The Krays ruled the criminal underworld during the 1960s, with a mixture of fear and admiration settling over the East End. Though both twins have passed away, today, their legacy lives on through London tours, literature and, of course, film.

And now the trailer for Legend, a film based on the story of the Kray twins’ life and reign, has been released, we can just imagine the excitement that must be brimming among enthusiasts everywhere.

With Tom Hardy playing a double act, taking on the role of both Reggie and Ronnie Kray, Legend is set to be released in the UK on 11th September, according to Comic Book Resources.

Other stars include Emily Browning, Christopher Eccleston and Tara Fitzgerald, and the film itself was directed and written by Brian Helgeland, known for his adaptation of Robin Hood and Mystic River.

So, with anticipation building, what can you do in the meantime to learn more about this pair of notorious gangsters?

Well, as mentioned, tours around London are a popular choice, and we here at East End Tours would be more than happy to take you to some of the spots the Krays frequented in this part of the capital.

On our tour, you will learn all about the Krays’ dark past, as well as how their actions affected life in the East End of London. You will also be exposed to the gruesome details surrounding the crimes they committed, all on top of educating yourself before going to see Legend!

So,  book yourself on an East End Tour today through our website to learn more about the Kray twins or get in touch to find out more about this walk. We look forward to hearing from you.