Forthcoming Tours

Our tours are delivered via Zoom to your device (computer, tablet, mobile phone). Evening tours are 45-60 minutes, plus time for your questions afterwards, and tickets for these are just £10 (+ booking fee) per device/household (i.e. if there are two or more of you watching the same screen, you only need buy one ticket).

You can book direct from the listings below, or just visit our Eventbrite page. We’ve also got a calendar view if you want to see all the month’s events on one sheet.

We’re also more than happy to do private talks – so if you want to arrange something for friends, family, work colleagues, a group or society you belong to – just drop us a line to find out more.

UKToursOnline Season Ticket

If you want to book multiple talks (or buy extra tickets for friends and family) why not get a Season Ticket? You can then get five events for the price of just four (and there’s no Eventbrite booking fee) so you save over 30% – just click on the ‘pay with paypal’ button to the right (you can use credit or debit cards, or paypal, in the checkout)

Buy here – five talks for the price of four

After purchase, we’ll send you a promo code that you can use to book the talks you want.

£40.00

And don’t forget our Gift Certificates – the ideal present for anyone to make their choice of our tours. Available in any units – find out more here.


Sunday 13 June 7pm (London time)

Ten Architects Who Built London

YOUR GUIDE: Don Brown

Discover some of the great buildings of London and the architects who designed them in this 60 minute zoom tour of the capital.

This highly-illustrated tour of the capital will take us across the city to find out more about its ‘signature’ buildings and the architects behind them.

We’ll meet ten of the most significant of London’s architects who between them built the cathedrals, churches, houses, offices, bridges, public buildings and stations that are instantly recognisable as ‘London’.


Tuesday 15 June 6pm (London time)

Tales from Tower Hill

YOUR GUIDE: Tim Barron

The Tower of London, and the area around the castle, has produced some wonderful stories – join Tim as he shares some of those with you.

We start our virtual tour of historic Tower Hill on the North bank of the River Thames overlooking her Majesty’s Palace and fortress the Tower of London. Let’s circle this UNESCO world heritage site dating from 1066 and see how it has influenced and been influenced by the surrounding area.

We will explore stories from the Tower of London, including the Bloody Tower and Traitors’ Gate and talk of the fabulous gold & silver Crown Jewels, securely kept within the Waterloo Barracks, guarded by Beefeaters and watched over by the ravens. Of course we will include stories of Tower Bridge, adventures of a red double-decker bus in 1952 and a certain American President in 1997 and ……. so much more.


Thursday 17 June 8pm (London time)

Welcome to Bath

YOUR GUIDE: Rachel Pearson

Discover the City of Bath – UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful cities in England.

Bath’s stunning honey-coloured Georgian architecture is straight from a Jane Austen novel, and its history goes back to the Romans and beyond.

Do you want to know what makes it so unique? And who the people were who helped shape the city that we see today? Then come on this virtual tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Pearson and discover a place full of surprises, culture and stories.


Friday 18 June 11am (London time) – available as a recording for 24 hours

NEW Artists’ Covent Garden: how art hit the big time

YOUR GUIDE: Sarah Ciacci

Discover the significance that 18th century Covent Garden had upon British Artists with Art Historian and Blue Badge Guide, Sarah Ciacci. To give our American friends a chance to watch, we’ll be recording the talk and making it available for 24 hours afterwards.

Today we will go back to the 18th century and take a stroll around the artistic hub of Covent Garden. We will find out why important artists such as William Hogarth and Joshua Reynolds chose the area as a fashionable address; how geographically Covent Garden placed them in between patrons in the Royal Court at Westminster and the wealthy merchants of the City of London; and how local craftsmen supported artists’ work.

We will also learn how the 1700s was a century in which British Artists became much more ambitious and campaigned for the first public exhibitions and art schools, which led to British art hitting the big time.

Sarah Ciacci is an art historian and accredited arts society lecturer.

Register for the talk and you can watch live, or we will send a link for you to watch the recording within 24 hours.


