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The Blood and Tears Walk

London EC1A 4JA, England
+44 7905 746733
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Informative, engaging and terrific

This is a highly engaging and informative tour. Declan knows his subject matter very well and keeps... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Keith D
via mobile
Interesting, Insighful, Freaky

This was a great guided tour through the City of London, focused on dark and gruesome episodes in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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!
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dark history” (11 reviews)
“walking tour” (33 reviews)
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Hours Today: 19:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
London EC1A 4JA, England
+44 7905 746733

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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

10/10 would recommend to anyone with a taste of the macabre and an interest in miscellaneous knowledge about the darker sides of London. Declan was a superb guide and I'll definitely be purchasing his book.

Thank Jack F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister bought the tour for me as a gift and it was fantastic! Declan is an excellent guide who really keeps you on your toes with his stories and questions. I learnt so much on the tour and it was great to see parts...More

Thank Whalley77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend received this walking tour as a present and we thought it was really good! Having lived in London for the best part of 25 years, I thought that I really knew the city, but it turns out I'd never really looked...More

1  Thank Nic853673
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was really good and taught me more stuff about serial killers, and even information I didn't know yet as I am really into that stuff! Can really recommend this tour if you want to see London in a different point of view and...More

Thank Melanie K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife bought me this walk for my birthday and we both thoroughly enjoyed it, we thought we knew quite a lot about Londons murky past we do now! Declan was extremely interesting & knowledgeable and had a great way about him which kept our...More

Thank nikstew2003
Reviewed 14 August 2017

My friends and I had an amazing time on this walk, and Declan is the perfect guide for it! He's knowledgeable, and engaging. Honestly one of the best walking tours I've ever been on!

Thank auroramcgaughey
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Questions & Answers
20 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
Ciara W
3 January 2017|
Response from Declan M | Property representative |
Unfortunately not, because February 27th is a Monday and the public walks only take place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights. The only possibility is to do it as a private walk BUT I only do private walks for a... More
15 September 2016|
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Response from Declan M | Property representative |
Hi Helen, glad you found the booking calendar. A piece of news that might be relevant is that I am not doing any tours in December this year, just to alert you and others to that..... Declan