During WW2 certain foods (as well as fuel and clothing) were rationed. One of the main privations – given the British love of tea – was sugar; everyone was restricted to 8oz (half a pound, about 230gms) of the white stuff each week. When the Imperial War Museum took over the War Rooms in theContinue reading “Wing Commander Heagerty’s Sugar Lumps”
Tim Barron draws our attention to a cataclysmic event that happened in the most unlikely of places The date, 30th January 1969 The place, a roof top in Saville Row central London The event, The Beatles last gig The result, Screaming fans, traffic chaos and then the Police arrive. Just one of the many storiesContinue reading “3 Savile Row”
The five of us recorded our first joint ‘chat’ this evening where we discussed pubs – their history, their names, and our favourites. We travelled (virtually) to Liverpool, Oxford, London and the Cotswolds and shared some stories on the way (including Paul McCartney’s surprise pub rock gig, where Bill Clinton ‘smoked, but didn’t inhale’ andContinue reading “The Great British Pub”
Some feedback from our first wave of virtual tours – we’re glad you’re liking what we’re doing! See the events page for our latest dates for these walks and talks. Welcome to Bath Rachel was great… very knowledgeable and interesting tour. I learned a lot and can’t wait to visit Bath IRL I grew upContinue reading “Reviews”
Emma Matthews – former barrister and Government lawyer – shows you the self-contained world of ‘legal London’ in her talk on 24 June. Here’s a taster below – to find out more go to our ‘forthcoming tours‘ page.
Five tours for the price of four Save money if you book for multiple talks – get one of our ‘season tickets’ and you can come to five talks, but only pay for four (and there are no Eventbrite booking fees, so you save even more!). For just £40 you can come to five ofContinue reading “UK Tours Online Season Ticket”
The first dates are in the calendar, and we’re open for bookings! Even though travel is much restricted, we plan to bring you the very best of London and the UK direct to your home via our online tours. We have history, culture, art, music, people, pageantry – all in 60 minute ‘zoom’ packages. BookContinue reading “UK TOURS ONLINE”
The first of our virtual tours has been scheduled for Wednesday 17 June at 6pm (London Time) when Don Brown will take you round the British Museum to show you some of its treasures. This tour will look at the ancient world – the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon (Elgin) Marbles, Rome, Assyria and ancient Egypt. YouContinue reading “The Treasures of the British Museum”
Don Brown tells you a little bit about the forthcoming Treasures of the British Museum tour.