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Serial Killers: The Blood and Tears Walk

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Your Guide, Declan, is an expert on London and British serial killers, AND world serial killers. Yes, Jack the Ripper, but NOT just Jack the Ripper - Declan knows about the behaviour and psychology of serial killers worldwide.

The Tour has hundreds of 5 star reviews on Viator/TripAdvisor and is rated ‘Excellent’ by Viator. It's also a 'Traveller's Choice' on TripAdvisor. This is an immersive and memorable experience.

The Tour is a 12+ certificate meaning ONLY people aged 12 and over can attend. There are many chilling and disturbing stories. You will leave the Tour better informed - but also more wary...

With the 'Tour plus Book' option, you receive a personally signed copy of Declan McHugh's best-selling 'Bloody London' book, nearly 200 pages of dark deeds in London's grim past.

The Book is 90% different from the Tour - essentially, Book and Tour are two totally different products.  The Book has sold 8,500 copies so far, with excellent Amazon reviews.

About This Deal

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

The story of the uncaught serial killer who left a 7-year-old victim actually inside Barbican Station. Plus Profiling exercise.

Duration: 8 minutes

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

The sinister economics of dead people....Clue: Body-snatching and serial killing. Clue: ‘The Fortune of War’ pub, opposite St Bartholomew’s Hospital, was not just a pub.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH England

The Central Criminal Court. Learn about the trials of serial killers who met justice here, including the serial killer who appeared TWICE here; the murderer of 13 women; another murderer of 15 boys and men; and the serial killer who is perhaps the most dangerous woman in the world. Plus learn the brutal lesson of this Tour.

Duration: 13 minutes

Stop At: Holborn Viaduct, Holborn street, London EC1A England

Tour discussion about which serial killers people know about/are fascinated by - and some stories about people who have been on this Tour who have had encounters with serial killers….

Duration: 6 minutes

Stop At: Printer Street, Printer St, Holborn, London EC4A, UK

A ‘lighter’ moment on the Tour…vote on the scariest horror movies of all time. Declan reveals the 'Top Ten' votes from 20 years of 'The Blood and Tears Walk', including a film in the 'Top Ten' most of you simply do not know. Also Declan's personal recommendation for a horror film, a film even fewer of you have seen...

Duration: 6 minutes

Stop At: Crane Court, Crane Ct, Holborn, London, UK

An extremely creepy individual who used to live round here and what he had in his window. Plus a little psychological game Declan invented called 'Possibilities'. Plus two jaw-dropping statistics on serial killers which you do not know and which may permanently change the way you look at the world..PLUS the one thing you must never ever do in your life...

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Red Lion Court, Red Lion Ct, Holborn, London, UK

Hear a dramatic account of a little known Victorian transatlantic serial killer who lived round here. This true-life story, with a number of twists, would be a perfect for a Movie, and yet the Movie has never been made. The story ends with a question, based on what you have just heard, which very very few can get right...

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hare Place, Hare Pl, Holborn, London EC4Y 1BJ, UK

It's Jack the Ripper time...visit the place where my Jack the Ripper suspect lived, just off Fleet Street, and hear a detailed account of precisely why I think this man was Jack the Ripper. Let's see how good you are at profiling. Also In this Jack the Ripper section of the tour is the toughest question of the entire tour. Get this question right and you are on the 'Roll of Honour' of 'The Blood and Tears Walk'. Only one person in every 1,500 people who attend the Tour can get this question right!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St. Dunstan In The West, 186A Fleet Street, London EC4A 2HR England

The narrow dingy alley we enter here just may be the creepiest place you have been to in your entire life. We conduct a psychic experiment here - it's a murder scene - and you hear about a pair of devious serial killers who operated around here. If you are psychic you will NOT like this place. I have had tough men be shaken by the atmosphere in here.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 194 Fleet St, Holborn, London EC4A 2LT, UK

Hear an excessively bizarre serial killer conspiracy theory, by a very strange and controversial writer, connected to the Dragon Monument where Fleet Street meets The Strand. Apparently all is not as it seems....

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Lincoln's Inn Fields, London England

A very tough serial Killer quiz with a cash prize!

Duration: 7 minutes

Stop At: Princess Louise, Wc1 208 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EP England

We end at the wonderful Princess Louise pub, famous for its wonderful Victorian decor. However, after the final serial killer story of the Tour, you may hesitate to enter this pub!

After this final story, Declan will, if you bought the ‘Tour and Book’ option’, sign your copies of his best-selling book 'Bloody London', and add a personal message. You can also buy the book from Declan, for just £7, even if you only chose the Tour option.

The shops sell 'Bloody London' for the same price, but Declan's signature on the book - only obtainable if you have done the Tour - makes it collectable...

Duration: 6 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 20 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather condition so dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 12 years.
  • Children are 12-14 years old. Adults are 15+.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • You MUST add 20 minutes extra travelling time, due to constant Underground train delays
  • Not recommended for people in their 70s. It's quite fast-paced and we cover about 2 miles =3.2 kms
  • Don't attend if you are feeling unwell and have a temperature with a new persistent cough
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Reduced numbers per Tour until June 2021 to protect everyone. Your Guide uses a mobile amplifier & head microphone to avoid excessive projection. Everyone, Guide included, wears a mask. The mask must be worn while your Guide is speaking, but the mask can be taken off while walking between stops.
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Live entertainment

  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Aldersgate St, Barbican, London EC1A 4JA, UK

Departure Time
7:00 PM

2 hours

Return Details
Kingsway, Holborn, London WC2B 6AA, UK

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