with Richard Porter.
It was a soggy Sunday when myself and Revolver comrade Rob Turner arrived at Tottenham Court Road to meet up with old gang member and 30 year veteran of Beatles Walking Tours of London Richard Porter. A hardy group of Beatles fans with a mix of accents joined Richard as persistent rain looked as though it would test the dedication of us all. Thankfully, the rain disappeared quickly and we were guided through the streets of the west end of London with location after location highlighting an association or story relating to the Beatles.
Each site of interest was supplemented with engaging stories and photographs presented by Richard. The tour highlighted just how many places that the Beatles frequented and they just kept on coming, round every corner there seemed to be another story to be told and the walk was not arduous at at.
The stories presented were informative and entertaining and Richard is always on hand to answer any questions that tour members had along the way and allows plenty of time to take those essential snap shots. The tour takes over 2 hours and requires one short tube trip from Green Park to St John’s Wood in order to reach the finishing point of Abbey Road studios.
I have nothing but admiration for Richard as he has provided an amazing service to 180,000 thousand Beatles fans [and counting] over the course of the thirty plus years that he has been conducting his tours. He provides a range of tours, which are remarkably good value and should be something to schedule into your plan when you are visiting the capital.
By Gwyn Jenkins.
London Beatles Walks with Richard Porter.
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