Loved the whole library of quirky factoids. Thank you. — Louise Dodds-Ely – Reigate, Surrey

Themed Ideas

  • Ghost Walk – best at dusk when the shadows of the night take you to a twilight spirit world. (Windsor)

  • Palaces & Pageantry – see the Royal Residences of Buckingham Palace and St James Palace, experience the magnificence of the Guard Change, relax and soak up the atmosphere in St James Park, majestic garden with pelicans and black swans! (London)

  • Harry Potter – explore Harry’s London and see the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron, Gringotts and the Ministry of Magic. (London)

  • King Henry VIII – Come and explore the life and loves of King Henry VIII on a walking tour of the Town and/or Castle at Windsor or at Hampton Court – the finest surviving Tudor Palace in England.

  • Dickens – the Victorian author with high ideals. Could his private life ever match up? Explore the man and his haunts. (London)

  • Shakespeare – born and buried in his home town of Stratford upon Avon, William Shakespeare made his name & fortune in London. See and hear about the places that he knew. (London or Stratford-upon-Avon)

  • Jane Austen – only relaxed & at home enough to write in her beloved home county of Hampshire, Jane Austen spent time gathering experiences for her novels in both Bath and London. (mainly Bath and Hampshire)

  • Romans – here nearly 2000 years ago from 43AD to 410AD and still today we are discovering just how they lived and what they left behind, including part of the city wall, the amphitheatre and burials. (London)

  • Georgians – let your eyes feast on the glorious architecture Georgians (ca 1725-1830) loved so much, while we explore characters of the day. (Bath)

  • Victorians – now the second longest reigning monarch, 63 years from 1837-1901, Queen Victoria saw amazing changes which still influence our lives today: the renewed love affair with Gothic architecture (eg Houses of Parliament), the spread of the railways, roads, bridges and sewers, the start of schooling for all, the setting up of the magnificent museums and colleges in South Kensington. And Queen Victoria’s beloved husband Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha was a major force behind this progress.

  • Pubs – steeped in history, yet part of every day life – the place to relax, maybe try some real ale (Fuller’s and Young’s both available in the London area) and see the locals at home. Why not ask to have one included in your day’s itinerary: many serve good food, at good prices – alcohol optional!

  • Architecture – no matter which era or styles you like, there is sure to be something for you: Norman, Gothic, Brutalist, Georgian. Take a new look at buildings around you with a hint of architecture on your tour.