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.
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
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
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
18 April 2021 @ 6 pm (Click here for more dates)
"tiny gas-lit alleyways, unknown even to many Londoners..." Guided by Ian
18 April 2021 @ 6.30 pm
"The first British Brexit?"
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.
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
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
20 April 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)
Our tongue's cathedral is the British Library. Guided by Steve
21 April 2021 @ 6 pm
Three palaces, two stately homes and one very special river...
21 April 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)
22 April 2021 @ 6.30 pm (Click here for more dates)
"What gruesome discovery had to make way for a new ticketing hall?"
23 April 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)
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
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
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
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.
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
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
02 May 2021 @ 5 pm (Click here for more dates)
Prehistoric stone circles, Roman houses and a Saxon grave fit for a king...
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"
05 May 2021 @ 7 pm
"an oasis, a stone’s throw from gaudy roaring Oxford Street"
09 May 2021 @ 6.30 pm
"the robust independence with which the English led their lives following the Black Death"
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.
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
31 May 2021 @ 6 pm
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!
12 July 2021 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)
The science and show business virtual tour... Guided by Adam
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!
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.