One thing that fascinates tourists about London is the factual events that took centre stage and the personalities that became a household name for good reasons as well as bad and live on to this day. Immediately the Kray brothers come to mind. For those who do not know, the Krays were English gangsters who were the foremost perpetrators of organised crime in London, particularly the East End during the 1950s and 60s.
Today guided tours like the Krays tour offer people a glimpse of their lives and how they ruled the streets during the 50s and 60s. These tours are based on actual past events all centered in various parts of London, especially the East End. Even though their saga is more than 50 years old, people are still fascinated by these tours and today’s post will highlight exactly why after nearly half a century later, people still remember the Krays.
The Krays Tour is Based on Factual Events
Most tours are based on fantasy and myth. The Krays tour is the exact opposite. It is based completely on factual accounts. It outlines the story of twin brothers, Ronnie and Reggie Kray, and how they owned the streets of the East End of London as if it was their own backyard. People always respond well to factual accounts and nothing captivates the human mind quite like the capital’s true past and history.
A First Hand Look At Real Life Gangsters
Talking the talk and walking the walk are two very different things, but the Kray brothers were the real deal. They were gangsters from Whitechapel, who went on to become loved and hated by all those who were affected by them. Their criminal escapades made them famous and infamous. They were involved in every major criminal activity including arson, armed robberies, assaults and even murder.
Feared by Most, Loved by Many
Arguably one of the most fascinating things about the Krays is the diversity in their popularity across London and other surrounding areas. Whilst some people hated them for their criminal acts and other ventures, the locals absolutely loved them; even depended on them for their well-being. The Krays were well-known for their generosity and charity work in rebuilding the community. This garnered the praise of the community, especially the people who lived in the East End of London in Whitechapel and Bethnal Green. They were so popular that when the Krays died, their funeral consisted of the largest turnout in East End history; attesting the fact that the brothers had many admirers.
The Krays Tour is a form of entertainment. Crime, pain and struggle were a big part of their life, and people are eager to learn more about the gangsters who ruled the underworld. So, why not join us?