Murder Mile Walks - THE SAD STORY OF WILLIAM BOUSFIELD
"...one of the best quirky, curious & unusual things to do in London"
No 4 D'Arbly Street: Just a regular shop, with an unremarkable back parlour, on an ordinary Soho street, which - back in the 1850's - was home to Sarah, her husband William, and their three small children.
Money was tight and often tempers were frayed. Not just because Sarah was the only breadwinner. Or because this shop was a wedding gift from Sarah's father (in the hope that this would be a job that William could hold down). But because Sarah's exasperated father had offered William a substantial sum of money if he would "emigrate to America..." leaving Sarah and the kids forever. William declined.
And so, on the 4th February 1856, William Bousfield walked into Bow Street Police Station. He was agitated, shaking and covered in blood. He had killed his wife. With a single slash across her neck which sprayed blood across the four walls of their tiny back parlour for as long as her heart would pump. But, it wasn't until until PC Alfred Fudge moved the Sarah's body, that he saw the full horror of the scene. Find out more, only on a Murder Mile Walk.
Murder Mile Walks is a guided tour of Soho's most notorious murder cases, hailed as "one of the top three themed walks in London" - Time Out magazine, "top 100 quirky & unusual things to do in London" - Curious London, and "definitely one of the best walks in London" - TripAdvisor, with five star reviews on TripAdvisor. Check out our reviews here.