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The Vintage Guide To London | February 24, 2018

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Vintage walk: King's Road - the golden years

Vintage walk: King’s Road – the golden years

Travel back in time to the golden year’s of the King’s Road and find out how a tranquil area outside the centre of London, populated by stockbrokers and bankers, writers and poets was completely transformed by London’s youth culture during a crazy quarter of a century starting around 1955.

Specialising in London-based guided walks, tour guide Barrie Greene – who was part of the it crowd of the early Sixties himself – will take you back to Soho just before the Swinging Sixties.

Barrie will lead you down this iconic street, floating from one decade to another as you pass by the sites of the important boutiques, restaurants, clubs and drinking places. He will also tell you about the numerous celebrities who have left their mark on West London’s most famous street.

He will tell you about the famous song that emerged from a King’s Road coffee bar to become a Fifties classic and which iconic jazz and blues singer made her one appearance in England on the King’s Road. He’ll also tell you where the expression ‘cruising the King’s Road’ started and much, much more.

Back In The Day Walks

King’s Road Walk, 2 1/2 hours, £10, book now.
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