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.

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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.

Thursday 8 April 6pm (London time)

NEW 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?


Tuesday 13th April 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.

Uncover the extraordinary secrets of crusaders and campaigners in a hidden part of London dating back to the 1200s. Emma worked in the Inner Temple for many years before she was a guide and is the perfect companion on this virtual tour.

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Wednesday 14th April 7pm (London time)

NEW 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’.


Thursday 15th April 6pm (London time)

NEW A Stroll through Chiswick

YOUR GUIDE: David Mildon

Explore leafy Chiswick with David Mildon. Don’t let its pretty face fool you; a wealth of stories abound in this small corner of London.

Chiswick seems far too leafy to be in Zone 2 of London but from its humble beginnings around a Cheese Farm it has always attracted the most intriguing residents. Writers, actors and painters have all lived here and for such a bucolic spot it’s also been touched by war on more than one occasion.

Join David, a local resident and Blue Badge Guide on a virtual stroll around what one illustrious resident described as her “earthly paradise”.


Sunday 18 April 6pm (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.”


Tuesday 20th April 6pm (London time)

NEW 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.


Wednesday 21st April 6pm (London time)

The Cotswolds Tour

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. 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.


Thursday 22 April 6pm (London time)

Charles Dickens’ London Life and Times

YOUR GUIDE: Tim Barron

“You are well acquainted with London now ?” says Pip in Great Expectations to Mr Wemmick. “Why yes I know the moves of it” he replies.

In this virtual tour shall see many of “the moves” with Tim Barron who regularly portrayed the great author at the Museum of London.

We shall ‘virtually’ walk in Dickens’ footsteps from ‘the Marshalsea’ where 11yr old Charles’s father John was imprisoned, through the legal district, where the young author worked as a clerk and on to the warehouses that inspired Oliver Twist’s ‘home’.


Sunday 25 April 6pm (London time)

Treasures of the British Museum II – more treasures

YOUR GUIDE: Don Brown

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

Following on from Part I – The Ancient World, we’ll again visit the museum, this time to look at some of the amazing pieces that have been found in 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.

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


Monday 26th April 6pm (London time)

NEW 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.


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