Virtual Tours of London

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.

London Stately Homes - an evolution

13 May 2021 @ 6 pm

500 years of homes of nobility – fabulous London mansions  and how they developed over time...  Guided by Anna

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The Decline & Fall of Roman London – Archaeology Virtual Tour

13 May 2021 @ 6.30 pm

"The first British Brexit?"

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Beatlemania – The Virtual Tour

13 May 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

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

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Legal London – the Inns of Court

13 May 2021 @ 8 pm (Click here for more dates)

"the legal equivalent of Buckingham Palace, but unlike the royal residence we can get inside, explore it, wander around the Inns Court..." Guided by Richard III

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A Paris Walk - Notre Dame and The Two Islands

14 May 2021 @ 6 pm (Click here for more dates)

Take a Virtual Tour of Notre Dame and the Two Islands. Guided by Brad

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Slavery in the City

14 May 2021 @ 8 pm

A story showing people at their worst and best, tells the horrors of the slave trade, the extreme cruelties and yet contains seeds of hope. Guided by Isobel

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Natural History Museum - Virtual Tour

15 May 2021 @ 5 pm (Click here for more dates)

From Dinosaurs and Jurassic Marine Reptiles to Hope the Blue Whale. Guided by Cambridge University Paleontologist Aaron

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1066 & All That: A Tour of the Bayeux Tapestry

15 May 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

The world's oldest 'comic strip' tells the engaging story of the Norman Conquest of England in action-packed scenes of pageantry and mayhem. Guided by Steve F

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The Jews in London – 1,000 Years of History in an Hour

15 May 2021 @ 7.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

266 reviews in total. All 266 of them ***** (five stars). A distinction no other guide in London has achieved.  

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London on Film Part 1: Frozen in Time in the Square Mile

15 May 2021 @ 10 pm (Click here for more dates)

The old City of London has been a haven for moviemakers for over a century, and here are some of the glorious highlights. Guided by Richard IV

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Chelsea's Cultural Charms

16 May 2021 @ 5 pm

Join award winning Blue Badge Guide Simon Whitehouse on a virtual walk around the historic riverside village of Chelsea in SW London. Guided by Simon W

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Anna Visits Tuscany - History and Landscape

16 May 2021 @ 6 pm

So beautiful, so historic, so relaxing... Tuscany takes your breath away! Guided By Anna

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The City of Wolf Hall

16 May 2021 @ 6.30 pm

"we end where More and Cromwell ended – to be exact, where they parted company with their heads – such was Wolf Hall's London"

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Hampstead Village & Heath

16 May 2021 @ 6.30 pm

"the paragon of London villages"

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Turkey's Turquoise Coast: Meanders both Ancient and Sacred

16 May 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

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.

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A Hard Day's Night with the Beatles in Marylebone

16 May 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

"a splendid time is guaranteed for all"  Guided by Richard P., "the pied piper of Beatlemania"

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Ring Out the Bells

17 May 2021 @ 7 pm

Joyous celebration of London's bells in sight and sound. Guided by Rick Jones

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The Kinks in London – Virtual Tour

17 May 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

Ready, Steady, Go… Guided by Adam

5 years that changed the face of pop & rock 1964-69

4 of the unlikeliest pop stars of all-time

3 number one hits

2 warring brothers

1 unique story

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London Gardens – Botanic to Urban

18 May 2021 @ 6 pm

From the earliest, via the most famous London garden to the newest creation… a fascinating look at the development of gardens and the people who influenced them. Guided by Anna

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Soho - Harlots, Charlatans and Royal Bastards

18 May 2021 @ 8 pm

History, scandal, gossip. From the restoration in the 1660s to the present. Artists, rock stars, ladies of the night, conmen and gangsters. Guided by Richard 111

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Mayflower in London, the Untold Story

18 May 2021 @ 8 pm

Take a virtual walk through London to hear the untold story of Mayflower in London. A story of money, worship, execution and everyday life. Guided by Chris

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Secrets of Marylebone – Bentinck Street's Dance of the Seven Veils

19 May 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

"an oasis, a stone’s throw from gaudy roaring Oxford Street"

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Chelsea – where London was Swinging in the 60s

19 May 2021 @ 7 pm

where Rock and Roll royalty mixed with actors and models, artists and the aristocracy...

