In 1954, the Krays made themselves known. By this point, they had a reputation for being notorious gangsters who dominated London’s criminal underworld with violence leading the way. The peak of their crimes saw the death of Jack ‘The Hat’ McVitie and they led a number of protection rackets, as well as turf wars. There are numerous biographies on the pair, as well as a movie portraying their life, rise and fall in the East End and another film due to come out very soon. However, it’s time to take it one step further and experience the East End as it was on one of EET‘s Krays tours!
So, why should you choose a Krays tour??
Well to begin with, our experienced and knowledgeable tour guides will fill you in on the twins’ reign, sparing no grisly details. On this tour, you will learn little-known facts about the twins and leave the East End a true expert. Not only this, but it is an exciting experience for all who are interested in the history of the gangster underworld, making for a great day out for you and your friends.
You will be taken to the areas around the East End where the Krays grew up, including an exclusive insider view of where they lived, attended school and church and the boxing club they visited.
You also have the chance to visit the Blind Beggar Pub, famous for being the location of George Cornwell’s murder, and our guides will inform you of the events that occurred prior to and following this fateful night. In fact, our guides know everything there is to know about this notorious pair and they will share their knowledge so you too can be an avid Krays expert!
In addition, you will see a side to London that you’ve never witnessed before. The East End itself is renowned for its collection of street art (which can be seen on our Street Art tour) and its place in London’s history. If you want to brush up on your history before you head off on the tour though, please see our tour page for more information.
If you would like to learn more about possibly the most famous gangster duo in history and their infamous crimes, join us on one of our brilliant Krays Tours! Booking is available online, but if you have any specific questions or if you would like to find out more about one of our other tours, please get in touch today. We would be happy to help in any way we can and we look forward to seeing you on one of our tours!