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Gangster Walking Tour of London’s East End led by Vas Blackwood

  • 2-hour gangster walking tour of London’s East End led by Vas Blackwood
  • Hear insider gossip about London’s low-life underworld: real-life criminals and fictional fiends
  • Visit sites linked to the infamous Kray twins like Repton Boys’ Club and the Blind Beggar pub
Gangster Walking Tour of London’s East End led by Vas Blackwood
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Journey through the sinister world of organized crime with a 2-hour walking tour through London’s East End! Guided by actor Vas Blackwood—hear real histories and fictitious recreations of London’s gangster underworld.  Visit filming locations and learn about the notorious Kray Twins, London’s premier mobsters in the mid-20th century, and former bad boy Lenny McLean.
What to Expect
Your tour through the London’s gritty criminal underworld begins in Whitechapel, an area brimming with illicit histories from the Jack the Ripper rampage to the dark negotiations of London’s most infamous gangsters. Meet your guide Vas Blackwood there for your 2-hour afternoon walking tour—and bring your questions!
As you head into Whitechapel’s warren of alleys and backroads, hear about the famous Kray twins, brutal mobsters who ruled the East End in the mid-20th century. Before being imprisoned for life, Reggie and Ronnie Kray made their mark in the area, from training to box at Repton Boys’ Club to opening glamorous nightclubs—hotspots for famous performers and members of parliament. Learn about Ronnie’s rise to celebrity after publicly murdering his arch rival at Blind Beggar pub, and about beloved London actress Barbara Windsor, who had a fling with Reggie Kray before marrying his feared associate, Ronnie Knight. 
Along the way, indulge in Vas’s colorful storytelling. Learn more about cockney criminals like Brown Bread Fred, a cockney play on words where ‘bread’ translates to ‘dead’ – the unfortunate fate of many that met him – and ‘The Guv’nor,’ Lenny McLean, a former bareknuckle fighter and gangster who left the dark side to perform in the British classic, Eastenders.
Finish with a behind-the-scenes tour of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels film locations. Soak up little-known tales of production as you visit sites like Samoan Jo’s pub and Hatchet Harry’s office, workplace of Harry Lonsdale.
Your fascinating insider tour ends at Columbia Road in Shoreditch.
Reviews (34)
1 - 5 of 27 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Diamond Geezer. Superb

Can’t speak highly enough about this tour. Vas Blackwood takes you on a walking gangster tour from the Blind Beggar through the back streets of the East End. Vaz is simply a pleasure to be with and listen to. A true professional, witty, knowledgable and...More

Thank rh2473
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic tour!! Can't recommend highly enough!!

Absolutely brilliant tour! Vas was a fantastic guide, engaging, witty and knowledgeable, and a top bloke too! The tour focuses mainly on the Krays but also includes some filming locations from Lock Stock. Clearly a lot of research has gone in to preparing the tour...More

Thank jack h
Reviewed 11 October 2018
Brilliant Tour

Thoroughly recommended tour, Vaz is very friendly and ensures everyone in the group is looked after and highly informative showing you places that otherwise you wouldnt see. Language is colourful and down to earth but he's good fun and very interesting.

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Vas was an awesome guide and a great guy. Really informative and funny, would definitely recommend to anyone.

Thank Rayrayrey
Reviewed 16 September 2018
Vas is very knowledgeable and witty. This tour leaves similar tours far behind

This tour was amazing. Vas Blackwood was a great host with knowledge and wit. The tour focuses on the Krays but also includes a couple of the locations from Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrells, including the infamous Samoan Cocktail Pub. Very funny and enlightening...More

Thank ScoobyDoo17
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