London Criminals and Legends Evening Walking Tour

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Learn about London's dark past as you walk along its streets at night
Learn about London's dark past as you walk along its streets at night
Old Bailey building
Old Bailey building
Hear stories about crimes, executions and recurring hauntings that the city has witnessed
Hear stories about crimes, executions and recurring hauntings that the city has witnessed
St Paul Cathedral, London
St Paul Cathedral, London
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What To Expect

Discover some of the most historical sites in London! Listen to interesting tales and myths about crime, violence, mysterious hauntings and hidden locations that most locals don't know about. Learn about the remnants of the Newgate prison wall and the hidden prison cells inside a Victorian pub.

Highlights

  • Learn about London's dark past as you walk along its streets at night

  • Hear stories about crimes, executions and recurring hauntings that the city has witnessed

  • Come to a vintage pub where the remnants of the Newgate prison's wall and small prison cells can be found

  • Discover the ghosts of famous people such as Charles Dickens and the Grey lady of St. Bartholomew's Hospital

  • Use convenient audio headsets to help you hear your guide at all times

Specifications

Type:
Tours in London
Departs From:
London
Meeting Point:
Bank Tube Station
Duration:
2 hours
Availability:
Product Code:
14638
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Explore London during the evening along with a knowledgeable guide who will gladly introduce you to some of the most famous myths and stories that will either entertain or spook you.

Start off the tour by walking along the streets of the London. By day, these streets cater to everyone in the financial and business capital of London, but by night, they become the pathways of ghostly figures who you will learn about from your guide.

As you go along, learn the history and the past lives of the hauntings and the ghosts of the streets respectively. Learn about the ghost of Charles Dickens, a beloved British author, the ghost of a woman who haunts the Bank of England, and the ghosts of two beautiful queens who can be seen fighting in the evening.

Hear about the past robberies that had occurred in those streets as well as the cruel witchcraft trials and executions that have claimed hundreds of lives. Walk over ancient burial pits and find out the harsh public executions that have been carried out such as hanging, boiling, burning, roasting alive and many others to mention.

Discover the lives and crimes of many notorious criminals including Jack the Ripper. Visit an old Victorian pub that was built on an old prison site. Walks through the cellars and see the smallest prison cells in London which are haunted by a poltergeist.

Stop at the Smithfield's Market where you will learn all about Bloody Mary and the Grey Lady who haunts St. Bartholomew's Hospital.

Includes

  • Viaduct Tavern tour

  • Bank exterior visit

  • St. Paul's Cathedral, Old Bailey's and Smithfield's Market exterior visit

  • Headsets during guided tour

  • English-speaking expert tour guide

Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Gratuities to guides providing excellent service are appreciated.

  • This tour ends at Smithfield Market around 21:00.

  • 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.

  • Photography is permitted throughout the tour.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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