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East End

London, United Kingdom

The Basics

For many visitors, the East End offers not only a glimpse into the city’s past, but also a chance to experience the “real” London. Walking tours offer insight into East London history, from Victorian slums to 20th-century gangsters; a chance to sample delicious street food; or a look at the area’s famous street art.

Alternatively, brave an after-hours ghost tour to follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper; discover hip bars and live music in Shoreditch; enjoy Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine along London’s “Curry Mile,”; or bargain-hunt at renowned Spitalfields Market.

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Gangster Tour of London’s East End Led by Actor Vas Blackwood
Gangster Tour of London’s East End Led by Actor Vas Blackwood
$30.84 per adult
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Brilliant
Meeting Vas he was a lovely man with a great sense of humour and his knowledge was good of the Krays and associates. Definitely would recommend to friends and family.
Michael_S, Sep 2022

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Brilliant
Malcolm_C, Sep 2022
Gangster Tour of London’s East End Led by Actor Vas Blackwood
The whole tour was engaging from start to finish. This is the second time we have been in the tour and would recommend it to everyone. Vas was brilliant!
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vas was very descriptive...
Stuart_E, Jul 2022
Gangster Tour of London’s East End Led by Actor Vas Blackwood
vas was very descriptive and i learned a lot of things i never knew which gave me a better appreciation and understanding of the times in which this all happened that were otherwise unknown to myself
star-5
Highly recommended
Lorraine_S, Jun 2022
Working Women of the East End Walking Tour
Great tour, and a knowledgeable and engaging tour guide.. we are ready talking about our next tour with this company
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Very Informative
Rob_A, Jul 2022
Gangster Tour of London’s East End Led by Actor Vas Blackwood
What a tour! Vas is a funny and intelligent man who made time for everyone, and included everyone in the tour. Totally unrushed, and very very informative. Would certainly recommend!
star-5
Brilliant tour!
Claire_A, Jul 2022
Gangster Tour of London’s East End Led by Actor Vas Blackwood
Brilliant tour. Vas was so entertaining and knowledgeable, we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon and would highly recommend 😀
star-5
Excellent, funny tour
Kathleen_S, Jun 2022
Gangster Tour of London’s East End Led by Actor Vas Blackwood
Great tour and Vas was so knowledgeable, engaging and funny. We had such an excellent afternoon and would recommend the tour to anyone.
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Seeing the wash house of...
Mary_J, Feb 2022
Working Women of the East End Walking Tour
Seeing the wash house of 1846 and plan of the layout. There was only myself on the tour but I was made to feel very comfortable.
star-5
Fantastic
Paula_O, Jun 2022
Gangster Tour of London’s East End Led by Actor Vas Blackwood
Vas is a genuine funny guy and excellent tour guide had a really enjoyable time would definitely recommend to everyone thanks Vas the evertonians 💙💙
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Brilliant
oaks, May 2022
Gangster Tour of London’s East End Led by Actor Vas Blackwood
Absolutely brilliant. Vas made the tour, such a funny bloke, had us in tears. Lots of interesting facts
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Excellent!
Anne_T, May 2022
Gangster Tour of London’s East End Led by Actor Vas Blackwood
Uncle Vas was brilliant! Well researched, excellent communicator and a very funny tour guide. He brought the whole experience to life.
star-5
Go on, give this tour a try, it’s so different to any of the others out there,you will quite enthralled
Ann_L, Nov 2021
Working Women of the East End Walking Tour
This was an amazing tour, Becky our guide was so passionate and knowledgeable about women of the East End through various periods in history, we felt completely immersed. We ended the tour in Spitalfields, we were in awe of the regeneration of this area. After the tour we walked through the market and had dinner in fab restaurant, the perfect day!
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Great fun,
Rachel_S, May 2022
Gangster Tour of London’s East End Led by Actor Vas Blackwood
Brilliant day. Uncle vas was very knowledgeable and a very funny guy. Would definitely recommend. Worth every penny. Be prepared to walk though. 4 and a half miles in total.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • London’s East End is much bigger than it seems; don’t plan to see it all in one day, and consider taking a tour to help you get your bearings.

  • The East End is generally no more dangerous than other areas of London; if you visit at night, stick to busy areas and take a taxi.

  • Wheelchair-accessible stations include Shoreditch High Street Overground and Stratford Overground and Underground.

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How to Get to There

The sprawling neighborhoods of the East End stretch north and east of the City of London, but there are no official boundaries to the district. Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, and Whitechapel lie just east of central London, with Dalston and Hackney to the north and Stratford farther east. All the main East End neighborhoods are linked by underground trains and buses to the West End. The closest airport is London City Airport.

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When to Get There

There’s something to do in the East End every day of the week. Head there during the day to sightsee, visit after sundown to sample the nightlife, or join locals on market day (Sunday) to explore Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane Market, or Columbia Road Flower Market.

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Exploring Stratford in London’s East End

Another popular spot is Stratford, which underwent a makeover after the Olympic Games took over the city in 2012. The vast Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the main draw, with walking trails, boat cruises, public art displays, and the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower. Right next door is Westfield Stratford City shopping mall, one of the largest in the UK with more than 250 shops, a huge food court, movie theaters, a bowling alley, and a casino.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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