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Beatles Tour London

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The London Beatles tour is a fun and truly nostalgic throwback to the Beatles’ heyday! With over 35 prominent sites that the Beatles played at, wrote at or touched in some way, you’ll definitely get your fill of ‘Beatlemania’.

Don’t miss out on a daytime walkabout through London’s storied streets or experience an homage to the Beatles by night as you enjoy the very best of this famous band. Filled with visits to iconic landmarks, fantastic insider information and music that will bring the 60s swinging back, this memorable tour will have you dancing across Abbey Road.

Know before you book:

  • Bring an Oyster card, a valid day travel card, or a contactless bank card to pay for the London Underground
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Some tours are wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Highlights:

  • Discover where Beatlemania started
  • Explore Carnaby Street, the epicenter of the Swinging Sixties
  • See where the Beatles lived in their early days
  • Discover the inner lives of the Beatles stars
  • Cross the Abbey Road crossing

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As any fan of the Beatles knows, the band originated in Liverpool but made their mark in London. Take a journey through the iconic band’s life and career as you travel the streets of London and discover the prominent landmarks and lesser-known sites that tell the story of the Beatles in London.

You’ll be able to chart the rise of Beatlemania from the early days in 1962 to the band’s memorable end in 1970, as well as the solo years that followed.

One of the major features on any of these London Beatles tours is the world-renowned Abbey Road Studios. Learn all about this famous recording studio where Beatles recorded almost all of their albums and singles between the early days of 1962 to their final year in 1970.

The iconic crosswalk is also a fan favorite, where you can post just like the Beatles did on the cover of Abbey Road. This is one photo opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Abbey Road crossing

As you travel through the Beatles’ old stomping ground, you’ll also be able to view or visit some of the buildings that played a large roll in their lives. Get all the trivia about the London Palladium, where Beatles fans were first diagnosed with ‘Beatlemania’.

Another unforgettable spot on a Beatles tour is the Apple Corps building on Saville Row. First, it was converted into a recording studio where the band created the majority of the Let It Be album. It then went down in history as the bittersweet site of the Beatles’ impromptu final performance when they played publically for the last time on the rooftop.

Along with these major landmarks, you’ll also get the chance to explore some more underrated spots. Take in the sights of Marylebone Station where opening scenes of ‘A Hard Day’s Night‘ were filmed. If you decided on the Beatles walking tour, you’ll also enjoy a visit to the studio where ‘Hey Jude‘ was recorded as well as the filming location of ‘Help!‘.

Just down the road from Marylebone Station is Ringo Starr’s one-time-home where a number of the Beatles lived (as well as Jimmi Hendrix). It was here that Paul McCartney worked on the demos for several future hits including Eleanor Rigby.

The Beatles photo

If you’d like to grab a souvenir to mark the day, stop off at the London Beatles Store where you can buy anything from keyrings, postcards, posters, and clothing, to bona fide collector’s items like out-of-print magazines featuring the band and rare recordings.

Take a step back in time to the 60s on one of these Beatles tours in London, when Beatlemania gripped the world and the Fab Four’s music filled pubs and homes across London (and the globe).

If you’re a true Beatles fan or even just a music-lover with a taste for rock ‘n roll, this is the tour for you.

London Beatles Tour Prices 2019

The cost of the tours starts at about USD $30 to USD $400 depending on whether you would like a tour on foot through London, or if you would prefer a coach ride around the famous city. There 3 very tempting ways to enjoy a London Beatles tour. Whether you’re looking for a walking tour during the day or the chance to see Beatles landmarks by night, we’ve found top tours to suit every traveler.

Opening Times

Depending on whether you opt for a morning or evening tour, the opening/departure times will vary. For the daytime walking tour, you will be informed of the departure times after booking.

Evening Walking Tour: departure at 18h00

Options to see Beatles London sites

Each of the London Beatles tours on offer has something unique to enjoy. While there are some staples that are included in each tour – Come and discover Beatles sites in London like Abbey Road, Apple HQ and various filming locations, which each offer something special and memorable as part of the Beatles’ London walking tour.

The Beatles London Walk Tour

The Beatles’ London walk is a 3-hour long tour that offers to chance to walk in the shoes of the Beatles. Discover how England’s capital city helped shape their music and careers, as well as the mark they left in return.

The Beatles London walking tour is suited to any music-lover, and especially die-hard Beatles fans who love a bit of history.

You should definitely wear comfortable walking shoes as you explore the streets of London.

What we liked: Great for if you would like to explore London on foot.
INCLUDES:
  • A professional and informed guide
  • Photo opportunities at Abbey Road studios
  • Visit the studio where Hey Jude was recorded
  • Visit the London Palladium

EXCLUDES:
  • Train ticket into London
  • Gratuities (optional)

Walk the streets that frequented and made famous by the Fab Four on a fun and informative tour through the Beatles’ London. Enjoy the fascinating stories shared by your clued-up guide as you travel from Abbey Road, which was made famous by the Abbey Road album cover, to the famous apartment where members of the band all lived at one point. You’ll feel like you stepped into one of the Beatles’ films as you enjoy this memorable tour.

