London Crimes And Punishment Private Walking Tour

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Duration: 3 hours

Departs: London, London

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This tour will cover a number of neighbourhoods, all of different characteristics & historical time periods. Starting in the East End where The Krays famously & violently ruled the roost in the heart of the old East End.

Not too far away you will go back in time almost a century and retread the footsteps of Jack The Ripper & his victims whilst visiting and learning about the feared Workhouses that so many lived in and so many were trapped in. Then towards Smithfields, home of many a famous & bloody execution. Stopping briefly at the beautiful St. Bartholomews church before visiting the shrine of William Wallace (Braveheart) where he was put to death in one of the most horrible ways imaginable.

Then to old Newgate prison where people awaited their trials & deaths for centuries before standing on the spot where many of the executions were enacted. The notorious Clink Prison awaits us... then the maze of alleys around Borough Market & the poverty stricken neighbourhood of Charles Dickens.

What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off (on foot / London Underground)

Local guide

Private tour

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Transportation to/from attractions

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 99

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Your guide and yourself are welcome to wear face masks and we will keep to the UK law regarding social distancing.
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Whitechapel Bell Foundry
Having visited an important site relating to early Communism, we next stop off here at the famous foundry which made Big Ben and the Liberty Bell and will learn how Big Ben got its name.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

The Blind Beggar Public House Whitechapel
The scene of perhaps the most infamous London gangland shooting back in the 60's with the feared Krays.... Londons answer to Al Capone!

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

The pub most closely linked with Jack The Ripper, possibly at the end of the street at which he lived.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

The White Hart
This famous pub is one of a few closely associated with Jack The Ripper. After few minutes up the road we will visit the site of a potential Ripper killing.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Brick Lane
Now a trendy street and home to a thriving 1-mile stretch of curry restaurants, we will learn what life was like here in Victorian times when Jack was about.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Brick Lane Jamme Masjid
Now a beautiful mosque, at the time of Jack The Ripper the building was a synagogue and a century earlier a Protestant church for fleeing French refugees. Learn about the history and heritage of this once poverty stricken part of London

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Golden Boy of Pye Corner
Why do we have a golden statue of a rather fat young boy in this quiet London Street? It's all to do with The Great Fire of London.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor
Here we can see the first and indeed one of the last Jewish soup kitchens in the East End of London

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Old Spitalfields Market
Once an industrial market, now a funky market where these is always something to see under the fabulous old Victorian roof.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Smithfield Market
Smithfields has long been the centre of the London meat trade. Centuries ago when food production was less ethical, it wasn't just dead animals that were butchered here.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

WIlliam Wallace Memorial
See the site of where William 'Braveheart' Wallace was Hung Drawn and Quartered as well as quite a few other interesting histories just a few feet away.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Peasants' Revolt Plaque
Learn all about the infamous Peasants Revolt and how it helped shape life in modern day Western countries today.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Church of St. Bartholomew the Great
Visit this small but fascinating graveyards and learn of the secrets within.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

St. Paul's Cathedral
From the outside see one of the most beautiful of buildings and learn of how it miraculously avoided destruction in WW2.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

The Viaduct Tavern
This old pub is notorious for both being right next to the site of centuries of executions but also in the cellars beneath the streets being holding cells where condemned men would spend their last night on earth.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Holy Sepulchre London
Learn the often rather gruesome history of this fabulous old church.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Old Bailey
Perhaps the oldest court in the Western World. Still the place where the baddest of the bad are put on trial.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

London Bridge
The modern incarnation of London Bridge with the large ceremonial spike on which the heads of the executed would be stuck as a warning to those entering the city.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Millennium Bridge
20 year old Millennium Bridge doesn't have any gore itself but from here we can see what was once one of the top suicide spots in London and decidedly sexist it was too!

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Clink Prison Museum
Not going in the museum itself but the outside is very authentic as it is. We'll learn why this part of London was just so bad.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Winchester Palace
Winchester Palace, mostly destroyed in one of the many huge fires of London. Once the home to the Bishop and we'll find out about his terrible ways just a little bit further on.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Borough Market
Now entering the heart of Dickensian London and the setting for much of Oliver Twist. There has been a market here pretty much since Roman times.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Crossbones Graveyard & Garden of Remembrance
Crossbones Cemetery if almost unknown even to Londoners, perhaps because of its grisly history. The resting place of criminals, prostitutes, plague victims and suicides for centuries. Learn the fascinating story this tragic but beautiful place.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Red Cross Cottages & Garden
Learn the story of one of the first attempts to improve the welfare of the poverty stricken in London.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ye Olde England Tours
This tour is run by Ye Olde England Tours

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Simply amazing!!!!!
928karenw928, 03-12-2021
Such an incredible afternoon. Stephen is probably one of THE most knowledgeable people I’ve ever come across and the care, attention and detail he put into our tour was immense. I’m already trying to work out when we shall get to do another one with him.
Fantastic, amazing and delightful
Jonesy763, 19-05-2021
This tour was amazing. I have been on many tours before and to be honest most just skip over it and there is not too much detail, more facts, figures, dates not to much that prices your ears up.
However Stephen Liddell the tour guide was the best. He made you feel like you were there when these events were happening. So much detail, enthusiasm, accuracy. He showed you things that were hidden. We walk past things all the time and never really look at the things we pass.
I will in future thats for sure. If you want an amazing tour this gets 5 stars from me. Thank you my lovely Stephen you are amazing xx
An experience we’ll never forget!
Rachael M, 18-05-2021
I can’t recommend Stephen highly enough. He’s an exceptionally nice young man and is incredibly knowledgeable. He made our private tour an experience we’ll never forget. I’ve been to this part of London many times but Stephen went out of his way to show us areas a regular tourist wouldn’t see and his commentary was first class. I’m currently debating which one of the tours to do next!

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