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The Blood and Tears Walk

#69 of 650 Tours in London
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Address: Barbican Station, London EC1A 4JA, England
Phone Number: +44 7905 746733
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'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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I try this night with a group of people The person who took us around he make us feel the history of every part of the walk He was a kind of story teller in the same time we live... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I try this night with a group of people The person who took us around he make us feel the history of every part of the walk He was a kind of story teller in the same time we live within the walk

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in London all my life I'm quite interested in it's history. Declan was really good and knew his stuff! There was only 3 of us on our tour so it was very eerie in some places and it was very good to be asked to think like a killer and what we think people were like. I've learned... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing 2 hours spent on this tour! Covers a number of different cases and includes interesting facts about your surroundings as you go. Declan engages with his audience, getting you to use your imagination and adding in quizzes as though you were solving the murder yourself - which we loved! Would definitely recommend! Great host and a great tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

I've been on the Blood and Tears walk twice now, and the 2nd time around was just as enjoyable as the 1st. The walk is equal parts hidden history and insight into better known cases from London's dark and storied past (with a few lighter facts and tidbits thrown in). London is an old city, and the walk will nurture... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and i did the walk as a birthday treat.... We both came away amazed and scared. A tour we wont forget in a hurry, highly suggest doing it. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the walk fun and interesting. Thank you for a wonderful Friday evening!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

The places are very much changed from those portrayed in our capitals history however Declan very much brings them back in your mind with his dramatic delivery. As we walked Londons East End the history came thick & fast with humour and psychological quizzes to keep you thinking, getting involved not just listening let your mind visualise the stories and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

This tour really gets you into the dark side of London's history, I absolutely loved it and would definitely recommend to everyone!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Declan is a really great tour host who has good knowledge of London and the bloody history of London. This tour consisted of 2 hours walking and visiting numerous places that murders/ crime occurred, I felt that I got more than my monies worth in terms of information, questions/ activities for the group, and having a great storyteller unfold stories... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

What an experience you'll have here.... loved our time on this walk . A trip never to forget...you'll love it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Took friends from Italy on this walk, they are still talking about it 3 months later, great should be experienced.

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