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Camden to the beat: poets, punks and pop stars

Camden, London

Camden to the beat: poets, punks and pop stars

Tour through 150 years of poetry, arts and musical history across a range of genres on this musically inclined tour of iconic Camden.

Follow insider George through iconic Camden on this musically inclined London experience. You’ll visit England’s only dedicated folk arts centre, learn about how and why Camden became the rock ’n’ roll capital of the UK and go behind the scenes of influential venues that shaped British music, from folk songs to the Fab Four and Amy Winehouse to today’s vibrant music scene.

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From £265 for 2 people

George Bell

Your insider

George Bell

Folk musician and music industry veteran

Insider George Bell works to give historic north London buildings new life as music venues as artistic director at The Music Halls Project. He also shares his passion for music with workers in the City of London by teaching them choral arrangements (everything from Beethoven to Beyoncé) that double as stress relief. Before that, he spent six years as the director of Small is Beautiful sustainability festival, and three years managing The Nest Collective, running events at some of the biggest venues and festivals around the country. George also performs as a folk musician and has toured throughout the UK and Europe.

You’ll follow in the steps of Camden’s poetic and musical greats and get an insider's perspective on its changing music scene

Duration
3 hours
Start Time
Tours run between the hours of 10:00 and 13:00
Booking
Call our travel specialists 24/7 on 1 800 464 2040 or contact us to find availability
Where you'll go
You’ll visit hidden-in-plain-sight local musical landmarks, including historical music halls, the venue where Madonna launched her career and the home of Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine. You’ll discuss the Fab Four, Camden’s changing musical landscape and iconic venues frequented by the area’s greats.
What you'll see
You’ll get insight as to famous Camden gigs, hear snippets from legendary interviews about the area’s music scene, visit iconic sites and venues, and enjoy a pint (or something less rock’n’roll) in the favourite pub of some of Camden’s (in)famous musical greats.
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Experience location
You will be meeting in Camden Town; we’ll send you the details in your confirmation.