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A London Walk: A Royal Flourish – Music in The Old Palace Quarter

London Unwrapped

Sat 22 May
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A London Walk: A Royal Flourish – Music in The Old Palace Quarter

London Unwrapped

What does English history sound like? Join us for a musical march through the old royal quarter…

We’ll find Handel, whose work has soundtracked every coronation since that of George II; Thomas Tallis who negotiated the treacherous waters of royal regime change over three reigns; and we’ll find both Mozart AND Louis Armstrong making music at the same spot – not many places can boast that. Henry Purcell, that most London of all composers, will be at our shoulder every step of the way. Royal parks, processional routes and palaces will provide our backdrop and the tour ends at Westminster Abbey.

Meeting Point: The junction of Constitution Hill & The Mall just to the north of the Victoria Memorial

Timing: The planned tour content is of 90-100 minutes duration – please allow 2 hours to complete the tour.

End Point: Royal Flourish  Westminster Abbey. Nearest Tube Westminster/Victoria

This tour takes place outdoors from start to finish. There are no interiors.  

Join the 10.00am Musical Marylebone & Mayfair tour, happening on the same day.

Can’t make this date? There is another Royal Flourish Tour tour on Sun 13th Jun.

See all the London Music Walks.


 Adam Scott-Goulding has been leading guided tours all over London for 16 years with the famous London Walks company. A former arts journalist his speciality is music and with his London Music Tours company he curates and leads music history walks and virtual tours spanning all musical genres.  He is a qualified City Of Westminster guide and is a visiting lecturer in tour guiding at the University Of Westminster. Adam is a recipient of Visit England’s Good To Go Certificate for covid-safe risk assessed visitor attractions.

Date & start time:Sat 22 May – 2pm
Venue:External
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