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The Blood and Tears Walk

#72 of 658 Tours in London
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Clerkenwell
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Address: London EC1A 4JA, England
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+44 7905 746733
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Wed - Fri 19:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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'The Blood and Tears Walk' has a cult reputation with massive 'word of...

'The Blood and Tears Walk' has a cult reputation with massive 'word of mouth'. Going for fourteen years, it is one of the best known London walks and has earned the right to be called a horror classic. Guide Declan McHugh has been on television and radio and many thousands come each year to learn about Jack the Ripper, other London serial killers, witchcraft, executions, conspiracy theories etc. Meets outside the only exit at Barbican station and ends two hours later at Holborn underground station.

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Excellent High School Trip

Amazingly intense and interesting, Declan used a very good method of adding in funny bits to it, very miniacle and fun

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kacey W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazingly intense and interesting, Declan used a very good method of adding in funny bits to it, very miniacle and fun

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Awww thanks, Kacey. Always nice to be called a maniac. Declan More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and i were brought this tour as a present as we always like to try new things in London. We werent disappointed. Declan is very good at what he does, he brings the stories to life and really gets you involved. It was a 2 hour walk which we did once it was dark at 7pm. We got... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found Declan very engaging. He also covers a wide range of topics while making the wall interactive in a clever way. Perfect for a first date...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and entertaining, got to see some beautiful parts of London I hadn't visited before. And heard some interesting stories and theories about serial killers historical and contemporary.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had a great time visiting some of the spookier sites of London, including some less well known ones. Declan's energy and enthusiasm made it a unique and exciting tour that made us laugh, and gave us chills! It's fairly fast paced so you have to pay attention but you certainly get your moneys worth of juicy info! So good we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Fancied something different to do in London so booked "Blood and Tears" last minute. Thoroughly enjoyed the walk. Very fast paced and full to the brim with exciting, fun and spooky information. The owner was a great host. His story-telling and interaction is second to none. Happy to answer all questions. Bought his book "Bloody London" - which is very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Had an excellent Friday night spent in the company of our brilliant guide Declan. An interesting, informative and funny tour of some of London's hidden streets! Would recommend this to anyone who wants to see a different side of the City!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

The guide is very knowledgeable and his acting skills are great - he knows how to keep the attention high

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Brilliant tour! Very interesting and made more so by the guide, Declan. The tour takes you on the less obvious but in my eyes more interesting stories of London. Declan is very knowledgeable and brings the sites that you visit to life. I would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended. I never tried a tour before and my gf recommended it. It was well worth it. It's interesting, fun and eerie!

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