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



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90 min linear tour

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





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.”

Your Guide: Hazel Baker