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3 Unusual East End Facts

By |June 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

London’s East End is an area filled with countless secrets and delights. From street markets and great shopping opportunities to a past filled with some of the most notorious figures in the history of British crime, there is plenty to see and do in the East End. Plus, the whole experience is underpinned by the [...]

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5 East End Tube Hauntings

By |May 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

London’s Underground network is famous around the world, becoming one of the most talked about experiences for tourists visiting the capital. The first tube line, the Metropolitan Railway, first opened in 1863 and is now part of the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines. However, during its 150 years of use, the Tube has [...]

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Brick Lane Fact File

By |May 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Brick Lane is one of the East End’s most well-known areas, as well as being an unmissable stop on walking tours in London. It’s pretty safe to say that the East End has undergone a drastic change over the years. From its early associations with crime and poverty, in the era when the Ripper stalked the [...]

Champions and Scoundrels

By |December 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

The East End of London is universally known to be steeped in history; be it for crime, social reform, industry, urban regeneration, pop culture or indeed the characters that reside within the Eastern boroughs. Packed full of different cultures, professions and nationalities, the East End has been immortalised in various mediums over the years. Our [...]

Don’t Be An East End Ebenezer

By |December 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

If you’re more likely to exclaim “Bah, Humbug!” than “Merry Christmas” then this one is for you. Flinching at the mere thought of Christmas could soon be a thing of the past; you too could soon be revelling in festive splendour and tucking into a Christmas feast with gusto. Much like your Scrooge counterpart, here [...]

The Demon Barber’s Reign

By |November 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

In the 1900’s, if you were to ask passers-by “Who is Sweeney Todd?”, you would be met with hushed whispers of how the Fleet Street barber terrorised family ancestors, nestled amongst numerous tales of mystery pies and the odd person adamant that they weren't scared because it was all made up. Such was the mystery [...]

Twin Notoriety

By |November 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Ronald and Reginald Kray, in their heyday, were Kings of the East End of London. Beloved in the public eye and by celebrities alike, the Krays held much darker secrets and had a reputation for violence behind the smiles. Here at East End Tours, we revel in the darker side of London past, so let us [...]

Welcome to the Dark Side

By |October 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Are you one of life's constant thrill seekers? As a child, were you into the spooky reads and horror movies, even though you couldn’t watch the screen half the time and chose to bury yourself inside your jumper (or your mum’s jumper)? When you went to bed every night, were you afraid to close your [...]

Hey, Big Spender! What does London really have to offer?

By |October 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Ever noticed how when you’re at home and you suddenly decide you are going to get the girls together for a spot of shopping, maybe a spot of lunch, is always when you’re on a budget, and you need to limit your spend this month? So what is it exactly about London that makes you [...]

Seven Facts on The Krays Part Two.

By |September 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Hopefully, we didn't keep you waiting too long since our first part Blog post… 4. David Bailey Acclaimed photographer, David Bailey took shots (no not with a gun) of the pair, and published the final one in a set named ‘Box of Pin-Ups’ in 1965. The collection included poster-prints of fashion icons deemed elite by [...]