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The British Library: A Virtual Walk through the World's Collective Memory

19 May 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

Our tongue's cathedral is the British Library. Guided by Steve

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Nick Day's Virtual Tour of West End Theatre

19 May 2021 @ 8 pm (Click here for more dates)

The distinguished actor shares his knowledge and experience of London's West End Theatre. Game plan is to find out interesting stuff and have fun.

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London A -Z ...A Virtual tour Series

20 May 2021 @ 11 am (Click here for more dates)

The team that brought you The Story Of London bring you a NEW eight-part series of virtual tours… London From A-Z! Hosted by Adam, Fiona, Karen, Russell & Simon W.

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Following in the Footsteps of Matthew Shardlake

20 May 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

We rediscover those ‘lost’ streets like a Tudor Rebus cutting through ‘the religious and political chaos of the 1540s with sinister élan’ Guided by Andy

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Hemingway's Paris in the Jazz Age

21 May 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

The Lost Generation still haunt the Paris Latin Quarter. Let's explore the extraordinary Jazz Age together on a virtual tour. Guided by Chris Spence

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Literary Bloomsbury – Virtual tour

21 May 2021 @ 8 pm

A fascinating visit to London's Literary Quarter – Bloomsbury. Guided by Chris

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The Crystal Palace Dinosaur Safari

22 May 2021 @ 5 pm (Click here for more dates)

Explore the World's first Dinosaur Models hidden in a south London park, created in the middle of the 19th century. Guided by Aaron

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P G Wodehouse in London - Virtual Tour

22 May 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

On the trail of Jeeves, Bertie Wooster, Lord Emsworth and many other classic Wodehouse characters in Mayfair and Piccadilly. Guided by Richard IV

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Stand & Deliver! The Outlaws & Highwaymen of Merrie England

22 May 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

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Revolting London – 2000 years of rebellion and retribution

23 May 2021 @ 6 pm (Click here for more dates)

"extraordinary characters whose lives and deaths are etched on, above and beneath the streets and alleys of London"  Guided by Ian

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Jane Austen's London  – the London of 1809

23 May 2021 @ 6.30 pm

A tour based on an 1809 guidebook to London

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Agatha Christie & Dorothy L. Sayers – the Virtual Tour

23 May 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

On the trail of Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple and Lord Peter Wimsey... Guided by Richard IV

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Beatles London Film Locations

23 May 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

A ticket to ride. Beatles film locations here we come. Guided by Richard P.

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The Lure of the Underground - Virtual Tour

23 May 2021 @ 10 pm

Reveals the secrets of the oldest underground railway in the world...ranges across engineering, design, architecture and social history. Guided by Fiona

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Sherlock Holmes - Virtual Tour

23 May 2021 @ 10 pm (Click here for more dates)

'The Game's Afoot!' Follow the fascinating adventures of Holmes and Watson (and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) around London's West End. Guided by Richard IV

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Shakespeare and the Queen's Saddler

24 May 2021 @ 7 pm

Virtual tour exploring the subject of Shakespeare, the Saddler and a plot to murder the Queen. Guided by Rick Jones

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Bob Dylan 80th Birthday Virtual Tour

24 May 2021 @ 7 pm

 Guided by Adam 

From 1962 – 1966 we'll see how Dylan changed music – and how London changed Dylan

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Fabulous Fleet Street

25 May 2021 @ 7 pm

"A thoroughfare of gossip, the street of ink, the street of drink, of legendary boozers – The Cheshire Cheese, El Vino..." Guided by Andy

