- Guided walking tour of Kings Cross district to explore the historical, crime-filled events of Sydney's 1920s and 1930s
- Learn about the women who controlled Sydney's underbelly in the 1920s and 1930s, including such famous names as Tilly Devine, Kate Leigh and Nellie Cameron
- Discover the history of Kings Cross, Sydney's red light district
- Perfect for first-time visitors, repeat visitors or locals
What You Can Expect
Your guide takes you to spots where violent brawls occurred between rival ‘razor gangs,’ so named for the weapon of choice after guns were criminalized in New South Wales in 1927. New legislation in the 1920s and 1930s also placed restrictions on cocaine, prostitution, gambling and drinking, inadvertently creating fertile ground for criminal leaders to profit from illegal goods.
Hear about the prostitutes, sly-grog shops (unlicensed liquor sellers) and gangs that filled Kings Cross with illicit trade and violence, and learn about charismatic criminal leaders including Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine, prominent brothel owners who fought to control the streets.
Stop to examine where two of the most famous riots of the era took place, the 'Battle of Blood Alley' and the 'Battle of Kellet Street.’ Your guide spins a captivating tale about tough characters such as Frank Green, Guido Calletti and Nellie Cameron who were at the center of the action.
Your tour ends in Kings Cross, where you can opt to visit a popular bar with your guide if you like.
Great tour, looking forward to doing others with two feet and a heart beat :
Very informative. Awesome guide that was very knowledgable... Would highly recommend
Very informative. Not for those that do not like long walks.
Valentino was AWESOME. Friendly informative guide. Will be back to do more tours with this tour group.
Excellent tour. Very knowledgable guide. Definitely recommend this tour.
Fantastic. I loved the friendly guide he was a sweety and I learnt a lot! Definety worth doing!
gREAT! bOOKING WAS REALLY EASY. GREAT CUSTOEMR SERVICE. THE GUIDE WAS WONDERFUL - GOOD SENCE OF HUMOUR, GOOD DUTY OF CASRE and CONCERN and VERY INTERESTING. THANK YOU!
PETER T Australia
This personal tour of Underbelly Crime should not be missed. After watching the series and visiting the area where it all happened back in the 1920-1930's was great.
Was a wonderful tour what a great guide, who has a lot of knowledge of the area and the history and architecture alike. Wonderful stories about the Razor era and was great to see the houses where they actually lived. Have recommended to people already. Would do again
What an incredible experience this tour was, the guide, Sid, was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and threw in some extra tid bits to really make the tour worth while. He even offered dining recommendations at the end of the tour.
All in All i thoroughly enjoyed the underbelly Razor tour or kings cross and Darlinghurst.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in organized crime in inner city sydney.