This private walking tour might not take you to many of the big tourists sights and famous buildings (though we see a few) but what it will do is take you to is to real London. Sometimes a scary London, full of history of murders, dark deeds by criminals and often even more horrendous tortures and executions by the State
This tour will cover a number of neighbourhoods, all of different characteristics and historical time periods. We will start off in the heart of the East End and visit one of the most notorious pubs where The Krays famously and violently ruled the roost in Post WW2 Britain.
Not too far away we will go back in time almost a century and we will retread the footsteps of Jack The Ripper and his victims whilst visiting and learning about the feared Workhouses that so many lived in and so many were trapped in.
From there we will head towards Smithfields, home of many a famous and bloody execution. Stopping briefly at the beautiful St. Bartholomews church, we then stop at the shrine of William Wallace (Braveheart) where he was put to death in one of the most horrible ways imaginable.
Onwards we go to the site of old Newgate Prison where people awaited their trials and deaths for centuries and we will stand on the spot where many of the executions were enacted.
The Old Bailey is famous in the U.K. for being the court that holds many of the most infamous trials both now and then and we get to see one of the oldest courts in the world as we make our way towards St. Pauls and across the river where the notorious Clink Prison awaits us .
Finally, we will pass through the maze of alleys around Borough Market and the setting for the poverty-stricken world of Charles Dickens before finishing on the site of the old Debtors Prison which influenced that Victorian writer in the most stark ways.
Standard Adult Prices per person excluding entry fees (child prices available upon request).
Departure Time:10 am
City Location: London
Duration of Tour: 3 hours
(Approximate times as all tours are bespoke)
1 Adult = £115
2 Adults = £110
3 Adults = £95
4 Adults = £80
5 – 10 Adults = £60
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