With the legendary front man Freddie Mercury, Queen have become one of the most famous rock bands in the World. Their popularity has taken a whole new turn and found a new younger audience, with the release of the Rock Biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Despite being panned by critics this film is now on course to break sales of $1billlion at the box office and won four Oscars.
On our tour we will visit Imperial College and see where Queen played their first London concert. Where Brian May placed an advert for a Ginger Baker/Mitch Mitchel type drummer. We will the former site of BIBA, where Freddie used to visit Mary Austin.
We will see the apartment where Freddie composed Bohemian Rhapsody, saying the famous words ‘And this is where the opera section comes in’.
We will visit several other locations associated with the band from the early days to their rise to become Rock Legends. We will hear how originally there was not a place for Freddie in the band and he had to settle to be a fan.
We will pause at Garden Lodge, Freddie’s country home in London. Where he tragically died in 1991. We will then travel a few stops on the underground to London’s West End. We will see Freddie’s favourite club and the site of the former Marquee Club. We will see where Trident studios was located. This is where the band recorded their first two albums and parts of Bohemian Rhapsody and I will tell you the story behind ‘Death on Two Legs’
We will also hear how Paul McCartney inadvertently helped Queen become famous.
We finish our walk at the place where the multi award winning musical’ We Will Rock You’ played for 12 years and where Freddie made his last public appearance.
An Oyster card or day travel card is required as we will travel from London’s West End to Kensington.