A pilgrimage of Britain's music legendsUnited Kingdom
The Beatles, David Bowie, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Blur, Oasis, The Stone Roses… the list of legendary British music heroes goes on and on, and you'll find the places they lived, were inspired, and even played their first gigs right across Britain. But how to get there? Craft your very own custom music tour with Tempo Holidays on a city-to-city rail adventure that will see you walking in the footsteps of your favourite British bands and artists.
In London, snapping your own version of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover is a must. For those who don't know the story, in 1969 the band stepped outside Abbey Road studios in St John's Wood and onto a white-striped crossing for a photoshoot, and Beatles fans have been trying to recreate this iconic album cover ever since. Then head to 23 Brook Street where you’ll find two blue plaques denoting the former residence of two musical greats – baroque composer George Frideric Handel and guitarist and rock legend Jimi Hendrix. Finally, spice up your life with a dance off on the very spot Britain's most famous pop girl group, the Spice Girls, filmed their first music video: in the entrance and main staircase of the Midland Grand Hotel. This Victorian-Gothic hotel was once considered among the finest hotels in the world.
Britain's resume of legendary music doesn't end there. Jump on a train to Liverpool, home to The Cavern Club, where The Beatles played their first gig; Manchester will delight Smiths fans with the Salford Lads Club where their famous inside cover of The Queen is Dead was shot; and in Scotland King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, which opened in 1990 and quickly established a reputation for showcasing new talent, broke one of Britain's biggest acts in the last 25 years, Oasis, and they continue to host multi-brand gigs almost every night and nurture up-and-coming talent and cult international acts.
- Experiencing a slice of music history
- Discovering new elements to your favourite musicians and bands and falling in love with their music all over again
- As we said, the list of British music legends seems endless, so you’ll have to narrow it down at some point, which might be a tad tricky!
Talk to Tempo Holidays about customising a tour for you.
Tempo Holidays offers regional rail packages throughout Great Britain called Superbreaks, which allows travellers to combine a diverse array of available stops and sights into a single package. Plus, their flexible nature means you can create your own custom adventure.
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