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The Blood and Tears Walk

Barbican Station, London EC1A 4JA, England (City of London)
44 (0)7905746733
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Ranked #106 of 570 activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Buffalo NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Declan was terrific...interesting and creepy stories. He is a master storyteller and that is what makes the tour special. We really enjoyed it and highly recommend!

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Oskarshamn, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A fantastic walk around Backstreets, Alleys as well as usual streets of LOndon - the first two something you as a Tourist never will visit other wise. The information and stories, Declans knowledge and involvement not to forget he have written a book of the subject is so filled with interesting info,facts and teories about dark happenings in London history.... More

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting and well presented tour. Declan is a very good story teller and packs a lot into 2 hrs. Thanks for the tip on the royal college of surgeons too was a very interesting museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

What Declan McHugh doesn't know about the gory side of London isn't worth knowing. An amazing story teller with a passion for the history that our capital holds. Informative, exciting and bloody - highly recommended. Jo & Rob Marsden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

I've been to London for three days and this tour was just in the last evening. I haven't been to many tours in my life but this one was the best tour I ever had. Scary and fascinating in the same time. Many thanks and Respect Declan! Looking forward for Shakespeare city walk...

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This was a great tour. I took the one at 7:30 PM but wish I could have taken it at 9:30 instead because it was a pretty creepy tour and would've been creepier later into the night. Wear walking shoes and warm clothes. You'll be walking a lot, but it's worth it. The man that takes you on this tour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

it's not about what you, it's about what you hear. Weather was awful, guide was excellent. Worth evey penny!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Great tour with a very knowledgable and entertaining guide. We thought Declan was engaging, captivating and made the tour very interactive. We were part of a small tour (only four in total) and I think this was all the better for it. We've lived in London for >5 years and Declan managed to take us to places that we'd never... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Great tour with Declan who is a mine of information about the darker side of London. His story-telling abilities and acting made it a fun filled hour and forty-five minutes. The tour was all the better for being just a small group so felt more personal (Declan said it had been VERY busy a few days earlier on Halloween). It... More

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We really enjoyed the tour, taking you down the back streets and alley ways just off the main tourist roads of central London. Declan keeps the group interested and intrigued with his story telling. If any one can keep two 15 year old teenagers off their i phones Declan can! His book which we bought at the tour is also... More

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