London Tours - The Vintage Guide To London
The Sixties saw an explosion of British music: Beatlemania swept the world, America was taken over by the British Invasion and London’s Soho was the centre of the international music scene. Oh how things have changed…Luckily many of the old Soho landmarks still remain, so if you are feeling nostalgic follow our guide to some of the most memorable locations of the Sixties music scene in London.
Kensington today is best known as London’s smartest and most sophisticated shopping area. But back in the day it was very much part of the Swinging Sixties.
Travel back in time to London during the Sixties with a Back In The Day Walk through Soho. Specialising in London-based guided walks, tour guide Barrie Greene – who was part of the Soho crowd during the Sixties himself – will take you back to the heartland of Swinging London, a place and time he himself remembers very fondly, back then he heard the music, he wore the clothes, he went to the clubs.
Ever wanted to know why George ‘Beau’ Brummell became so famous? Or where Mr Fish popularised the kipper tie? Or the sartorial connection between Jan 30th 1969 and Feb 14 1969? Or why St James’s became associated with gentlemen’s outfitters in the first place? Or how the election of a Labour Government in 1945 lead to Teddy Boys? Or how the Marshall Street baths played a significant role in how today’s high street looks?