- 180 Ratings
Camden & Primrose Hill Guided Walking Tour
Discover the history of Camden and Primrose Hill on a journey that leads from the Industrial Revolution to the Pop rockers of the 90s. You'll explore the glamorous side of London where world-famous celebrities make their homes, as well as the more underground side of town where so much iconic music has been inspired—including Pink Floyd. Climb to the top of Primrose Hill to look out over a world-famous skyline for the perfect mental souvenir of your London trip.
What You Will Do
- Start your tour with a history lesson dating back to the Industrial Revolution when both Camden and Primrose Hill became firmly established as neighborhoods
- Experience the two extremes of London: the wealth and luxury of Primrose Hill, and the grittiness and underground-style of Camden
- Follow alleys and side streets to see the side of London that inspired generations of musical artists: from Pink Floyd in the 60s to the Indie Scene of the 80s and beyond
- Stroll along Regent's Canal to visit a riverside section of the city that's lined with colorful boats
- Get a taste for the local art scene from your friendly guide who's at home among all the action, whether it's famous music venues or authentic English pubs
- Guided urban tour
Tours take place whatever the weather. Please be sure to check the weather forecast on the day of your tour and to dress accordingly.
- 180 Ratings
Mike is a fantastic guide, we really enjoyed the walk and learning about his life. The combination of history, music and life experience was excellent. We look forward to booking the other tours soon.
Mike was a great storyteller, very sympathy and funny!
Overalll, the tour was very interesting and Mike obviously lived it. However the time spent listening to him telling us about his life was diproportionally long comparing to time spent looking at various music establishments where music history was made. The concept of the tour is great so. Thanks.
Mike was very interesting and informative!
I think that Mike did a great job letting us see the area, and had great stories to tell, nicely mixing personal experiences with deep knowledge of Camden and its history
Mike was fantastic. The tour and visit we made war perfect, and his stories perfectly matching with our expectations. A very interesting moment. thank you, Chris & Pascale
We had a great tour with Mike in Camden and Primrose! Mike picks us up at the tube station and then we start our Walk. It was very interessting and Mike has a lot of good stories to tell about the area and the people who live in. We enjoyed the tour very much cause Mike is very friendly and a really good tour guide. Wir hatten sehr viel Spass mit Mike auf der Tour, den er ist ein toller Tourguide, hat viele interessante Geschichten zu erzählen und wenn man etwas genauer wissen will kann man ihn einfach fragen und er gibt gerne Auskunft. Wir haben viel über die Musikgeschichte von Camden erfahren und das Kontrastprogramm in Primrose war auch toll! Wer mal ne besondere Stadtführung erleben will ist bei Mike genau richtig!
Mike was an excellent guide and I enjoyed the tour from start to finish. Looking forward to go on the Brick Lane tour!
We were on a study-trip with 32 University College-students from Belgium in London last week. We booked for the 6th consecutive year one or more tours with Sockmobevents.org.uk. This was the 4th time that we did the Camden Tour with guide Mike. And Though the weather on Wednesday 22 March AM was really bad, it was an excellent tour again. Nothing better than a native inhabitant of the neighbourhood to teach you all about Camden! Thx, Mike! Luc and Kris
I don't think I (or the 2 others accompanying me) have enjoyed a tour so much. Mike was very knowledgeable enthusiastic and captivating. The time we spent with Mike was extended slightly (he checked that this was okay with us), but it flew by. It was so interesting to hear all the stories and see the different sights, as well as to hear Mike's experiences with being homeless. We have already recommended this tour to someone who loves punk music. And I would recommend it to anyone.
Mike was a super nice person that really provided what we expected; insights and knowledge from someone that lived in London and has many stories to tell and who is himself an interesting person. Therefore I can only recommend it!
We loved the tour and thought mike was amazing. We loved it so much that we will book another tour with Mike in the summer and bring some friends.
our guide, Mike, was a great tour guide, giving insights into Camden, its history and residents. Mike's story and resilience has been also inspirational. We recommend anyone interested in Camden or homeless issues to go and do this tour!
Mike is amazing! He is such a patient gentleman and knows everything about Camden!
- Jennifer S
We had a great tour with Mike, even if it was a very cold afternoon Mike warmed up our time with his great stories and rock & roll adventures. Thanks a lot Mike!
It was not just a tour, for me all Mike told us from his humanity and humility, it was a life lesson. He gave us such a personal and deeply view of Camden, telling us all the amazing history and such an personal stories from him and all the musicians and famous life around the area.
We booked Rock and Roll Contrasts with Mike the Mod but the person that turned up was called Nelly and seemed to only be interested in street art. The biggest contrast was between what we signed up for and what we actually got. In my view this was completely mid-sold. I'm waiting for three days before posting a review on Trip Advisor, please feel free to comment in the meantime.
Mike was a very good tour leader. We visited interesting places and heard great stories about the area. Will definetly book again one of the tours next time in London. Thanks Mike for the great tour. Daniel
Mike was very informative and engaging in the way he carried out the tour. He had a very in depth musical background and could relate it to the various places in Camden, both rich and poor. Has given me a new insight into Camden, even though I have been there numerous times.