Our tours: Westminster – City of Power and Glory

The City of Westminster is home to royal palaces, the national church of Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street, monuments to famous Britons (and others), Royal Parks and much more. Join DON BROWN on this classic ‘walk’. We will start in the dead centre of London at Trafalgar Square, ‘stroll’ down Whitehall toContinue reading “Our tours: Westminster – City of Power and Glory”

Our tours: Ancient Wessex – Stonehenge, Avebury and more

TIM BARRON takes you on a journey through the Wessex civilisations with the latest scientific discoveries and re-analysis of existing information leading to some astonishing ‘new‘ finds. Wessex is the ancient title for the area of central southern England notably the rolling chalk lands of Salisbury plain, rich in stone age, bronze age and ironContinue reading “Our tours: Ancient Wessex – Stonehenge, Avebury and more”

Our tours: 1000 Years of British Rule – Kings and Queens since William the Conqueror

Do you know your Stuarts from your Tudors? How about which King signed Magna Carta? Do you know how many Kings called Edward there have been on the throne? How about how many Queens? In this condensed look at the history of the British Monarchy, RACHEL PEARSON will steer us through some of the keyContinue reading “Our tours: 1000 Years of British Rule – Kings and Queens since William the Conqueror”

Our tours: A Walk Around Old Chelsea

An historical virtual stroll through Thameside Chelsea, with local resident EMMA MATTHEWS. In today’s London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, come and find out what has brought Kings, courtesans, actors and artists to Chelsea from the 1500s up to the trendiest and wealthiest of today. With stunning architecture and great stories this will be anContinue reading “Our tours: A Walk Around Old Chelsea”

Our tours: From Imperial Outpost to World City – a short history of London

How did a Roman trading post rise to become the biggest city the world had ever seen, the capital of the biggest empire the world had ever seen? And how did it reinvent itself for a post-imperial age? Discover the history of the world’s greatest city with DON BROWN, as we take in the RomansContinue reading “Our tours: From Imperial Outpost to World City – a short history of London”

Saints, murderers, rogues, heroes: the best and the worst of British monarchs.

Our latest ‘chat’ – the five of us talking about our favourite and least favourite British monarchs. Spanning 1,000 years of history, it includes Tudors, Plantagenets, Stuarts, an anglo-saxon and even a Windsor. Click on the link to see the whole conversation.

Our first charity talk

Yesterday evening (25 August) we did our first virtual tour for charity, a ‘trip’ around the British Museum looking at seven of its treasures with a connection to Britain. Attendees donated what they felt they could afford, and all ticket money went to Prostate Cancer UK. We’re very pleased to announce that £630 in ticketContinue reading “Our first charity talk”

Our tours: London’s Burning: The Great Fire of London 1666

Find out more about the devastating fire of September 1666 that destroyed 80% of the old City of London with DON BROWN Starting in the small hours of 2 September in a baker’s house in Pudding Lane, the Great Fire of London burned for four days, destroying over 13,000 houses, 80 churches and Old StContinue reading “Our tours: London’s Burning: The Great Fire of London 1666”

Our tours: Poets, Precipitation and Pencils

RACHEL PEARSON takes us on a virtual tour of the English lakes – loved by walkers, tourists and romantic poets for generations. The Lake District is one of the most scenic areas of England. With majestic mountains, breath-taking views and crystal-clear lakes; there is plenty for any fan of the countryside to enjoy. But thisContinue reading “Our tours: Poets, Precipitation and Pencils”

Our tours: Most Secret: The Codebreakers of Bletchley Park

Discover the secrets of Bletchley Park’s codebreakers and the cracking of Enigma in this online talk with DON BROWN. Bletchley Park was the wartime home to a unique group of individuals, including geniuses like Alan Turing, Bill Tutte and Gordon Welchman. Here the German’s ciphers were broken, shortening the war by two years or moreContinue reading “Our tours: Most Secret: The Codebreakers of Bletchley Park”