TAKE A WALK ON THE DARK SIDE


WALKS WITH AUTHOR RICHARD JONES

WHY JOIN A GUIDE WHO'S JUST READ A BOOK
WHEN YOU CAN JOIN THE GUIDE WHO WROTE THE BOOK?

Richard Jones is the author of the hugely successful Walking Haunted London and of the international bestseller Haunted Britain and Ireland. In fact he has written ten books about the ghosts of Britain and Ireland, including the definitive guide to the ghostly capital Haunted London. His eleventh book of true British ghost stories Haunted Britain will be published in October 2010.

NO-ONE IS MORE QUALIFIED TO GUIDE YOU IN HAUNTED LONDON

When you join one of Richard's London ghost walks you are not just joining a guide who has read a few stories in a book, you are locating the source of those stories, the man who wrote the book that many other guides use.

Walking Tours of London are now a crowded market, but Richard Jones keeps ahead of the pack with impeccable research, and having honed his performance in more than 5,000 guided tours.

THE EVENING STANDARD

A MAN WHO KNOWS HOW TO TELL A GHOST STORY

There's an art in telling a good ghost story. You need to be able to keep your audience both entertained and on edge. Richard has honed those story-telling skills on over 10,000 tours and he instinctively knows how to engage with his audience.

BUT DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

Over the years many of our clients have written in to say how much they enjoyed Richard's London Ghost Walk.

Annabel, a student at London's Imperial College, joined him in February 2009. Here's what she posted about her experience on her student blog:-

Our tour guide, Richard Jones, who possesses a superbly oratory and expressive voice, guided us from place to place in the local area, providing plenty of elegantly stuffy central London architecture- - and odd nooks and crannies.

All in all, I felt we stopped at a good number of locations and it was fun to walk about a piece of the city at night, hearing odd bits of history and ghostly lore...the guide put in neat bits of acting, stuttering or pausing to flinch as his delivery was distracted by unseen flickers in the background, throwing cautious glances, askance, and making all of us jump with perfectly timed volume changes in his storytelling.

Annabel's Student Blog, Imperial College, London.

Kevin Stephenson joined Richard's London Ghost Walk on Saturday 29th May 2010 and emailed a few days later to say how much he had enjoyed it:-

I Was on the Alleyways and shadows ghost walk last Saturday. What a wonderful experience both for the ghost believers (me) and the history lovers (rest of my party).

Richard was superb in the narrator and the obvious enjoyment he gets from it came across splendidly.

I was also able to have a brief minute with him afterwards re Most Haunted Live.

Sadly didn't see anything but felt totally involved and enthralled from the start to the finish.

Kevin Stephenson.

On 24th February 1997 Richard took the staff from the department store Caleys in Windsor on his haunted London walk on what turned out to be an atrocious night weatherwise. Here's what one of the participants wrote of his experience in the staff newsletter:-

Onwards and we find ourselves on the night in question being battered about by horrendous high winds and torrential rain. I was surprised to see the coach was full. If anything can get this amount of people out on a night like this it must be something special.

On stepping out of the coach it came as a bit of a shock to be confronted by a man all dressed in black, who turned out to be our guide. Now, why was I with umpteen layers and coats on shivering on this vicious night and our guide was in just an old fashioned suit and looked perfectly warm.

The guide's name was Richard, and what a clever dick he turned out to be! I mean that in the nicest possible way, as this man was a STAR. Not only was he a great orator, but he was also a first rate magician.

A great evening out enjoyed by everyone I am sure..."

Staff Review, Caleys Windsor.

On Wednesday 17th June 2009 Richard took the pupils from St Mary's Primary School in Prestwich on his ghost walk of London. Deputy Head teacher, Eileen Goldsrule, later wrote in to than him:-

The children really enjoyed themselves and, despite having had little sleep, they were also attentive - testament to your story-telling abilities.

Eileen Goldsrule, St Mary's School.

Eleven year old Stanley, who was on the tour had this to say:-

Thank you for the ghost walk. I thought you were the best tour guide we had and I would happily do your ghost walk again because you made it funny, scary and interesting all at the same time...."

Stanley, St Mary's Primary School.

THOSE WHO MAKE INFORMED COMPARISONS AGREE

There have been numerous postings in online travel forums from those who have taken several different ghost walks in London. These are people who are in a position to make informed comparisons as they have sampled several of the haunted tours on offer in London

In January 2009 a forum enquiry was posted about which guide did the best ghost tour in London. One of the replies had this to say:-

I've been on several of the London walks ghost walks. While they have been good, my favourite is actually not a London walks but Richard Jones.

Tripadvisor Review

Dan Neidermyer, from Ephrata, PA, USA, joined Richard's haunted walking tour of London on June 13th 1998. He later wrote to say:-

I had the privilege of being a member of that "very-fortunate-for-choosing-'THE LONDON GHOST WALK'" audience.

Truly, what a fun, fun experience!

What an entertainer you are!

Superb!

I've been coming to England --- and London in particular --- for many years. Over the years, I've done almost all "The Original London walks." In all honesty, you are truly the BEST.

What a great evening.

You gave so much to your group that evening.

Thanks very much.

What a truly talented performer you are.

Thanks for caring so much about a Sunday night group...for truly enjoying performing so much and letting your tour group see your enjoyment...and for giving us a great evening in London, now and in its past.

Every best wish

Dan Neidermyer, Maranatha Productions.

THE COMMENTS AREN'T JUST FROM THE DISTANT PAST

Richard still continues to receive emails thanking him for the tour. Paul and Maureen Lycett joined Richard on what was a foul night weatherwise in November 2009.

May I say what a thoroughly entertaining evening we had, on such a wet, cold night.

It would be very hard work for some orators to keep the attention of such a large crowd in such foul weather. You carried it out effortlessly and with apparent ease.

Your attention to detail - demonstrated in one instance by the simple task of picking up a cold, wet cobblestone and bringing it to life - was evident through out the evening.

Fond Regards

Thanking you again.

Paul and Maureen Lycett.