The Bowie's Soho Walking Tour

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7 reviews   (5.00)

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: London, London

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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From late 1950's visits with his older brother until he moved to New York in 1974 David Bowie was a face on the make in Soho's music scene and the roots of everything he became can be traced back to his time here. He was in R&B bands like The King Bees, The Manish Boys, Davy Jones and The Lower Third, The Buzz, The Riot Squad. He went solo and recorded an Anthony Newleyesque album in 1967 then met Lindsay Kemp in Soho and entered his mime Phase and formed a folk trio, Feathers. His next band, Hype, included Tony Visconti and Mick Ronson. He had his first hit with "Space Oddity" and then formed The Spiders From Mars. All his classic early 70s stuff was recorded in Trident Studios in Soho and without a decade of gestation/failue in the area would he have been the same artist?
This tour visits the sites that shaped and formed Bowie in the 1960s/70s and enabled him to become the superstar he was, the location of Album covers and recording studios.

What's Included

Key locations that shaped David Bowie as an artist

What's Not Included

Private transportation

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 10 - 80

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

David Bowie spent ten years in Soho before he became famous, we visit key sites in his development

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


10/10 tour
suzannecchap, 10-10-2022
Aidan was incredibly insightful, passionate and also hilarious. I learned something new at every corner and I haven't stopped talking about the tour to my friends and family, boasting my new found knowledge of London's Soho and all the legends that romped around the area. I would recommend a tour with Aidan to anyone considering it- you'll get an honest and genuine experience with someone who cares deeply about music and history and you'll definitely have some laughs along the way. Can't wait to visit London again and book a different one with him!
Perfect tour to know the true musical experience
areamn, 27-06-2022
I found Aidan's tours (flipsideLondon) on google and they were all super interesting, so when I visited London (I'm from Spain) one of "The Bowie's Soho Walking Tour´s" dates coincided and I didn't hesitate to try it. I loved. Aidan tells a lot of interesting things and shows historical places for music that would be difficult to recognize today (He shows photos in an ipad and it´s very cool to watch the diference). It also includes anecdotes that occurred on the sites and refers to everything that surrounds the visit. It is a different and atypical visit but essential for fans of Bowie and the London music scene of the 60-70s in general. He also took care to make himself understood (for everything that I could not understand). The walk lasted just over 2 hours, it was short and leaves you wanting to revisit it.
Hidden gems of Bowie's SoHo days
Claudia_S, 01-12-2021
Excellent tour! We had a fantastic time on this tour, even despite the cold and wet weather. Aidan is an extremely knowledgeable as well as entertaining tour guide. Really enjoyed learning about so many hidden gems and old haunts in SoHo and their importance to the musician we all know and love. Would highly recommend for any Bowie or music fans!
Fantastic tour filled with facts and fun!
Suziblu2, 28-09-2021
Aidan is a fantastic tour guide! He's just so knowledgeable. I booked the Bowie tour for a group of friends, having previously enjoyed his gangster tour. It was full of interesting facts, not just about Bowie but about Soho and it's music scene, and it was a really great way for us to see the streets of Soho.
He's a great guy too. We persuaded him to come for a drink afterwards, which turned into several, because we enjoyed his company so much!
Would definitely recommend Aidan us a tour guide. I have no doubt every tour is as interesting as the two I've already tried. I think the pink one will be next :)
malcolm b, 28-04-2021

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