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Coventry - Virtual Day Trip

25 May 2021 @ 8 pm

Coventry City of culture 2021: Lady Godiva, a city reduced to rubble in one night, a new cathedral and a woman who put a cat in a dustbin.  Guided by Isobel

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John Lennon in London

26 May 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

Join John Lennon in London – the unique interactive experience, from the comfort of your own home

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RSC Actor Nick Day's Virtual Tour of Stratford upon Avon

26 May 2021 @ 8 pm (Click here for more dates)

"a strong cast headed by the immensely impressive Nicholas Day"  Guided (and performed) by Nick Day

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Disastrous London - Virtual Tour

27 May 2021 @ 7 pm

So it’s historical alleyways, centuries-old architecture, the Tower of London and, yes, ahem, filthy street names. What more from an online history walk? Violence, mayhem, fire, sedition and sex. The virtual London Walk that just keeps on giving. Guided by Andrew

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Musical Marylebone – Virtual Tour

27 May 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

Medicine and cricket… that's Marylebone. Isn't it? Where showbiz and performing arts types are elbowed off centre stage by nurses, doctors and sportsmen. This tour puts the musicians back where they belong.  

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Little Venice – Virtual Tour

27 May 2021 @ 8 pm

The most beautiful residential neighbourhood of them all – a world of white swans gliding, weeping willows dipping their branches into the canal and the reflection of stuccoed villas in the still, smooth water... Guided by Richard III

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LEGAL LONDON AND SOME OF ITS TRAILBLAZING LADY LAWYERS

28 May 2021 @ 5 pm (Click here for more dates)

Much of legal London is hidden away, so well hidden that many Londoners don’t know of its gems and treasures.. Guided By Jackie

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Treasures of the British Museum – Virtual Tour

28 May 2021 @ 8 pm

Join  Chris for a focused virtual walk through the exhibits. Guided by Chris

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Harlots – Covent Garden's sordid history (N.B. adults only)

29 May 2021 @ 6 pm (Click here for more dates)

"tiny gas-lit alleyways, unknown even to many Londoners..." Guided by Ian

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Alfred Hitchcock in London – Virtual Tour

29 May 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

The Master of Suspense worked with many great stars, and here we visit one of his all-time favourites: London! Guided by Richard IV

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Spies & Spymasters of London – Virtual Tour

29 May 2021 @ 10 pm (Click here for more dates)

Top Secret London. Cambridge Five. ‘C’. Secret Service Bureau. OSS & SOE. Le Carré & Smiley. Somerset Maugham & Ashenden. Guided by Richard IV For Your Eyes Only.

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Sherlock Holmes Saves the Nation!

30 May 2021 @ 3 pm (Click here for more dates)

Sherlock Holmes Saves the Nation! The world of the Diogenes Club in Westminster and St James's. Guided by Richard IV

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Treasures of Ancient Britain – Stonehenge to Saxons

30 May 2021 @ 5 pm (Click here for more dates)

Prehistoric stone circles, Roman houses and a Saxon grave fit for a king...

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St. Paul's Cathedral – Virtual Tour

30 May 2021 @ 6 pm (Click here for more dates)

"It is hard not to sound like a bad Churchillian parody, but in fact this is why we fought the war" Guided by Leo 

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The Financial City – from Slavery to Hedge Fund

30 May 2021 @ 6.30 pm

In the words of Gordon Gekko, "the most valuable commodity I know of is information" – this tour will cram your mental bank vaults to bursting with great information.

