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The Blood and Tears Walk

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Address: Barbican Station, London EC1A 4JA, England
Phone Number: 44 (0)7905746733
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'The Blood and Tears Walk' has a cult reputation with massive 'word of...

'The Blood and Tears Walk' has a cult reputation with massive 'word of mouth'. Going for fourteen years, it is one of the best known London walks and has earned the right to be called a horror classic. Guide Declan McHugh has been on television and radio and many thousands come each year to learn about Jack the Ripper, other London serial killers, witchcraft, executions, conspiracy theories etc. Meets outside the only exit at Barbican station and ends two hours later at Holborn underground station.

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Just my cup of tea!

What a fantastic way to spend Halloween evening. Haven't met a more friendly and fun guide like this one before. For the whole 2 hours we weren't distracted once and loved all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic way to spend Halloween evening. Haven't met a more friendly and fun guide like this one before. For the whole 2 hours we weren't distracted once and loved all the stories from the knowledgable guide. After he told us he has been doing it for more than 15 years you could still feel the passion in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Declan was great! He really has done his research when it comes to spooky tidbits about past and recent serial killers ect. This was a fun and informative tour. We are thinking about picking up his book, Bloodly London, to learn even more about London's bloody history.

Thank Katypayne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I took the tour a couple weeks back and it ended up just being my sister and myself. Its geared more towards a larger group but, his tour was still awesome! Declan definitely played into our minds and showed us some amazing spots that truly gave us insight into how and why some things were done. I walked past so... More 

Thank Connie C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

All four of our group really enjoyed the tour, Declan's delivery of stories and the information he provided including details other than that of London's bloody past were engaging and insightful. In particular his take on who Jack the Ripper was and why he had deduced this from the available evidence. Declan liked to deliver the stories uninterrupted, which I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

spooky way through the lane down to the parks station. Always on the look out for ghosts, especially the old man with one leg.....

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

An atmospheric walking tour of modern day London in which the dark history of everyday buildings and locations is revealed. Declan has his own fascinating take on London's secrets, and a truly encyclopaedic knowelgde and recall of his subject that has clearly been obtained over many years of research and aparently providing this tour to thousands of people. Highly engaging,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This was a fun and light hearted walking tour of the city of London...Declan was a first rate Show Man for sure...He really is a high ranking story teller...it was historical and humorous...my only critique was that a couple of the stories dragged on a little too long, this tour could have been a little shorter and still equally as... More 

Thank Mo D
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My wife and I were really impressed with how Declan handled his tour. Declan is a good story teller and keeps you wanting more as the night continues. Well worth the 8 pound ticket price ( London Pass ). We enjoyed his tour so much, we booked the Shakespeare city walk also!

Thank Joe M
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Very disappointed with this tour, although Declan is a good story teller, to many questions and answer stops, I wished I had read the reviews before I went on this tour, Declan walks so fast, if you are young and fit tour is great for you, no consideration for those not so young and not so fit, he didn't wait... More 

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BloodAndTearsWalk, Manager at The Blood and Tears Walk, responded to this review

I am sorry Janice O found the tour fast-paced - it is. It has to be because I pack a LOT of information into the fully two hour tour, but also a tour guide has to attempt to strike a balance between the different walking styles of the people on the tour. The average age of people who attend 'The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

My wife and I took this tour and throughly enjoyed it! Declan's knowledge and ability to tell the tales of terror on the streets of London are first class! Very informative and very entertaining! The only downside is it doesn't last long enough!!! Highly recommended!

Thank Simon K

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