London Gangsters & Legends Tour


The Cheerful Foodie

London Gangsters & Legends Tour

Spoken in: English

( 40 reviews ) star Off the beaten track London 1 - 10 watch_later 3 hours
  • Hear the stories of Gangster London
  • Take a step back in time
  • Dive into the 50s & 60s underworld scene
  • Stroll the city like a local
  • Understand more about London's film industry
  • Listen to historic stories

You will meet here: Bethnal Green Tube Station

What you can expect

This trip will take you through the East End and Soho areas following in the footsteps of the gangsters who once controlled London. Discover how they treated the city as their playground in nightclubs and pubs. Hear how these crafty cockneys used brain as well as braun to pull off their crimes, run nightclubs, sometimes with a hint of violence and vice, and how they mixed with the rich and famous, even royalty. This is your chance to hear some of the stories everyone wanted to keep quiet.

Learn how the Film and TV industry not only put these gangster’s stories on the screen, but also gave them parts in the films which made these rogues as famous as the celebrities and the rich people they met in nightclubs.

You will also hear some unusual legends including the oldest surviving London gang made up completely by women.

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This is the plan

Meeting poing
Bethnal Green Tube Station
Stop 1
Get the feel of London’s East End and the gangs that roamed these streets over the last hundred years and more.

Stop 2
Walk through the ‘stomping ground’ of twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray who led one of London's most famous gangs in the 1960’s. They inspired the recent film ‘Legend’ in which actor Tom Hardy played both of the twins. See the locations where the Krays lived some of which were used in the film.
Stop 3
See the location of one of the biggest robberies of the last century when Bandits escaped with todays equivalent of eight million pounds. Hear how they planned it and find out if they got away with it.

Stop 4
Stand on the spot of a vicious knife fight between two gangsters which changed the history of London’s gangland.
Stop 5
Find out about one of London’s oldest gangs, which has existed for nearly two hundred years, and all its members were women.

Stop 6
Have a drink in the pubs and clubs once owned by the gangsters and where they committed some of their crimes.

Final stop
Visit one of the first legal Casino’s in London and hear the story of how the gansters and the high class gamblers joined forces to make a fortune.

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Off the beaten track details

Private Off the beaten track
Mode of transport
Walking tour
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 10 persons
Meeting point
Bethnal Green Tube Station
Guest pick-up
within 48 hours
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
Private guide


The Cheerful Foodie

40 reviews

I work as a freelancer making TV programmes and documentaries which is basically story telling. I am a proud Londoner, born and bread. I have been lucky to travel with work, recently in Belfast, Tokyo, and many American and European cities. I am a ‘foodie’, enjoy cooking and collecting recipe’s on my travels. I am also a massive music fan and record collector with as a love of cinema and filming so naturally obsessed with London’s Rock and Roll and Film history."

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