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The Blood and Tears Walk

Barbican Station, London EC1A 4JA, England
44 (0)7905746733
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Ranked #125 of 646 Activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: '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... more » Owner description: '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. « less
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This tour was very interesting .....lots of fun facts and trivia ..... the guide was super knowledgeable and was very fun as a guide for this trip ..... definately a highlight of this trip ...... We've. Been on several talking tours like this in different countries and cities and this is probably one of the best we've been on ....super... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We took this walk on our most recent visit to London ..... We've taken a few of these walks in London ...and other cities before so we knew what to expect ... This tour was probably the best one we've been on ...the guide was fun and spoke clear and loud and was easy to hear and waited for the... More

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Lubbock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My friends and I spent almost two weeks in London this past May, and the Blood and Tears walk was unanimously one of our favorite parts of the entire trip. Declan's passion for the subject shines through all of his stories and it's quite easy to get caught up in the creepiness of it all. We all knew bits and... More

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Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the night. Declan has a real enthusiasm for this subject which makes for an excellent entertaining, interactive and informing walk.I would highly recommend this to anyone who has an interest in history and the darker side of London's past.we did the night time walk which allowed us to walk through almost empty streets in the dark and added... More

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Town of Fort Erie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

An interesting night out that kept us on our toes (literally). My 15 and 12 year old loved it. Declan knows how to deliver a story and keep his audience engaged.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Declan doesnt muck around on this wonderful tour. Straight to the point and into the history of london. He brings you back to london in the era he is portraying at each stop. You feel like you are actually living in the moment. Well knowledged and very factual. This tour will not dissapoint. Thanks for enlightening us and bringing a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Declan does a terrific job of bringing the historically bloody side of London alive! You must be prepared to close your eyes, imagine, and let yourself be transported to another time...it's well worth the price of admission. My husband, 2 teenaged boys and I enjoyed this tour and appreciated the Socratic method Declan uses to encourage thinking from his participants.... More

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Swisttal, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Find hidden places of london city and hear the most remarkable stories about its dark side. Declan McHugh is not just an author but an excellent entertainer.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Declan was superb. Extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining. He kept the crowd engaged and guessing throughout the entire tour. We did the earlier tour and yes, he does walk at a fast pace, but that's because he has so much information to share with you at each stop! He does answer questions (and was even kind enough to answer questions... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Declan may be knowledgeable about the bloodier aspects of London's history, but don't expect him to answer any questions. He has a preset patter and doesn't seem to want to deviate from it. He also interspersed the tour with random and irrelevant "quizzes" about our favourite films and actors, which had no relevance to the tour or its subject matter.... More

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

A couple of points here. Firstly, the first line of this review indicates I know a lot about " the bloodier aspects of London's history". So good news there since I assume people will want exactly that when coming to this Tour. The reviewer asserts I don't answer questions but gives no evidence whatever to back up this assertion. No... More

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