Guiding during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic

Public Virtual Tours

We offer two types of virtual tour. Some are provided by our Blue Badge Tourist Guides (BBTG) 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.

The list below is updated weekly with talks, virtual walks/tours being offered by our members and are open to the public on a pay per person/per view basis. Please click on the more info link to book your place directly with the guide using their booking platform.

Current Virtual Tours

Turkey’s Turquoise Coast: Meanders Both Ancient and Sacred

Saturday 19th June 7:00pm
BBTG Steve Fallon
People flock to Turkey’s Turquoise Coast on the Mediterranean for the beaches, the stunning resorts, Turkey’s foremost long-distance hiking trail and some of the best restaurants outside Istanbul. But as many visitors come to see the abundance of ancient Lycian ruins that are unique to Turkey.
Price £10.00

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Ladies Not for Turning: London Women who Shaped History

Sunday 20th June 6pm
BBTG Emily Baker
Virtual tour celebrating 7 women who shaped London and beyond from a Celtic warrior to a modern-day tailor with entrepreneurs and activists in between.
Price £11.37

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A Walk in the Parks

Tuesday 22nd June 5.30pm
BBTG Emily Baker
London is one of the greenest cities in the world with more than 1000 parks and green spaces. Celebrate spring with a virtual walk through some of London's royal parks, common areas and wild heathlands.
Price £11.37

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Cotswolds Cornucopia

Wednesday 23rd June 6:30pm
BBTG Sean Callery
A whirlwind tour of the Cotswolds across rolling green hills to find stories and surprises at every scenic site. Discover why the Japanese love a famous landmark, where a man stares into space for eternity, and how a landlocked town loves dolphins. A 50-minute online presentation.
Price £8.00

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1066 & All That: An Historic Virtual Tour of the Bayeux Tapestry

Wednesday 23rd June 7:00pm
BBTG Steve Fallon
The world’s oldest `comic strip’ tells the story of the Norman Conquest of England in action-packed scenes of pageantry and mayhem. Take a virtual tour of the vibrant original in Normandy dating from 1070 and its painstakingly executed 19th-century Victorian copy in Reading. Then meet the woman recreating it again in Cambridgeshire.
Price £10.00

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Ian Jelf's (Virtual) Trip Along London's New River

Sunday 27th June 7.30pm
BBTG Ian Jelf
The New River is neither new nor a river but it is a fascinating slice of London, a seventeenth century water supply channel which brought fresh water from a Hertfordshire spring to what was by then the largest city in the world.
Hear how a King, his jeweller and a West Country landowner helped create this amazing piece of engineering and we'll learn more about the communities through which it passes on the way.
Price £10.00

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Jewish East London: Heart & Soul of a Culture

Monday 28th June 7:00pm
BBTG Steve Fallon
Jews have had an influential presence in Britain for at least a millennium. London Blue Badge Tourist Guide and Lonely Planet guidebook writer Steve Fallon walks us you briefly through the history of the Jews here and then leads us through East London, the epicentre of Anglo-Jewish culture from the late 19th century until the 1970s.
Price £10

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Ian Jelf's (Virtual) Tour of Shrewsbury

Monday 28 June 7.30pm
BBTG Ian Jelf
This historic town, located in a bend in the River Severn has had a long and turbulent history. It has been the gateway into Wales, an important fortress, the site of a great Abbey and the home of - amongst others - Clive of India and Charles Darwin.
As you might expect, there's lots to discover, so come with me on a trail around the streets and "shuts". Not sure what they are? Come along to find out!
Price £10.00

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Ian Jelf's Bristol Slavery (Virtual) Tour

Wednesday 30th June 7.30pm
BBTG Ian Jelf
Although the issue of Bristol's (and indeed Britain's) role in the trade in human beings has been in the news in recent months, Ian has actually been running themed walks in the city concentrating on that part of its past for over a decade.
Find out what role Bristolians played in both the direct slave trade and in commodities which relied on slave labour. And what part did locals and slaves themselves play in ending it.
A thought-provoking 90 minutes.
Price £10.00

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The British Library: A Virtual Walk through the World’s Collective Memory

Friday 2nd July 7:00pm
BBTG Steve Fallon
The British Library contains some of the greatest treasures of the written and spoken word, with more than 170 million historic manuscripts, books, maps, journals, religious texts and sound recordings from all over the world. Join us for a virtual walk though this incredibly rich Aladdin’s Cave of treasures and memories.
Price £10.00

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Ian Jelf's (Virtual) Tour of Cheltenham Spa

Monday 5th July 7:30pm
BBTG Ian Jelf
The Regency spa town of Cheltenham, nestling in the lee of the Cotswold Hills, is one of the most beautiful in England. Its cream terraces, elegant shops and verdant gardens combine to make it an ideal place for a walking tour. But how do an explorer (or two!), curry, the London Palladium, vintage coaches and even pigeons get in on the act?
Price £10.00

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Virtual Tour of Edinburgh

Daily
BBTG Richard Thomson
Daily virtual tour of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Price £11.00

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