Guiding during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic

The same but different – virtual tours

Enjoy all the UK has to offer from wherever you are


Delivering tours during lockdown has been tough, but not entirely impossible. Access to some of the UK’s leading sites, including Stonehenge, Westminster Abbey and York Minster has been limited this year. However, this hasn’t stopped our guides inspiring their guests, whether they are overseas tourists, UK-based staycationers, university or business groups or special interest groups.

We’ve signed up the government’s Good to Go scheme and, depending on local Covid regulations, we will continue to offer a range of socially-distanced, risk-assessed specialist walking tours as soon as possible.

Some people however might not feel comfortable venturing out just yet. Perhaps there isn’t a travel corridor open allowing visits in person – for them a virtual tour could be just the ticket. Using digital technology, our trained and accredited guides are able to bring to life the wonders of the Yorkshire Dales or the drama of the Welsh Valleys. Or, instead, we could head off the beaten-track to the lesser-known London boroughs. Using virtual platforms like Zoom, we can offer a range of tours to suit all audiences. Whether you’re interested in the lives of great leaders – like Boudicca or Winston Churchill or writers like Oscar Wilde or Jane Austen – we have the tour for you.

Perhaps your tastes are a little more contemporary? How about a virtual tour of the Beatles’ London – or a journey through the world of hit TV series like Peaky Blinders, The Crown or Downton Abbey.  Perhaps certain young wizards are your thing or maybe London’s ghouls and ghosts? We’ve got that covered too. How about a dip into the lives of the women writers of Nottingham … or the 19th century jewellery workers of Birmingham? Menswear and making remains a perennial favourite. Join us for a stroll along London’s Savile Row, to explore sartorial traditions going back centuries.

We offer two types of virtual tour. Some are provided by our guides working from home. Others are broadcast live from the streets of London, Birmingham or elsewhere, enjoyed by audiences in all four corners of the globe. 

Our guides are happy to create bespoke tours just let us know what you are looking for and we are sure we have a guide that can help.

Please complete the form below adding as much information about your request as possible in the comment field. This will generate an enquiry that we will match with a suitable guide, they will then contact you directly to discuss the fine detail. It’s as easy as that.