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The Blood and Tears Walk

Barbican Station, London EC1A 4JA, England
44 (0)7905746733
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Ranked #122 of 670 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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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Very fun informative and allot more personal than any tour iv ever done. Makes some good recommendations about other things to do in London.

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Prince Edward Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My husband and I attended this tour in June while in London for our honeymoon. I had planned extensively prior to our trip and was extremely excited for this tour. I must say that it did not disappoint. We both really enjoyed ourselves and agree that it was a highlight of our stay in London. I should say that our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Declan has a lovely manner and is extremely energetic! We loved his energy and enthusiasm,as well as his knowledge. We enjoyed the little bits of trivia he threw in as we walked. If you're looking for a fun,spooky way to see London,this is it! Also you have to buy his book! it's a very handy guide to take you even... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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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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