Today – February 21 – is International Travel Guide Day. Tour Guides – most of them – haven’t worked for a year. To highlight the plight of professional guides on “their” day, Rick Jones – one of the elite Blue Badge Guides on the London Walks team – is doing a (genuinely) free hop-on-hop-off open-topped red double-decker bus tour from 11 am. It’ll last about two hours. And what knocks it out of the park is it’ll all be in blank verse.
Rick’s the only guide in London who can write-and-guide in blank verse. It’s one of the fun, one of the very good reasons he’s on our team.