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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Stories from London's Gruesome History

London, United KingdomPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Amy

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Do you have a penchant for the macabre? A morbid curiosity in the grim and gruesome? Then pull up a pew. For one hour only, London's Gruesome Stories Online will bring the darkened streets of London to your doorstep for a peek into the chilling history of one of the world's greatest cities.

Starting at the world-famous London Bridge, we will intrepidly cross the River Thames and explore the grisly secrets of London's North Bank, "stopping off" at key sites such as the Tower of London and the East End. Along the way, we'll unearth stories of plague, execution, torture, and brutal crimes committed by London's most notorious criminals, which we'll bring to life with photos.

Don't expect a run-of-the-mill Jack the Ripper experience. Though you'll certainly hear about the sadistic character that shook Victorian-era London, we'll introduce you to several Londoners whose twisted crimes will leave you shaken.

Throw yourself into the grim and the gory by guessing the end to stories, testing your trivia knowledge, and chatting with other guests. Dominic and Sophie LOVE talking about London's Gruesome History, so make sure to ask them questions and share your own interesting tidbits!

This experience is great for teams, students or groups of friends. We've already hosted private experiences for team building days, digital student union events and parties with a gruesome twist.
Do you have a penchant for the macabre? A morbid curiosity in the grim and gruesome? Then pull up a pew. For one hour only, London's Gruesome Stories Online will bring the darkened streets of London to your doorstep for a peek into the chilling history of one of the world's greatest cities.

Starting at the world-famous London Bridge, we will intrepidly cross the River Thames and explore the grisly secrets of London's North Bank, "stopp…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Amy can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $166.

What to bring

  • Your morbid curiosity
  • Any questions you have about London!
  • A drink or two to enjoy with your host & other guests (if you wish)
From $13
/ person
Fri, Nov 27
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
$14 per person
$14 per person
Fri, Nov 27
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
$13 per person
$13 per person
Sat, Nov 28
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM (EST)
$14 per person
$14 per person

Meet your host, Amy

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 72 Reviews
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Dominic and Sophie are London-based actors and tour guides with a love of all things grim and grisly. Together, they host Discover London's Gruesome History, a walking tour exploring the dark and twisted history of one of the world's greatest cities which has received 400+ 5* reviews on Airbnb. Whether you're interested in pivotal moments in London's history (the Black Death, Great Fire, Gunpowder Plot, or Jack the Ripper) or want to hear lesser-known stories about London's sick and twisted characters, they have you covered.

Dominic and Sophie love their city and host tours on everything ranging from feminism and Harry Potter to London's historical pubs, so feel free to ask them questions about anything!
Dominic and Sophie are London-based actors and tour guides with a love of all things grim and grisly. Together, they host Discover London's Gruesome History, a walking tour exploring the dark and twisted history of one of the world's greatest cities which has received 400+ 5* reviews on Airbnb. Whether you're interested in pivotal moments in London's history (the Black Death, Great Fire, Gunpowder Plot, or Jack the Ripper) or want to hear lesser-known stories about London's sick and twisted char…
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About the organization: London's Gruesome Stories ONLINE EXPERIENCE



Child.org work out in rural Kenya and Sierra Leone working with mothers, children and babies, giving them the resources and medical support they need to live longer and healthier lives. 100% of the profit form these experiences goes directly to helping these communities.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to London's Gruesome Stories ONLINE EXPERIENCE.
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Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 72 reviews.

Jessica
November 2020
I was a bit sceptic at first - but Dominic is a wonderful storyteller, and all of us loved the session with him! I can fully recommend booking this event
Martin
November 2020
Wow! We loved Dominic's excellent virtual tour of London's gruesome history. His skills as an actor and communicator help make these grim stories come to life. We didn't expect to laugh as much as we did during this tour but it is well presented, supplemented with clear maps and images, and has just the right amount of content. We strongly recommend this experience for those interested in the history of the macabre and/and London.
Wow! We loved Dominic's excellent virtual tour of London's gruesome history. His skills as an actor and communicator help make these grim stories come to life. We didn't expect to…
Karina
November 2020
My husband and I did this tour as part of a special treat for his quarantined 40th birthday. Our tour guide was a great storyteller, extremely personable and very engaging. We look forward to visiting London soon and taking one of their tours in person.
My husband and I did this tour as part of a special treat for his quarantined 40th birthday. Our tour guide was a great storyteller, extremely personable and very engaging. We look…
Rachel And Michalis
November 2020
We really loved this experience. Dominic is an engaging story teller who kept us on the edge of our seats for the whole experience. We learnt so much about London's darker side of history and would do it all again. Don't think about it , just book it. 100% of the profits go to Child Aid and even when offered a tip, Dominic preferred for us to donate to the charity.
We really loved this experience. Dominic is an engaging story teller who kept us on the edge of our seats for the whole experience. We learnt so much about London's darker side of…
Jo
November 2020
This was a really interesting and engaging experience. Dom made us all feel really welcome and told us some great stories about the more gruesome side of London. Recommended!
Grace
November 2020
This was a great! While I would love to do the tour in person- it was great to virtually go to London for an hour and hear some scary true crime stories.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.