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London Discovery Tours With Richard Jones

#264 of 1,504 Tours in London
London, United Kingdom
About London Discovery Tours With Richard Jones
London Discovery Walks are conducted by author Richard Jones and they take you on voyages of discovery that explore the hidden, lesser visited parts of London.Richard is the author of books on Charles Dickens, Haunted London and Jack the Ripper. He is also a qualified and registered London Tourist Guide and is licensed by the Institute of Tourist Guiding.He leads tours on most days and strives to make each of his tours a unique and rewarding experience.
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LondonJmj wrote a review Aug 2020
London90 contributions37 helpful votes
In the absence of a holiday away from home in 2020, I was keen to improve my knowledge of the history and geography of the City of London (an area where I have never worked,so not familiar with all the back streets etc.). Having previously joined a Dickens Tour with Richard, I knew the Secret London one would probably fit the bill, as Richard is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the city. I was not disappointed. While some of the walk covered areas I had previously explored, I found out new things about these streets and buildings, and I was also introduced to other hidden gems. I think it is an interesting walk whether you are a resident or a tourist. This is the perfect time to do the walk as the streets in the city are almost deserted so you can explore without the hustle and bustle of normal city life and linger at a relaxed pace. One thought for Richard: While we’re coming out of lockdown,it might be helpful to reassure potential clients that toilet facilities can be found near the route of the walk. There are definitely some pubs and eateries open.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Response from Richard J, Owner at London Discovery Tours With Richard Jones
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your comment and its great to hear that you enjoyed the tour and that I was to show you new parts of London Best wishes Richard
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J C wrote a review Dec 2019
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We are a book club group of 7 who decided to organise a Christmas treat. We organised a walking tour with London Discovery Tours followed by a meal. We chose London DIscovery Tours as they seemed really good online and were very prompt at getting back to us with the answers to our queries. The actual tour itself was brilliant and we felt we had definitely chosen the best company to go with. Richard projected his voice well so we could all hear hi. He really knew his stuff and was able to answer all our questions. It was such an interesting 2 hours. We all agreed that we would really like to do another tour at some point in the future.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Debs W wrote a review Nov 2019
10 contributions13 helpful votes
An evening arranged by a friend & WOW what an evening it was. Richard was wonderful, certainly knows his stuff but most importantly he is very charismatic with an amazing speaking voice that has you captivated! Such an interesting insight into London's ghostly history. Would highly recommend & will definitely be doing another of his tours. SUPERB👻
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Date of experience: November 2019
Cbear13 wrote a review Sep 2019
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The London Ghost Tour with Richard Jones was brilliant. We learnt so much about the lesser known spooky and macabre facts surrounding the hauntings of the old alleys and cemeteries around London’s Bank Station. Richard’s historical knowledge is superb and he regaled us with wonderful tales of times-past. The tour is also great value for money and is therefore very inclusive. We would definitely sign-up for another one of Richard’s future tours and will be checking-out some of Richard’s recommended places to visit. Thanks Richard.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Christine S wrote a review Aug 2019
San Jose, California456 contributions138 helpful votes
I always try to fit in a ghost walk if I’m vacationing in a city that lends itself to that sort of thing. The ghost stories were pretty chilling but the tour actually felt like more of a myths, legends, and history tour with some hauntings thrown in. Problem? Not at all; I actually really liked the various stories. He even shows you film locations when you pass them like from Mary Poppins Returns which I’d just watched on the flight across the pond. I was worried we wouldn’t be able to locate our guide but you don’t need to worry about that in the slightest as he comes dressed in something straight out of the Haunted Mansion at Disney (love!). Like his costume, he gives the tour a very theatrical show. A passionate guide makes for an entertaining tour! While the tour didn’t exactly fully satisfy my craving for a paranormal experience in London, I think it was worth doing. I hadn’t heard any of these histories or legends and they span from brushes with the devil to literary influences so there is something for everyone! It’s a fun way to take in the city in a way you wouldn’t have seen it before. I’d recommend not leaving this to the end of your trip like we did, however! He recommends a lot of cool things to check our on your own which I would’ve liked to have visited if I’d have had more time.
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Date of experience: July 2019