Discover the history of the Eel Pie Island Hotel and the internationally acclaimed music icons who cut their teeth on its ballroom stage. From the early jazz years through the R&B era to 60s rock, legends such as Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk, The Yardbirds, Peter Green, The Who, David Bowie, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Black Sabbath, Genesis and Deep Purple are just a handful of names that adorn the metal plaque on the banks of the Thames.
Paul established Music Heritage London (MHL) in 2015 to provide music enthusiasts with an integrated, authentic, and immersive experience by packaging and promoting London's vast music history and by doing so, help perpetuate its legacy for future generations to enjoy and be inspired by! His Swinging 60s London tours celebrate the era-defining significance of a small enclave of West London, expressed through some of the greatest music of all time! Tours visit music venues that helped to springboard the careers of seminal artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Elton John, The Who, The Yardbirds, David Bowie, Genesis, Rod Stewart, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Manfred Mann, and many, many more. Joint ventures were secured with some of West London's top music-related venues including; the Hard Rock Cafe and Vault Rock Museum, Royal Albert Hall, The Gore Hotel, Troubadour, Handel Hendrix House, The Ealing Club, Chiswick House, and Gardens, Half Moon in Putney, Eel Pie Island Museum and The Crawdaddy Club and his 'Swinging 60s London' tours continue to engage passengers of all ages, from all over the world. As the media spotlight remains focused on 60s culture, fashion, and music and the legends who created and performed it, Paul continues to expand links with online platforms such as Heygo and the travel trade, offering private and bespoke tours on his 6-seater psychedelic minivan, plus group tours on 72 seaters 1960s Routemaster buses, to satisfy the growing needs and expectations of the music tourist.
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 content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator 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 content creator 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.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
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.
29 August 2021
If I said it was difficult to understand Paul’s accent I meant that for the guide who took us to York. Paul was great!
David and Wendy h.
28 August 2021
Really enjoyed this tour, Paul. It is interesting to see and hear about the roots of the music I grew up with.
27 August 2021
Really entertaining, nostalgic tour of Eel Pie Island, full of interesting information.
27 August 2021
Paul was very interesting, informative, and entertaining while he was describing the island and the groups that played there. He leisurely walked around giving us time to take pictures and fully take in the sights.
27 August 2021