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Published on March 23rd, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Join Me for a Rock’n’Roll Tour of London!

I’ve spent years walking the streets of London looking for the places where music history was made. Abbey Road Studios and its famous crosswalk. Denmark Street. Portobello Road. Berwick Street and Soho. Camden. BBC HQ. The clubs, venues, the record stores, the landmarks–the actual places where music and music history was made. It’s one thing to read or hear about something, but there’s nothing like being there, you know?

That’s why I’m so thrilled to have teamed up with Flight Centre to host a five night London rock tour. This will be cool.

 

Flight Centre Logo

We’ll stay in London for five nights and experience multiple music-related tours throughout the city. We’ll visit landmarks involving punk, new wave, classic rock, glam, Britpop and more. There’s limited space–we have room for 24 folks–so space is going to fill up fast.

If you’re interested–and I really hope you are–you can email Flight Centre at customgroups@flightcentre.ca or call toll free at 1 877 824 6618. This is actually a more direct way of finding out more information than going to your local Flight Centre office.

Here’s what we’re offering:

Flight Centre Groups and Custom Travel is currently offering the following vacation for travel departing June 4, returning June 10, 2016. This package includes:

  • Roundtrip economy flights from Canada to London with Air Canada
  • 5 nights accommodation at the 5-star, Grange Wellington Hotel  (breakfast included)
Grange Wellington Hotel

Our hotel. Nice place, huh? It’s in Westminster.

  • Return airport transfers
  • Exclusive welcome & closing events
  • Three rock-oriented guided tours, including transfers
  • A one-week, two-zone Oyster pass for London transit

Oyster Card

Here’s what we have on tap.

DAY 1: Depart from Toronto or Vancouver on our overnight flight to London Heathrow.

DAY 2: Transfer to our hotel. The afternoon is yours to enjoy before our 7pm welcome event (Details TBA)

DAY 3: Half-day (9am – 1pm) punk and new wave tour. The afternoon and evening is yours to do as you please.

DAY 4: After a leisurely morning, we’ll go on a classic rock and Beatles sight-seeing tour (1pm – 4:30pm)

DAY 5: A full-day (9am – 5:30pm) tour called London Gets the Blues

DAY 6: A day on your own. Go nuts.

DAY 7: Transfer from the hotel to the airport for our flight back home—UNLESS you’d like to extend your trip with me to the Download Festival June 10-12.* This year’s lineup features Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Deftones, Rammstein, Billy Talent, Korn, Megadeth and dozens more.

Go here to see a detailed itinerary.

Departures from Toronto are $2,985 and from Vancouver, it’s $3,355–all taxes and fees included! (*Download Festival extension available at additional cost.) You can book here or at your friendly neighbourhood Flight Centre.

I hope you can make it. If this does well, we’ll create music trips to other cities. Who’s with me?

Download Festival 2016




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About the Author

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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7 Responses to Join Me for a Rock’n’Roll Tour of London!

  1. black widow says:

    GAH. alan, you’re absolutely killing me! #dreamtrip

  2. Marilyn says:

    Do this again but give us poor radio people a year to save up!!

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  4. Cinda says:

    It is the dream trip for us. Next year, if you run it again, we are in.

  5. Anne says:

    I agree with the other commenters. Do this again next year, giving us a little more time to divide vacation time and money. Great idea.

  6. Karen Meg says:

    Sounds awesome and would sign up if it weren’t for timing. Crossing fingers for round 2 at some point

  7. Julie Poirier says:

    Agree with above posts. Would def consider for next year

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