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The Blood and Tears Walk

London EC1A 4JA, England
+44 7905 746733
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Great experience

Very knowledgeable tour guide told us the story of London from days past in a very captivating and... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Scary and funny!

I went with a university group and we all loved it! It is funny and scary at the same time! Totally... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Mónica F
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'The Blood and Tears Walk' has a cult reputation with massive 'word of mouth'. Going for eighteen years, it is one of the best known London walks and has earned the right to be called a horror classic. Guide Declan McHugh who wrote the best-selling 'Bloody London' has been on television and radio and many thousands come from all over the world each year to learn about Jack the Ripper, other London serial killers, witchcraft, executions, conspiracy theories etc. This tour meets outside the only exit at Barbican station and ends two hours later at Holborn underground station. Chilling, entertaining and informative!
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  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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London EC1A 4JA, England
+44 7905 746733

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Very knowledgeable tour guide told us the story of London from days past in a very captivating and sometimes scary manner.

Thank tokyorav
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I went with a university group and we all loved it! It is funny and scary at the same time! Totally worth it!

Thank Mónica F
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I had an incredible time on the walking tour and Declan did a fantastic job! He was very informational and really knew how to deliver. He took us to many spooky spots and shed some information that blew my mind. I highly recommend going on...More

Thank Christiana O
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Declan, with his incredible memory, and his stories are extremely enriching and entertaining, and of course spooky... He is also very skilled with his theatrics, just make sure to keep your distance when he waves his arms around... Don't forget to top it off with...More

Thank Andrei Z
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Declan is amazing, the tour is so interesting! I just had to buy his book which is also amazing! I bought this tour as a valentines pressie for my boyfriend and we both loved it.

Thank reader_evie21
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Our family went on the walking tour. Declan was wonderfully entertaining and incrediblely knowledgeable. The tour was through spooky parts of London that are still very active and lively as well as places off the beaten path. We left the walk wanting more and more!...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This is a highly engaging and informative tour. Declan knows his subject matter very well and keeps the pace of the tour constantly so you just want to hear more! As a resident of London its very easy to get stuck in the London lifestyle...More

Thank Keith D
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This was a great guided tour through the City of London, focused on dark and gruesome episodes in the city's history. Declan is engaging and thought-provoking and takes you back to an earlier, rougher, scarier time in London's past. His insights on the occult connections...More

Thank dxmyekat
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This walking tour was great. Declan was an excellent entertaining guide. It is an off beat tour about the darker stories of London. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys a good story and a walk through back streets of London.

Thank Tawny W
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Our guide, Declan, was very informative and enthusiastic about what he does. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the stories and interaction, as did my God-daughter, who is 12. I would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Danielle M
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Jessica B
4 October 2017|
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Response from Aria818 | Reviewed this property |
Just go to the location. You do not need to book, just turn up. Think meeting place is outside Barbican Tube Station, if I remember correctly. Very good tour and informative.
Jessica B
4 October 2017|
Response from Declan M | Property representative |
Whoops! I somehow missed this....I think you made it to my walk - your name seems familiar- but am not sure. I only do 7pm performances now on Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays. I don't do 9.45pm walks any more, people... More
21 February 2017|
Response from Declan M | Property representative |
Yes. come along. it's at 7pm ONLY because The 9.45pm performance on Wednesdays now takes place only from March 1st to November 1st. So I will see you outside Barbican station's only exit before 7pm. You will see my... More