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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 for a private group
    Amy can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at ₹11,991.

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 ₹927
/ person
Mon, 25 Jan
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
Join 1 other guest
₹900 per person
₹900 per person
Tue, 26 Jan
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
₹900 per person
₹900 per person
Tue, 26 Jan
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
₹900 per person
₹900 per person

Meet your host, Amy

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 121 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 organisation: 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 4.96 out of 5 from 121 reviews.

Lauren
January 2021
A fun way to spend the evening. Well organized and the stories were great (and gruesome!). Dominic was a great host and storyteller.
Carmen
January 2021
It was a great experience to have taken part in this activity!!! I learnt a lot about London's morbid history in a very enternaining way. Dominic made the experience pleasant, funny, interessting and entertaining. In addition, he was quite welcoming to all the participants and let everyone feel comfortable. Furthermore, one could notice his enthusiasm for history and his home town London. Moreover, he did ask some questions now and then in order to keep his audience on track. By showing maps and pictures, he made the activity more lively. If one has been to London once (or many times), it is a wonderful way to experience it again from your living room. ;) Last, but not least: for non- native speakers of English: do not be afraid to take part in this activity! It will be a great experience as Dominic does speak clearly, slowly and uses the right intonation and pauses. So, everyone (who isn't a native speaker of English) will not have any problems to follow him. Not only will one learn something about London's morbid history, but one also will improve your English. I highly recommend this activity.
It was a great experience to have taken part in this activity!!! I learnt a lot about London's morbid history in a very enternaining way. Dominic made the experience pleasant, fu…
Maddy
January 2021
This was a fantastic experience for those who want to know the left out/ obscure and darker side of Londons History, highly recommended!
Madeleine
January 2021
A group of friends joined this experience and unanimously enjoyed it. Dominic’s story telling was brilliant, he has us enthralled throughout. We heard about some little known gruesome history, and new info about things we thought we knew! Really recommend and will look forward to attending an in person event when we can.
A group of friends joined this experience and unanimously enjoyed it. Dominic’s story telling was brilliant, he has us enthralled throughout. We heard about some little known grues…
Sarah
January 2021
We enjoyed our evening of stories from London's gruesome history. We would love to attend more when the series expands or if more gruesome tales are discovered. The story teller clearly loves the topic he is speaking about and we loved the celeb twist! Book a spot, grab a glass of wine and settle in.
We enjoyed our evening of stories from London's gruesome history. We would love to attend more when the series expands or if more gruesome tales are discovered. The story teller cl…
Rachel
January 2021
Dominic was a great tour guide! It was a great time to get to know some weird and interesting histories of places we'd visited on vacation!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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.