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Time to take your rose tinted history specs off….
Farringdon and Smithfields have always been associated with gore and bloodshed. For centuries, these two areas of London were the sites of public executions, and the blood of countless criminals was spilt on their streets. In more recent times, Farringdon has had its fair share of bleeding hearts and body parts. Smithfields has been the site of public executions as well as the stage for a number of blockbuster films.
London’s bloody history is also full of inspiring stories of courage and defiance. During the public executions in Smithfields, many people would come to watch and jeer at the condemned. However, there were also those who would bravely stand up to the crowd and offer words of support and comfort to the condemned. The famous story of Wat Tyler and the Peasants’ Revolt is a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there are those who will fight for justice. London’s bloody history is full of both horror and hope, and it is this duality that makes it so fascinating.
Despite all this violence, both Farringdon and Smithfields have managed to retain an air of mystery and fascination. These two areas of London are steeped in history, and their bloody pasts only add to their allure. For those with a taste for the macabre, Farringdon and Smithfields are definitely worth a visit.
If you want to learn more about London’s gruesome past, or are interested in the stories of courage and defiance that have been written in its blood, then book a walking tour with us today. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides will bring these dark streets to life and show you how they have shaped the city we know today.Read Less
It’s hardly surprising with its length of history that London is one of the spookiest cities in Europe.
This is a 90 minute Farringdon walk featuring bleeding hearts and body parts, murderers, martyrs & public executions.
- Start: Farringdon Station
- End: Smithfields
- 90 mins linear walk
- Not step-free
Book Your Spot£20 per adult, £15 per child (<span class="translation_missing" title="translation missing: en-GB.funzing.order_widget.age">Age</span> 5-14)
Tickets refundable up to 48 hrs before event