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London - Rock 'n' Royal Richmond - Part 2

Rock 'n' Royal Richmond - Part 2

(52 reviews)
Richmond upon Thames, London, United Kingdom
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

From Tudor Kings to the rebellious Stewarts, this tour is a must for anyone interested in music heritage and cultural history. Part 2 starts at the site of the legendary Richmond Jazz & Blues Festival that featured all of the top performers of the 60s era and was the genesis to the world's oldest popular music festival still in existence today. From music royalty, we take you to the remains of King Henry VII’s Palace and the Golden Age of the English Monarchy, the birth of ‘Britannia’ and the death of Elizabeth. After a short walk along the riverbank where The Beatles were last photographed together, the tour ends under the oldest bridge spanning the Thames in London.


Meet your local guide

Paul

Paul has been a Richmond resident and semi-pro musician for over 40 years. A recent review summed him up perfectly; “I feel like I know Paul Endacott because he's not just a tour guide, he's a talisman or an apostle of those amazing times in London that I want to know and see more of. He doesn't read from a pre-written script, he speaks from his past, his gut and most of all from his heart. I can feel, hear and see the love, the memories, and the music oozing from his rock ‘n’ roll heart and soul.”

Paul has been guiding since Jun 2015


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to London with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from London. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Stephen C.

12 April 2021

Great tour. Had me remembering the days of my youth! I’ll sign up to the Eel Pie one next time which will, I guess, be equal fun for me having gigged at Colonel Barefoot’s Rock Garden more than once.

Kelly P.

11 April 2021

I've been enjoying Paul's tours around Richmond over the last few weeks. He really knows his stuff! You can't beat having a guide who has lived in the area for years, knows the folks, and is friends with notable musicians. He's also involved in music venue preservation and letting everyone know about Richmond's incredible music history. But it's not all music. He's very knowledgeable about royal and political history and provides lots of information about buildings and parks, bridges and the waterfront. I hope to visit the area some day. Great tours!

Catherine S.

11 April 2021

Sorry I had to abandon the trip after only a couple of minutes, but what I saw was very interesting!

Virginia H.

11 April 2021

Such a joy and alot of really interesting information thank you

Claire G.

11 April 2021

Very knowledgeable guide!!


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