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23rd Jun 2012 12:05pm | By Editor
This latest offering from the folks at London Dungeon invites you on a stroll through the rat-infested streets and homes of Medieval London. Led by the resident “rat catcher”, you’ll learn about life in times gone by to the accompaniment of thousands of scuttling rodents who you may just come face to whisker with if you’re not careful. Nice.
28-34 Tooley Street, SE1 2SZ
Tube | London Bridge
Led by Donald Rumblerow, who is internationally recognised as a leading authority on Ripper, this tour follows in the footsteps of London’s most notorious serial killer and you’ll shudder at his bloodcurdling crimes. Step back into the late 1800s, where the Ripper would hide in the midnight shadows, from where he would strike, murdering East End prostitutes. Not for the faint-hearted!
Daily 7.30pm-9.30pm, £9
Meet outside Tower Hill Tube
Check out the locations that have featured in such films as Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Da Vinci Code, Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter on this cinematic journey around the heart of London and discover exclusive behind the scenes facts and trivia.
Fri 2.30pm, Sat 10am, Sun 10am
£8 | Meet outside Temple Tube
Find out about the African contribution to London’s history on a tour that celebrates black presence in the capital. From loyalists and revolutionaries to equality fighters, these walks shed light new light on London’s culture.
£7 | Various
Admire the skill of London’s cultural creatives on a tour of the contemporary art scene, stopping at artists’ studios, galleries and project spaces. These bespoke tours are led by guides who are all professional, trained artists themselves.
Discover London from the perspective of a homeless person. Choose from five guides who’ll offer top-class stories and facts in the areas they represent – and they are paid by Sock Mob Events, which organises the tours.
£5+ | Various
Book Club Tours organises tailor-made literary tours around London and short trips further afield. Choose one from the selection of tours already on offer and alter it to suit your interests, or tell them where you’d like to go and what you want to discover, and they will create a bespoke tour to your requirements. Whether it’s a literary tour, a cultural walk or an historic look at the city, taking in World War I and II, there’s something for every interest.
Various | bookclubtours.co.uk
Images: Getty, Garry Samuels