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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Stories from London's Gruesome History

London, United KingdomPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Amy

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Do you have a penchant for the macabre? A morbid curiosity in the grim and gruesome? Then pull up a pew. For one hour only, London's Gruesome Stories Online will bring the darkened streets of London to your doorstep for a peek into the chilling history of one of the world's greatest cities.

Starting at the world-famous London Bridge, we will intrepidly cross the River Thames and explore the grisly secrets of London's North Bank, "stopping off" at key sites such as the Tower of London and the East End. Along the way, we'll unearth stories of plague, execution, torture, and brutal crimes committed by London's most notorious criminals, which we'll bring to life with photos.

Don't expect a run-of-the-mill Jack the Ripper experience. Though you'll certainly hear about the sadistic character that shook Victorian-era London, we'll introduce you to several Londoners whose twisted crimes will leave you shaken.

Throw yourself into the grim and the gory by guessing the end to stories, testing your trivia knowledge, and chatting with other guests. Dominic and Sophie LOVE talking about London's Gruesome History, so make sure to ask them questions and share your own interesting tidbits!

This experience is great for teams, students or groups of friends. We've already hosted private experiences for team building days, digital student union events and parties with a gruesome twist.
Do you have a penchant for the macabre? A morbid curiosity in the grim and gruesome? Then pull up a pew. For one hour only, London's Gruesome Stories Online will bring the darkened streets of London to your doorstep for a peek into the chilling history of one of the world's greatest cities.

Starting at the world-famous London Bridge, we will intrepidly cross the River Thames and explore the grisly secrets of London's North Bank, "stopp…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Amy can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at €139.
  • Request availability
    Can’t find a date that works? Amy can schedule and customise an experience based on your preferences.

What to bring

  • Your morbid curiosity
  • Any questions you have about London!
  • A drink or two to enjoy with your host & other guests (if you wish)
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/ person
Fri, 4 Dec
06:00 - 07:00 (EST)
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Fri, 4 Dec
14:00 - 15:00 (EST)
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Fri, 4 Dec
17:30 - 18:30 (EST)
€11 per person
€11 per person

Meet your host, Amy

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Dominic and Sophie are London-based actors and tour guides with a love of all things grim and grisly. Together, they host Discover London's Gruesome History, a walking tour exploring the dark and twisted history of one of the world's greatest cities which has received 400+ 5* reviews on Airbnb. Whether you're interested in pivotal moments in London's history (the Black Death, Great Fire, Gunpowder Plot, or Jack the Ripper) or want to hear lesser-known stories about London's sick and twisted characters, they have you covered.

Dominic and Sophie love their city and host tours on everything ranging from feminism and Harry Potter to London's historical pubs, so feel free to ask them questions about anything!
Dominic and Sophie are London-based actors and tour guides with a love of all things grim and grisly. Together, they host Discover London's Gruesome History, a walking tour exploring the dark and twisted history of one of the world's greatest cities which has received 400+ 5* reviews on Airbnb. Whether you're interested in pivotal moments in London's history (the Black Death, Great Fire, Gunpowder Plot, or Jack the Ripper) or want to hear lesser-known stories about London's sick and twisted char…
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About the organisation: London's Gruesome Stories ONLINE EXPERIENCE



Child.org work out in rural Kenya and Sierra Leone working with mothers, children and babies, giving them the resources and medical support they need to live longer and healthier lives. 100% of the profit form these experiences goes directly to helping these communities.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to London's Gruesome Stories ONLINE EXPERIENCE.
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Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 79 reviews.

Conner
December 2020
Dominic was absolutely kind and a truly wonderful storyteller. He even went about 30 minutes over time at his own suggestion because he wanted to tell us two other stories. The virtual version of this tour was genuinely more engaging than in-person tours I've done in the past in London. I'd whole-heartedly recommend this experience to other people if you can stomach a bit of gore.
Dominic was absolutely kind and a truly wonderful storyteller. He even went about 30 minutes over time at his own suggestion because he wanted to tell us two other stories. The vir…
Shan
December 2020
We joined a bit late, but Dominic was very accommodating. I like the way he is telling the story, and this theme can be definitely done online before you travel to London.
Giulia
December 2020
I had some problems with the microphone and i could not follow the virtual experience. I apologized and I left right away the tour so as not to block the other partecipants. Then, I wrote a message to Amy and Dominic to ask if was possible to follow the experience in another section, but I never received a reply.
I had some problems with the microphone and i could not follow the virtual experience. I apologized and I left right away the tour so as not to block the other partecipants. Then,…
Laura
November 2020
This was a lot of fun! As a true crime fan, I expected to already be familiar with most of the stories, but these stories were pretty obscure and unique. Dominic was very enthusiastic and kept us engaged with all the grisly stories!
Steffany
November 2020
Dominic was great and got to hear some truly truly gruesome stories. I cringed and gasped and was left speechless at times. He’s a talented storyteller and pretty friendly.
Leigh Ann
November 2020
Dominic did a great job with this tour. I am hopeful I can travel to London and take a tour in person at some point.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.