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.

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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)

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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.


Square Stories. Our latest free group chat

SORRY ALL GONE – the 100 tickets for this went in double-quick time. To make sure you don’t miss out on the next free chat we organise, sign up for our email newsletter.

We’ll also be livestreaming it via our Facebook page, so if you want to see it live, follow us on Facebook and tune in at 6pm on 1 March.

For the latest of our free ‘chats’, our little circle will be talking about squares – in London, Oxford and Bath.

Join the five of us as we share stories and the history of London’s garden squares, Oxford’s often-photographed Radcliffe Square, the Georgian splendour of Bath’s Queens square, the tourist favourites of Trafalgar and Parliament Squares, and more.


Wednesday 3rd March, 6pm (GMT)

What Lies Beneath I: Archaeology in the City of London

YOUR GUIDE: Leo Heaton

When you walk through the streets of a city, do you ever wonder what treasures might be lying a few metres under your feet?

“Leo was fabulous. Extremely knowledgeable and engaging.”

On this virtual walking tour of the City of London, we will peel back the layers and take a look! Over an hour, we will trace the City’s history through its archaeology and examine some of the most exciting and unusual finds.

“Leo Heaton is an exceptional guide; great sense of humour, well prepared and is someone who can make any topic interesting!”


Thursday 4th March 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 7th March 5pm (London Time)

Southwark and the South Bank

YOUR GUIDE Rachel Pearson

Southwark, on the south side of London Bridge, is a colourful area of London with a rich and varied history.

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. Get to know this colourful area and judge for yourself whether South London has a rather maligned reputation!


Monday 8th March 6pm (London Time)

CHARITY EVENT: Brave and Brilliant Bloomsbury

YOUR GUIDE Laura Adams

A charity talk to celebrate International Women’s Day which supports two fantastic women’s charities. Pay what you can – all ticket money will be divided between the Sistah Space domestic abuse service and the East End Women’s Museum

Join Laura on a Virtual Tour of beautiful Bloomsbury. With its garden squares, Georgian architecture, hidden corners and reputation for world-class education, it has been a magnet for exceptional and trailblazing women.

Sistah Space: Sistah Space work with African heritage women & girls who’ve experienced domestic or sexual abuse or who have lost a loved one to domestic violence.

East End Women’s Museum: The East End Women’s Museum is England’s only museum dedicated to histories of women and girls. The project records, shares, and celebrates women’s stories of East London women and they plan to open a permanent home in Barking in 2021.


Tuesday 9th March 7pm (London Time)

Exploring the London Blitz

YOUR GUIDE Don Brown

Discover the story of the bombing campaign that became known as ‘The Blitz’, when London was the front line of WW2 for nine months.

“organised, knowledgeable, informative, and personably presented”

Don’s presentation was excellent. The visual aids, maps, and contemporary photos formed a dynamic background for his expert narration. I wholeheartedly recommend this talk!

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.


Wednesday 10 March 6pm (London Time)

NEW The Cotswolds

YOUR GUIDE Emma Matthews

The Cotswolds is a ‘must see’ for many. Join Emma as she takes us through some of the best-known beauty spots, as well as hidden gems.

This ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ stretching into 6 counties, boasts some of England’s most breathtakingly unspoilt countryside, beautiful towns, dreamy villages, historic houses and glorious gardens.

Zoom in on some of the most special places; Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold, Sudeley Castle and Hidcote Manor, as well as exploring villages off the beaten track. The Cotswolds is a ‘must’ for everyone’s bucket list. A favourite haunt of Royalty and celebrity, the arty and literary and just about everyone else as well – it’s easy to see why visitors have come here for hundreds of years. Emma will share loads of fun facts and stories while covering history and life in the Cotswolds.


Friday 12th March 11am (London Time)

British Prime Ministers Since 1721

YOUR GUIDE Rachel Pearson

2021 marks 300 years since the first Prime Minister. How has the job changed since then and what of the people who have held this title?

2021 marks 300 years since the creation of the office of Prime Minister. Join Rachel to discover how this role has evolved and changed over the centuries, the separation between monarchy and government, and just why they are also called First Lord of the Treasury.

By the end of this tour, you may well have a different perspective on the ‘Greatest Office in the Land’ and almost certainly about those who have been the leader of the country.


Sunday 14th March 6pm (London time)

Street Art: Shoreditch and Spitalfields

YOUR GUIDE Leo Heaton

Join Leo Heaton for a virtual walking tour of this exciting corner of the capital to discover the very best street art in London.

Shoreditch and Spitalfields are vibrant areas in the East End of London, associated with street food pop-ups, ‘designer’ coffee, hipster culture, and some of the most incredible urban art you will see anywhere in the world.

From huge wall murals and three-dimensional creations to tiny stickers and political ‘paste-ups’, get ready to embrace your inner Banksy for a slice of London at its most contemporary!


Tuesday 16 March 6pm (London time)

Discover Legal London

YOUR GUIDE Emma Matthews

Discover where London’s legal history began in the secluded spaces of the Inns of Court – cobbled streets, gas lights and ancient buildings.

