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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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Description: '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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Great tour full of suspense and interesting stories

We went on this tour as part of a birthday present. I was slightly concerned at the start as there were probably 40 of us, but actually I managed to hear everything that was said... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We went on this tour as part of a birthday present. I was slightly concerned at the start as there were probably 40 of us, but actually I managed to hear everything that was said so it was fine. Declan was a great guide; he has a real gift for telling a story, building up the suspense until you're desperate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Declan was such a nice guide! The tour was just so interesting and gave us the chills. With Declan's story telling and details about how London was at this time we could really project ourselves there and see the ghosts from the past! Thank you so much!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I promised Declan I would let everyone know how much all 6 of us enjoyed this walk!!! Declan was entertaining and he brought so much charisma to this experience. We had a 70 year old a couple 40 year olds and 3 teenagers. (18,16,13) this was the first thing we all did where EVERYONE enjoyed themselves and were so engaged!!!... More 

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Elk River, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was something I really wanted to do in London on my 2012 visit. The man that leads this tour is a professional actor by training and it shows, he knows how to entertain, and how to speak clearly to be heard. He also walks pretty fast. He has made a mission of learning about the dark side of London's... More 

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Linslade, Beds.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

What a fantastic, informative and fun evening we had on the Blood and Tears walk with the wonderful guide DECLAN. He is so knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed this "gory and historic walk". We now want to do the other Ripper and Serial Murder walks. I am going to buy his book BLOODY LONDON for my other half for his... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Declan Mchugh, author of Bloody London, takes you on a walking tour of places that may look normal until you hear the stories behind them. This is a very fast paced tour in between locations, but you are able to rest while he tells his tales. Stories are told of Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper along with other serial... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Declan is so engrossed in the true stories he shares, you can't help but feel like you're in the story, a real detective, trying to solve the case....until you never think of the correct answer and you feel dumb, haha! It was a lot of fun, very fast paced so make sure you keep up, and you will learn a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We did it with my 17 years' old teenager, and we enjoyed it; especially him. We were the only french guys but it was really understandable even for him. It' s a really funny way to visit London and make it great for a teenager. Thanks a lot and we spread the words. Marie & Colin

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Be prepared from some remarkable, bloody and cruel facts whilst walking through modern London. Guide Declan knows his stuff. He has written a great book about it ("Bloody London"). Declan challenges you to imagine life in times gone by, illustrating his stories on places where the most gruesome murders and the like happened. Where now modern day bankers roam. Loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The perfect blend of informative and entertaining. You're not just lectured at for two hours either. You're encouraged to guess facts and figures which really brings it to life.

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Address: Barbican Station, London EC1A 4JA, England
Phone Number: 44 (0)7905746733
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