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Serial Killers: The Blood and Tears Walk

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, at this moment, 472 5-star reviews on Viator/TripAdvisor and it 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. That is because there are many chilling & 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.

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  • What's included :
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • Live entertainment
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    The sad story of an uncaught serial killer who first murdered a 6 year-old girl, then 7 years later murdered a 7-year-old girl inside Barbican Station! Your Guide, Declan, discusses the similarities between the cases and profiles the Killer.

    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. Grave-robbing and serial killing.
    Clue: The Doctors at St Bartholomew’s Hospital were happy to deal with real low-lifes.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH England

    The most famous court in the world: The Central Criminal Court. Otherwise known as The Old Bailey.

    Two serial killers who had their trials here.

    Firstly, one who appeared here TWICE and who sent an innocent man to his death before later confessing his multiple murders of women.

    Then the grim background to another who murdered 13 women and caused terror for over FIVE years.

    Later in the Tour I talk about two other serial killers whose trials were here. One who murdered 15 boys and men; and the other serial killer who is perhaps the most dangerous woman in the world.

    Duration: 8 minutes

    Stop At: Printer Street, Printer St, 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 22 years of 'The Blood and Tears Walk', including a film in the 'Top Ten' that 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, 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, 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 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 people can get right...

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Hare Place, Hare Pl, Temple, London, UK

    It's Jack the Ripper time. We visit the place, just off Fleet Street, where my Jack the Ripper suspect lived, 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 particular question right and you are on the 'Roll of Honour' of 'The Blood and Tears Walk'.

    Only one person out of every 1,500 people who have attended the Tour have 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 may just 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, 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: Portugal Street, Portugal St, London, UK

    I mentioned them earlier. These are two other serial killers whose trials were at the Central Criminal Court.

    One who murdered 15 boys and men.

    The other serial killer may well be the most dangerous woman in the world.

    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!

    A truly horrible piece of behaviour by a serial killer that you won't read in any of the books about him, but was discovered by the Head of Forensics investigating his Murders, who later came on my Tour.

    After this final story, Declan will, if you bought the ‘Tour and Book’ option’ from TripAdvisor, 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, if you didn't buy that option.

    The shops sell 'Bloody London' for the same £7 price, but Declan's signature on the book - only obtainable if you have done this Tour - makes it collectable...

    Duration: 6 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Aldersgate St, Barbican, London EC1A 4JA, UK
    Departure Time :
    7:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Holborn, Kingsway, London WC2B 6AA, UK
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by City Secrets Walks

Activity ID: V-72652P2

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