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All Around the University – Firsts and Inventions in the History of Medicine

31 May 2021 @ 6 pm

"reputation for medicine is second to none in the world"  Guided by Rick Jones (do click on the Rick link, you'll like what's there)

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Notting Hill and Holland Park

02 June 2021 @ 8 pm (Click here for more dates)

The carnival, the market and the movie...  Guided by Richard III

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World War II - Paris during the Occupation

04 June 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

On the eve of V.E. Day we'll visit the nerve centre of Nazi Occupation in Paris , talk of collaboration, deprivation and heroism! Guided by Chris Spence

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Jack the Ripper Virtual Tour

05 June 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

“Theories! We were almost lost in theories – there were so many of them” – Chief Inspector Aberline  Guided by Richard 

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Bath – Romans to Georgian Virtual Tour

06 June 2021 @ 4 pm (Click here for more dates)

Discover the beautiful City of Bath, from its Roman remains to its spectacular Georgian architecture. Guided by Aaron 

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Anna visits the Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples

06 June 2021 @ 6 pm

One of the most beautiful areas of Italy. Sparkling waters, colourful scenery and glamorous resorts take your breath away! Guided by Anna

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Jimi Hendrix in London – Virtual Tour

07 June 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

For Jimi Hendrix the wind whispered London. Here he could ride the breeze. Here he made it big.

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East London Street Art – Virtual Tour

07 June 2021 @ 8 pm (Click here for more dates)

exciting corner of the capital...best street art in London  Guided by Leo

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Black Abolitionist Tour of London

16 June 2021 @ 5.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

"their hair-raising and often brutal stories...the hidden and inspiring history of these activists"  Guided by Hannah-Rose

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In the Wake of the Mayflower 400 Years On: A Virtual Voyage

16 June 2021 @ 7 pm

the epic story – abandoning rural England for the hostile shores of the New World 400 years ago Guided by Steve F.

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Wimbledon: Village, Common, Parks and Tennis

20 June 2021 @ 6 pm (Click here for more dates)

A fascinating tour around the elegant Wimbledon village, it's common, it's parks and of course.... tennis. Guided by Anna

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Sense & Sensibility – Jane Austen in London

20 June 2021 @ 6.30 pm

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Jane Austen devotee in possession of the good fortune of a couple of free hours must be in want of this virtual tour" Guided by Kevin

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Musical Chelsea

24 June 2021 @ 7 pm

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.

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Bob Dylan in London Virtual Tour

05 July 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

Bob Dylan in 1960 London – three visits that changed the course of popular culture  

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Musical Covent Garden Virtual Tour

08 July 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

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!

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Radio Days – the Science & Show Business Virtual Tour

12 July 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

The science and show business virtual tour...  Guided by Adam

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The French Revolution - 1789

14 July 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

1789 sounded the death knell for the Old Regime. Key events played out in Paris and this tour brings a fascinating period to life.  Guided by Chris S. from Paris Walks

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Pink Floyd in London - Virtual Tour

19 July 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

Pigs WILL fly as we hit Regent Street Polytechnic, Battersea, Tottenham Court Road, Covent Garden in search of the band’s genesis and 1970s pomp.

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The River Seine - the most beautiful avenue in the world!

21 July 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

From prehistoric times to the present and beyond - let's dive into the Seine's treasure trove of secrets lurking in the murky depths! Guided by Chris Spence

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Judy – In Search Of Judy Garland In London

26 July 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

Blending scenes from Judy Garland's life in Chelsea, Marylebone & the West End with locations from the Rene Zellweger movie. Guided by Adam

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Handel in London – Virtual Tour

06 September 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

"What does English history sound like?"  Guided by Adam

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Beatles & Rolling Stones in 60s London – Virtual Tour

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.

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Spooky Radio Nite Halloween Music Special – Virtual Tour

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!

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London's Women of World War 1

11 November 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

Celebrate the extraordinary work of central London's Women of World War 1 with London Walks and actress and tour guide Fiona-Jane Weston

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The London of Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol

19 December 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

An affectionate celebration of the real places behind this timeless classic. A revealing virtual tour of the City Dickens knew so well.

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Sherlock Holmes & Conan Doyle at Christmas

19 December 2021 @ 10 pm

An affectionate Yuletide offering from the glory days of the Great Detective and his creator.

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Last Christmas – The Christmas Music Virtual Tour & Singalong

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.

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