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Bleeding Hearts and Body Parts Private Tour

Explore bloody London’s history
  • Explore under-rated Farringdon and Smithfields
  • Discover the realities of London life in Medieval to Victorian times
  • Learn about Charles Dickens, Henry VII and phantom figures
90 mins linear walk
Not step-free
Private walking tour

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Time to take your rose tinted history specs off….

The area of Farringdon and Smithfields is awash with historic stories of Bloody London; from cold-blooded murders, public executions and body parts associated with them.

Take in the sights of: Smithfield Market, St Bart’s Hospital, St Bart’s Church, Cloth Fair, King Henry VIII’s Gate, where Christian and Protestant and Catholic martyrs were murdered in a variety of gruesome ways.

  • Start: Farringdon Station
  • End: Smithfields Market
Your Guide: Hazel Baker

Bleeding Hearts and Body Parts Private Tour Reviews

Graham, Guildford
“Very well researched tour by a fun and informative guide. Recommended. Thanks Hazel!”
“So much history in a few blocks.”
Faye B
“Great tour learning about Farringdon’s bloody past. Hazel was incredibly knowledgeable and about to answer all additional questions.”
Karina R
“Informative and immersive. Loved the way Hazel got everyone engaged into the stories.”
Lynda D
“Hazel as always never fails to entertain on an interesting and informative walk around Smithfield and down alleyways you would never normally even notice.”

Qualified London Tour Guides

Blue Badge Tour Guide
City of London Tour Guide Badge
City of Westminster Guide
Clerkenwell & Islington Guide
Camden Tour Guides Association


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