London Walks is back. Back guiding. Back walking. Back exploring London. Doing what we do. Doing it both live and in a somewhat different form than “before.”
2020 put us, London Walks guides to the test but neither the pandemic nor the lockdown stopped us doing from doing our thing – guiding London. The virtual walking tours available here are the best way to visit London from the comfort of your living room. We will take you further than the simple Google street view, we will show you London though Londoner’s eyes and explore the hidden gems and history London has to offer.
To attend any of these, please click through to the Eventbrite link where you will be able to register. The ‘walk’ will then take place using Zoom and will last around 1 hour.
Ok, that’s enough lead-in, enough drum roll. Here. We. Go.
01 October 2020 @ 7.30 pm (Click here for more dates)
David: "this one's guided by Adam, the only human being I know who talks like a well-written magazine article." Adam: "I doubt there’s a Spotify algorithm to unify the artists we’ll cover – but cover them we most certainly will. All music is here in Kensington!"
02 October 2020 @ 5 pm (Click here for more dates)
“The most exciting walk in London… Does more to interpret the city than anything else, a real skeleton key” (Ian Nairn). “If you only have time for one walking tour, this is the one to go on – it’s the classic London walk” (David, of London Walks).
03 October 2020 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)
Watch the video. It’s a small miracle – works wonders in 154 seconds. It’s an utterly charming introduction to our Virtual Tours generally and to this walk specifically. It's the handiwork of Magic of London guide Richard Walker. So it’s a chance to meet Richard. And let him tell you a little bit about the Magic of London tour – what it is and how it works. Let him show you a bit of it: magical landmarks, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, secret passageways you won’t have heard of, etc.
05 October 2020 @ 6 pm (Click here for more dates)
Three palaces, two stately homes and one very special river...
07 October 2020 @ 4 pm (Click here for more dates)
World-class history and retail therapy all rolled up into one...
10 October 2020 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)
On the trail of Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple and Lord Peter Wimsey
14 October 2020 @ 4 pm (Click here for more dates)
This tour will take you in and around the streets of Westminster, by Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Discover the Mecca of politicians throughout the ages and the place where kings and queens are crowned then laid to rest. Take a sneak peak into 10 Downing street, the home of the Prime Minister and where important meetings happen – the cabinet room
18 October 2020 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)
The Cambridge Five. The first ‘C’. The origins of the Secret Service Bureau. Wartime heroes and heroines of the OSS and SOE. Somerset Maugham and Ashenden. Le Carré and Smiley. The secret heart of their London.
21 October 2020 @ 5 pm (Click here for more dates)
The Roman settlement of the 1st and 2nd century AD offers up amazing remains at every turn: from the ruins of the amphitheatre lying beneath the City’s art gallery, to the sections of the Roman boundary wall revealed by Second World War bomb damage.
21 October 2020 @ 7 pm (Click here for more dates)
"What gruesome discovery had to make way for a new ticketing hall?"
24 October 2020 @ 8 pm
29 October 2020 @ 7.30 pm
Music, monsters & murder. No tricks: it's ALL treat. Don't worry – it'll all be done in the worst possible taste!
05 November 2020 @ 7 pm
19 November 2020 @ 7.30 pm
the life, the career, the London of history’s most mythologised composer
25 November 2020 @ 7 pm
Join award winning London Walks guide Fiona Lukas to discover the secrets of the oldest underground railway in the world We'll talk about the early days and how the network developed. Then we'll "visit" various stations, and other locations. Looking for little details you may otherwise not notice, to tell a host of other stories, encompassing engineering, design, architecture and social history.
20 December 2020 @ 7.30 pm
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.
28 January 2021 @ 7.30 pm
The science and show business virtual tour...