ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Stories from London's Gruesome History

London, United KingdomPart of Airbnb Online Experiences collection

Online experience hosted by Amy

60 mins, Hosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.

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 $235.

Meet your host, Amy

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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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 with mothers, children and babies, giving them the resources and medical support they need to live longer and healthier lives. 100% of the profit from 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 4.95 out of 5 from 189 reviews.

Marian Jean
September 2021
If you're into murder mysteries and gruesome stories, this is one to book! I had so much fun and learned a lot of new stuff. Dominic was knowledgeable and infectiously enthusiastic with his storytelling that an hour isn't really enough. :)
Kim
August 2021
Quite enjoyed the twists and turns and fine points of your presentation. It is difficult to bring to life the personalities of long dead historical figures. Well done.
Jack
August 2021
Cancelled on me day of. Said it would be rescheduled, but they never followed up with any info to attend. Feels like a scam. Very disappointed.
Josh
June 2021
Great event for coworkers or a group of friends. Dominic was funny and engaging, and the stories he chose were fascinating (and, indeed, gruesome). Best of all, it's for a charitable cause!
Nikhil
June 2021
Cool dude with great storytelling ability. and this is for an amazing cause, so you know that 100% of you money is going to a great place. I can't recommend this Airbnb experience highly enough. Plus, it was a fun way to start celebrating my girlfriend's birthday, so if your person is into messed up stuff like mine is, you can't go wrong 😎
Kimberly
June 2021
fun interesting stories about serial killers, tortures, and executions! learned some british history, as well! learned about obscure kate and it's hilarious that some brits want to toss megan and harry in the tower of london as a punishment. we went over the time (he-he) which is good! also, he (dominic is host, not amy) didn't get mad when i had to feed my erratic brother w/an unpredictable appetite. i told him a bit about some of our killers. he suggested the herstory tour by his colleague and didn't think it was a good idea to pretend to be trans. haha.

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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.