Published 21/11/2016 by Pinar
You don’t get to be a 2,000-year-old city without encountering a few wrong-uns along the way. And boy does London have its fair share of rotten apples. From butchers and bombers to rippers and rebels we’ve got 2FOR1 offers on plenty of attractions to satisfy your criminal cravings.
The prison dates back to 1144 making it one of England's oldest, if not THE oldest prison. The jail, in Southwark on the South Bank, is no longer there but the museum stands in its place and provides visitors with excellent opportunities to hear amazing stories of its notorious inmates. You’ll even be allowed to handle original artefacts including torture devices.
Criminals and murderers await you at this hi-tech history lesson of 1,000 years of London’s murky past. You’ll meet Sweeney Todd, Guy Fawkes, Jack the Ripper, the Plague Doctor, The Judge and a host of other unsavoury characters during 19 live shows performed by 20 actors.
Tower of London
This 1,000-year-old castle has been many things over the years including a royal palace, a fortress and a Mint. But it was also a famous prison and has a long and ghastly history full of torture and death. At the bottom of the Wakefield Tower is an exhibition about torture at the Tower including replicas of devices such as manacles and the rack.
Jack the Ripper Mystery Walk
Probably one of London’s most notorious and fascinating criminals is Jack the Ripper. The world's most famous serial killer stalked his victims on the streets of Whitechapel in East London in 1888. Tour guide Paul Mansfield will teach you the history, show you the murder sites and photos of the victims and top suspects. Booking essential.
The Krays tour
Actor Stephen Marcus, who played Nick the Greek in gangster film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, guides this two-hour walking tour around the infamous Kray twins’ East London stomping ground. Marcus will take you to real-life locations that were pivotal in the lives of Ronnie and Reggie Kray including the Blind Beggar pub and Repton Boys Club.
Advance booking required.