When most people think of the grisly, gory and dark history of London, they often think of either The Great Fire of London or The Great Plague (not really realising that as great fires and viral epidemics go, our glorious city has actually had quite a few of both, in equally deadly measure). Just as when people think of London's infamous crimes, they usually picture Dr Crippen or Jack the Ripper (both of whom had an undeserved reputation almost entirely constructed by a salacious tabloid media). But when you set aside these big - and (let's be honest) often over-told - stories, there are literally miles of little known facts about London's truly dark history to ensure that you never sleep at night. To read more, simply click any red link.
The Mass Graves of Carnaby Street: Ever been shopping in Carnaby Street? Did you know that you're walking on top of a mass grave and there are literally thousands of dead bodies under your feet? Find out where, here.
The Great Beer Flood: Yes, you read that right. There was once a flood of beer in London's west end which was so catastrophic, it killed six people. Find out where it is, here.
The Innocence of Dr Crippen: Ah! Dr H H Crippen, one of London's most infamous murderers, but did you know he was (probably) innocent? Find out why, here.
UK Prime Minister Assassinated: Did you know there has only ever been one British Prime Minister to have been assassinated. Find out who and where, here.
Of course, if grisly history, gory facts and fascinating true tales are your thing? Then why not book yourself onto Murder Mile Walks, a guided walk of Soho's most infamous murders, with 12 murderers (including 3 serial killers), across 15 locations, totalling 75 corpses, in just 1 mile.
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Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a writer, crime historian and tour-guide who runs Murder Mile Walks, a guided tour of Soho’s most notorious murder cases, hailed as “one of the top ten quirky & unusual things to do in London” and featuring 12 murderers, including 3 serial killers, across 15 locations, totalling 75 deaths, over just a one mile walk.
Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a crime historian, writer and tour guide of Murder Mile Walks.