.. ..Is about the past, the criminal and criminal life in London. It was easy to be a criminal in the past, so the criminal mind and what it takes to have one, then and now, is interesting. The tours – and this site, bring some of the more gruesome elements of the past back to life through the telling of the stories, as well as guiding through the places where these things happened. This is done in an educational, entertaining and informative way – without judgement, disrespect – without turning the past into a nasty and inappropriate theme park journey. A lot of people understandably visit London’s attractions that deal with its nasty past, however these tours help the layman and tourist engage with the past by learning about the characters that lived then. The stories, events and people continue to resonate.
Hearts and mind were not as developed and sophisticated as they are now. Plague, disease, death, fear and misery were commonplace, so much so that it is a miracle that we have survived, but we have. The detail here will put modern thinking and feeling into perspective.
Historical dramas, with one or two exceptions, rare deal with the cruel and gruesome detail..
London is an old city. A lot of evidence of these events and stories has not surprisingly gone. But The City of London still has the same shape and size reminiscent of the old Roman settlement, with the six ‘gates’ still characterising is
About the active tours. There are currently 5 active tours: four of these run from April to October, 3 Sex & Vice Tours and the Pint & Prayer Pilgrimage. Christmas Dickens runs from the second week in November to the last Saturday before Christmas.
There are 16 tours in total – with the remaining 11 rolling out incrementally, all of which are for Adults Only, with the exception of Gruesome Histories for Kids which is aimed at UK based school children 8 – 12 years. These will run all year.
3 Adult Only Tours