Treason, murder and execution: 2hrs on the darker side of London

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Jennifer
Quality Verified Registered on March 12, 2023

Hi I'm Jenny, I was born in England and I've lived in London for 5 years now. I have a real passion for the darker side of history. Learning about the way in which our ancestors lived really helps us apricate our lives now and how our world was formed. I'm particularly creative too, when I'm not out and around London giving tours I tend to be curled up with my knitting or painting.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Dive into the bloody past of London, together we'll seek out the gruesome and disturbed history that built this great city.
We'll explore the main sites of famous historic events that are often left out of your typical tourist walk for their disturbing horrors.

We cover 500 years of bloody London history. A walk filled with tales of infamous betrayals, body snatching, torture, and executions so disturbing they'll make you shudder at the thought. 

Warning: not for the faint-hearted we will go into grim and gory details

Starting at Smithfield Rotunda Garden and finishing at St Paul's Cathedral this walk takes approximately 2 hours, cash and card payments accepted for tips. The route is all outside with little to no shelter at the stops so please dress appropriately. 

Book now to secure your place and make sure to bring a friend (you'll need someone to hold your hand through the nasty bits)

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Smithfield Rotunda Garden, W Smithfie...
    Smithfield Rotunda Garden, W Smithfield, London EC1A 9DY, UK
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    I will be at the entrance gate to the Smithfield Rotunda Garden, holding a clipboard with the name of the tour.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Smithfield Rotunda Garden
  • 2
    Outside visit
    William Wallace Memorial
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Postman's Park
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Holy Sepulchre Church
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Old Bailey
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Temple Bar London
  • 8
    Outside visit
    St. Paul's Cathedral

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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Valentine 18 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Jennifer was amazing! Our mother tongue isn’t English and we understood everything because she spoke very clearly and was really skilled at explaining what certain words meant. The tour was exiting, informative and full of gruesome details about London’s history, which was perfect! Jennifer was so compassionate, funny, professional and had a lovely attitude in general. Thank you so much! We had a very fun time!
Susanne 17 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Really really scary but in the best way possible
Kathy 14 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Great stories from recent and long ago history about death. power, and humans’ terrible treatment to others. Wear warm clothes and bring a brolly if the weather looks questionable.
Ashley 19 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Very informative and detailed. Great tour
Carlos 18 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
My tour with Jennifer was a delightful experience! She possesses a wealth of knowledge about London's history, including its society, beliefs, and economics during different eras. What impressed me the most was Jennifer's genuine passion for the stories and history of London. Her enthusiasm was contagious, and she inspired us to explore more about this fascinating city. I highly recommend Jennifer's tours for a truly enriching and engaging adventure.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 30 people.
Suitable for carrying 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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