One of England's smallest cities, Lichfield has a rich and fascinating history that belies its size. An early centre of Christianity in the region, it is dominated by the three spires of its magnificent Gothic cathedral. Meanwhile, in the streets and squares of the historic city centre, you will find everything from centuries old pubs to bustling markets to trendy coffee shops and bistros. Our tour will bring to life the events and characters that have shaped Lichfield, from saints to sailors to scientists, and we will discover why one of the city's most famous and eccentric sons described it as a "city of philosophers".
Hello and thanks for visiting. I’m Ian, a professionally qualified guide. I hold the Blue Badge, which is the UK’s highest tour guiding qualification and have many years’ experience guiding in both English and German. My passion is sharing places and stories with people from around the world, and helping them discover more about this country and particularly the Midlands, where I have lived for almost all my life. I have a friendly and informal style and always aim to bring history to life with anecdotes about people and events rather than just dry facts. I love the sense of community with Heygo and enjoy seeing the same people joining multiple tours. On all of my tours you can expect information, humour and friendly conversation. I want you to sit back, relax and enjoy the experience as you take a walk with your new friend in England. Wherever in the world you are from, I look forward to giving you the warmest of British welcomes.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Lichfield with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Lichfield. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
09 June 2021
Another great tour with Ian! Always well planned and great information at interesting places!
David and Wendy h.
08 June 2021
Really enjoyed this tour, Ian. Thanks for giving us such an interesting visit. We definitely learned things, as always with you.
08 June 2021
Enjoyed the tour again Ian. Very interesting and informative as usual. Thank you
08 June 2021
Lots of history and good companionship with Ian. Good photography.
07 June 2021
Exploring the smaller cities and villages of England with Ian is pure joy. Always a delight to tour with him.