Virtual Event: London from the Top of a Bus

Tuesday 2nd February, 2021

Friday 26th February 2021 at 18:00 via Zoom

You are invited to board an iconic London red bus for a ‘virtual’ photographic tour of some interesting and unusual buildings and sculptures in the cities of London and Westminster. “Travel” along with us as our “Conductor” and guide, Professor Martin Collins (Liveryman and Court Assistant in the Worshipful Company of Educators) “Zooms” us along and shows us his personal selection of unusual and little-known sights along the routes of four London buses (15, 19, 25, 88), all peppered with interesting anecdotes.


What building close to Trafalgar Square has two pharaohs on its front?

Where in the City is there a maypole?

What marks where the last wolf in the city was allegedly slain?

Which building in Regent Street has on its front a Venetian mosaic?

Which two queens are depicted in statues in Fleet Street?

What London pub is still a licenced brothel?

What do the figures on the pediments of the Mansion House and Royal Exchange represent?

The statues of which two soldiers have been criticised for being poorly dressed?

Which two buildings in Westminster/ the City have busts of King Charles I?

… and so much more!

Although there is no “bus fare” to join this tour, a donation of at least £10 per screen would be much appreciated – half will go to the WCoSP and half to the Educators’ Trust Fund. The Zoom link will be emailed to you shortly before the event, and we recommend that you have already downloaded Zoom. You will be muted during the virtual tour, but can ask questions via chat / Q&A. Please have refreshments to hand so that you can enjoy this open top ride through the streets of London from the comfort of your own home!

Please fill out the attached booking form here to join the tour. When completed email or post it to the Clerk together with your £10 minimum donation.