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Criminals and legends of London - Evening walking tour

Availability: Monday, Thursday
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
INSTANT CONFIRMATION
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  • Explore the City of London, historical area of the capital
  • See sites both world famous and secret
  • Enjoy captivating tales, visit fascinating hidden locations
  • Discover prison cells hidden in a London Victorian pub
What to expect

We invite you to experience London as never before, a darker London riddled with crime, violence, mystery and hauntings. By day the financial and business capital of London, the City of London is also one of the oldest parts of the city, with two thousand years of history waiting to come alive for you. See many sites, some world famous, some practically unknown, some hidden, and hear stories of murder and mayhem, robbery and organised crime, hauntings and ghostly visions from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Many ghostly figures are said to walk the streets of the City of London, and on this evening walking tour you will learn their stories, often tragic, sometimes gruesome. Learn about the ghost of one of Britain’s best loved authors, Charles Dickens, hear the stories of the woman who haunts the Bank of England, and those of two beautiful but murderous queens, who occasionally cross paths and can be seen fighting in the gloom of the evening.

Hear about grave robberies that took place here. Walk over ancient burial pits, learn about witchcraft trials and public executions – hanging, burning, boiling and roasting alive, amongst other terrible fates were met in the alleys and ancient buildings of the City of London.

London’s dark and criminal past will be brought to life, as you learn about the life and crimes of the infamous Jack the Ripper. Visit a Victorian pub with a secret. Built on the site of an old prison, you’ll be able to go into the cellars and see the smallest prison cells in London, haunted today by a poltergeist.

End your tour at Smithfield’s market, hear the stories of Bloody Mary, and the ghost of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the ‘Grey Lady’. Enjoy a thrilling evening stroll in the company of an expert guide, as you explore one of London’s most historical and fascinating areas.

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What's included
  • Fully guided walking tour with an expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food/beverages
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  • Children (ages 4-14): reduced rate
  • Infants (ages 0-3): free
Where

1 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND, UK

Meeting point:

Bank Tube station. Leave the station at exit 3, once outside look for the statue of The Duke of Wellington outside the main entrance of the Royal Exchange building.

What to remember
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
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When
  • Meeting time: 06.45pm
  • Departure time: 07.00pm
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Provider
City Wonders
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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