Sentenced to Death! 2hr free walking tour with qualified London guide

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Andrew
Quality Verified Registered on March 24, 2023

Hello! My name is Andrew Glover. I'm a certified London guide and I also run Walking Tours with my own company

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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

Did you know that in the City of London, you are never more than 500m from a place where people were publicly executed?

Some were hanged: some had their heads cut off: and some were chopped into pieces while still alive!

This walk visits many of these places and tells the stories: many of them gruesome (so be warned!). It also explores how public execution was used by the government to convey messages to the people.

Starts at the Tower of London and ends at Smithfield.

Note the Tour will NOT run if fewer than four people book

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  • Meeting point:
    Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DJ, UK
    Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DJ, UK
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    I will be at the exit of Tower Hill station, next to the Citizen Hotel: carrying a blue shoulder bag saying "Who Knew Walking Tours"

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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Claire 11 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Fantastic tour of City of London. Andrew was really informative and enthusiastic. He made us feel relaxed and was great fun! Thank you!
julie 21 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Great tour of London! Covered many different aspects yet kept on theme very well. The information was stellar and Andrew was lovely! Recommend for both tourists and Londoners!
Ian 27 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Andrew was an excellent guide, thoroughly entertaining and amazing company. He knew a great deal about the topic and passed in on it a fun and amusing way. Will definitely go on another of this tours
Daf 01 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
It was great to meet Andrew. He was welcoming and very knowledgable. He was happy to take questions and nothing was too much trouble. Will certainly be taking other tours. Thank you Andrew
Eric 21 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
Great walk through the City of London. Covered both the gruesome history of executions across the city, but also the commercial history of the city due g that same time. Saw a much of cool back alleys filled with history that we would never have found alone. Andrew was a consulate professional and kept the tour fun throughout! Would definitely recommend to others even if they don’t love the idea of a tour centered on public executions.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 20 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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