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.
26 June 2021 @ 10 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
27 June 2021 @ 5 pm (Click here for more dates)
Prehistoric stone circles, Roman houses and a Saxon grave fit for a king...
27 June 2021 @ 6.30 pm
"the paragon of London villages"
02 July 2021 @ 7 pm
Our tongue's cathedral is the British Library. Guided by Steve
02 July 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)
Père Lachaise is full of the famous dead, with beautiful and often strange tombs where lines blur between Paganism and Christianity. Guides by Chris Spence
03 July 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
04 July 2021 @ 6.30 pm
"...although the Anglo-Saxons have a rich history how much of it can be trusted?" Find out on this tour. Guided by Kevin
12 July 2021 @ 7 pm
The science and show business virtual tour... Guided by Adam
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
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.
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!
14 November 2021 @ 6.30 pm
the 1915 flight path and bomb run through World War I London
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.