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Gangster Tour of London’s East End Led by Actor Vas Blackwood provided by Brit Movie Tours

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Gangster Tour of London’s East End Led by Actor Vas Blackwood

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 12/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 12/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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  • You'll start at
    E1 1BU
    Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BU, UK
    Please arrive at least 10 minutes early at your meeting point as the tour will leave promptly. The meeting point is inside the main bar area of the Blind Beggar pub, 337 Whitechapel Rd – 1 minute walk from Whitechapel tube station where you will find your guide waiting for you.
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    The Blind Beggar
    Stop: 15 minutes
    Having rubbed shoulders with many of London’s ex-gangsters to prepare for his role in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Vas Blackwood has countless tales to tell, and you’ll hear the best as you walk from site to site. Learn about ‘The Guv’nor,’ Lenny McLean, a gangster-turned-good guy who started his criminal resume as a bareknuckle fighter before going on to act in popular UK TV programs, like Eastenders and The Bill. You'll also hear tales of Barbara Windsor – a much-loved London actress who married one of the Krays' feared associates Ronnie Knight -- as well as discovering the dastardly doings of Brown Bread Fred, a chap nicknamed after the cockney rhyming slang in which ‘brown bread’ means 'dead' in reference to the murders he committed. See the pub used as Samoan Jo’s in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, as well as Hatchet Harry’s office, where ‘Porn King’ Harry Lonsdale worked in the film.
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  • You'll end at
    E1 1BU
    Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BU, UK
    Please arrive at least 10 minutes early at your meeting point as the tour will leave promptly. The meeting point is inside the main bar area of the Blind Beggar pub, 337 Whitechapel Rd – 1 minute walk from Whitechapel tube station where you will find your guide waiting for you.
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BU, UK
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - East End
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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AndySmithHarlow wrote a review Apr 2020
Harlow, United Kingdom9 contributions4 helpful votes
What a great coupe of hours. Highly recommend this tour. Vas was exceptional, funny, welcoming and informative, and completely made the tour what it was.
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Susan D wrote a review Mar 2020
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Really entertaining afternoon. Vas is engaging and friendly and the afternoon whizzed by. Turns out it be quite a lot of walking, but you don’t realise! Make sure you wait for the green man!!! Thanks Vas, it was great!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Chris Taylor wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
I did this tour recently with my girlfriend and we had an excellent time. Vas is an outstanding host and very funny. Its an interesting story around a historic part of London. Its also excellent value for money
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Date of experience: March 2020
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ian w wrote a review Mar 2020
Wolverhampton153 contributions68 helpful votes
Very interesting insight into the world of the Krays, and the gangsters. Vaz seemed very passionate and knowledge, lots of insider stories from the Lock Stock and 2 smoking barrels film. Apparently we walked 4.5 miles during the 3 hour tour, started at Whitechapel and ended in
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Kat wrote a review Feb 2020
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My son and I went on the Gangster Tour with Vas Blackwood which was brilliant. The group was pursued by Storm Dennis and by the end it was a somewhat wet and windy experience but none of that marred the enthusiasm with which "Uncle Vas" narrated the tale of the Krays. Please
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Date of experience: February 2020
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