Old Bailey Criminal

Criminals and Legends of London Evening Walking Tour

  • Duration
    2 h.
  • Start time
  • Meeting Point
    Duke of Wellington Statue (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Mon, Thu
  • Language

Tour Highlights

  • Walking exploration of one of the most historical parts of London
  • See both world-famous sights and little-known gems
  • Expert local guide will entertain you with fascinating true tales
  • See and learn about secrets even Londoners don’t know
  • Discover prison cells hidden in a Victorian pub
  • Take a picture of the remaining piece of the Newgate prison wall
  • Intimate group of 15 people or fewer
  • Audio headsets when needed so you can always hear your guid

Old Bailey Exterior View

Old Bailey

The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, many a fate has been decided here as London’s largest criminal cases come to verdict.

The Viaduct Tavern Historic Pub

Viaduct Tavern

From cells to cellars, this Victorian pub was once a jail and many of the prison’s original architectural details remain in use today.

Smithfield’s market Interior

Smithfield’s market

Hear the stories of Bloody Mary, and the ghost of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the ‘Grey Lady’ at Smithfield’s market.

Criminals and Legends of London Evening Walking Tour Description

We invite you to experience London as never before, a darker London riddled with crime, violence, mystery and hauntings. By day the financial and business capital of London, the City of London is also one of the oldest parts of the city, with two thousand years of history waiting to come alive for you. See many sights, some world famous, some practically unknown, some hidden, and hear stories of murder and mayhem, robbery and organized crime, hauntings and ghostly visions from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Many ghostly figures are said to walk the streets of the City of London, and on this evening walking tour you will learn their stories, often tragic, sometimes gruesome. Learn about the ghost of one of Britain’s best loved authors, Charles Dickens, hear the stories of the woman who haunts the Bank of England, and those of two beautiful but murderous queens, who occasionally cross paths and can be seen fighting in the gloom of the evening.

Hear about grave robberies that took place here. Walk over ancient burial pits, learn about witchcraft trials and public executions – hanging, burning, boiling and roasting alive, amongst other terrible fates were met in the alleys and ancient buildings of the City of London.

London’s dark and criminal past will be brought to life, as you learn about the life and crimes of the infamous Jack the Ripper. Visit Smithfield’s market to hear the stories of Bloody Mary and the ghost of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the ‘Grey Lady’.

End your tour at a Victorian pub with a secret. Built on the site of an old prison, you’ll be able to go into the cellars and see the smallest prison cells in London, haunted today by a poltergeist. Enjoy a thrilling evening stroll in the company of an expert guide, as you explore one of London’s most historical and fascinating areas.

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What's included

• Fully guided walking tour with an expert, English-speaking tour guide
• Small groups of 15 people or fewer
• Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

Sites Visited

  • Viaduct Tavern (inside)
  • Bank
  • Old Bailey
  • Smithfield’s Market

Meeting Point


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Robert was great! He...


Robert was great! He helped bring to life the history behind the criminals and legends of London. I really loved his enthusiasm about each topic through the entire tour. Great job, yet again, City Wonders! We love booking tours with you!

We had such a great tour...


We had such a great tour - Gavin was so knowledgeable, warm and friendly, and suited the tour to our family's needs (travelling with our 10 year old).

Our guide was friendly, engaging...


Our guide was friendly, engaging, and so knowledgeable. He made the tour very entertaining!

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  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
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