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The Blood and Tears Walk

Barbican Station, London EC1A 4JA, England
44 (0)7905746733
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Ranked #114 of 690 Activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.

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Dartford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I went on this tour with my husband & brother (20th Nov 2014) after coming across it while browsing the internet & it doesn't disappoint - our guide Declan was extremely knowledgeable & a very gifted & engaging storyteller. I loved the interaction with us & he kept our full attention for the entire 2 hours, it flew by! As... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Sometimes we wonder how long have we been in London without exploring it's little things. The rush of the day-to-day life doesn't leave you with much space to do anything else. Here is a great opportunity to visit creepy, hidden places across a very "scary" old London Town. Places like Smithfields Market, Old Baley Court, Fleet Street, Royal College of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Always wanted to do this type of walk in london and I wasn't disappointed as declan is a great great tour guide and the stories are amazing as you go through the guts of london but I have two minor gripes its nothing much but as your expecting a man with a big sign (like the rest of London) I... More

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Declan was wonderful. This was one of our favorite things. Declan is the only tour guide that does this walk so you don't have to worry about making sure you get him. He wrote a book called Bloody London available online that I purchased after the tour and enjoyed very much, If you have time to read it before you... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

You'll be walking fast, but you'll still shiver as the gruesome history of "Bloody London" is revealed over your 2-hour tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

At night, for two hours, you will discover the secrets of the scariest parts of London... Informative, fun and scary in equal mesure !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

An excellent, well thought out walk through some of London's Dark history. From Jack the Ripper to Ted Bundy. Explore secret dark alleyways which chill the spine and buildings with hidden secrets.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My son and I really enjoyed Declan and his walk. He was very entertaining and knowledgable about London and the various crimes committed in the distant and not so distant past. I immediately returned to my hotel and downloaded his book "Bloody London" by Declan McHugh on Amazon (he had copies with him, but I had no cash) and will... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I took this tour in September with a friend. I was enthralled with this tour from the beginning. Declan was very entertaining and his stories captivating. The only thing I'd have to say is the smaller the group the better. We chose to go with a rather big group but again it was our choice and it did not take... More

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Wimbledon, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I have been on a few ghost walks and this one was by far the best! Declan covered a wide range of grisly tales and delivered it in a fresh and funny way. I would highly recommend that if you are considering going on a tour you go on this one. It is great value for money.

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