Forthcoming Online 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).

All talks are recorded, so if you have a diary conflict you can book a ticket and catch up later using the link that we send you afterwards.

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 about virtual or real-life tours and talks that we can do.

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.


Wednesday 6th April 6pm (London time)

On the Buses! Route no. 12, from south to north across London

YOUR GUIDE: Tim Barron

Climb aboard for a ride around one of London’s oldest bus routes. Let Tim introduce you to the sights that can be seen from the No. 12!

Dating from 1850, this is one of London’s oldest, longest and most fascinating bus routes.

Running from South to North it passes the site of romantic poet and artist William Blake’s vision of angels, as well as Del Boy and Rodney’s local. We will consider the Elephant & Castle and local boys made good; Charlie Chaplin and Michael Caine. Let’s discuss Florence Nightingale’s pet owl and Augustus Pugin’s architectural masterpiece, as we glide past the ‘Bedlem’ hospital where he was a patient.

On to Regent street and the route’s historic terminus of Hyde Park and then its seasonal extension to Europe’s largest human gathering, the Notting Hill Carnival.

“Hold very tight please, Ding-Ding!”


Thursday 14 April 7pm (London Time)

Winston Churchill: A Very Full Life

YOUR GUIDE Don Brown

We’ll examine the life story of Britain’s wartime Prime Minister, and look at some of the London sites with which he is associated.

Over the course of his long life Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965), was involved in most of the great events of the period.

In this online talk, Don Brown will examine the life of this complex character through the places in London where he lived and worked. From his childhood home overlooking Hyde Park, his time at the Admiralty and the Treasury, wartime in Downing Street and the War Rooms, to his death in Kensington in 1965 and his funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral.


Sunday 24 April 6pm (London time)

Exploring London’s ‘lungs’: the open spaces of the capital

YOUR GUIDE: Rachel Pearson

London is just buildings and people, right? Wrong! There are plenty of public open spaces to enjoy. Find out just how green London is!

Join Rachel to learn more about London’s greenery; From Royal Parks and botanic gardens to common land and nature reserves, find out about the stories behind these places of floral wonder. Meet the people who ensured they would be around for generations to enjoy and get to know the plants and animals that call these places home. There will be some surprising tales along the way and plenty of inspiration to get out and enjoy London in a different way.


Sunday 8 May 7pm (London time)

Oxford University: Legends and Traditions

YOUR GUIDE: Don Brown

Discover some of the stranger traditions of Oxford University in this 60 minute Zoom talk.

Why do some of the cleverest people in Britain sing songs as they follow a man carrying a duck on a stick? Why is Oxford time five minutes behind the rest of the UK? When is ‘beating the bounds’, and why would you do this in a department store? Who were the ‘bulldogs’, and what did they do? How do you dress for exams, and just what is ‘matriculation’?

All this and more in Don’s exploration of undergraduate life in the oldest university in the English-speaking world.


Sunday 22 May 6pm (London time)

Poets, Precipitation and Pencils: the English Lake District

YOUR GUIDE: Rachel Pearson

Rachel 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 this area is more than just a pretty face. Join Rachel as she discusses the ancient origins of this part of the world, some of the poets and writers who have been inspired by its beauty, the often over-looked towns and cities and how this came to be such a tourist hot-spot. Rachel, who was born in the Lakes, will also reveal the success behind a locally produced mint flavoured sweet and why this area is known for its pencils!

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