London Walks is back. Back guiding. Back discovering London. Back exploring it. Doing what we do. Doing it live but in a somewhat different form than “before.”
2020 (and early 2021) put us – London Walks guides – to the test but neither the Coronavirus nor the lockdown stopped us doing our thing: guiding London, showing it to people, showing them how to read it. The virtual walking tours available here are the best way to visit London from the comfort of your living room. We take you much further – drill down much deeper – than a simple, one-dimensional Google street view. Best of all it’s seeing London through the eyes of Londoners who are friendly, elite, world-class local guides. With our new live virtual tours, out tour guides have been able to give the London travel experience to people from all around the world in the midst of a pandemic and social distancing.
So let’s roll. Let’s visit London, the hotspots and beyond – from the crown jewels at the Tower of London to 10 Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. From the Queen’s London residence, Buckingham Palace, to the Royal Albert Hall. Explore London – cruise the Thames from Tower Bridge to Westminster and Greenwich, skylark on the London Eye. Do a tour of the National Gallery and the British Museum and Natural History Museum. Hidden gems and history aplenty await us.
To go on a London Walks Virtual Guided Tour just click through to the Eventbrite link and register. Cometh the hour we’ll all gather round the Zoom ‘fireplace’ and off we’ll go. Into London at its fascinating best. An online tour lasts about an hour. It’s interactive, there’s Q & A afterward and, more often than not, some socialising (people from all over the world are round that ‘online fireplace’).
Ok, that’s enough lead-in, enough drum roll. Here. We. Go.
Saturday, 18 September 2021 @ 7 pm
"as English as Buckingham Palace or The Tower of London"
Sunday, 19 September 2021 @ 5 pm (Click here for more dates)
"the significance, magnificence and evolution of fashion through the ages"
Sunday, 19 September 2021 @ 5 pm
"what to wear to an execution"
Monday, 20 September 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)
Let's get back. Beatles and Stones in 60s London. The biggest names in Rock’n’Roll. Made right here in London.
Sunday, 03 October 2021 @ 5 pm
"the extraordinary ‘lengths’ to which women went to achieve the hourglass figure"
Sunday, 03 October 2021 @ 6.30 pm
Albertopolis: Museums, Royalty, music and learning... a treasure trove of art, history and science and a testament to one man.
Saturday, 16 October 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)
A wild ride through the romance and the reality of 'The Knights of the Road' Led by Richard Walker
Tuesday, 19 October 2021 @ 7 pm
For over 300 years Mayfair has been the most magnificent of addresses. It has also been a circus of astonishing behaviour. Illegal marriages, corrupt politicians, dead rock stars, murderous earls, exiled royalty, unjust imprisonment, adulterous Americans, assassinated spys: Mayfair really does have it all! Strap yourself in. This is the UltraMax of Virtual Tours: veil after veil of outrageousness coming off the poshest of the posh. Lot of fun.
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 @ 7 pm
Turkey’s Western Mediterranean region is not just a pretty face – it also has one of the largest assemblies of ancient ruins in the country. Guided by Steve F.
Thursday, 28 October 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)
Music, monsters & murder. No tricks: it's ALL treat. Don't worry – it'll all be done in the worst possible taste!
Monday, 01 November 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)
The science and show business virtual tour... Guided by Adam
Wednesday, 03 November 2021 @ 7 pm
East London was the epicenter of Jewish life and culture for over a century, and vestiges of its heart and soul lurk around every corner. Guided By Steve Fallon
Thursday, 04 November 2021 @ 7 pm
London Calling! The Story Of London Through Its Music… a series of six NEW online tours looking at London history through its musical sounds & stars. We'll visit Camden, Southwest London, Hampstead, Belgravia & Westminster, Southeast London & The River Thames.
Friday, 05 November 2021 @ 7 pm
It’s a tale of patriotism, extremism and a country divided. Sound familiar?
Sunday, 14 November 2021 @ 6.30 pm
the 1915 flight path and bomb run through World War I London
Wednesday, 17 November 2021 @ 7 pm
Our tongue's cathedral is the British Library. Guided by Steve
Wednesday, 24 November 2021 @ 7 pm
the epic story – abandoning rural England for the hostile shores of the New World 400 years ago Guided by Steve F.
Thursday, 23 December 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)
A Christmas stocking of delights: a musical tour of Christmas; West End history, its hidden places & hidden places; film locations in the movie Last Christmas.
Friday, 31 December 2021 @ 6 pm (Click here for more dates)
SPECIAL TOUR CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF THE BEATLES The anniversary of the famous Decca audition audition 1st January 1962 From a wintry Trafalgar Square in 1961 to Buckingham Palace in 1965 this upbeat virtual tour charts the rise and rise of The Fab Four against the backdrop of London in the Swinging Sixties. Guided by Adam
Thursday, 06 January 2022 @ 7 pm
400 years of musical history and "goings-on" – Thomas Arne to Franz Zappa. You have often walked down these streets before… but did you debate the whys and wherefores of Rule Britannia? No? Then let's all go down the Strand!
Monday, 10 January 2022 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)
The Stones had the swagger. The Beatles had the tunes. The Yardbirds had the chops. But the only band to blend these basics with a full-blown artistic manifesto and a killer look was The Who.
This is The Who's London. Guided by Adam
Tuesday, 11 January 2022 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)
London Calling! The Story Of London Through Its Music… Guided by Adam In Chelsea we meet: The Rolling Stones, Judy Garland, Arthur Sullivan, Bohemian London, Marianne Faithfull, King Charles II and Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Thursday, 20 January 2022 @ 11 am (Click here for more dates)
Madness performing on top of Buckingham Palace alongside the Queen guitarist Brian May… Mick Jagger at the Ritz… FDR and the first political campaign song… Paul Simon, Handel & Nipper The Dog. They’re all in Musical St James’s & Mayfair…