Free Walking Tour of Bohemian Portobello and Ladbroke Grove

Duration: 1h
Languages: English
Guru: Nick
Registered on April 07, 2020

Hi I’m Nick the Bastard, former Goth rock superstar from “Christian Death” and I can take YOU on a life changing tour of the Rock’n’Roll haunts of Notting Hill, showing you the sights, the sounds, the smells, of London’s funkiest area. THRILL to the sight of Sarm West Recording studio, “home” of Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley and Band Aid and the brightly coloured houses of Lancaster Road. GASP at the sight of Portobello Hotel, where Jimi Hendrix died and Oasis partied. SLURP in Finch’s public house where Lemmy dealt drugs....sometimes to me. In an hour long tour from Great Western Road to Elgin Crescent Nick the Bastard will take you on a mind blowing tour of the rock and roll sights and sounds, past and present, of Notting Hill. As what Nick the Bastard doesn’t know about Notting Hill isn’t worth knowing.

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Tour description

Throw yourself into the seedy underbelly of Bohemian Portobello, see the home of Mick Jagger in “Performance”. Portobello is the Bohemian centre of London, home to Hendrix, Hawkwind, the Clash, T-Rex , some of whom were personal friends of mine. Home if the world famous Portobello Market with its great stalls selling clothes, exotic food and bric-a-bric. From Notting Hill Gate to the Westway this is my “manor”, you’d be an idiot NOT to take my tour- go on, you know it makes sense... Places visited: 1. Sarm West Recording Studio 2. Portobello Hotel 3. The Westway 4. The famous pubs of Portobello 5. The multi coloured houses of Lancaster Road 6. The Mangrove All Saints Road 7. Rough Trade Records 8. Fiction Records 9. Portobello Music Shop and People Sound Reggae shop 10. The shops and stalls of Portobello Market

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  • Meeting point:
    Ladbroke Grove Station Ladbroke Grove...
    Ladbroke Grove Station Ladbroke Grove Notting Hill London W10 6HJ UK
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How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Alberto 29 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Nick was an awful guide. We arrived 10 minutes late and he said he was fine with it. However, throughout all the tour, he seemed to be pissed at us. He just ran over the district giving little to no explanations or curiosity about anything.
Nadia 03 Sep 2022

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
Nick is a nice guy and very flexible. He definitely knows the area.
Barry 04 Aug 2022
San Francisco

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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
You might as well walk Notting Hill on your own. Very little value added by Nick.
Nadezda 28 Jul 2022

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Travelled in group - Jul 2022
Intresting tour with Nick for rock music lovers.
Bjorn 20 Dec 2021

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2021
quirky and somewhat intersting walk Givens an insight into the place and how it was back in the days
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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