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London Beatles Evening Tour

For any night owls who love music and the sound of the Beatles, this tour has you covered. Begin your evening of all things ‘the Beatles’ at Trafalgar Square, then trace the band’s history from the early years to their final days as a group.

What we liked: Great for if you would like to see enjoy the Beatles tour at night.
INCLUDES:
  • Local and very knowledgable guide
  • Transport in an air-conditioned minivan
  • See Apple HQ Visit Abbey Road
  • Playing of rare music and film clips
  • Visit various filming locations

EXCLUDES:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drink unless specified

Enjoy discovering the streets and sights along the Beatles’ old stomping ground as you explore over 35 landmarks across London. Visit the filming locations of A Hard Day’s Night, Help! and the Magical Mystery Tour. Get to know the band like never before as you’re lead through the city by a fantastic rock ‘n roll guide.

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Rock n Roll Tour London

Enjoy a London Beatles tour including another rock legends from the comfort of a minivan. For anyone who isn’t too keen on walking, this tour is a fantastic option. Enjoy the sights of prominent landmarks including galleries, performance venues, famous hotels, and filming locations as you enjoy the streets that the Beatles and other rock ‘n’ roll legends like Jimmy Page and Bill Wyman called home for so many years.

On the bus tour of the Beatles’ London sites, you’ll ride in style as you listen to tunes by the Beatles and enjoy film footage of the band. Drive past famed photo locations where iconic album covers and publicity shots were taken. You’ll also drop by one of the band’s popular performance spots, the Scotch of St James Club, as well as the art galleries where John Lenon staged his art shows.

What we liked: Great for if you’d like to explore the rock n roll scene from the comfort of a minivan.
INCLUDES:
  • Minibus transportation
  • Fully-guided tour
  • Walk across Abbey Road crossing
  • Visit the Scotch of St James Club
  • Viewing of prominent photo spots

EXCLUDES:
  • Gratuities (optional
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drink unless specified

Enjoy a nighttime walkabout of the Beatles’ old haunts and landmarks as you explore over 35 prominent sites across London. Visit the filming locations of A Hard Day’s Night, Help! and the Magical Mystery Tour. Learn all about the band’s history as you stop for some incredible photos, tour landmarks and get insider stories from your very knowledgable music guide.

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9.5Expert Score
This tour is a perfect option for any Beatles or music lovers who would like to indulge in the history of the Beatles and the inner secrets of their daily lives, visiting all the spots from their fame.
Location
9
Fun
9
Level of activity
10
Value for money
10
PROS
  • Learn about the careers and lives of the Beatles
  • View or visit amazing Beatles landmarks
  • Enjoy a unique look at London
CONS
  • No transport
  • No meals included

Specification: Beatles Tour London

Accessible

Wheelchair accessible (but this tour takes place over a large area)

Duration

3 hours

Includes

Photo opportunity at Abbey Road, Professional guide, Visit prominent locations

Excludes

Gratuity (optional), Train ticket into London

Meals & Drinks

Not included

Pickup

Not included

Suitable For

Anglophiles, Fans of the Beatles, Music lovers

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  1. Anonymous

    This tour was really enjoyable for the sites themselves and the guide. If you are already familiar with Beatles history, there is likely not much you’ll learn here, but it is fantastic to see so many of the sites where musical history took place. The tour does have a couple of stops so that you are not in the van the whole time, including a stop at the famous Abbey Road crosswalk, where our guide was helpful and patient enough to take pictures for all of the folks who wanted to walk across – no small feat with constant traffic and construction ongoing. While the van was necessary for moving to all of the different sites, it would have been nice to stop and see a few more locations, notably the location of the last concert on the former Apple records HQ. We have pictures of it from the van, but not the same as getting out and being on the streets where it took place. Again, overall a very worthwhile tour, that could be over the top with just a couple of tweaks.

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  2. Anonymous

    Our driver was pleasant and informative. Loved the Beatles music playing on the trip. Saw lots of cool landmarks.

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  3. Anonymous

    Our tour started off a little rough, having to wait for tour guests who were late. The first venue was also a little disorganized between waiting to meet the late guests and fumbling a bit with pictures. Our guide,Stefan, was very knowledgeable about his topic and during the bus ride to the next destinations shared with us many pictures he had dug up of the Beatles and other rock legends. The tours of John Lennon’s home and Abbey Road were of course the highlights but, while we took a very nice tour of London’s nicer neighborhoods, seeing where one of them had business offices or once had lunch there was a bit unnecessary and made the tour longer than necessary. Stefan was very patient and kind to guests who wished to cross Abbey Road by 1800 different angles and even held the camera as they did so, but the rest of us who were done with the pictures were becoming irritated. Over all, the tour content itself was interesting, but a more concise, more relevant, narrative might have been better and not as long. Still, for die-hard Beatles fans, as was my son, the tour put a great smile on his face.

