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.

Paris Street Art Tour

Friday, 17 September 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

Street art blossoms in Paris- where the extraordinary diversity and creativity of home-grown and international artists is on display. Guided by Chris Spence

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Agatha Christie's London - A London Walks Special Anniversary Virtual Tour

Saturday, 18 September 2021 @ 7 pm

"as English as Buckingham Palace or The Tower of London"

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Fabulous Fashion – London Walks Virtual Tour Series

Sunday, 19 September 2021 @ 5 pm (Click here for more dates)

"the significance, magnificence and evolution of fashion through the ages"

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The Sumptuous Stuarts: Decoration, Disorder & Decadence

Sunday, 19 September 2021 @ 5 pm

"what to wear to an execution"

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Beatles & Rolling Stones in 60s London – Virtual Tour

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.

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Lost London

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 @ 7 pm

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

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Ring in the Autumn Equinox – Virtual Tour

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 @ 7.30 pm

"one of the two days of the year when the sun rises due east and sets due west"

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Anna visits Venice... a tour of this magical city

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 @ 6.30 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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Subterranean Paris - Stories from the Underworld

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

Let's explore the cavities 60 feet beneath Paris that have served various and often unusual functions for the city above ground. Guided by Chris Spence

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The Gorgeous Georgians: Age of Elegance & Excess

Sunday, 26 September 2021 @ 5 pm

"why fans were the text messages of the 18th century"

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Judy – In Search Of Judy Garland In London

Monday, 27 September 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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The Cats of London – Virtual Tour

Tuesday, 28 September 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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Jack the Ripper Virtual Tour

Thursday, 30 September 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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The Victorians – Invention & the Industry of Fashion

Sunday, 03 October 2021 @ 5 pm

"the extraordinary ‘lengths’ to which women went to achieve the hourglass figure"

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South Kensington ... museums, royalty and a focus on learning...

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.

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Bob Dylan in London Virtual Tour

Monday, 04 October 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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East London Street Art – Virtual Tour

Monday, 04 October 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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The Story of Jewish London

Tuesday, 05 October 2021 @ 7 pm

The story of Jews in London. A virtual tour that takes you from the ghetto of the middle ages through to the East End shtetl of the 20th century. Guided by Russell

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Lionel Bart's London! – Virtual Tour

Thursday, 07 October 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

In search of the composer of Oliver! He made and squandered a fortune.. and the Greek chorus of tabloid middle England thrilled to his Icarus fall.

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Glorious Greenwich – Virtual Tour

Friday, 08 October 2021 @ 7 pm

Join acclaimed, award-winning Blue Badge Guide Simon Whitehouse on this virtual tour of Glorious Greenwich – a marvellous maritime village with a mixture of naval, royal and horological history! Guided by Simon W.  

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Sick London - Virtual Tour

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 @ 7 pm

Not for the faint-hearted. From the Sweating Sickness, Leprosy and the Plague of medieval times, through the Victorian traumas of Tuberculosis and Cholera to the Coronavirus today. Guided by Russell

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Paris: a Stroll in Saint-Germain-des-Près

Friday, 15 October 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

This area is a goldmine for history buffs and culture vultures -with indie cinemas, bookshops and café hangouts for the bohemian set . Guided by Chris Spence

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Stand & Deliver! The Outlaws & Highwaymen of Merrie England

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

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Scandalous Mayfair – Virtual Tour

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.

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Montmartre - a Village in the City

Wednesday, 20 October 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

Picasso, Van Gogh, Renoir lived here. Piaf sang on its streets. Toulouse- Lautrec immortalised its wicked nightlife- eternal Montmartre! Guided by Chris Spence.  

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Turkey's Turquoise Coast: Meanders both Ancient and Sacred

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.

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Spooky Radio Nite Halloween Music Special – Virtual Tour

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!

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The Marais - a Pocket of Ancient Paris

Friday, 29 October 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

The Marais is a rare survivor of the old Paris, dotted with17th century mansions, steeped in history and with a buzzing Jewish quarter. Guided by Chris Spence

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Harry Potter's London

Saturday, 30 October 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities"

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Myths, Legends & Halloween Virtual Walk

Sunday, 31 October 2021 @ 6.30 pm

“Tis the night—the night. Of the grave's delight"

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Weird Tales from Paris

Sunday, 31 October 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

Murders, mysteries, monsters and mayhem are on the menu as we reveal the underbelly of Paris in a place where nightmares meets reality. Guided by Chris Spence

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Ghosts of the Old City – Virtual Tour

Sunday, 31 October 2021 @ 11.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

At midnight London time at Halloween - join us for Ghosts of the Old City THE Virtual Tour  Guided by Adam 

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Radio Days – The Science & Show Business Virtual Tour

Monday, 01 November 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

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

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Jewish East London: A Journey through the Heart and Soul of a Culture

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

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Graveyards to die for

Wednesday, 03 November 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

"it was a rat's delight and a health emergency"

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6 ALL NEW VIRTUAL TOURS! London Calling: The Story Of London Through Music Series 3

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.

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Guy Fawkes – Remember, Remember the 5th of November!

Friday, 05 November 2021 @ 7 pm

It’s a tale of patriotism, extremism and a country divided. Sound familiar?  

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The Krays In London

Saturday, 06 November 2021 @ 5 pm (Click here for more dates)

The East End Gangland & The Dark Side Of The Swinging 60s

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1066 & All That: A Tour of the Bayeux Tapestry

Wednesday, 10 November 2021 @ 7 pm

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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London's Women of World War 1

Thursday, 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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Zeppelin Nights – A Virtual Walk for Remembrance Sunday

Sunday, 14 November 2021 @ 6.30 pm

the 1915 flight path and bomb run through World War I London

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

Wednesday, 17 November 2021 @ 7 pm

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

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

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.

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The London of Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol

Sunday, 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

Sunday, 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

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.

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Beatlemania – The Virtual Tour

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

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Handel in London – Virtual Tour

Tuesday, 04 January 2022 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)

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

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Musical Marylebone – Virtual Tour

Thursday, 06 January 2022 @ 11 am

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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Musical Covent Garden Virtual Tour

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!

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An Edinburgh Guidebook – Virtual Tour

Saturday, 08 January 2022 @ 5 pm

An eccentric, esoteric, highly personal virtual tour of Edinburgh by a London tour guide

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The Who In London – A Virtual Tour

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

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Musical Chelsea

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.

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Musical Kensington – Virtual Tour

Thursday, 13 January 2022 @ 11 am (Click here for more dates)

"All music is here in Kensington!"

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Pink Floyd in London - Virtual Tour

Friday, 14 January 2022 @ 6 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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Musical St. James' & Mayfair – Virtual Tour

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…

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Jimi Hendrix in London – Virtual Tour

Monday, 24 January 2022 @ 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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The Kinks in London – Virtual Tour

Monday, 31 January 2022 @ 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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