A walking tour taking in the key locations associated with Joe Strummer and The Clash's West London. Starting at Ladbroke Grove station we wind our way through W10, W11 and W9 we chart the development of Joe Strummer from Woody Mellor, hippie, squatter and pub rocker through to stardom with the Clash and spokesman for a generation. We check out pubs, recording studios, gig venues, former squats, homes and iconic photo/film locations.
You can book on here or turn up on the day
Tours go ahead whatever the weather, please turn up 10 minutes early to ensure prompt start
Aidan has a stock of entertaining stories about Strummer and the Clash and great local knowledge. Very enjoyable for a fan!
Aiden has so much knowledge, relating to not only the music of the time but everything else that was going on both from a political angle and from a personal one as he lived around the are the tour takes in.
Touring with Aidan McManus #OriginalSohoPunkRockTour #StrummerTour So enjoyable to spend hours with the bodacious charmer/keeper of the Grail des Punk Wisdoms- Aidan perspective is straight up phenomenal... Next time I'm in London I will book this tour again...
I am not a Clash Fan and know next to nothing about them but still I am just a Rock´n´Roll ethusiast. Nevertheless the tour was very informative for the guide also has sidestories or information not connected to The Clash about Shane MacGowan, Lemmy and the like. And i got to visit the chemist where the House of Fun-Video from Madness was shot and a free beer after the tour!! I had no poblems but the guide is talking fast with a London accent so for foreign visitors like me your english should be at least good.Booked also the Soho-Tour, really looking forward to it.
Aiden was smart, funny, frirndly, informative & talkative. The man knows his stuff and has a genuine love for London & specifically the West End is palpable. I would recommend it to any of my friends, rock n rollers & aglophiles alike. I wish i had.more time or else we would have gone for a pint afterwards.
One of the days I enjoyed the most in London, and this tour was def an important part of that. I had the pleasure of doing two different tours with Aidan. The first one was the "Strummer Walk" and since it was a slow time of the year, we were a very small group. I have to say, Aidan's commitment wasn't less because of it. We walked all over and got to see such iconic places in the life of one of my favorites musicians. If you are a strummerhead, this is a no-brainer. Definiteyl a must!
Next time I'm in London, I'll take the tour again. And probably all the rest Aidan has available too
Moin from Hamburg.It was a great Journey to the past and to the beginning of Punk. Aidan knows a lot of stories and background about Joe Strummer. We enjoyed this and would like to join another tour with him. Cheers.
If you’re a Clash fan, you need to take this tour. Surprises around every corner. Aidan is great at
Pointing out all of “the spots”. From squats, to pubs, and old street photo locations. Ladbroke Grove is a cool neighborhood, too, lots to see after the tour, too. Highly recommend.
If you're a fan of The Clash or Joe Strummer you'll love this tour. Takes you to the places he played, lived and even recorded in the 70s. Aidan is local, knowledgable and engaging. You'll certainly learn a bit about the local area too which is surely one of the most iconic in London.
I went on this tour a couple days after Christmas which is sort of a quiet time for the tour. I ended up being the only one for the day, but Aiden talked about the history of the area and shared his experiences with the energy and enthusiasm as if he were taking a full group. Such a decent guy. The tour lasted over a 2 hours and Aidan used the entire time to talk about all sorts of things. I learned a lot of interesting history about the area, not just things related to The Clash/Joe Strummer. It was really a neat tour.
Aiden really knows his stuff. He speaks with passion about a subject he clearly cares about in an area where he comes form
This tour was fantastic! Aidan is incredibly knowledgeable about all things Strummer as well as about the Ladbroke Grove area. He's also funny and irreverent in true punk style!
Aidan might appear a West London geezer straight out of central casting but he's also the real deal. Not only is he a Clash fan like me, but he actually lived, worked and partied in the same haunts as Joe Strummer. His first hand accounts really brought his tour to life. I've been living in the area for 21 years and it was a real treat to learn so many new things, not only about one of my favourite bands, but my own neighbourhood! Highly recommended.
I did this #JoeStrummer tour on 28th July and it was amazing!! From #The101ers to #TheClash and beyond!! A fascinating look at the squats where Joe lived and the venues he played before hitting the big time. This is a ‘must do’ tour for any #PunkRock fan and it lasted almost 3 hours!! You’ll also find out stuff about The Rolling Stones, The Members , Led Zeppelin and Bob Marley:)