Tales from the Crypt



Smithfield, London, United Kingdom
30 mins

About the tour

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, ghost stories have always haunted us. In the run up to Halloween we'll be taking a look at the eerie tales of Smithfield. Dominated by its ancient meat market, this hidden corner of the City was London’s execution site. Hundreds of 16th century martyrs died here, put to death by Henry VIII and, later, his Catholic daughter ‘Bloody’ Mary. William Wallace (Braveheart) was hung, drawn and quartered here. His was the first head to be displayed on a spike on London Bridge. Learn about these chilling stories, a 14th century plague pit, London’s most sensational 18th century haunting and a WW1 zeppelin raid. Join Mr Londoner if you dare...

Meet your local guide


We are incredibly lucky to have Antony Robbins show us around London. Writer, speaker and broadcaster on BBC Radio London, Antony wears many hats. One he loves to wear most is his guide hat, having shown thousands around London, uncovering its mysteries and showcasing its beauties. He proudly wears the coveted Blue Badge, a mark of his touring prowess.

Antony has been guiding since Jan 2017

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to London with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from London. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer or tablet.

Reviews from travellers


04 November 2020

informative and enjoyable


01 November 2020

Fantastic xxxx


31 October 2020

I really enjoyed the evening on the virtual tour - it was so atmospheric as if I was really there. Antony is very engaging and brings you into the stories. I would definitely go on these again. It is great to be able to walk the cobbled streets of old historic London from my own living room! It is good to be able to interact and ask questions with the Guide. Also, with it being virtual you can hear what the Guide is saying which you may not be able to do if there were a lot of people on a physical tour. I am looking forward to going on another one soon and hopefully there will be some over Christmas?!


31 October 2020

Clear and engaging voice, learned new things about the Smithfields area of London, thank you.


30 October 2020

Antony was a fabulous guide!! He kept everyone thoroughly engaged virtually and genuinely tried to connect with everyone who signed in. Great combination of ghost stories and history! I'll definitely be going on another tour soon! Thanks so much for a great time and giving people a taste of travel while stuck at home!

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