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The Darkest Secrets of London, Executions and Tortures (Private tour)

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• See the place after which " Bloody Mary" got her nickname
• Discover hidden roman cult
• Discover the London Devils
• Walk across the area of the original brothels
• See the oldest house which survived the Great Fire of London
• Feel the energy of gruesome execution places
• Walk through the burial place of the dead dogs

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Stop At: Bleeding Heart Tavern, 1 Bleeding Heart Yard, London EC1N 8SJ, UK

Somebody once said if “you aren’t in Love with London, you aren’t in love with life.” A place of hopes and dreams, but also a place of death and betrayal. When you first arrive, most people tend to have Buckingham Palace at the top of their list, but London is so much more!

It has stunning architecture, an unforgettable history and some of the best stories in the world tied to its locations. By booking on a tour, you can experience the highs and lows the city. 

Start your tour from the cobbled courtyard, which is one of the gruesomely titled locations and commemorates the murder of society’s beauty.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cock Lane, Cock Ln, London EC1A, UK

Then, find your way towards the oldest house which survived the Great Fire of London. Imagine what the housing system was like before 1666!

Walk along Cock Lane, a street that takes its name after Brothels occupied the street in past centuries. You then arrive at a church where you see the notorious execution bell, which rung 12 times to the condemned on the morning of their execution.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NR, UK

If you are getting thirsty, don’t worry! Dirty Dicks is next on the agenda and of course, it's named after a dirty man with bad habits. 

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cornhill House, 59-60 Cornhill, London EC3V 3PD, UK

After a rest bite, you can see where bodies of the dead dogs were found before you come to the Cornhill Devils, three terracotta figures, an unusual example of the long-lasting revenge to church officials. Follow your Guide to see small statue of two mice, which hides the tragic story about two men behind it. Continuing towards the grave, you see the grave of the woman who brought plague to London in 1665 and the water pump causing its epidemic. Killing over 100,000 Londoners, the water contained human remains after being seeped into the stream from cemeteries. It’s not for the faint-hearted.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: London Docklands Visitor Centre, 3 Limeharbour, London E14 9TQ England

To end it all, you finish your tour by the Dock, which was used for over 400 years to execute criminals found guilty of crimes at sea. Provoking the mind, you get to share the experience with others, hear stories of tragic deaths and get a taste of what London has to offer! 


Duration: 20 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • Professional Guide

  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Bleeding Heart Yard, London EC1N, UK

Departure Time
2:00 PM

2 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.