Visit the Birthplace of The Rolling Stones - Private Tour

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Conceived at the Ealing Club in the spring of 1962, The Rolling Stones ‘kicked-off’ their career at the Station Hotel, Richmond on Sunday 24th February 1963 Travel back to their spiritual home and visit the locations in Richmond where they performed regularly between 1962 and 1964. The tour takes you past their homes and haunts in Chelsea and the venues where they played. You’ll stop at Olympic Studios, where they recorded six consecutive albums and the church hall location in Richmond where the group performed to a dozen or so fans in various line-ups before securing their first weekly residency at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond. You’ll see where Mick and Ronnie lived more recently and the spectacular views they enjoyed from the top of Richmond Hill, before the tour ends at Richmond Station with fast and frequent services back to all parts of London and Windsor.

Itinerary Details

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Pass By:

The beating heart of Swinging London, home to the 'Chelsea Drugstore' and legendary fashion and music locations.

Stop At: The Half Moon, Putney, London

Where The Stones performed at a private party as recently as 2000

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Olympic Studios

A 5-minute stop at Olympic. The Stones recorded 6 consecutive albums here between 1966 and 1972 with Chris Kimsey and Glyn Johns. Their first hit 'Come On', released in 1963, was recorded at Olympic's previous location off Baker Street in London.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At:

Visit the Sandover Hall location in Richmond, where The Stones performed between 1962 and 1963...

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At:

Previously the Station Hotel, home to the original Crawdaddy Club, this is the Richmond location where The Stones secured their first residency on Sunday 24th February 1963 and where they first met The Beatles.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At:

The second location of the Crawdaddy Club when in 1963, The Yardbirds replaced The Stones as the resident band. It was also the location of Harold Pendleton's National Jazz and Blues Festival (1961-1965) which, after a few years at various locations finally moved to Reading - now the longest-running pop festival in the world.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Terrace Gardens- Richmond Hill

See where Mick and Jerry lived in the early 1990s (she still lives here with new husband Rupert Murdoch), where Ronnie Wood lived from 1971. 'It's Only Rock And Roll But I Like It' was written here in 1973. Pete Townsend owns the house which is currently up for sale... Yours for only £15M

Duration: 5 minutes
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