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  4. Anonymous

    I was under the impression we would be able to get out of the bus more often. The guide would point to an area or structure and drive pass. You didn’t know exactly what to look at sometimes.

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  5. Anonymous

    Yeah Yeah Yeah! Driverguide knowledgeable of London and of course Beatles. He was very interested in showing his Beatle fan knowledge more than time, so did not feel rushed. Totally enjoyable

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  6. Anonymous

    Ian was Great

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  7. Anonymous

    I had my doubts about this tour as our party of 6 involved ages 17-64. This was VERY enjoyable.

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  8. Anonymous

    Our guide Ian was very well informed of the rock legends. Saw all the landmarks I only pictured in photos and film. Very well worth it!

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  9. Anonymous

    This is a must do in London if you have ever loved music. I humored my husband by going because he is a musician and I think I might have loved it even more than he did! Well, maybe not. Our friends said their tour guide was the best get him, but we thought ours was the best, so I concluded they are all fabulous, so it doesn’t matter. The walk on Abby Road are pictures we will have in our scrap book forever as well as all the iconic music memorabiliac I made that word up sights we saw! So great!

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  10. Anonymous

    Terrific amount of interesting facts, great guide

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  11. Anonymous

    We had a totally brilliant time being driven around London hearing musical facts many of which we never knew even though we’ve both lived here for 50 years. The sights in the 3.5 hour tour are non-stop, from finding out where and how the Sex Pistols came to be, to where the Live Aid single was recorded. Bruce our guide was great fun, kept us entertained throughout and helped to make it a super afternoon, and his musical knowledge is amazing! Take care when having your photo done crossing Abbey Road though, not all drivers are patient!

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  12. Anonymous

    I wish you had 10 stars for this tour!!!! Visiting Abbey Road has been on my bucket list for years. I have been to London 3 times prior to this trip and never made it to Abbey Road. What an absolutely fantastic tour this was!!! Our driver/guide was Bruce the owner of Rock Legends tour company He was SO knowledgeable and entertaining with his commentary throughout the tour. This is the only way you hear behind the scenes stories about rock legends. Plus – we were in a 16 passenger bus – not a gigantic motor coach so we were able to get through neighborhoods that big motor coaches couldn’t we actually didn’t see one big coach the whole time! We saw the current homes of Paul McCartney my favorite, Jimmy Paige, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton and more. Of course we all know these rock stars spend a lot of time in the US but these are their homes when they are in the UK. So cool!! We also saw multiple recording studios Led Zepplin, Rolling Stones, etc. Drove by the pub still open that the Beatles hung out at back in the day. We stopped at Bill Wyman’s Sticky Fingers restaurant for beverages or snacks. All kinds of authentic rock memorabilia in there. We also stopped in front of the former flat of John and Yoko great photo op! Abbey Road was my personal favorite. Our driver/guide took photos of all of us individual groups crossing the very busy Abbey Road. It’s going to be my Christmas Card this year. We also sang some classic rock songs on the bus at random times and Bruce had plenty of trivia for us. Highlight of our time in London for sure!!! If you’re an old rocker at heart…….you NEED to do this tour!!!

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  13. Anonymous

    This tour was very limited. Only a couple of interesting stops, like the Beatles secret pub. Probably better to just have a map and search for the key places yourself.

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  14. Anonymous

    Wow what a tour! Lee was our tour guide and he was awesome! It had always been my husband’s dream to walk across Abbey Road and this tour made it happen! So much to see and we loved every minute of it! Don’t miss this tour if you love Rock and Roll!

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  15. Anna – Canada

    Thoroughly enjoyed this tour.

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  16. Oliver – Germany

    TOP – Many greatings to Jeff from Oli and Fritz

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  17. Paulo – Costa Rica

    I enjoyed the time at the pier and the Beatles museum. Bus tour was so-so

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  18. Annie – France

    Un peu chère Guide super

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  19. Moshe – Israel

    Wonderful tour

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  20. Lesley – Canada

    Very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon! Our driver Jim was a delight; very knowledgeable, good humoured and boy, can that guy ever navigate his way around some horrible traffic! He even dropped at right back at our hotel since it was nearby the end of the tour. I just wish he could be on our other tours as well, lol

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  21. Tracey – United Kingdom

    Very good

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  22. Anonymous – Australia

    Great guide, full of knowledge, loved the Abbey Road shop The guide was very personable and had a lot of knowledge about the Beatles and others which he happily shared. We had a lot of fun. He gave us time to shop in the Abbey road shop which was excellent. He also had extensive knowledge about London history as well and passed on some excellent anecdotes while navigating the traffic. Highly recommend this tour we had a great time.

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  23. Anonymous – Belgium

    Amazing tour back the sixties Very good guide. We could feel the sixties, Beatles atmosphere…

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