Tate Britain

(5 customer reviews)

Pimlico station, just beyond the ticket barriers in the station

Guided by Rick Jones

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
Monday Weekly 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter Summer Reserve Online

N.B. this walk will not take place on the following dates:


On a tour of Tate Britain with arts critic Rick Jones you will see the best of British painting and sculpture over 500 years, a collection assembled initially by the sugar refiner Henry Tate, inventor of the sugar cube.

You will meet the Cholmendeley Ladies of the Tudor court and the Kytsons of Hengrave Hall whom Elizabeth I visited.

You will see the satirical, moral and political works of William Hogarth and portraits from the studios of Thomas Gainsborough and Joshua Reynolds. You may appreciate breeding in the animal paintings of George Stubbs.

You will enter the mystical gallery of poet-painter William  Blake and fall in love with the romantic idealism of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood – William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt.

You may wonder at the romantic landscapes of John Constable and the awesome power of nature in scenes by JMW Turner. You will whiff the grease-paint in the music hall paintings of Walter Sickert and sense the rhythm in the jazz-age vorticist William Roberts.

You will admire the impressionist naturalism of the American adoptive Englishmen John Singer Sargent and James MacNeill Whistler.


You will wander among statues and busts by Sir Frederic Leighton and Jacob Epstein and yearn to feel the contours of the surreal sculptures by Henry Moore.


5 reviews for Tate Britain

  1. Christoph Karner

    Rick’s Tate Britain tour was phantastic.
    He explained many historical and artistic contexts and got to the heart of the matter in a way that only real professionals and enthusiasts can.
    Something you rarely find.
    By the way, he is a very likeable and open personality.
    I immediately booked two more tours with him.

  2. Anwar

    Very enjoyable and informative tour. Highly recommended

  3. Melanie Goodwin

    Another great tour led by Rick. I learnt so much about so much more than just the paintings which really added to my appreciation of them. Highly recommend

  4. John Haagensen

    Rick’s tour was informative and fun

  5. Kate Lye

    An excellent tour in which Rick Jones connected people, passions, intrigues and historic moments through the Tate collection. Thank you

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