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The Blood and Tears Walk

London EC1A 4JA, England
+44 7905 746733
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Great Birthday gift

My wife bought me this walk for my birthday and we both thoroughly enjoyed it, we thought we knew... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reading, United Kingdom
Absolutely Amazing!

My friends and I had an amazing time on this walk, and Declan is the perfect guide for it! He's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
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'The Blood and Tears Walk' has a cult reputation with massive 'word of mouth'. Going for eighteen years, it is one of the best known London walks and has earned the right to be called a horror classic. Guide Declan McHugh who wrote the best-selling 'Bloody London' has been on television and radio and many thousands come from all over the world each year to learn about Jack the Ripper, other London serial killers, witchcraft, executions, conspiracy theories etc. This tour meets outside the only exit at Barbican station and ends two hours later at Holborn underground station. Chilling, entertaining and informative!
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
London EC1A 4JA, England
+44 7905 746733

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife bought me this walk for my birthday and we both thoroughly enjoyed it, we thought we knew quite a lot about Londons murky past we do now! Declan was extremely interesting & knowledgeable and had a great way about him which kept our...More

Thank nikstew2003
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I had an amazing time on this walk, and Declan is the perfect guide for it! He's knowledgeable, and engaging. Honestly one of the best walking tours I've ever been on!

Thank auroramcgaughey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my fiance attended this tour after we received a voucher for Christmas and finally getting to come and spend some time in London together! We both love anything bit morbid and have an interest in the more gruesome side to London so found...More

Thank Melaniesuex
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic tour with Declan. Even though the heavens opened and we all got soaked he made the walk so interesting that you forgot about the weather. It was thought provoking and gruesome in parts but informative and well researched and Declan was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting stories, lots of history and a great story teller all at the same time. This is a great evening event that is great for mid teens and higher and families.

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Declan does a great job giving you a totally different perspective on London. He really knows his history and serial killers...his approach was interesting and really made you think. He was very engaging and encouraged participation. His rule of no one under 12 attending is...More

Thank mommajopat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a Londoner I found this 2 hour tour rather boring, spending a huge amount of time standing and listening to the guide going through stories about Jack the Rippler etc. It was a pretty huge group as well - mainly walked around St Paul/Fleet...More

Thank Jimmy K
Declan M, Owner at The Blood and Tears Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry Jimmy did not like it. I am a little puzzled as to how else a tour guide is meant to be other than to tell stories. Since I can't really provide cushions or chairs for the participants, again it necessarily involves standing and walking....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous evening with this tour. Declan is incredibly engaging, informed and entertaining. He managed to fit in a good amount of content without bombarding us constantly - some fascinating stuff! Really liked the audience participation aspect and that it wasn't just on Jack...More

Thank HBackham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous fabulous informative funny and a little scary evening Declan was fantastic HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend this tour and please buy the book it's fantastic

Thank brigettelcc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great way for a solo traveler to spend an evening in London. Declan is so great at what he does, he is knowledgeable and a real showman.

Thank Emily B
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21 February 2017|
Response from Declan M | Property representative |
Yes. come along. it's at 7pm ONLY because The 9.45pm performance on Wednesdays now takes place only from March 1st to November 1st. So I will see you outside Barbican station's only exit before 7pm. You will see my... More
Ciara W
4 January 2017|
Response from Declan M | Property representative |
Unfortunately not, because February 27th is a Monday and the public walks only take place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights. The only possibility is to do it as a private walk BUT I only do private walks for a... More
16 September 2016|
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Response from Declan M | Property representative |
Hi Helen, glad you found the booking calendar. A piece of news that might be relevant is that I am not doing any tours in December this year, just to alert you and others to that..... Declan