London (Full day)
If you’re a fan of the Floyd then this is
for you; a near perfect day discovering the musical roots and early adventures
of one of the world’s greatest bands.
‘Walls, Moons and Flying Pigs’… Pink Floyd were a band of two cities – the ancient, medieval university city of Cambridge, and the UK’s capital of London. Band members Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and David Gilmour were raised in Cambridge, and many of their Cambridge friends, including girlfriends, roadies and album cover designers Storm Thorgerson and ‘Po’ Powell, became part of the Pink Floyd extended creative family. In London they met up with Nick Mason and Rick Wright, while students, and here they forged the unique Pink Floyd sound against the backdrop of the late ‘60’s counter-culture and succeeding decades.
This great tour combines the two and gives you a chance to see one of England’s most attractive and historic cities and parts of London you’d otherwise not see, while exploring the Floyd’s heritage. In Cambridge you’ll see the early homes of Gilmour, Waters and Barrett, their schools and colleges, early gig sites and important reference points like ‘Granchester Meadows’ and Syd’s last home. You’ll also be getting a short walking tour of the historic city and university! Then to London where, this afternoon, in neighbourhoods such as Islington, Hampstead and Highgate, you’ll see such sites as the Floyd’s own Britannia Row studios, the school that provided the school kids choir on ‘The Wall’, the only London apartment shared by all members of the band, the Regents Street Polytechnic where the band was formed, various band member’s London homes, the famed ‘Ally Pally’ – location of the ’14-hour Technicolour Dream’ – UFO club sites, and Abbey Road recording studios! Please note; whether we get to see Battersea Power Station, the cover of ‘Animals’ album depends on traffic.
The tour departs The Original Tour Visitor Centre, 17-19 Cockspur Street, off Trafalgar Square at 8.30am finishing approx. 6pm.
- The Original Tour Visitor Centre, 17-19 Cockspur St, Trafalgar Square