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

Heroes & Villains of the East End Walking Tour

Product ID: 143817
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London itself has always been full of heroes and villains, but none compared to those from the East End. Enter a world of narrow laneways, secret courtyards, cobbled stone streets on a tour like no other.
About this activity
Duration 1.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn about some of London's most iconic figures, such as Jack the Ripper
  • Explore the backstreets and alleyways of this great city
  • Be guided by an expert through the underside of the East End
Full description
London itself has always been full of Heroes and Villains but none have compared to those from the East End.

The guides will take you on a journey into the murky past of some of the city's most infamous and defining individuals. If you want to get to know London, then this tour is a must. Enter a world of narrow laneways and cobbled stone streets in search of London's most notorious characters, including Jack the Ripper, the Elephant Man, the Kray twins, William Booth and Dick Turpin.

You will venture down into the narrow depths of London, finding hidden cafes whilst hearing the quirky stories of the iconic people that once walked where you tread now. You will walk through the areas they lived in and begin to see the East End as they saw it.
  • Expert guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entry to any buildings

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Meeting point

Whitechapel Art Gallery, Exit 3 of Aldgate East Tube Station

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please be prepared for weather on the day, as the tour will go ahead regardless of rain! Comfortable shoes are also recommended