Bleeding Hearts and Body Parts: a London Walking Tour

Discover the darker side of London’s past on our 90-minute guided walking tour through the historic area of Farringdon. Our Bleeding Hearts and Body Parts Walk takes you on a journey through the city’s history of gruesome events, murders, martyrs, and public executions.

Step back in time and uncover London’s dark and gruesome history, from the relics of an English Saint to the story of William Wallace, and from a murderous mother-and-daughter team to a London plague pit. This tour delves into some of the city’s most chilling and macabre tales.

Join us on this unforgettable journey through London’s past as we reveal stories that have been hidden for centuries. Whether you are a history buff or simply curious about the darker side of the city’s past, this tour is not to be missed.

Despite its violent past, Farringdon and Smithfields have retained their mystery and fascination, with their bloody histories only adding to their allure. Explore the macabre side of London and learn about the stories and traditions that have shaped this iconic aspect of English culture.

If you have an interest in London’s grisly past and the tales of courage and defiance written in its blood, this walking tour is perfect for you. Our expert guide will provide fascinating insights into the city’s history, bringing the past to life with vivid storytelling.

Walking through the streets of Farringdon and the City of London, we will uncover the secrets and legends that have shaped this area. From the notorious Bleeding Heart Yard to the site of the infamous Smithfield Market, we will explore the locations of some of the city’s most gruesome events.

The area of Farringdon has maintained an allure and mystery that continues to captivate visitors. As you explore the winding streets and alleys of Farringdon and Smithfields, you’ll learn about the history of Charterhouse and Charterhouse Square, the stage for many blockbuster films.

Discover the history of St. Bartholomew’s Church, one of the oldest in London, and the public execution of William Wallace, the Scottish hero whose brave defiance inspired generations.

Explore the sites of public executions and hear tales of countless criminals whose blood was spilt on the streets. Discover inspiring stories of courage and defiance from those who stood up to the crowds during public executions. Learn about the Peasants’ Revolt and the fight for justice during London’s darkest times.

Your knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and qualified London tour guide, Hazel, will bring these dark streets to life, sharing rare and fascinating facts and tales about London’s gruesome past. From inspiring stories of courage and defiance to shocking tales of murder and mayhem, this tour has it all.

Book your Bleeding Hearts and Body Parts walking tour today and step back in time to uncover the secrets of this fascinating neighbourhood and its rich past.

Start: Farringdon Station
End: Smithfields

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