19th October to 23rd December 2021

Pepe Martinez is a London Blue Badge* Tourist Guide. He and several of his Blue Badge colleagues are offering a new season of twenty ‘Virtual Tours’ on Zoom, starting on Tuesday 19th October.  The tours will take place on Tuesdays at 10.30am and on Thursdays at 2pm. They will last a little over an hour, with time for questions afterwards. The sessions last a maximum of 90 minutes. As usual, recordings will be available. The guides film what they see as they walk and also use photographs. (Bear in mind that, as tourist guides, they are used to talking to groups which include people who may not know England well.)
NOTE: Links to the tours will be sent each Thursday afternoon for the following week, together with the links to recordings of the current week’s live tours. The recordings will remain available until the end of January 2022.

*The Blue Badge is the highest qualification attainable for tourist guiding in Britain. Students have a two-year training which includes four written and seven practical exams. All the guides have completed a Virtual Tours training which has been approved by the Institute of Tourist Guiding.

19th October: Putting on the Ritz – London’s Luxury Hotels
21st October: More Lost Palaces of London
26th October:  Love and Lovers of the Ancient World
28th October:  Bohemians in Bloomsbury
2nd November: Guy Fawkes – Son of York
4th November: Remember Remember the 5th of November
9th November:  The Queen’s Diamonds
11th November:  The Final Journey of the Unknown Warrior
16th November:  The Wonders of The Wallace Collection
18th November:  Shakespeare’s Stratford    
23rd November: London and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
25th November: (to be confirmed)
30th November:  Elizabethan Artists in the City
2nd December:  Hampstead Garden Suburb
7th December:  The Wonderful City of Bath
9th December:  Thackeray and Trollope in London
14th December:  The History of Broadcasting in London
16th Dec ember: Breaking the Coade – The Story of the Coade Stone
21st December: By Royal Appointment – The Story of the Royal Warrant
23rd December: Banksy – Fraud or Genius

Existing Members:
One Viewer – £40
Two Viewers – £55 (same household)
One Viewer – £50
Two Viewers – £65 (same household)

Control + click on the link below and use red button “Buy Membership of Season Three here” (choice will be given for both Non-Members and Existing Members). NB Also note “Click HERE for frequently asked questions” and at bottom of the page “Contact the event organizer”.


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