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.

A Paris Walk - The Latin Quarter

16 April 2021 @ 6 pm (Click here for more dates)

Take a Virtual Tour of the Latin Quarter in Paris. Guided by Brad  

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Royal St. James Virtual Walk

16 April 2021 @ 6 pm

Royal Palace, Smart Hotels Country Houses and exclusive shopping.  Guided by Chris

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1066 & All That: A Tour of the Bayeux Tapestry

16 April 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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Natural History Museum - Virtual Tour

17 April 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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Royal Bastards: England's true life game of thrones

17 April 2021 @ 6 pm (Click here for more dates)

Ever since William the Conqueror (aka William the Bastard) hit the scene in 1066, legitimacy has been a life or death issue for the Royals. Guided by Ian

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Hampstead Village & Heath

17 April 2021 @ 6.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

"the paragon of London villages"

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Beatles London Film Locations

17 April 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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Sherlock Holmes Saves the Nation!

17 April 2021 @ 7 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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Alfred Hitchcock in London – Virtual Tour

18 April 2021 @ 3 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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Art in London - Virtual Tour Series 2 with Simon Whitehouse

18 April 2021 @ 4 pm (Click here for more dates)

Art in London - Series 2 : A four part series exploring art in London with award winning Blue Badge Guide Simon Whitehouse

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

18 April 2021 @ 6 pm (Click here for more dates)

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

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The Decline & Fall of Roman London – Archaeology Virtual Tour

18 April 2021 @ 6.30 pm

"The first British Brexit?"

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The Beatles Live in London

18 April 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

"from playing in front of 18 people to playing in front of 10,000"

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An A-Z Of London

18 April 2021 @ 7 pm (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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'Bond, James Bond' - Ian Fleming's and 007's London

18 April 2021 @ 7 pm

Sauve, handsome, upper class, Justin could pass for 007. He shows you round the Mayfair haunts of Bond and his creator, Ian Fleming.

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Nick Day's Virtual Tour of West End Theatre

18 April 2021 @ 8 pm

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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Agatha Christie & Dorothy L. Sayers – the Virtual Tour

18 April 2021 @ 10 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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Anna visits Venice... a tour of this magical city

19 April 2021 @ 6 pm

Revisiting this magical city – The Grand Canal, St Mark's Square and even a visit to the islands.... Guided by Anna
 

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Pink Floyd in London - Virtual Tour

19 April 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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Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Feminist

19 April 2021 @ 7 pm

The life and times of Elizabeth Newcomen, Shakespeare's milkmaid, benefactor and founder of a girl's school. Guided by Rick Jones

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Little Venice – Virtual Tour

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

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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Mayflower in London, the Untold Story

20 April 2021 @ 6 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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Rolling Stones London

20 April 2021 @ 7 pm

The Rolling Stones were very much a London Band. Richard can guide you around the Stones major London hangouts in the Soho area. Guided by Richard P  

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Following in the Footsteps of Matthew Shardlake

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

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

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

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The Cats of London – Virtual Tour

20 April 2021 @ 7 pm

"His eyes, green as ringstones: he yawns wide red, Fangs fine as a lady's needle and bright..." Guided by Russell

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Introduction to the East India Company

21 April 2021 @ 4.30 pm

The East India Company - What was it? And what are its traces in London and across the world today? Guided by Leila

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The Thames from Hampton Court to Kew – Virtual Tour

21 April 2021 @ 6 pm

Three palaces, two stately homes and one very special river...

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Ghosts of the Old City – Virtual Tour

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

Ghosts of the Old City THE Virtual Tour  Guided by Adam 

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Legal London – the Inns of Court

21 April 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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What Lies Beneath – the Archaeology of Crossrail Virtual Tour

22 April 2021 @ 6.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

"What gruesome discovery had to make way for a new ticketing hall?"

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The Who In London – A Virtual Tour

22 April 2021 @ 7 pm

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

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Lost London

22 April 2021 @ 7 pm

"visionary masterplans and bizarre statues that never got built" Guided by Russell

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In Shakespeare's Footsteps- Celebrating the Bard's Birthday

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

 In Shakespeare's Footsteps - A Virtual Celebration of the Bard's Birthday run over 2 days- April 23rd and 24th. Guided By Simon W

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Notting Hill and Holland Park

23 April 2021 @ 8 pm (Click here for more dates)

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

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The Lure of the Underground - Virtual Tour

24 April 2021 @ 11 am (Click here for more dates)

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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The Crystal Palace Dinosaur Safari

24 April 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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Jack the Ripper Virtual Tour

