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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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Fantastic Tour!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Declan is a great story teller and the best thing is that the stories are all true. Really enjoyable and worth the £10 ticket price! Get your comfy shoes on though and keep up! It's a whistle stop tour of London as never seen before

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This tour was outstanding. Booked for a second date (purely, I must admit, for myself rather than my date..) it went down a treat and I would highly recommend it. The stories were thoroughly enjoying and very interesting, giving a unique historical perspective to the crimes in London's past. I would not recommend this tour for anyone who has mobility... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had this walk bought as a gift, and what a gift! A very informative entertaining and interesting walk. Declan was so interesting we went straight away an bought the book. A very well spent two plus hours. And yes he does walk quick!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The tour is guided by silver -tongued Irish actor Declan who gives a comprehensive summary to the London' s grizzly past from sites of executions, secret tunnels, death toll bells, body snatchers and the finer points of the mind of a serial killer. Hugely engaging and expressive ,Declan is by far a superior guide and makes London's streets simply run... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A last minute decision to keep us occupied while our daughter was at the theatre. We spent a thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours - Declan was very knowledgeable and delivered the information in a highly entertaining and theatrical manner. The 2 hours flew by and we were literally inundated with fascinating and highly informed facts about London 's past, from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A very nice walk with a superb guide. Thunder and lighting accompanied us and added to the great, scar atmosphere. He walks fast, very fast... Is he trying to lose us to face the dark history on our own? Tune your senses, it's more than worth it! I would have loved more of this....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Two Tickets to the 'The Blood and Tears Walk' or 'Shakespeare in the City Walk' ... 1 Barbican Underground Station, 135 Aldersgate Street; London, EC1A 4JA

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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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