Tuesday 22 June 6pm (London time)

NEW A London Drive Thru: the capital’s motoring heritage

YOUR GUIDE: Tim Barron

Self confessed car ‘nut’ Tim talks you through the City’s rich motoring tapestry. From Royal cars to amphicars, and everything in between.

Let Tim introduce you to London’s love affair with the motor car. This talk will take in Hyde Park which has been the starting point of the world’s largest free motoring event, the London to Brighton emancipation run since 1896. The event inspired the 1953 romantic film comedy Genevieve and kindled the UK’s old car movement, now a £5.5 billion industry.

We will discuss some of the magnificent Rolls Royces and Daimlers kept in the Royal Mews, alongside famous fictional cars; James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, Del Boy’s three-wheeled Reliant van and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

All that plus Sir Malcom Campbell’s record breaking Bluebirds, taking an Amphicar up the Thames, Taxi law and legend, Formula E racers and the answer to that perennial question “Why do we drive on the left?”


Wednesday 23 June 7pm (London time)

Treasures of the British Museum I – the Ancient World

YOUR GUIDE: Don Brown

Join us via Zoom as we look at some of the treasures of the ancient world in the British Museum, London, including the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon (Elgin) Marbles, Egyptian Mummies, Assyrian friezes and an Imperial Roman statue.

“Outstanding. Intelligent, articulate and friendly. You feel involved and inspired, not just led around. His British Museum tour is the only one you really need to do.”

an in-depth look at the Museum highlights with lots of interesting anecdotes. Highly recommended.”


Thursday 24 June 6pm (London time)

NEW London’s Legends and Little White Lies

YOUR GUIDE: Leo Heaton

London is FULL of entertaining stories, but some are difficult to verify as being 100% true, or even 10% true in some cases.

Join Leo for this new virtual tour of the tales that have become enshrined in London mythology. Do you know the one about the tube worker who dug his way into the gold vaults at the Bank of England? Or the reason there are no flowers planted in the Green Park? And of course everybody knows ‘what will happen if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London…’ – at least that’s what we have been told, right…?

But which are actually true? This fun hour online will sift through the legends and separate the facts from the fiction – because why would you ever let the truth get in the way of a good story?


Sunday 27 June 7pm (London time)

Westminster: city of power and glory – a virtual tour

YOUR GUIDE: Don Brown

Join Don for this online tour as we walk (virtually) through Westminster, taking in the palaces, the abbey and government as we go.

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.

This is the classic London walk – enhanced by being online as we can look inside the palaces and parliament, and get behind the famous door at 10 Downing Street.


Tuesday 29 June 6pm (London time)

The London Rock ‘n’ Roll Stroll

YOUR GUIDE: Tim Barron

Discover the stories behind London’s rock n roll history – Beatles, Stones, Pistols, Bowie and more.

“Fantastic! Tim is knowledgable, enthusiastic and did a great job with the virtual tour.”

From the 50s to today, London has been the place for the greatest rock and pop talents to; perform, record, pose, misbehave, get clothed and hang out. Join Tim Barron (an accomplished rock musician) for a virtual stroll through the highs and lows of London’s rock world. Let’s start on the zebra crossing outside Abbey Rd studios. Apart from ‘that’ album, Britain’s first rock ‘n’ roll single ‘Move it’ was recorded there, as well as the first Dolby sound recordings and ‘The Dark side of the Moon’ and much, much more…


Wednesday 30 June 7pm (London time)

Treasures of the British Museum II – treasures from Britain

YOUR GUIDE: Don Brown

Join us via Zoom as we look at some of the treasures from British Museum made in, or associated with, Britain.

There’s a mysterious Bronze Age cape made of gold, a mummified Iron Age man, the Roman face of Christ and the face of an anglo-saxon warrior. We’ll also hear all about the Lewis chess pieces, be stunned by the artistry of a medieval guitar, and see a beautiful gold cup owned by four royal houses of Europe.

You are guaranteed a crowd-free tour, as we get up close to these magnificent treasures.

“Outstanding. Intelligent, articulate and friendly. You feel involved and inspired,…. His British Museum tour is the only one you really need to do.”

an in-depth look at the Museum highlights with lots of interesting anecdotes. Highly recommended.”


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