The Lockdowns of 2020 had an unexpected side effect. Unable to show people around in the usual way, out in the streets, London Walks’ guides adapted and expanded their material into virtual format. This became not only a way of continuing to work, but a way of reaching people all over the world who have an interest in London. Since then, the virtual tours continue to be joined by ‘walkers’ who don’t know London but want to discover it; people who haven’t been to London in a while but would like to revisit it; others who, for various reasons, can’t attend a walk in person; and some who missed a particular walk last time round but now have a chance to sample it from home. London Walks has welcomed virtual walkers from the United States, Canada, India, Japan, Australia and Europe to share in the joy of discovering more of the infinite stories of London.
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.
Sunday, 10 March 2024 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)
On the trail of Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple and Lord Peter Wimsey... Guided by Richard IV
Sunday, 21 April 2024 @ 7 pm
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
Sunday, 26 May 2024 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)
"Dickens' London was a place of the mind, but it was also a real place. Much of what we take today to be the marvelous imaginings of a visionary novelist turn out on inspection to be the reportage of a great observer"