Free tour

Dark History, Crime, Punishment & Execution Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on June 28, 2021

See The Sights Tours is a small family business where every tour is led by a passionate local tour guide with each tour being carefully designed to give you a real insight into the history, culture and people behind the world's most iconic city.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Explore the dark history of London – including the story of Jack The Ripper - on this Free Walking Tour of London's Crime, Punishment and Execution! 

As the lights go down and darkness falls, this Free Walking Tour of London will introduce you to the story of Jack The Ripper where you’ll discover the truth of his infamous murders and visit some of his most famous sites.

Along the way you'll get up close to the Tower of London to recall the notorious King Henry VIII and his six wives and discover why Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard really lost their lives inside the Tower.

As you go you'll hear how Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up Parliament in the 'Gunpowder Plot', the devastation caused by the Black Death and the horrific crimes and intimidating power of London's most famous gangsters in the Kray Twins.

With the stories of historical figures including William Wallace (Braveheart) and Bloody Mary also included, this free walking tour of London gives you the chance to really explore London’s dark history and its mysterious past.

PLUS! At the end of the tour receive an exclusive FREE digital London Travel Guide full of discounts, things to do, local tips and more!

IMPORTANT #1 – Please only book a ticket for the adults joining the tour. Children are welcome but please do not book a ticket for them.

IMPORTANT #2 - IMPORTANT - It will not be possible to accept a group of 8 or more people (including children). Please do not try and book a group of 8 or more people across multiple bookings or using multiple names as these will be cancelled or turned away. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    London EC3N 4AB, UK
    London EC3N 4AB, UK
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    The tour starts outside the Starbucks at the Tower of London. This is located opposite the Tower of London gift shop. On arrival please look for your tour guide holding the yellow umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Tower of London
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Tower Hill
  • 3
    Outside visit
    All Hallows by the Tower
  • 4
    Outside visit
  • 5
    Outside visit

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Hayden 16 Oct 2021

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Travelled alone - Oct 2021
Interesting tour with a good guide. You learn about Jack The Ripper plus The Kray Twins and other criminals.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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