Sunday, 24 July 2016

Walk of the Week: The #RollingStones London



Every Sunday we’ll pluck just one walk from the vast London Walks repertoire and put it centre stage.





You can check out the full schedule at www.walks.com.





But if you only take one walking tour this week, why not make it…



The Rolling Stones London – Street Fightin' Men

Thursdays 2:30pm

Tottenham Court Road tube

Led by Richard P or Adam



It's 50 years and counting for The Men They Couldn't Hang. Prowling in the blueswailing, drug-busting, establishment-baiting footsteps of the savage young Stones in their 60s pomp _ from the studios where they created to the shebeens where they, er, "socialised" _ this walk provides the ideal "bonus tracks" to Exhibitionism, the blockbusting Stones restrospective at the Saatchi Gallery. Street Fightin' Men is curated by our rock and pop experts Adam (he's the guitarist in the Glenbuck Cherrypickers, the Blues/Country & Western/Swing group) and Richard P.





About Your Guides…


Richard P

"The Pied Piper of Beatlemania", is the author of The Beatles' London, a consultant on the Hard Day's Night DVD, holder of the Beatles Brain of Britain title and owner of the Beatles Coffee Shop. So much for the understatement! As actor David Jansen* put it, "[Richard] is a Beatles genius". Part and parcel of all that are Richard's "connections" - they're to die for. He knows them all - all the "players" from the Beatles saga. One could go on. I'm thinking of his collection of Beatles gear...but really, the thing is to "go on" the walk.  *David Jansen was the child actor who appeared in A Hard Day's Night.


Adam

Journalist, author and part-time musician, Adam spends much of his time endeavouring to live up to his countryman J.M. Barrie's famous remark: "There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make." He has written theatre criticism for The Independent newspaper, and on everything from cocktails to travel for Time Out and other publications. Adam is the Editor of this blog



A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. 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.









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