London Crimes And Punishment Private Walking Tour

London Crimes And Punishment Private Walking Tour

This tour will cover a number of neighbourhoods, all of different characteristics & historical time periods. Starting in the East End where The Krays famously & violently ruled the roost in the heart of the old East End.

Not too far away you will go back in time almost a century and retread the footsteps of Jack The Ripper & his victims whilst visiting and learning about the feared Workhouses that so many lived in and so many were trapped in. Then towards Smithfields, home of many a famous & bloody execution. Stopping briefly at the beautiful St. Bartholomews church before visiting the shrine of William Wallace (Braveheart) where he was put to death in one of the most horrible ways imaginable.

Then to old Newgate prison where people awaited their trials & deaths for centuries before standing on the spot where many of the executions were enacted. The notorious Clink Prison awaits us… then the maze of alleys around Borough Market & the poverty stricken neighbourhood of Charles Dickens.
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




This tour will cover a number of neighbourhoods, all of different characteristics & historical time periods. Starting in the East End where The Krays famously & violently ruled the roost in the heart of the old East End.

Not too far away you will go back in time almost a century and retread the footsteps of Jack The Ripper & his victims whilst visiting and learning about the feared Workhouses that so many lived in and so many were trapped in. Then towards Smithfields, home of many a famous & bloody execution. Stopping briefly at the beautiful St. Bartholomews church before visiting the shrine of William Wallace (Braveheart) where he was put to death in one of the most horrible ways imaginable.

Then to old Newgate prison where people awaited their trials & deaths for centuries before standing on the spot where many of the executions were enacted. The notorious Clink Prison awaits us… then the maze of alleys around Borough Market & the poverty stricken neighbourhood of Charles Dickens.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Whitechapel Bell Foundry, 32-34 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW England

Having visited an important site relating to early Communism, we next stop off here at the famous foundry which made Big Ben and the Liberty Bell and will learn how Big Ben got its name.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Blind Beggar Public House Whitechapel, 337 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU England

The scene of perhaps the most infamous London gangland shooting back in the 60’s with the feared Krays…. Londons answer to Al Capone!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Ten Bells, 84 Commercial St, London E1 6LY, UK

The pub most closely linked with Jack The Ripper, possibly at the end of the street at which he lived.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The White Hart, 89 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7RA England

This famous pub is one of a few closely associated with Jack The Ripper. After few minutes up the road we will visit the site of a potential Ripper killing.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Brick Lane Police Station 25 Brick Lane, London E1 6PU England

Now a trendy street and home to a thriving 1-mile stretch of curry restaurants, we will learn what life was like here in Victorian times when Jack was about.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Brick Lane Jamme Masjid, 59 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL England

Now a beautiful mosque, at the time of Jack The Ripper the building was a synagogue and a century earlier a Protestant church for fleeing French refugees. Learn about the history and heritage of this once poverty stricken part of London

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Golden Boy of Pye Corner, 35 Cock Lane, London EC1A 9BW England

Why do we have a golden statue of a rather fat young boy in this quiet London Street? It’s all to do with The Great Fire of London.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Christ Church Spitalfields, Commercial St, London E1 6LY, UK

This beautiful stone built church was the centre of Victorian life and just across the road from both the bustling market and brewery but also adjacent to perhaps the most dreadful street in London.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor, Brune Street, London England

Here we can see the first and indeed one of the last Jewish soup kitchens in the East End of London

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, London E1 6EW England

Once an industrial market, now a funky market where these is always something to see under the fabulous old Victorian roof.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Smithfield Market, 225 London Central Markets, London EC1A 9LH England

Smithfields has long been the centre of the London meat trade. Centuries ago when food production was less ethical, it wasn’t just dead animals that were butchered here.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: WIlliam Wallace Memorial, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital W Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS England

See the site of where William ‘Braveheart’ Wallace was Hung Drawn and Quartered as well as quite a few other interesting histories just a few feet away.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Peasants’ Revolt Plaque, Northern Wall of St Bart’s Hospital Smithfield, London England

Learn all about the infamous Peasants Revolt and how it helped shape life in modern day Western countries today.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS England

Visit this small but fascinating graveyards and learn of the secrets within.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St. Paul’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England

From the outside see one of the most beautiful of buildings and learn of how it miraculously avoided destruction in WW2.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Viaduct Tavern, 126 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AA England

This old pub is notorious for both being right next to the site of centuries of executions but also in the cellars beneath the streets being holding cells where condemned men would spend their last night on earth.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St. Sepulchre Without Newgate Church, Holborn Viaduct Next to the Old Bailey, London EC1A 2DQ England

Learn the often rather gruesome history of this fabulous old church.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH England

Perhaps the oldest court in the Western World. Still the place where the baddest of the bad are put on trial.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden, King Edward St, London EC1A 7BA, UK

This small garden and ruins is a memorial garden to The Blitz in WW2.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: London Bridge, London SE1 9DD England

The modern incarnation of London Bridge with the large ceremonial spike on which the heads of the executed would be stuck as a warning to those entering the city.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The National Firefighters Memorial, Carter Ln, Peter’s Hill, London EC4V 5EY, UK

This small memorial remembers those who gave their lives protecting London and other cities from the terrible bombings and fires of the WW2 Blitz bombings by the Luftwaffe.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Millennium Bridge, Thames Embankment, London SE1 9JE England

20 year old Millennium Bridge doesn’t have any gore itself but from here we can see what was once one of the top suicide spots in London and decidedly sexist it was too!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Globe Theatre, Cardinal Cap Alley, London SE1 9JF, UK

Now one of the finest places to see a play but in the time of Shakespeare, this area was the absolute pits. Rather like the Amsterdam of its day… for good or for bad!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Clink Prison Museum Soho Wharf 1 Clink Street Clink Prison Museum Soho Wharf, London SE1 9DG England

Not going in the museum itself but the outside is very authentic as it is. We’ll learn why this part of London was just so bad.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Winchester Palace, Clink Street, London SE1 9DG England

Winchester Palace, mostly destroyed in one of the many huge fires of London. Once the home to the Bishop and we’ll find out about his terrible ways just a little bit further on.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL England

Now entering the heart of Dickensian London and the setting for much of Oliver Twist. There has been a market here pretty much since Roman times.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Marshalsea Prison, Angel Pl, London SE1 1JA, UK

We finish the tour at the location of an old debtors prison that had such a terrible impact on Charles Dickens.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Crossbones Graveyard, Redcross Way Southwark, London England

Crossbones Cemetery if almost unknown even to Londoners, perhaps because of its grisly history. The resting place of criminals, prostitutes, plague victims and suicides for centuries. Learn the fascinating story this tragic but beautiful place.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Red Cross Cottages & Garden, Red Cross Garden 50 Redcross Way, London SE1 1HA England

Learn the story of one of the first attempts to improve the welfare of the poverty stricken in London.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Ye Olde England Tours, London England

This tour is run by Ye Olde England Tours

Duration: 3 hours