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Discover London's Gruesome History

London, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Amy

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Want to see a side to London that will give you goosebumps? The REAL London... a city of serial killers, murder, disease, and crime, buried in dusty textbooks but rarely spoken about? Then forget about your trip to the Tower of London or your Jack the Ripper tour. What you need is London's Gruesome History.

Our tour begins at the world-famous London Bridge, a site of cold-blooded murder and humiliation for London's executed criminals. Led by your fearless guide Tom, Matt, Anna, Benny or Dominic, you will experience the blood-curdling history behind London's iconic landmarks The Tower of London, The Monument, and North Bank. Then, if you are feeling brave, we will head into the back streets of east London to uncover the tales of murder and disease that lie in wait for you between Aldgate and Whitechapel.

On this tour, you won't just hear about Jack the Ripper, the Plague, the Great Fire of London, and the brutal treatment of London's criminals (which we all want to hear about of course), but also lesser known killers, the great smog, the London Beer Flood, the Kray twins, Phosey Jaw, and the famous Gunpowder Plot. Our tales will disturb, horrify and crack your sides with laughter.

But beware, this tour is not for the faint of heart. The ghosts of London's sadistic characters and vengeful victims lurk around every corner, and misery loves company...
Want to see a side to London that will give you goosebumps? The REAL London... a city of serial killers, murder, disease, and crime, buried in dusty textbooks but rarely spoken about? Then forget about your trip to the Tower of London or your Jack the Ripper tour. What you need is London's Gruesome History.

Our tour begins at the world-famous London Bridge, a site of cold-blooded murder and humiliation for London's executed criminals.…

Amy's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Fri, 4 Dec
18:30 - 20:30
£18 per person
£18 per person
Sat, 5 Dec
14:30 - 16:30
£15 per person
£15 per person
Sat, 5 Dec
18:30 - 20:30
£18 per person
£18 per person

Meet your host, Amy

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 441 Reviews
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Hi, we're Dominic, Matt, Tom, Anna, Benny and Amy!

Dominic, Matt, Tom, Anna, and Benny (your guides) are a collective of London-based creatives with a passion for grisly history. They are all experienced and incredibly well-reviewed tour guides with a great knowledge of London and a unique wealth of personal knowledge on London's dark and grisly history.

Amy is Child.org's Creative Producer and she has an appetite for all things gruesome. Thanks to her, 100% of the money from your tickets go to Child.org - an international development charity creating waves in the sector to give every child in Kenya an equal opportunity in life.
Hi, we're Dominic, Matt, Tom, Anna, Benny and Amy!

Dominic, Matt, Tom, Anna, and Benny (your guides) are a collective of London-based creatives with a passion for grisly history. They are all experienced and incredibly well-reviewed tour guides with a great knowledge of London and a unique wealth of personal knowledge on London's dark and grisly history.

Amy is Child.org's Creative Producer and she has an appetite for all things gruesome. Thanks to her, 100% of the money f…
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About the organisation: Child.org



Child.org is no ordinary international development charity. It is an innovative, sector leading organisation that works to achieve one thing: an end to childhood poverty and inequality. From baby starter packs and pregnancy support groups in Kenya, to and agricultural support training and capacity building, Child.org does what works. Visit our website to take a look at our current projects.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Child.org.

Where you'll be

No gruesome history tour is complete without a visit to London Bridge, The Monument, the Tower of London. But to really discover London's grisly past, you need to get off the beaten track and into London's shadowy corners and dimly-lit backstreets. From the City of London to Aldgate and Whietchapel, we will visit mass graves, murder scenes, haunted pubs, and little-known sites so creepy they'll make you shiver.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 441 reviews.

Annie
October 2020
It was a lovely tour on Halloween night and with a blue moon. Our guide was Sophie and she was a fabulous story teller. Recommended if you like gruesome stories.
Mia
October 2020
Matt was an excellent guide!! Very enthusiastic and knowledgable. Would highly recommend booking a tour with him and enjoying the gruesome sites of London.
Jonathan
October 2020
Matt was a great story teller. He was funny, intelligent and knowledgable. We were the only two on the tour due to Covid but it was only to our advantage because it was BRILLIANT. Thanks Matt for being a great host.
Sabine
October 2020
Dominic was great, very enjoyable 2 hours, recommended even for Londoners to learn something new and gruesome about their city. And perfectly fine and fun thing to do even with the new restrictions!
Jane
September 2020
SO GOOD! Whether you’re new to London or even a frequent ‘Londoner’, this tour is for you! Our guide was Sophie and apart from excellent knowledge, she was also passionate and funny, providing us with stories and facts about London’s history we won’t forget anytime soon. Would definitely do it again. Thanks so much!
SO GOOD! Whether you’re new to London or even a frequent ‘Londoner’, this tour is for you! Our guide was Sophie and apart from excellent knowledge, she was also passionate and fu…
Kate
August 2020
Excellent tour. Dominic was really great and knew so much. He really made the tour interesting, funny and gruesome of course! We would all thoroughly recommend this tour. Thanks Kate

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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

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfy walking shoes

An umbrella (depending on the weather)