Free Ghosts, Ghouls and Ghastly Murders Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on January 17, 2023

London with a Local was created in 2018 out of a desire to bring something different to those visiting (or living in) this wonderful, hectic, ever-changing City. We wanted to provide the best quality tours at a price that works for everyone. London is expensive – believe us, we know. Our aim was to provide at least one part of your time here where you feel like you are truly getting your money's worth. London With A Local is made up of a mix of born and bred Londoners, who can give you a picture of how it feels to grow up in the midst of the chaos, and those who decided to become Londoners after visiting as a tourist and falling in love. They combine a knowledge of the secrets that have been passed down through generations, with the hunger and excitement that comes with embracing a new place as your home. Our tours, of course, visit the iconic architectural structures that London the most recognisable city on Earth, but also allow a peak behind the curtain, away from the glitz and glamour of the West End, to give you the opportunity to see the “real” London, far from the tourist trap souvenir shops, to where the true treats and treasures, so often hidden away from tourists, reside. In short, we want everyone who gets the opportunity to join us on a tour, to feel like they are getting to know the essence of this great city. As well as experience in guiding and a knowledge of the history and politics of Britain, our expert guides all come from a performance background. We are actors. We are musicians. We are comedians. We are dancers and directors. Above all, we are storytellers and our aim is not just to reel off a load of dates that will be forgotten in a split second, but to paint you a picture of the people and events that built the foundations that we tread upon.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • 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

When night falls in the city and mist settles in the streets, London becomes a very different place.

Londoners of old rise from their slumber and the spirits of the past return to haunt the living, but its not just the dead that you need to fear. For every patriotic hero, there must be villain and London has certainly had its fair share of those.

Join us as we explore the darker side of this city, encountering the serial killers, gangsters and monsters, both malevolent and murderous who have risen from the shadows to find infamy on these streets.
Along the way we will stop at Cleopatra's Needle, Great Scotland Yard, Banqueting House, Horseguard's Parade, St James Park & Green Park.

The tour finishes at Green Park Station.

Please note, groups larger than 6 and any educational groups will need to get in touch to arrange a private tour, as they will not be able to join the public tour

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    London WC2N 6PB, UK
    London WC2N 6PB, UK
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    The guide will meet you at Cleopatra's Needle, near Embankment Station, holding a red umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Cleopatra's Needle
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Great Scotland Yard
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Horse Guards Parade
  • 4
    Outside visit
    St James's Park
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Green Park

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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Josie 15 Jun 2024

Guided by Joel
Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Phenomenal tour. As a person who was born and lived in London their whole life, I was surprised to learn many new things. Would most definitely recommend and partake in their other tours. Thank you
milly 04 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Sam was great, such an interesting and fun tour
Michelle 14 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Apsolutely fantastic our guide was very enthusiastic and very detailed in his info
Mark 12 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
James was great! We didn't want a typical tour and got a mix of the macabre alongside some fun history. And he recommended a few great pubs to check out afterward! Highly recommend.
Angela 27 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
We had an excellent tour with James, the walk was all the more spooky taking place as night fell!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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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