Rick Jones

Rick Jones is a Blue Badge Guide (and pianist and freelance writer) who for most of his working life was a journalist. As such he was for ten years chief music critic for the Evening Standard and he remains Secretary of the Critics Circle (founded 1913). He developed a form of costume journalism in which he reconstructed journeys, mostly walks, by famous individuals in costume. As JS Bach he walked across Germany, as Felix Mendelssohn he hiked across the Highlands of Scotland, as Edward Elgar he cycled across the Malvern Hills and as Shakespeare’s clown Will Kemp he danced across East Anglia. It was these experiences which gave him a taste for walking tours and the tales to be told from them. Meet Rick – here he is talking about his Medical London tours.

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T. S. Eliot – The Waste Land Tour
T. S. Eliot – The Waste Land Tour

Wednesday, 01 February 2023 @ 11.30 am (This walk goes every Wednesday)

"in 20 years of London Walks this is the best one I've ever been on"

The Tate Modern Highlights Tour
The Tate Modern Highlights Tour

Wednesday, 01 February 2023 @ 2.30 pm (This walk goes every Wednesday)

 Guided by arts critic Rick Jones, Secretary of the Critics Circle

All Around the University – Firsts & Inventions in the History of Medicine
All Around the University – Firsts & Inventions in the History of Medicine

Thursday, 02 February 2023 @ 2.30 pm (This walk goes every Thursday)

Just a little prick…  from Edward Jenner to AstraZeneca

The City Churches Tour
The City Churches Tour

Friday, 03 February 2023 @ 10.30 am (This walk goes every Friday)

"Fan vaulting, Bow bells, a Mediterranean courtyard, a sermon timer and a mighty organ beneath Christopher Wren's most beautiful dome"

The Rugby Tour – to Accompany the Six Nations Tournament
The Rugby Tour – to Accompany the Six Nations Tournament

Friday, 03 February 2023 @ 2 pm (Click here for more dates)

"with a fine disregard for the rules"

Shakespeare's London
Shakespeare's London

Saturday, 04 February 2023 @ 10.30 am (This walk goes every Saturday)

The Changing of the Guard Tour
The Changing of the Guard Tour

Monday, 06 February 2023 @ 10 am (This walk goes every Monday)

"A great walk, loads of interesting facts about Haydn, an excellent friendly guide with the addition of a great singing voice. Highly recommended" Walker Brian

The Nell Gwyn Special
The Nell Gwyn Special

Monday, 06 February 2023 @ 6 pm (Click here for more dates)

"the first great comedienne..."