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  1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. The East End

London: Grim Reaper Walking Tour

Product ID: 5045
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Take a ghostly tour of London’s East End and walk through streets that were patrolled by grim reapers, vile villains, and terrible tyrants. Travel back to the 15th-Century, and retrace the steps of notorious murders, including victims of Jack the Ripper.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Travel back in time to the dark days of the 15th century
  • Walk in the footsteps of murderers, including the most brutal of them all... Jack the Ripper!
  • Hear tales of terrible executions and see former execution sites
  • Visit London’s most haunted building – The Tower of London
Full description
This 2-hour walking tour of London’s shadowy streets takes you back in time, starting with the 1400s, long before an official police force patrolled the dark alleys in the city’s infamous East End. London was a city where tyrants ruled, and the weak were swallowed by death’s gaping maw.

The walk through the city’s gloom takes you through the sites of gruesome executions and crushing poverty, of overcrowding, disease, and depraved criminality. Retrace the bloody trail of the notorious Jack the Ripper's murders, get a taste for a new breed of soul harvester born of the Victorian age, and see the plague pits, the Bloody Tower, and Traitor’s Gate.

You will go to several notoriously haunted areas of the East End and discover how traitors and criminals were punished, why the Ripper was never caught, and what life was really like for people living in the East End. In a city so full of light and beauty, this walk will show you the darkness waiting around every corner.
Includes
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your tour starts by the sundial outside Tower Hill Station, located at St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4DJ. Look for the local tour operator's team, with the red t-shirts and red umbrellas.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children up to 13 years old are welcome on this tour for free
• This tour is wheelchair accessible
• While the tour usually includes the sites and stories mentioned and lasts about 2 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
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