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

25 April 2021 @ 3 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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Introduction to the East India Company and how it Shaped our World

25 April 2021 @ 4.30 pm

The East India Company - What was it? And what are its traces in London and across the world today? guided by Leila

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Revolting London – 2000 years of rebellion and retribution

25 April 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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The Eternal City – Anna whisks us off to Rome

25 April 2021 @ 6 pm (Click here for more dates)

Introduction to Rome. Eternal City. Home of the Romans of antiquity. Of Popes. The first great world capital. Guided by Anna

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Kensington Sights & Secrets – Virtual Tour

25 April 2021 @ 6.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

"If you understand this Kensington house you understand London" Comes with a £9.99 gift. Yes, it's free – no catch, no strings attached. Guided by David      

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London before London – Prehistoric London

25 April 2021 @ 6.30 pm

"what was in the London area before the Romans – the archaeological finds"

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Spies & Spymasters of London – Virtual Tour

25 April 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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Shakespeare and the Marlowe Conspiracy

26 April 2021 @ 7 pm

Did Christopher Marlowe write what we know as Shakespeare's plays? Unlikely ...but an interesting theory. Guided by Rick Jones

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Judy – In Search Of Judy Garland In London

26 April 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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Oxford - Virtual Day Trip

27 April 2021 @ 6 pm

The City of 'dreaming spires' and academe. Students and bicycles. And the motor car... Guided by Chris

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Statues with Props (or big hair or glasses)

27 April 2021 @ 6.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

Discovering the London statues that have mad hair, wild sideburns, sitting on benches and holding books, buildings or banners. Guided by Fiona

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St. Paul's Cathedral – Virtual Tour

27 April 2021 @ 7 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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In the Wake of the Mayflower 400 Years On: A Virtual Voyage

27 April 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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Entertaining London Virtual Tour

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

A 2,000 year story of how Londoners have been entertained. Guided by Russell

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LEGAL LONDON AND SOME OF ITS TRAILBLAZING LADY LAWYERS

28 April 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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Anna visits the Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples

28 April 2021 @ 6 pm (Click here for more dates)

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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Beatles Recording Sessions – Get Back!

28 April 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

Abbey Road wasn't the whole story, you know...

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Fabulous Fleet Street

28 April 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

"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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Disastrous London - Virtual Tour

29 April 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

29 April 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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Alleyways of the Old City

01 May 2021 @ 11 am

Why is this one of the best virtual tours you'll ever experience? Award-winning guide exploring London's capillaries, that's why. Guided By Fiona

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Hemingway's Paris in the Jazz Age

01 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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Treasures of Ancient Britain – Stonehenge to Saxons

02 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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The Making of the Beatles' St. Pepper's Album - London Connections

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

"Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album could only have been made in London"

P G Wodehouse in London - Virtual Tour

02 May 2021 @ 10 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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Margaret Thatcher in Chelsea

03 May 2021 @ 7 pm

Guided by Rick Jones  "Rick's entire narrative is delivered in Tennysonian blank verse"  

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East London Street Art – Virtual Tour

03 May 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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Beatles in Swinging London

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

Beatles Meet-up. The Fabs, Swinging London, "the Pied Piper of Beatlemania" and fans from all over the world. Guided by Richard P.

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

05 May 2021 @ 7 pm

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

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Handel in London – Virtual Tour

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

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

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Across The Thames - Virtual Tour

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

Take a tour along the Southbank of the Thames. We are going to Southwark. The part of London where anything necessary but nasty took place! Brothels, Theatres, Breweries, Prisons ...   Guided by Chris

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Wren's City Churches

08 May 2021 @ 11 am

Explore some of the most beautiful buildings in London, the Churches of the City designed by Wren and his colleagues, a London Walks tour. Guided by Fiona

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Bath – Romans to Georgian Virtual Tour

09 May 2021 @ 5 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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Chaucer's London to Beckett's Canterbury – a Virtual Pilgrimage

09 May 2021 @ 6.30 pm

"the robust independence with which the English led their lives following the Black Death"

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Abbey Road – The Beatles and Beyond

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

Inside Abbey Road Studios`– how this ordinary townhouse became the cradle of rock music...

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Sherlock Holmes - Virtual Tour

09 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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Beatles & Rolling Stones in 60s London – Virtual Tour

10 May 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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Shakespeare and Nell Gwyn

10 May 2021 @ 7 pm

Virtual tour exploring the surprising connection between Shakespeare and the first female stand-up Nell Gwyn (or Gwynne). Guided by Rick Jones

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Black Abolitionist Tour of London

12 May 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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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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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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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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Chelsea – where London was Swinging in the 60s

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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