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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Stories from London's Gruesome History

London, United KingdomPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Amy

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
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.

What to bring

  • Your morbid curiosity
  • Any questions you have about London!
  • A drink or two to enjoy with your host & other guests (if you wish)
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Sat, 16 Jan
06:00 - 07:00 (EST)
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Sat, 16 Jan
14:00 - 15:00 (EST)
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Sat, 16 Jan
17:30 - 18:30 (EST)
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Meet your host, Amy

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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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 working with mothers, children and babies, giving them the resources and medical support they need to live longer and healthier lives. 100% of the profit form 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 4.98 out of 5 from 107 reviews.

Cara
January 2021
Dominic was such a great storyteller. I was glued to my screen the entire time. I absolutely enjoyed every single gruesome detail about London's long history. I highly recommend this experience for anyone that likes storytelling, murder mysteries and/or London.
Dominic was such a great storyteller. I was glued to my screen the entire time. I absolutely enjoyed every single gruesome detail about London's long history. I highly recommend th…
Lindsay
January 2021
We had a great time on our virtual tour! My friend and I learned a lot of macabre history that is lesser-known, and have some cool sites to check out when we’re able to travel again.
Katherine
January 2021
Dominic was an awesome, captivating story teller and we greatly enjoyed this experience! We would definitely recommend to others and are already recommending to friends and family. Thank you!
Lauren
January 2021
My friends and I did this as a happy hour, tuning in from several different states! The stories were perfectly gruesome and somehow we also had a lot of laughs.
Helena
January 2021
Loved this experience. Our storyteller's knowledge of London's dark past was amazing. He was so full of enthusiasm that it was infectious. We were free to ask as many questions as we liked. Couldn't recommend this more!
Gabriella
January 2021
This is a great experience for people who enjoy strange and unsettling secrets behind beautiful places like London. 10/10 recommend to anyone who doesn't mind a skin-crawl moment here and there. Dominique is a great storyteller.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.