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 Heroes and Villains Brick Lane tour is just one way to experience the very best of the East End in one fell swoop, but, of course, it is also one of the best!

Covering the heart and core of the East End, one of the best London walking tours will take you on a journey covering the murder sites of Jack the Rippers victims as well as the infamous Ten Bells pub. Not to forget, the historic Spitalfields Market and the secrets that are buried within; the stomping grounds of Dick Turpin and Jack Sheppard, as well as real facts about The Elephant Man’s time on the road.

Crime and pillaging were rife in the historic East End, making for rousing tales that have evolved into legend over the years that have passed. See these stories, characters and London’s vibrant history brought to life when you book your place on our Heroes and Villains tour.

Learn all about the famous highway man that committed gang robberies before meeting his demise by hanging,and get to know a right Jack the Lad, who was beloved by his community for being a brazen fugitive thief; with a knack for getting away with it. Come along and see the darker side of literature and popular culture, and expand the mind with facts about London that would otherwise pass you by.

Voted one of “the most fascinating” London walking tours, this one is definitely a not to miss experience for anyone with a keen head for history and a morbid curiosity in all things crime and pop culture. Let’s not forget a visit to the place where The Elephant Man spent his final years, wishing he was like everyone else, after his years exhibiting himself in a touring freak show.

Sounds like something you need to get involved in? Don’t miss out, this is the tour to have when visiting the Big Smoke so head on over to our website and book your place today. You won’t regret it. For more information on any of our London walking tours and events, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will only be too happy to help.