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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Natalie 11 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Jennifer was so friendly and knowledgeable! I learned so much! Would definitely recommend 😊
Dani 21 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Jennifer hat sich sehr viel Mühe gegeben, dass wir eine tolle Erfahrung haben. Sie sprach sehr deutlich und selbst wir als Nicht-Muttersprachler haben sie sehr gut verstanden. Sie hat verschiedene Spots mit spannenden und gruseligen Geschichten ausgesucht und sich umfassend informiert. Ihre Vortragsart war sehr spannend und anregend. Wir würden jederzeit wieder eine Tour mit ihr besuchen!!
zwergenbrut 12 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
It was great to listen to her as she not only presented fact but told tales. There was a constant campfire atmosphere as grusone stories were told with an enthusiasm that one could only but share. It was great and an absolute recommendation for everyone interested in something somewhat off the ordinary.
Dorota 01 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
Jennifer took us through the scenes of cruel crimes in an extremely graphic and interesting way. The stories she told, sometimes terrifying, were extremely interesting, and Jennifer aroused our curiosity even more. Her knowledge is enormous, and when you add her commitment and professionalism, it works out. a truly explosive mixture. Bravo Jennifer !
Alex 27 Jan 2024

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Travelled in group - Jan 2024
Jennifer was super nice!! Sadly there was a mistake on the GuruWalk website and i booked a day where there wasn't a walk scheduled. i couldn't make the other dates but the walk still sounds like really cool! hope you try it out Xx
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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 2 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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