Friday is Rock'n'Roll London Day! Join the Rock'n'Roll London walk this (and every Friday) afternoon at 2:00p.m meeting at Tottenham Court Road Station
What did you get up to in your Summer hols? Drop me a line if you like, esp if you've been enjoying London Walks tours as part of your summer break.
Me? I've been on a Busman's Holiday.
On an actual bus.
At the start of August I visited Liverpool with my 10 year-old-daughter Isobella (above) and we soaked up the music culture of that great Northern seaport – including the Magical Mystery Tour with guide Paul Beesley and driver Vinny.
I've visited Liverpool on several occasions as a Beatles fan, but had never managed to fit The Magical Mystery Tour into my trip - I finally got around to it on this visit and I'm glad I did.
I joined the tour with my 10-year-old daughter down at Albert Dock. (Tip: DO book in advance as it was completely sold out.)
The guys at the booking office were really cheery and helpful too, a great overture for the tour itself. (My only criticism of the company that they don't offer a discount for kids - that's a tough one for parents during a summer holiday.)
Our guide was Paul (not THE Paul!) and our driver was Vinny and they took us around ALL the major Beatle sites – family homes, old schools and haunts, Penny Lane & Strawberry Fields and more.
Regular Daily Constitutionalists and London Walkers who have joined my Rock'n'Roll & Beatles tours will already know, I am a huge Beatles fan (I even managed to squeeze a mention of The Fabs into my Kensington tour yesterday!) and Paul's knowledge was impeccable and wonderfully presented. He treated the subject with seriousness but enlivened the proceedings with plenty of cracking good jokes. I also loved that he threw in some great Liverpool history, too, absolutely fascinating stuff.
The tour ends very near the remodelled Cavern club in Mathew Street.
A great guide and a very friendly fella (as was driver Vinny), Paul gave us just the sort of warm welcome that makes a holiday memorable. Well done guys!
If you are lucky enough to get Paul as your guide, your trip really will be magical too.
Heading to Liverpool? Roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour - visit the website here: www.cavernclub.org/the-magical-mystery-tour/
You can keep up with expert Liverpool guide Paul Beesley on Twitter – follow him here: twitter.com/bluebadgeguide
The new London Walks Beatles Tour film is out NOW! We hope you will enjoy the show…
Full info on Beatles tours here: www.walks.com/beatles
You can also catch up with the Rock'n'Roll London Tour film…
And here's the trailer for THIS AFTERNOON'S Rock'n'Roll London Walk which meets at 2pm Tottenham Court Road station (exit 1).
A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. Kids under 15 go FREE. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.