This time of year can often bring you down when all the celebrations are over and it’s finally time to get back to work. Add a little excitement with an East End walk; learn more about the East End’s gruesome past and discover the various characters that have graced the cobbled paths.
Look back into history and learn about Sweeny Todd, the Kray twins and Jack the Ripper. There are plenty of tours to join in the East End and here’s just a few that are definitely worth booking.
The Kray Twin Gangster Tour
The most notorious gangster duo in London’s East End – the Kray twins: Ronnie and Reggie Kray, started their journey to fame as boxers but are more widely known for their gang activity. The tour takes you from Whitechapel Tube Station to Brick Lane, lasting two hours approximately. An expert on the case will inform you everything you need to know about the Kray brothers and their history from the beginning right to the very end.
The Jack the Ripper Tour
Violent killer Jack the Ripper stalked the streets of the East End in search of victims. To this very day, no one knows the definitive identity of the man behind the gruesome killings. On this tour you can learn all about the case, starting outside Whitechapel and finishing at the famous Ten Bells Pub, you will really get to know more about the crimes that Jack the Ripper committed, and who knows? you may even uncover more clues about the killer’s identity.
Sweeney Todd: The Dark Side of London
The story of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street has always interested Londoners. The gruesome barber is famous for killing anyone that ever sat in his chair. This tour will leave you and anyone else with you enthralled in the story of Sweeney Todd. Starting at Temple Tube Station, the tour lasts approximately two hours and finishes at St Brides Church, Fleet Street.
The London Ghost Walk
Not everyone believes in the supernatural, but the London ghost tour could very well change that. Starting and finishing at St. Pauls Underground Station, this tour will take you through the most haunted parts that the East End has to offer. Your tour guide will appear at the strike of 7 o’clock in their frock coat and bowler hat to tell you all about the ghostly going on’s in the East End.
Heroes and Villains Tour
Through this tour, you will learn a lot about the various heroes and villains of London – those who have ultimately made London what it is today. You can learn a little about each character – Jack the Ripper, the Kray twins, William Booth and many other legendary characters. The tour lasts around an hour and a half and takes you down narrow cobbled streets and alleys and past old Edwardian houses.
Jack the Ripper Pub Tour
If you don’t wish to do the original Jack the Ripper tour, you could try this one. It takes you past all the murder sites and you will be able to stop off at the Victorian ale houses that are associated with the gruesome killer and his victims. This two-hour tour will really take you back to the time when Jack the Ripper walked and terrified the East End streets.
The East End Street Art Tour
If you’re looking for something a little different you could tour the East End streets and learn more about the street art in London. You will see work from Banksy, Roa, Invader and C215. Street art doesn’t last forever so it really does need to be seen to be truly appreciated.
Each tour offers a unique experience and can really improve the New Year by giving you something to look forward to. Tickets sell out fast so click here to book your tour online or call us on 07795 080615 today.