Forthcoming Online Tours

(To find our ‘live’ tours, click here)

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.


Wednesday 28 July 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’.


Wednesday 4 August 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!


Thursday 12 August 6pm (London time)

A nice cup of tea: a history of tea drinking

YOUR GUIDE: Rachel Pearson

A short history of that quintessentially British beverage – the cuppa!.

When people think of the UK, they often think of grey skies (rain!), soldiers in big black furry hats and, more often than not, tea being drunk in vast quantities.

In this talk on the history of tea drinking, we will discover how and when tea was brought over to Europe and why it has remained so popular in Britain in particular.


Tuesday 17 August 7pm (London time)

NEW Star-Spangled Capital: Americans in London

YOUR GUIDE: Don Brown

Celebrate the ‘special relationship’ with this 60 minute virtual tour of London sites that commemorate famous Americans.

An enjoyable and fact-packed virtual tour for any Americans interested in the ‘old country’, or for Brits wanting to know a bit more about their capital.

We’ll see statues of Presidents – including Washington, Lincoln and FDR – memorials to writers, artists, poets and musicians; the houses of two of the Founding Fathers; and pay our respects to the American soldiers, sailors and airmen who fought and died in WW2.

On the way we’ll call in to Westminster Abbey and Southwark Cathedral, stroll through Westminster, Mayfair and Soho, visit the home of The Mayflower, and drop in on Walter Raleigh and Captain John Smith.


Thursday 19 August 6pm (London time)

Londoners and their Stories

YOUR GUIDE: Rachel Pearson

Come and ‘meet’ some of the Londoners who have left a lasting legacy in the capital and hear about their stories.

Over the centuries various groups and individuals have almost become synonymous with the capital. On this Zoom talk, we are going to meet a few of the people who have left an indelible mark on the city in one way or another and talk about their legacies.

There are the Pearly Kings and Queens, the Chelsea Pensioners and the East End Cockneys. Plus, we will meet individuals such as Joseph Bazalgette, Elizabeth Fry, Thomas Coram, and Rose Heilbron and look at the impact that their time in London had upon them. Could these individuals have flourished anywhere else, or does living in London help cultivate something special?


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