Join Blue Badge Guide and former Barrister Emma Matthews on this 60 minute Zoom tour of legal London. See the hidden Inns of Court and the awesome Royal Courts of Justice. Find out about the Knights Templar and see the alleys and courtyards walked through by Shakespeare, Dr Johnson, Charles Dickens and Gandhi among many others.


Friday 19 March 6pm London Time

Ancient Wessex: Stonehenge, Avebury and more

YOUR GUIDE: Tim Barron

An exploration of the area in southern England famous for its stone circles and a history going back 9,000 years

Wessex is the ancient title for the area of central southern England notably the rolling chalk lands of Salisbury plain, rich in stone age, bronze age and iron age archaeology.

We will look at over 5000 years of civilisation from the Stone age to the origins of Salisbury cathedral in the 1200s. The ups and downs of earth, stone & wood megastructures, some well known, others less so, some waiting to be explored, others still to be discovered!


Monday 22 March 6pm (London Time)

Poets, Precipitation and Pencils

YOUR GUIDE Rachel Pearson

Rachel Pearson 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.


Sunday 21 March 6pm (London time)

The Wonders of St Paul’s Cathedral

YOUR GUIDE: Leo Heaton

Discover the wonders of this magnificent cathedral in this 60 minute Zoom tour of Christopher Wren’s baroque masterpiece

A true icon of the London skyline, the curved dome of St Paul’s is recognisable the world over, and the Cathedral usually welcomes two million visitors every year.

Blue Badge Tourist Guide Leo Heaton will take you on the historic journey of this most beloved church, and introduce you to some of its treasures. From its early Christian foundation, to the sprawling medieval Gothic structure which burned to the ground in 1666, to the current Baroque masterpiece built by Sir Christopher Wren – come and marvel at a London site with nearly 1500 years of history and faith at its heart.


Monday 22 March 7pm (London Time)

William Shakespeare and Stratford upon Avon

YOUR GUIDE Don Brown

Discover the birthplace of England’s greatest playwright, as we look at the life and times of Shakespeare in Stratford upon Avon in this 60 minute virtual tour.

Come with 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.


Thursday 25 March 6pm (London Time)

NEW The River Thames: A dip in liquid history

YOUR GUIDE Emma Matthews

Join Emma on a 10 mile virtual stroll along the River Thames. Uncover stories, bridges and architecture as you travel from East to West

Emma’s virtual Thames tour starts at Greenwich in the East and ends at Chelsea in the West. Meander along 10 miles of this great river packed with splendid architecture from palaces to pubs and power stations.

Hear fascinating stories and experience London’s newest stunning and colourful art-installation set to light up 14 bridges at night.


Friday 26 March 6pm (London time)

Royal Greenwich: Meridians, Murder and Maritime History

YOUR GUIDE: Tim Barron

Come and explore the ‘home of time’ with Tim. From Royalty to pirates, this corner of London has it all!

Find out how such a beautiful part of London can have such a murky past.

Why has the Royal Observatory Greenwich got 4 meridians? Did Pirate Captain Kidd’s double hanging lead to a new roof on the Royal Naval Hospital ? How did Miss Britain become the fastest lady across the water in 1933? The answers to these and more questions in Tim’s virtual stroll through the Royal Borough of Greenwich.


Friday 26 March 11am (London Time)

1,000 Years of British Rule

YOUR GUIDE Rachel Pearson

A virtual tour of the key moments of British monarchical history, looking at famous and obscure kings and queens since 1066.

Do you know your Stuarts from your Tudors? How about which King signed Magna Carta? Do you know how many Kings called Edward there have been on the throne? How about how many Queens? In this condensed look at the history of the British Monarchy, Rachel will steer us through some of the key moments in British Monarchic history including the Norman Conquest, the Wars of the Roses, the Tudor dynasty, the split that took place between Parliament and Monarchy and the flamboyant Georgian era. The talk will touch briefly on the 20th century, but will largely focus on the centuries before this. It will also consider how a royal line of succession that today is seemingly so well established, has overcome years of trouble; when men and women found themselves in line to reign almost by accident.


Monday 29 March 6pm (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.

Rachel was great… very knowledgeable and interesting tour. I learned a lot “

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.


Tuesday 30th March 6pm (London time)

NEW History of Theatre: London’s Luvvies and Legends

YOUR GUIDE: Tim Barron

Discover London’s rich theatrical heritage with Actor and Guide Tim Barron. From the Romans to the West End, this tour has it all!

London is the theatrical capital of the world. Join Tim as he leads you through 2,000 years of performance history. On this virtual walk we will visit the Roman amphitheater, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Cambridge theatre, the west end venue that was Tim’s ‘home‘ for three years. We will consider the contributions made by Count Dracula, the ‘Molly’ houses of Covent Garden and Jones the theatrical cat. Plus so much more to add to the ever evolving story of London’s theatre land.


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