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A Walking Tour of London's Bloody Past

history walk

A Walking Tour of London's Bloody Past

13 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

A Walking Tour of London's Bloody Past

history walk

A Walking Tour of London's Bloody Past

13 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Copy and paste this link for a sneak preview! https://youtu.be/EHZhfjpHOKQ We'll travel through a thousand years of history, meeting kings, body snatchers, Charles Dickens, an eighteenth century ghost, and William Wallace (and learn how he was in no fit state to shout "Freeeedoooommmm!" whilst being executed!) On our tour we'll visit the areas around Smithfield, for centuries London's site of both animal and human slaughter. We'll learn about how the city disposed of the tens of thousands of Black Death corpses in the fourteenth century, the execution methods used in the Middle Ages, and how the area became a notorious slum which Dickens used as the setting for Oliver Twist. The tour begins outside Barbican Station, ends near to Farringdon Station, and will take around two hours. Total distance is about two miles.

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Tom

I left an office job in order to follow my passion: the history of London! I'm one of the Mayor of Islington's official tour guides, and a member of Islington Walks (the Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association) having qualified for this position through a course at the University of Westminster. For further information, and to see my past reviews across multiple sites, check out my website www.historiclondontours.com

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Where you'll be

On our tour we'll visit the areas around Smithfield, for centuries London's site of both animal and human slaughter. We'll learn about how the city disposed of the tens of thousands of Black Death corpses in the fourteenth century, the execution methods used in the Middle Ages, and how the area became a notorious slum which Dickens used as the setting for Oliver Twist.

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Up to 10 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

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A Walking Tour of London's Bloody Past
13 reviews
From €15/person
13 reviews
From €15/person