UK Tours Online Season Ticket

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 of our online tours – or you can buy tickets for other households to share the experience.

Click the button below to pay £40 for your season ticket via PayPal. We will then email you so you can tell us which online tours you would like to attend.

Ghost Stories for Hallowe’en

The recording of our 28 October chat where the five of us share tales of ghosts, witches, poltergeists, mysterious apparitions and strange legends.Folklore, history and general spookiness.

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Museums and Galleries

To celebrate the fact that museums and galleries could reopen from 17 May, the five of us shared some of our favourites from around the country.

You can discover these, and more, on the map below – just click on a name or an icon and you will see the link to the website of the featured place.

To see our latest virtual talks and tours, just visit our ‘forthcoming tours’ page.

We’re going to keep adding to these, so let us know your favourites. Either put a link into the comments below, or drop us a line on uktoursonline@gmail.com

Square Stories

Another of our free ‘chats’, the five of us talking about some of our favourite squares in London, Bath and Oxford. There’s history, architecture and some myths and tall tales, not to mention a suggestion to commit treason at the next coronation.

The video of the evening is below.

Emma talked about the aristocratic splendour of London’s St James’s Square; Leo discussed Notting Hill’s enclosed gardens and the garden squares of Bloomsbury; Don travelled to Oxford for the glories of Radcliffe Square, and Rachel showed the Georgian magnificence of Bath’s Queen’s Square. Tim then tells you ten things you probably didn’t know about Trafalgar Square, and the five of us share tales of Parliament Square in Westminster.

Give our tours as gifts

If you’re looking for a unique gift – for Christmas, for birthdays, as a ‘thank you’, or just because you’re a good friend – you can now give our talks and virtual tours as presents.

We’ve come up with gift certificates (you can find out more and order here). Just choose how many of our events you want to gift, pay online (£10 each, no booking fee, and buy four and get a fifth for free, just like our season tickets) and we’ll send you a certificate with a booking code.

The gift recipient simply enters that code when booking a tour, so won’t have to pay anything themselves. And it’s good for the number of tours you decide to gift.

We’ll email you the certificate as a PDF, so you’re in control of when you give it – you can print it out and put it in a card, email it, or simply let the recipient have the unique code in your own message.

Go to our Gift Certificate page to find out more.

Favourite (and least favourite) London Buildings

Another of our free ‘chats’ this evening, as the five of us talked about the buildings in London that we love – and the ones that we’d be quite happy to see flattened by bulldozers. The video of the evening is below.

And to see just where in London these buildings are, visit our Google map. You can get a sense of the location, see images and there are links through to street view for some of the places so you can see them in situ.

Our tours: Southwark and the South Bank

Southwark, on the south side of the river Thames, has a history as long and fascinating as any part of north London, but it is not as well known.

Perhaps this is because over the centuries debtors prisons, abattoirs, primitive hospitals, bawdy taverns and heavy industry have been located here. For many years, Londoners travelled across the river at their own risk!

Today this part of London boasts a thriving market, a cathedral, the tallest building in the UK and a WW2 battleship. There are connections to John Harvard and Sir Francis Drake, not to mention William Shakespeare. In this UK Tours Online talk, get to know this colourful area and judge for yourself whether South London has a rather maligned reputation!

To see when this tour is next taking place, visit our ‘forthcoming tours‘ page.

If you would like to arrange this as a private tour for a group, organisation, family or others, please email us to find out more.

Our tours: Exploring the London Blitz

Between September 1940 and May 1941, London was bombed nearly every night, with tens of thousands killed or wounded, and millions of homes destroyed or damaged. Night after night, the population of the world’s biggest city was forced into shelters, basements and tube stations as the Luftwaffe tried to destroy the city and the morale of its people.

In this online talk DON BROWN looks at the history of the Blitz, and its effect upon the capital’s buildings and population. We will also examine the other major raids across the UK and the ‘V’ weapon onslaught that hit London in the last year of the war.

It’s a story of fear, survival, and heroism, but there is so much more to it than the popular image of cheerful cockneys “keeping calm and carrying on”.

To see when this tour is next taking place, visit our ‘forthcoming tours‘ page.

If you would like to arrange this as a private tour for a group, organisation, family or others, please email us to find out more.

Our tours: Shakespeare and Stratford

Come along as DON BROWN takes us on a 60 minute virtual tour of the town of Shakespeare’s birth – Stratford upon Avon, a market town with more than 800 years of history.

This beautiful town still contains many buildings that would have been familiar to Shakespeare, many of them preserved and restored.

We’ll look at the house he was born, where he went to school, the house he bought as a rich man, and the church where he is buried.

Along the way we’ll discover more about the life and times of the Bard of Avon, about his parents, wife and children and why Stratford upon Avon is still a memorable place to visit.

To see when this tour is next taking place, visit our ‘forthcoming tours‘ page.

If you would like to arrange this as a private tour for a group, organisation, family or others, please email us to find out more.

Our forthcoming events – on google calendar

As we add more events (we’re just putting together our November programme, including a range of shorter, lunchtime, talks – more news on those soon), our page of forthcoming events starts looking a little crowded.

So we’ve put everything onto a Google calendar, which we’ll update as new things go in. This lets you see what’s coming up on a handy ‘month to view’ (which you can change to a week view), so you can plan your viewing. Each entry has a link to take you to the Eventbrite page so you can get more information or book.

Our next charity event

After the success of our first charity talk, which – through your generosity – raised £630 for Prostate Cancer UK, we’ve scheduled another event on 20 October.

Emma will be doing her virtual tour of Old Chelsea, to tell us what brought Kings, courtesans, actors and artists to Chelsea from the 1500s up to the trendiest and wealthiest of today. There’s stunning architecture and great stories making this an hour of history and scandal not to be missed.

And, keeping it local, all ticket money will be donated to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, based on the Fulham Road. From funding state-of-the-art equipment and groundbreaking research, to creating the best patient environments, the charity helps ensure that the Royal Marsden hospital can continue to provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments.

There’s no fixed ticket price – just pay what you feel able to donate. You can book tickets below: