Virtual Tours with Michael

 

With this tourist season pretty much cancelled, I have missed guiding and interacting with my clients very much. I know that many of you too are very disappointed at not being able to come to London. My colleagues and I have explored other possibilities to fill this void and are undertaking virtual tours in which it’s possible to watch tours from the comfort of your own home using technology.

 

Off with his/her head – London’s Executions

Off with his/her head – London’s Executions

The last public beheading in London took place on Tower Hill in 1747, a tradition that dates back to 1381 when Simon of Sudbury the Archbishop of Canterbury was hacked to death by an angry mob as part of the Peasant’s Revolt.

London’s Lost statues and memorials

London’s Lost statues and memorials

The toppling of the recent statues in response to the Black Lives Matter campaign has highlighted the difficult decisions society and authorities often make when dealing with controversial and political issues.

In the footsteps of the impressionists – 1

In the footsteps of the impressionists – 1

The first in a series of four tours that follows in the footsteps of three French artists, when they came to London between 1870 and 1901, creating many of the seminal works that came to define the movement known as Impressionism.

In the Footsteps of the Impressionists – 2

In the Footsteps of the Impressionists – 2

The second tour follows in the footsteps of Camille Pissarro who lived in Norwood, a southeast suburb of London between 1870 and 1871, when the landscape was dominated by the engineering marvel of the Crystal Palace…

In the Footsteps of the Impressionists – 3

In the Footsteps of the Impressionists – 3

The third in our series of tours concentrates on Alfred Sisley, perhaps the least known of the Impressionists and yet the only one who stayed loyal to the aesthetic qualities of Impressionism for his whole career…

In the Footsteps of the Impressionists – 4

In the Footsteps of the Impressionists – 4

Our final tour in this series, again looks at all three of the artists who at other various times returned to London and other parts of the UK creating many other wonderful views that we can still recognise today…

Off with his/her Head – London’s executions

Off with his/her Head – London’s executions

This virtual tour is NOT for the fainthearted, relating how London’s authorities punished the country’s traitors and criminals.
The last public beheading in London took place on Tower Hill in 1747, a tradition that dates back to 1381 when Simon of Sudbury the Archbishop of Canterbury has hacked to death by an angry mob as part of the Peasant’s Revolt.

What do you need to be able to watch one of my Virtual Tours?

All you need is an I-pad, Tablet, Laptop, Computer or even a Smart Phone and a link to Zoom  – Zoom is free to use. You can create your own free zoom account if you wish but you don’t have to. If you sign up for one of our tours you will get a link sent to you – you can just click that and watch the tour.

NB when you do click the zoom link, you will have an option to download the Zoom software – again it’s free but the experience is better if you do download the software.

Great – Now what?

All you need to do now is browse our virtual tours below and sign up – we are constantly adding new tours so do make sure you keep checking back here, on Facebook or Eventbrite – Once you have signed up, you will receive an email from Eventbrite with the login details to access the tour. Then just sit back, relax with a glass of wine or cup of coffee and enjoy the tour from the comfort of your home, as I take you on a virtual journey to explore the best city in the world.

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