ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Stories from London's Gruesome History

London, United KingdomPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Amy

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Do you have a penchant for the macabre? A morbid curiosity in the grim and gruesome? Then pull up a pew. For one hour only, London's Gruesome Stories Online will bring the darkened streets of London to your doorstep for a peek into the chilling history of one of the world's greatest cities.

Starting at the world-famous London Bridge, we will intrepidly cross the River Thames and explore the grisly secrets of London's North Bank, "stopping off" at key sites such as the Tower of London and the East End. Along the way, we'll unearth stories of plague, execution, torture, and brutal crimes committed by London's most notorious criminals, which we'll bring to life with photos.

Don't expect a run-of-the-mill Jack the Ripper experience. Though you'll certainly hear about the sadistic character that shook Victorian-era London, we'll introduce you to several Londoners whose twisted crimes will leave you shaken.

Throw yourself into the grim and the gory by guessing the end to stories, testing your trivia knowledge, and chatting with other guests. Dominic and Sophie LOVE talking about London's Gruesome History, so make sure to ask them questions and share your own interesting tidbits!

This experience is great for teams, students or groups of friends. We've already hosted private experiences for team building days, digital student union events and parties with a gruesome twist.
Do you have a penchant for the macabre? A morbid curiosity in the grim and gruesome? Then pull up a pew. For one hour only, London's Gruesome Stories Online will bring the darkened streets of London to your doorstep for a peek into the chilling history of one of the world's greatest cities.

Starting at the world-famous London Bridge, we will intrepidly cross the River Thames and explore the grisly secrets of London's North Bank, "stopp…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Amy can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at £120.

Meet your host, Amy

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 200 Reviews
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Dominic and Sophie are London-based actors and tour guides with a love of all things grim and grisly. Together, they host Discover London's Gruesome History, a walking tour exploring the dark and twisted history of one of the world's greatest cities which has received 400+ 5* reviews on Airbnb. Whether you're interested in pivotal moments in London's history (the Black Death, Great Fire, Gunpowder Plot, or Jack the Ripper) or want to hear lesser-known stories about London's sick and twisted characters, they have you covered.

Dominic and Sophie love their city and host tours on everything ranging from feminism and Harry Potter to London's historical pubs, so feel free to ask them questions about anything!
Dominic and Sophie are London-based actors and tour guides with a love of all things grim and grisly. Together, they host Discover London's Gruesome History, a walking tour exploring the dark and twisted history of one of the world's greatest cities which has received 400+ 5* reviews on Airbnb. Whether you're interested in pivotal moments in London's history (the Black Death, Great Fire, Gunpowder Plot, or Jack the Ripper) or want to hear lesser-known stories about London's sick and twisted char…
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About the organisation: London's Gruesome Stories ONLINE EXPERIENCE



Child.org work out in rural Kenya and Sierra Leone with mothers, children and babies, giving them the resources and medical support they need to live longer and healthier lives. 100% of the profit from these experiences goes directly to helping these communities.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to London's Gruesome Stories ONLINE EXPERIENCE.

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Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 200 reviews.

Kimberly
November 2021
a totally different experience from last time :). this is because he remembers me from teh summer. he told me about the people who acted like what the corpse did during her lifetime. (Royal College of Surgeons showed her dissected corpse.) weird urban legend still exists, but doesn't make sense given age of victim upon death. another famous serial killer was like jack the ripper and the surprising background of his character makes the story stranger. i liked how all the proof made it obvious that he was him, but his family was convinced of his innocence or at least acted like they were. (could be some doubters there.)
Jess
October 2021
This was a unique experience to learn some trivia bits and unique historical facts. Dominic did a great job story telling and keeping us engaged. Perfect for pre halloween!
Shona
October 2021
What a brilliant hour spent with Dominic hearing his gory tales of London. The session was fun, entertaining & informative. Dominic's wonderful story telling had us on the edge of our seats! Loved it, thank you!!!
Sarah
October 2021
This tour was A-MAZ-ING, it was thoroughly enjoyable and a great mix of humour and history. I thought I knew a lot about the history of London from my previous trips to London, I was skeptical when Dominic said I wouldn’t have heard the stories before but he was absolutely right. I love the laid back nature of the tour and pinpoint on the map and then the story for each location. The beauty of the virtual nature was we could cover so much in so little a time as walking was cut out of the mix. Whether you are a bit of a history nerd or just someone who wants to learn a bit more about a fascinating city, this tour (and I’m sure the other ones that they do) are a must do. Answered all my questions (often before I had even thought of them) and remembered a bit about me throughout the tour which was really lovely as it added to the experience. Next time I actually get to London I will need to look up one of his physical in person tours as this virtual tour was so enjoyable. Great in-depth knowledge and made you want to learn more about each story that was told.
Mark
October 2021
Fun times! Dominic was a lovely host who drew us in and told us some fantastic stories. I felt included in the experience and I recommend it to anyone who's curious about London seedy past.
Judy
September 2021
This was a fun and interesting experience. The host had a medical issue the prior week and had to cancel, but was absolutely responsive to rebooking at my convenience. All the funds from this experience go towards a women's charity in Africa and this is confirmed by Airbnb. Excellent experience and stories about London with the added benefit of social responsibilityl

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Guest requirements

Guests ages 15 and up can attend, up to 30 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
You’ll need to stream audio and video to participate.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.