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We start off at Chalk Farm Station, which is also the location an album cover for one of Camden's most famous bands...Madness! A short walk to the the historic Roundhouse, where everyone whose anyone has played there. Going down Chalk Farm Road you will stroll though the Stables Market, home to the Amy Winehouse statue and The Clash's rehearsal space.

Next you will learn about the Great Fire of Camden of 2008. Make a quick stop or stay a little bit longer if you'd like to savor a half pint at the Hawley Arms, one of Amy Winehouse's favorite pubs, to hear a eyewitness story of the Camden Fire. Next up is Dingwall's, another historic music venue that was home to many different genres from Punk Rock to RnB to Ska to Britpop.

On the way to the Good Mixer pub we stop in front of the Electric Ballroom, which has hosted every genre from Irish Big Band to Norwegian Black Metal.

The Good Mixer pub is next, where you will hear about the history of Brit pop and Amy Winehouse's pool skills. Conclude your tour at the Dublin Castle on the Parkway, known also as the official Madness pub and enjoy a cold drink after a long walk.
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Explore one of London’s coolest and most eclectic neighborhoods, long famed for its alternative music scene, on this 2-hour rock history walking tour of Camden. Drink a pint at the Hawley Arms, Amy Winehouse's favorite haunt, learn about Camden’s punk rock heritage at the Electric Ballroom, and take a peek at The Clash's rehearsal space. Your local guide will also take you to the famous Camden Lock, legendary live venues like Dingwall's and the Bar Fly, and musician hangouts like Dublin Castle and the Good Mixer.
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Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile
Rock N Roll tour in Camden with Alison- The B-E-S-T tour in London!!!

We have been in London for several times and this time we decided to take this tour with Alison and we had a magical time with her!! She is AMAZING!!! She is so ppcool, funny, friendly, smart and knows so much about the brit rock...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2017
A great guide and an unforgetable experience

Alison is a fantastic tour guide, she is funny and at the first sight extremely sympatic, also very knowledgeable about the Camden music scene. She knows numerous stories about the roots and history of Britpop, Punk and several other music genres which she's telling very...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile
Never been on a better tour!

I went on Allison's rock n roll Camden tour in February when I was traveling through London. She is so knowledgeable on all things London and especially the city's rock n roll roots. She ties all of it together with personal stories and pictures on...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed February 19, 2016
Lots to learn about.

We booked our trip the day before via email and paid Alison after the tour was completed. We hooked up with her, and the other two guests, outside the Electric Ballroom, where a line was forming to get in to see The Cadillac Three, which...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed April 13, 2015
A great moment

Excellent tour in camden . I already knew camden Town market but i discovered another aspect with this walking tour based on thé history of pubs And music . We ended in back room in a pub assisting à concert of madness ska completely unchained...More

Thank Denis T
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